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FNE at KVIFF 2010: Karlovy Vary IFF Winners

Anna Franklin 2010-07-11

KARLOVY VARY: Spanish film The Mosquito Net directed by Agusti Vila won the Grand Prix at the 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com) but the majority of the prizes went the films from Central Europe and the Baltics.

Oscar winning Czech director Jan Sverak won the special Jury Prize for his puppet film Kooky a departure from his previous work. The award for best director went to Croatian director Rajko Grlic for his Just Between Us another film striking out in a new direction for an experienced director who won numerous international awards for her previous film Border Post. The Polish film Mother Teresa of Cats directed by Pawel Sala split the Best Actor award between its two young start Mateusz Kościukiewicz and Filip Garbacz.

The River directed by Lithuanian directors Julia Gruodiene and Rimantas Gruodis won best short doc and the top prize for the East of the West competition went to Romanian director Cristi Puiu for Aurora with a Special mention for Estonian film The Temptation of St Tony directed by Veiko Ounpuu.

Star power was provided by a visit from Jude Law while Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov was honoured for his lifetime contribution to cinema. Sverak provided one of the lighter moments at the awards ceremony when he presented a Kooky puppet to Grand Jury President Ron Yerxa.

Complete list of winners.

COMPETITION OF FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILMS

Grand Jury

Ron Yerxa - President of the Jury, USA

Mirjana Karanović, Serbia

Lee Chang-dong, South Korea

Lola Mayo, Spain

Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia

Bohdan Sláma, Czech Republic

David Stratton, Australia

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe (30,000 USD)

The Mosquito Net (La mosquitera), Spain, 2010
Director: Agustí Vila

Special Jury Prize (20,000 USD)

Kooky (Kuky se vrací), Czech Republic, Denmark, 2010
Director: Jan Svěrák

Best Director Award


Just Between Us (Neka ostane medju nama), Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, 2010
Director: Rajko Grlić

Best Actress Award

Anaïs Demoustier

for her role in the film Sweet Evil (L'enfance du mal)
France, 2009

BEST ACTOR AWARD

Mateusz Kościukiewicz and Filip Garbacz

for their roles in the film Mother Teresa of Cats (Matka Teresa od kotów)
Poland, 2010

SPECIAL MENTION

Another Sky (Drugoje něbo), Russia, 2010
Director: Dmitri Mamulia

There Are Things You Don't Know (Chiz-haie hast keh nemidani), Iran, 2010

Director: Fardin Saheb Zamani

DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION

Documentary Jury

Heino Deckert - Chairman of the Jury, Germany

Ronald Bergan, United Kingdom

Rebecca Cammisa, USA

Alena Činčerová, Czech Republic

Dimitris Kerkinos, Greece

Best Documentary Film (5,000 USD)

(under 30 minutes long)

The River (Upe), Lithuania, 2009

Directors: Julia Gruodienė, Rimantas Gruodis

Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long (5,000 USD)

(over 30 minutes long)

Familia, Sweden, 2010

Directors: Mikael Wiström, Alberto Herskovits

SPECIAL MENTION

Tinar, Iran, 2009

Director: Mahdi Moniri

EAST OF THE WEST AWARD

East of the West Jury

Marion Döring - Chairwoman of the Jury, Germany

Mihai Chirilov, Romania

Peter Nágel, Slovakia

Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy

George Ovashvili, Georgia

EAST OF THE WEST AWARD (10,000 USD)

Aurora, Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany, 2010
Director: Cristi Puiu

Special Mention

The Temptation of St. Tony (Püha Tõnu kiusamine), Estonia, Sweden, Finland, 2009

Director: Veiko Õunpuu

OTHER PRIZES AWARDED AT THE FESTIVAL

CRYSTAL GLOBE
FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA

Nikita Mikhalkov, Russia

Juraj Herz, Czech Republic

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Jude Law, United Kingdom

PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD

Oldboys, Denmark, 2009

Director: Nikolaj Steen

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS

INDEPENDENT CAMERA

This year at KVIFF Czech Television has for the seventh time awarded the Independent Camera prize for the best film from the Forum of Independents.

Four Lions,United Kingdom, 2010

Director: Christopher Morris

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL

The winning film selected from European pictures which had their premieres at KVIFF will receive promotional support and be screened at cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network.

Just Between Us (Neka ostane medju nama), Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, 2010
Director: Rajko Grlić

AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)

Hitler in Hollywood (Hitler à Hollywood), Belgium, France, Italy, 2010

Director: Frédéric Sojcher

THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD

Another Sky (Drugoje něbo), Russia, 2010
Director: Dmitri Mamulia

THE DON QUIJOTE PRIZE (FICC - International Federation of Film Societies)

The Mosquito Net (La mosquitera), Spain, 2010
Director: Agustí Vila

NETPAC AWARD

Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema

Son of Babylon, Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, Palestine, UAE, Egypt, 2009

Director: Mohamed Al-Daradji

The Orion (Orion), Iran, 2010

Director: Zamani Esmati

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