It was a strong showing overall for Slovak directors and producers, with other awards going to Little Harbour by Iveta Grofova and Heavy Heart by Marek Sulik. The festival had expanded from a Czech national film festival to a festival of Czech and Slovak films only a few years ago, in recognition not only of the continued strong collaboration between the two countries, but also as an acknowledgement of how often the festival was giving out awards to Slovak filmmakers.
The festival’s Industry Programme focused on training seminars and practical knowledge useful for writers, producers and directors, with the MIDPOINT script development programme a strong partner in this area.
The complete list of winners follows:
The Golden Kingfisher Award for the best feature live action or animated film: The Line / Čiara (Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic)
Directed by Peter Bebjak
Produced by Wandal Production
Coproduced by Garnet International Media Group, RTVS, HomeMedia Production and Martin Kohút
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA Programme, the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava Self-Governing Region
The Golden Kingfisher Award for the best Student Short Film: Bo Hai (Czech Republic)
Directed by Džuan Duong
Produced by FAMU
Student Jury Award for the best feature live action or animated film: Little Harbour / Pátá loď (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Iveta Grófová
Produced by Hulapa film, Ltd.
Coproduced by endorfilm, Katapult Film, Silverart and RTVS, Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava Self-Governing Region