BRATISLAVA: The main prize at CAMERA 2019, awarded by the Association of Slovak Cinematographers, went to Denisa Buranová for the feature film By a Sharp Knife directed by Teodor Kuhn, while Juraj Mravec received the award in the documentary category for Lost Home, that he also directed.
The winners in seven categories were decided by an international jury chaired by Steve Gainer.
The competition comprised 133 audiovisual works, consisting of 18 feature films, 21 documentaries, 5 short films, 12 TV series, 39 commercials, 15 music videos and 23 student films.
The competition was associated with a two days programme, which took place at the Lumiere cinema in Bratislava on 27 and 28 November 2019.
CAMERA 2019 has been organised by the Association of Slovak Cinematographers every two years since 2003 and it is supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Slovak Literary Fund.
Main Prize – Feature Film:Denisa Buranová for By a Sharp Knife (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Teodor KuhnProduced by nutprodukciaCoproduced by Madness Productions, RTVS and nutprodukce in cooperation with Home Media ProductionSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Literary Fund and the Czech Cinematography Fund
TV Series:Tomáš Juríček for Maria Theresia (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary)Directed by Robert DornhelmProduced by Beta Film, MR Film, Maya ProductionCoproduced by the Slovak RTVS, the Czech TV, ORF, Hungarian MTVA
Documentary:Juraj Mravec for Lost Home (Slovakia)Directed by Juraj MravecProduced by All4FilmsCoproduced by RTVS and Punkchart films
Short Film:Michal Babinec for FloraDirected by Javier Kuhn
Audiovisual Commercial:Michal Babinec for Heroes of Today
Music Video:Dušan Husár for Son Lux -Yesterday's Wake
Student Film:Oliver Záhlava for Pura Vida Directed by Martin Gonda
Lifetime Achievement Award:Richard Krivda
Technological Contribution Award:Vlado Struhár