Saturday, July 6, 2013

2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Award Winners


The 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) International Film Festival has now come to an end, with the gala closing awards ceremony held Saturday (July 6, 2013) evening in the Grand Hall of the luxurious Thermal Spa Hotel.

The winner of this year's Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film was Le grand cahier / A nagy füzet, a Hungrarian/German/Austrian/French production directed by János Szász. An adaptation of the controversial first novel by Hungarian writer Agota Kristof about 13-year-old twins who are forced to endure the final years of WWII with their cruel grandmother.

Read on for the full list of award winners from this year's Karlovy Vary IFF:

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film ($25,000 USD)
  • Le grand cahier (A nagy füzet)
    directed by János Szász
    Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
Special Jury Prize
  • A Field In England
    directed by Ben Wheatley
    UK
Best Director Award
  • Jan Hřebejk
    for the film Honeymoon / Líbánky
    Czech Republic, Slovak Republic
Best Actress Award
  • Amy Morton, Louisa Krause, Emily Meade, Margo Martindale
    for their roles in the film Bluebird
    directed by Lance Edmands
    USA, Sweden
Best Actor Award
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
    for his role in the film XL
    directed by Marteinn Þórsson
    Iceland
Special Mention - Film
  • Papusza
    directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
    Poland
East of the West Award ($20,000 USD)
  • Floating Skyscrapers (Płynące wieżowce)
    directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
    Poland
Special Mention - East of the West
  • Miracle (Zázrak)
    directed by Juraj Lehotský
    Slovak Republic, Czech Republic
Best Documentary - Under 30 minutes ($5,000 USD)
  • Pipeline (Truba)
    directed by Vitaly Manskiy
    Russia, Germany, Czech Republic
Best Documentary - Over 30 minutes ($5,000 USD)
  • Beach Boy
    directed by Emil Langballe
    UK
Special Mention
  • The Manor
    directed by Shawney Cohen
    Canada
Independent Camera Award
  • Things the Way They Are (Las cosas como son)
    directed by Fernando Lavanderos
    Chile
Audience Award
  • Revival
    directed by Alice Nellis
    Czech Republic
Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema
  • Theodor Pištěk - Costume Designer
    Czech Republic
  • Oliver Stone - Director
    USA
  • John Travolta - Actor
    USA
Festival President's Award
  • Vojtěch Jasný
    Czech Republic
Europa Cinemas Label Award
  • Le grand cahier (A nagy füzet)
    directed by János Szász
    Hungary, Germany, Austria, France
FIPRESCI Award
  • Shame (Styd)
    directed by Yusup Razykov
    Russia
Ecumenical Jury Award
  • Bluebird
    directed by Lance Edmands
    USA, Sweden
FEDEORA Award
  • Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi)
    directed by Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík, Peter Kerekes
    Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Croatia


Which films are you looking forward to seeing?

3 comments:

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I.. I actually feel really intrigued with the Crystal Globe winner. That era, living with a cruel grandmother.. It sounds like an engaging watch.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks for the round-up. Don't know any of these new films at this point in time, which are you interested in seeing, BT?

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I too am intrigued by the Crystal Globe winner. I've also just seen A Field in England, and it's not perfect, but it's the first film I've seen from this year that has wowed me.

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