PIEŠŤANY: Son of Saul by László Nemes was awarded Best European Film at the 11th International Film Festival Cinematik, which was held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016. 5 October by Martin Kollar won the domestic documentary competitive section Cinematik.doc.
A total of 91 films (78 feature-length and 13 short and mid-length films) was screened in six venues.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Meeting Point Europe Award – Best European Film:Son of Saul (Hungary)Directed by László Nemes
Cinematik.doc – Best Domestic Documentary:5 October (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Martin KollarProduced by Punkchart Films, HBO Europe, endorfilm, 71kmSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund
Award from the Mayor of Piešťany:Steam on the River (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Robert Kirchhoff, Filip RemundaProduced by atelier.doc Coproduced by Hypermarket film, Czech TelevisionSupported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund , Media Programme, Czech State Cinematography Fund
Audience Award among all the films in the festival:Freedom Under Load (Slovakia)Directed by Pavol BarabášProduced by K2 StudioCoproduced by RTVSSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Audience Award section Eye on Film:El Gusto (Ireland) Directed by Safinez Bousbia