The winners of all Finále (www.filmfestfinale.cz) festival competitions were announced at the closing ceremony on April 24, which was for the first time held in the hall of cultural centre Peklo.
The Golden Kingfisher Award for the best competition feature film
Who is Afraid of the Wolf - director Maria Procházková
Verdict of the jury: An innovative and commanding examination of a child's inner world caught in the typical problems of contemporary times.
The winner was chosen by an international jury composed of: Milena Jelinek, scriptwriter (Czech Republic/USA) - chairperson, Andreas Eichler, producer (Germany), Ivan Hronec, distributor (Slovakia), Lau Shing Hon, director, actor, scriptwriter (Hong Kong), Pavel Jech, Dean of FAMU (Czech Republic).
The jury decided to confer a special award on film
El Paso - director Zdeněk Tyc
Verdict of the jury: Illuminating presentation of a European social and racial problem.
The Golden Kingfisher Award for the best competition documentary
RAPublic - director Pavel Abrahám
Verdict of the jury: The film shows how representatives of opposite opinions can find a way to communicate together. The jury further appreciated that the director treats his theme in a wider angle and the form of the film follows its topic.
The winner was chosen by an international jury composed of: Markéta Šantrochová, Czech Film Centre (Czech Republic) - chairperson, Sari Volanen, commissioning editor of documentaries (Finland), Marek Šulík, director, editor (Slovakia).
Window an Eye of Heart, into an Eye Window of, a Soul - director Dominik Krutský.
Verdict of the jury: The jury appreciated the director's seeking of his own film language.
Award for a significant promotion of Czech cinema abroad conferred by the festival Finale
Peter Hames (UK) - film publicist
Pilsner Urquell Audience Award for the Best Film conferred on the basis of festival audience voting
Guard No. 47 -director Filip Renč
Best Performance Award conferred on the basis of internet voting at www.fimfestfinale.cz and voting in the special festival annex of the MF Dnes
Karel Roden for the role in Guard No. 47
On the second place Dorotka Dědková for the role in the film Who is afraid of the wolf
Association of Czech film clubs award
The Karamazovs - director Petr Zelenka
Citizen Havel - directors Pavel Koutecký, Miroslav Janek
Programme of Finále continues on Saturday
The final day of the festival - Saturday 25th April brings the viewers a taste of the European film production. The section of the European film was prepared for Finále by one of festival dramaturges David Brabec. In the small hall of Měšťanská beseda the screening of the film Exhibit of the year 1827 is prepared. The film was directed by Miroslav Gavelčík in the AWI FILM Company and was shot by deaf artists. This year's Finále also has its "countryside" offshoot. From today till Sunday April 26 festival films will be presented on the parsonage in Holostřevy near Tachov, where Noe Community is settled. A full stop after the festival will be made by Marketa Lazarová, the film directed by František Vláčil, reffered to as the best Czech film ever.