17-09-2019

FESTIVALS: The Favourite Wins Cinematik IFF 2019

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The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos

PIEŠŤANY: The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 10 to 15 September 2019.

The Cinematik.doc Award was shared between The Good Death by Tomáš Krupa and Never Happened by Barbora Berezňáková.

The selection of the main competition, Meeting Point Europe, represented the best that the European cinematography has produced over the past year and it was organised under the auspices of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

Six fresh documentaries vied in the second competitive section of the festival, Cinematik.doc - Slovak Documentary Competition.

The festival also hosted the 10th edition of Dox in Vitro, a workshop focusing on the development of documentary projects “in the test tube”, under the guidance of experienced tutors.

WINNERS:

Meeting Point Europe Award:

The Favourite (Ireland, UK, USA)
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Cinematik.doc Award:

The Good Death / Dobrá smrť (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, France)
Directed by Tomáš Krupa

Never Happened / Skutok sa stal (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Barbora Berezňáková


Mayor of Piešťany Award:

Volanie / The Calling (Slovakia)
Directed by Erik Praus


Audience Award:

Parasite  / Gisaengchung (South Korea)
Directed by Joon-ho Bong


Respect Prize:

João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal)