European films win most non-statutory awards in KVFF


Karlovy Vary – European film-makers won most of the six nonstatutory juries´ awards presented at the 45th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary today. A number of the films awarded by the non-statutory juries were also in the main feature competition.

The Independent Camera Award of the public Czech Television for the best film in the Forum of Independents section was bestowed on the British film Four Lions directed by Christopher Morris.

Just Between Us (Neka ostane medju nama) directed by Rajko Grlic in co-production of Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia won the Europa Cinemas Label given by the European Cinemas focusing on European films premiered at the festival.

The jury of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) awarded another film produced by several countries, the fictitious feature-documentary Hitler in Hollywood (main competition) by Frederic Sojcher in which Belgium, France and Italy participated.

The Ecumenical Jury appreciated the Russian film Another Sky (Drugoje nebo) by Dmitri Mamulia (main competition) and gave a special mention to Hitler in Hollywood.

The Spanish film The Mosquito Net by Augusti Vila (main competition) received the Don Quixote Award, presented by International Federation of Film Clubs (FICC).

The award of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) went to Son of Babylon, directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji in co-production of Iraq, Britain, France, Netherlands, Palestine, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, and the Iranian film The Orion by Ali Zamani Esmati.

(Author: ÄŒTK)


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