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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


Karlovy Vary IFF is the most significant int`l festival, recognized by FIAPF, in the Central and Eastern Europe. Apart from the competitions it brings the unique opportunity to see the newest production and works in progress from the C.E. E


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KVIFF 2018 Closing Ceremony: And the winners are… !

US directing legend Barry Levinson received Karlovy Vary’s Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the festival’s glitzy closing ceremony on Saturday night. Also in attendance was Hollywood star Robert Pattinson, who was presented with the festival’s President’s Award; the same honour also went to the great Czech actor Jaromír Hanzlík. The Best Film prize went to Radu Jude for “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”; Olmo Omerzu was named Best Director for Winter Flies; the Best Documentary prize was won by Vitaly Mansky for Putin’s Witnesses; and the festival’s flagship East of the West competition was won by Elizaveta Stishova with Suleiman Mountain.

 The 53 rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with three competitive categories, took place from June 29th to July 7 th this year.

It was organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a.s., with Jiří Bartoška as president of the festival and Karel Och as an artistic director. The 54 th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from June 28 th to 6 th July 2019.

On July 7 th 2018, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 53 rd Karlovy Vary IFF.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION GRAND JURY

Mark Cousins, United Kingdom Zrinka Cvitešić, Croatia Marta Donzelli, Italy Zdeněk Holý, Czech Republic Nanouk Leopold, Netherlands GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD) The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

 “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” / „Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari” Directed by: Radu Jude Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany, 2018

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD)

The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis Directed by: Ana Katz Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018

 

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

Olmo Omerzu for the film Winter Flies / Všechno bude Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, 2018 www.kviff.com

 

BEST ACTRESS AWARD

Mercedes Morán for her role in the film Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis Directed by: Ana Katz Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018

 

BEST ACTOR AWARD

Moshe Folkenflik for his role in the film Redemption / Geula Directed by: Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov Israel, 2018

 

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

Jumpman / Podbrosy Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France, 2018

 

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

History of Love / Zgodovina ljubezni Directed by: Sonja Prosenc Slovenia, Italy, Norway, 2018

 

EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION EAST OF THE WEST JURY

Peter Badač, Slovakia Iris Elezi, Albania Myriam Sassine, Lebanon Dounia Sichov, France Andrei Tănăsescu, Romania

 

 EAST OF THE WEST GRAND PRIX (15 000 USD)

The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. Suleiman Mountain / Suleiman gora Directed by: Elizaveta Stishova Kyrgyzstan, Russia, 2017 www.kviff.com

 

EAST OF THE WEST SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (10 000 USD)

The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film. Blossom Valley / Virágvölgy Directed by: László Csuja Hungary, 2018

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 JURY Raúl Camargo, Chile M. Siam, Egypt Diana Tabakov, Czech Republic

 

GRAND PRIX FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (5 000 USD)

The financial award goes to the director of the award-winning film. Putin’s Witnesses / Svideteli Putina Directed by: Vitaly Mansky Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, 2018

 

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Walden / Walden Directed by: Daniel Zimmermann Switzerland, Austria, 2018

 

PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD

Rain Man / Rain Man Directed by: Barry Levinson USA, 1988 www.kviff.com

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA

Tim Robbins, USA

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA

Barry Levinson, USA FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD Robert Pattinson, United Kingdom

 

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jaromír Hanzlík, Czech Republic www.kviff.com

 

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI) Awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

FIPRESCI JURY

René Marx, France Marita Nyrhinen, Finland Alejandra Trelles, Uruguay Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis Directed by: Ana Katz Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018

THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD

 THE ECUMENICAL JURY Michael Otřísal, Czech Republic Milja Radovic, United Kingdom David Sipoš, Slovenia Redemption / Geula Directed by: Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov Israel, 2018 Commendations Winter Flies / Všechno bude Directed by: Olmo Omerzu Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, 2018 Miriam Lies / Miriam miente Directed by: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada Dominican Republic, Spain 2018 www.kviff.com

FEDEORA AWARD Awarded by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA) to the best film from the East of the West – Competition.

FEDEORA JURY Stefan Dobroiu, Romania Natascha Drubek, Germany Nenad Dukić, Serbia Suleiman Mountain / Suleiman gora Directed by: Elizaveta Stishova Kyrgyzstan, Russia, 2017

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD For the best European film in the Official Selection - Competition and in the East of the West - Competition.

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL JURY Daira Āboliņa, Latvia Simon Blaas, Netherlands Balázs Kalmanovits, Hungary Jan Makosch, Germany “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” / „Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari” Directed by: Radu Jude Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany, 2018

 

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS, DOCS IN PROGRESS AND EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD AT KVIFF 2018

WORKS IN PROGRESS (100,000 Euro) JURY Matthijs Wouter Knol, Germany Rossitsa Valkanova, Bulgaria Rickard Olsson, Sweden During Works in Progress, eleven projects were presented from countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and now also the Middle East. A prize in the value of 100,000 Euro will be given to the project. The whole award consists of post-production services in UPP (60,000 Euro), Soundsquare (30,000 Euro), and a cash prize of 10,000 Euro from Barrandov Studio.

All This Victory / All This Victory Director: Ahmad Ghossein Producer: Georges Schoucair, Myriam Sassine, Marie-Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Fabian Massah Lebanon, France, Germany

DOCS IN PROGRESS (5,000 Euro) J

URY Tanja Georgieva, Germany Noemi Schory, Israel Shane Smith, Canada Ten projects from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East were presented within Docs in Progress event which introduced new documentary films that will premiere after the Karlovy Vary IFF. The winning film received a cash prize in the amount of 5,000 Euro.

The Projectionist / The Projectionist Director: Yuriy Shylov Producer: Gennady Kofman, Olha Beskhmelnytsina, Dirk Simon, Miroslaw Dembinski Ukraine, Germany, Poland A Special Mention was awarded to the Polish project Little Poland by Matej Bobrik. www.kviff.com

 

EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD (50,000 Euro)

JURY David Kořínek, Czech Republic Dorien van de Pas, Netherlands Christoph Terhechte, Germany KVIFF is the first of four international film festivals in Europe to be awarding the Eurimage prize. KVIFF has selected projects for the Eurimage prize that surpass traditional film methods and are based on international cooperation. The prize was awarded in the value of 50,000 Euro. Eight Eurimages projects were presented at the KVIFF. Normal / Normal Director: Adele Tulli Producer: Valeria Adilardi, Laura Romano, Luca Ricciardi Italy, Sweden

 


About Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


Karlovy Vary IFF is the most significant int`l festival, recognized by FIAPF, in the Central and Eastern Europe. Apart from the competitions it brings the unique opportunity to see the newest production and works in progress from the C.E. Europe.

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