11-07-2011

FNE at KVIFF 2011: Karlovy Vary IFF Winners

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KARLOVY VARY: The Grand Prize for best film went to the Israeli film, Restoration, directed by Joseph Madmony at the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF (1-9 July 2011 http://www.kviff.com/) at the closing ceremony in the Bohemian spa town. John Turturro was at the ceremony to collect the Festival President's Award from KVIFF director Jiri Bartoska.

Local films from Central and Eastern Europe picked up the largest number of prizes. Gypsy directed by Martin Sulik scored big with a Special Jury Prize as well as a Special Mention for actor Jan Mizigar and two Non-Statutory Awards. It was a welcome return to the screen for the well loved Slovak director who has not made a film in a number of years. The film was produced by Rudolf Biermann's In Film Praha.

Nicky's Family, a Slovak film directed by Matej Minac won the Pravo Audience Award selected by over 70 000 audience ballots which augurs well for its future box office success. The new FEDORA international critics' award for best film in the East of the West competition section went to the Croatian film Marija's Own directed by Zeljka Sukova. Polish director Martin Koszalka won the prize for best short documentary for his film Declaration of Immortality.

It was the first edition of the festival under the artistic direction of Karel Och who took the helm from KVIFF veteran Eva Zaoralova who looks intent on carrying on the festival's tradition of attracting young audiences.

KVIFF continue to grow with 12 033 accredited visitors compared to last year's 10 266 and 814 film professionals. There were 649 accredited journalists. The festival screened almost 200 films including 165 feature films and 34 documentaries.

KVIFF Przie Winners

Main Competition

GRAND PRIX CRYSTAL GLOBE (30 000 USD)

Restoration /Boke Tov Adon Fidelman

Directed by: Joseph Madmony Israel, 2010

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (20 000 USD)

Gypsy / Cigán Directed by: Martin Sulik

Produced by In Film Praha (http://www.infilm.cz/) and coproduced by Titanic s r o and RTVS

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2011

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

PascalRabate

For the film Holidays by the Sea

France, 2011

BEST ACTRESS AWARD

StineFische Christensen

For her role in the film Cracks in the Shell / Die Unsichtbare

Directedby: Christian Schwochow

Germany,2011

BEST ACTOR AWARD

David Morse

For his role in the film Collaborator

Directed by:Martin Donovan

Canada, USA, 2010

SPECIAL MENTION

Jan Mizigar for his role in the film Gypsy /Cigan

Directed by: Martin Sulik

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2011

Jocelyn Pook for the music of the film Room 304 /Varelse 304

Directed by:Birgitte Starmose

Denmark,Croatia, 2011

EAST OF THE WEST COMPETITION

EAST OF THE WEST AWARD (10 000 USD)

Punk´s Not Dead / Pankot ne e mrtov

Directed by Vladimir Blazevski

Macedonia,Serbia, 2011

SPECIAL MENTION

Generation P / Generation P

Directed by Victor Ginzburg

Russia, USA, 2011

DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OVER 30 MINUTES LONG (5 000 USD)

The Good Life / Det gode liv

Directed by:Eva Mulvad

Denmark, 2010

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM UNDER 30 MINUTES LONG (5 000 USD)

Declaration of Immortality / Deklaracja niesmiertelnosci

Director: Marcin Koszałka

Produced by TVP Polish TV (www.international.tvp.pl)

Poland, 2010

INDEPENDENT CAMERA AWARD

Sunflower Hour / Sunflower Hour

Directed by: Aaron Houston

Canada, 2011

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION

TO WORLD CINEMA

Dame Judi Dench

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT´S AWARD

Goran Bregovic

John Turturro

AUDIENCE AWARD

Nicky´s Family /Nickyho rodina

Directed by:Matej Minac

Produced by W.I.P s r o and Trigon Production S r o (www.trigon-production.sk)

Coproduced by S&J, Slovak Television (www.stv.sk) and Czech Television with funding from RWE

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2011

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS

AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)

INTERNATIONAL CRITICS' PRIZE

Collaborator

Directed by Martin Donovan

Canada, USA, 2010

THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD

Cracks in the Shell /Die Unsichtbare

Directed by: Christian Schwochow

Germany, 2011

SPECIAL MENTION

Romeo Eleven / Romeo Onze

Directed by:Ivan Grbovic

Canada, 2011

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM SOCIETIES (FICC)

FICC JURY

THE DON QUIJOTE PRIZE

Gypsy / Cigan

Directed by Martin Sulik

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2011

SPECIAL MENTION

Lollipop Monster

Directed by:Ziska Riemann

Germany, 2011

FEDERATION OF FILM CRITICS OF EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN

(FEDEORA)

FEDEORA AWARD

For the best film from East of the West competition section

Marija´s Own / Marijine

Directed by: Zeljka Sukova

Produced by Udruga UKUS (www.ukus.tv)

Contact Croatian Audiovisual Center (www.havc.hr)

Croatia, 2011

NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA (NETPAC)

NETPAC AWARD

For the best Asian film

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia /Bir zamanlar Anadolu´da

Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2011

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL EUROPA

CINEMAS LABEL JURY

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD

Gypsy /Cigan

Directed by:Martin Šulik

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2011