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Final press release of the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

Festivals 2019-07-08

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a non-specialized festival with three competitive categories, took place from June 28th to July 6th this year. It was organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, a.s., with Jiří Bartoška as president of the festival and Karel Och as an artistic director. The 55th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 3rd to July 11th 2020. On July 6th 2019, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION

GRAND JURY

Štěpán Hulík, Czech Republic

Annemarie Jacir, State of Palestine

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine

Angeliki Papoulia, Greece

Charles Tesson, France

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD)

The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

The Father / Bashtata

Directed by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Bulgaria, Greece, 2019  

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD)

The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.  

Lara / Lara

Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster

Germany, 2019  

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD  

Tim Mielants for the film Patrick / De Patrick

Belgium, 2019

BEST ACTRESS AWARD 

Corinna Harfouch for her role in the film Lara / Lara

Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster

Germany, 2019

BEST ACTOR AWARD 

Milan Ondrík for his role in the film Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo

Directed by: Marko Škop Slovak Republic,

Czech Republic, 2019  

SPECIAL JURY MENTION  

The August Virgin / La virgen de agosto

Directed by: Jonás Trueba

Spain, 2019  

SPECIAL JURY MENTION  

Promissing new talent Antonia Giesen for her role in the film The Man of the Future / El hombre del futuro

Directed by: Felipe Ríos Chile,

Argentina, 2019

The full final press release is available here.