KOSICE: Monos directed by Alejandro Landes won the Blue Angel for Best Film at the closing ceremony of Art Film Fest on 22 June 2019. The Slovak film Loli Paradicka directed by Richard Staviarsky won the Audience Award.
Awards went to Colombia, the USA, Austria, Russia, France, Romania and Slovakia.
The Best Director award went to the well-known American actor Jonah Hill for his directorial debut Mid90s. Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó received the festival’s laureate award, which was handed out by producer Mátyás Prikler, who often coproduces with Hungary. President of the Festival Milan Lasica’s award for the development of film art in the Czech Republic and abroad went to Slovak actor Štefan Kvietik, whose long career includes many award-winning films such as Juraj Jakubisko’s Venice competition film The Millenial Bee. Kvietik took the award from the hands of his long-time acting colleague Emílie Vášáryová.
Best Film:Monos (Columbia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay)Directed by Alejandro Landes
Best Director:Jonah Hill for Mid90s (USA)
Best Actress:Patrycja Planik in Lillian (Austria)Directed by Andreas Horvath
Best Actor:Alexey Agronovich in The Humorist (Russia, Latvia, Czech Republic)Directed by Michail IdovProduced by Metrafilms (Russia), Sirena Film (Czech Republic), Tasse Film (Latvia)
Best Short Film:I Jump for Cigarettes (France)Directed by Osman Cefron
Special Mention:Christmas Gift (Romania)Directed by Bogdan Muresanu
Audience Award:Loli Paradicka (Slovakia)Produced by StaviarskyCoproduced by Slovak Radio and Television
Audience Award for Best Short Film:Carousel (Russia)Directed by Ruslan Bratov