Impressions and Award Winners of KVIFF

Bernd Buder and Marjorie Bendeck
Bernd Buder and Marjorie Bendeck © Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary

The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) has come to an end. Programme director Bernd Buder was on the spot and spoke with Markéta Kachlíková on Radio Praha about his impressions and the festival’s development in the past few years.

Interview with Bernd Buder on Radio Prague (interview in German, cutout)

( The full interview is available by clicking on the following link: Kino anstatt Heilquellen)

The following filmmakers have received an award for their achievements at the KVIFF 2018: Radu Jude has won this year's Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film with "I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians". Ana Katz's film "Sueño Florianópolis" succeeded in receiving two Awards: Special Jury Prize and the Award for Best Actress (Mercedes Morán). The Award for Best Actor was handed to Moshe Folkenflik in "Redemption".

Further awards were given to:

Special Jury Mention
Jumpman – Ivan I Tverdovsky (Russia/Lithuania/Ireland/France)
History of Love – Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia/Italy/Norway)

East of the West competition

Grand Prix Suleiman Mountain – Elizaveta Stishova (Russia/Kyrgyzstan/Poland) 
Special Jury Prize Blossom Valley – László Csuja (Hungary)

Documentary Films – Competition

Grand Prix Putin’s Witnesses – Vitaly Mansky (Latvia/Switzerland/Czech Republic)  
Special Jury Prize Walden – Daniel Zimmermann (Switzerland/Austria) 
Právo Audience Award Rain Man – Barry Levinson (USA) 
Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema Tim Robbins Barry Levinson  
Festival President’s Award Robert Pattinson 
Festival President’s Award for Contribution to Czech Cinematography Jaromír Hanzlík

Non-statutory awards 

International Film Critics’ Award Sueño Florianópolis – Ana Katz 
Ecumenical Jury Award Redemption – Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov 
Commendations Winter Flies – Olmo Omerzu Miriam Lies – Natala Cabral, Oriol Estrada (Dominican Republic/Spain) 
FEDEORA Award Suleiman Mountain – Elizaveta Stishova 
Europa Cinemas Label “I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians” – Radu Jude

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