KARLOVY VARY: The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which was held from 1-9 July 2016, awarded its top prize the Crystal Globe to the Hungarian film It’s Not the Time of My Life directed by Szabolcs Hajdu. Best Director went to Damjan Kozole for the Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina coproduction Nightlife.
The FIPRESCI international critics award went to the German film Original Bliss directed by Sven Taddicken, while the FNE FIPRESCI Critics ratings gave its highest score to Kozole’s Nightlife with a rating of 3.3 out of a possible five.
There were a total of 200 films screened for 135,105 viewers with a total of 138,341 tickets sold. There were 21 world premieres, while 25 had their international premiere during the festival.
Grand Prix Crystal GlobeIt's Not the Time of My Life / Ernelláék Farkaséknál (Hungary) Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu
Special Jury PrizeZoology / Zoologiya (Russia, France, Germany)Directed by Ivan I Tverdovskiy
Best DirectorDamjan Kozole for Nightlife / Nočno življenje (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Produced by VertigoCoproduced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski, Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, Macedonian Film Agency, Film Fund Sarajevo, Viba film
Best ActressZuzana Mauréry for The Teacher / Učiteľka (Slovakia, Czechia)Directed by Jan HřebejkProduced by PubResCoproduced by OFFSIDE MEN, RTVS, Czech TelevisionSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, State Cinematography Fund, Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic
Best ActorSzabolcs Hajdu for It's Not the Time of My Life / Ernelláék Farkaséknál (Hungary)Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu
Special Jury MentionBy the Rails / Dincolo de calea ferată (Romania, Sweden)Directed by Cătălin MitulescuProduced by Strada FilmCoproduced by ApapajaSupported by Romanian CNC, TVRomania, Trentino Film Commission
Special Jury MentionThe Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street / Vlk z Královských Vinohrad (Czechia, Slovakia)Directed by Jan NěmecProduced by Masterfilm Coproduced by Czech Television, Media Film, Bocalupo FilmsSupported by State Cinematography Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund
East of the West Competition:
Grand PrixHouse of Others / Skhvisi sakhli (Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia)Directed by Rusudan GlurjidzeProduced by Liga ProductionsCoproduced by Cinetech Ltd, Kinoskopik SL, Embrio
Special Jury PrizeThe Days That Confused / Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse (Estonia)Directed by Triin RuumetProduced by Kinosaurus Film
Documentary Films Competition:
Best Documentary FilmLove True (USA)Directed by Alma Har'el
Special Jury MentionAma-San (Portugal, Switzerland, Japan)Directed by Cláudia Varejão
Pravo Audience AwardCaptain Fantastic (USA)Directed by Matt Ross
Crystal Globe for Oustanding Artistic Contribution to World CinemaWillem Dafoe
Festival President’s AwardJean RenoCharlie Kaufman
Festival President’s Award for Contribution to Czech CienmatographyJiřina Bohdalová
FIPRESCI Award of International Film CriticsOriginal Bliss / Gleißendes Glück (Germany)Directed by Sven Taddicken
Ecumenical Jury AwardThe Confessions / Le confessioni (Italy, France)Directed by Roberto Andò
FEDORA AwardCollector / Kollektor (Russia)Directed by Alexei Krasovskiy
Europa Cinemas Label AwardBest European FilmOriginal Bliss / Gleißendes Glück (Germany)Directed by Sven Taddicken