Director Václav Kadrnka, photo credit: Jan Handrejch
Director Václav Kadrnka, 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF

The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF, and the fatherhood drama Little Crusader by Václav Kadrnka was awarded the Grand Prize – Crystal Globe and $25,000.

The directing prize was won by Slovak filmmaker Peter Bebjak, who was presenting his film The Line at the festival. In the competition East of the West, the road movie How Viktor “the Garlic” took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home by Russian director Alexander Hant won that award.

The award for best feature-length documentary went to the Spanish film Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle. And the Právo Audience Award was awarded to the American crime drama taking place on a Native American reservation Wind River starring Jeremy Renner.

The 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from June 29th to July 7th, 2018.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Little Crusader
Directed by: Václav Kadrnka
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Italy, 2017

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Men Don’t Cry
Directed by: Alen Drljević
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2017

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

Peter Bebjak for the film The Line
Slovak Republic, Ukraine, 2017

BEST ACTRESS AWARD

Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire ex-aequo for their roles in the film Birds Are Singing in Kigali
Directed by: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Poland, 2017

BEST ACTOR AWARD

Alexander Yatsenko for his role in the film Arrhythmia
Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov
Russia, Finland, Germany, 2017

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
For the best First Feature Film

Keep the Change
Directed by: Rachel Israel
USA, 2017

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
For the Best Newcomer

Voica Oltean, actress
Breaking News
Directed by: Iulia Rugin
Romania, 2017

EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION

EAST OF THE WEST GRAND PRIX (15 000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

How Viktor “the Garlic” Took Alexey “the Stud” to the Nursing Home
Directed by: Alexander Hant
Russia, 2017

EAST OF THE WEST SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (10 000 USD)
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

Dede
Directed by: Mariam Khatchvani
Georgia, Qatar, Ireland, Netherlands, Croatia, 2017

DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION

GRAND PRIX FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (5 000 USD)
The financial award goes to the director of the award-winning film.

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle
Directed by: Gustavo Salmerón
Spain, 2017

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Atelier de conversation
Directed by: Bernhard Braunstein
Austria, France, Liechtenstein, 2017

PRзVO AUDIENCE AWARD

Wind River
Directed by: Taylor Sheridan
USA, 2016

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
Ken Loach, United Kingdom

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
Paul Laverty, United Kingdom

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
James Newton Howard, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Uma Thurman, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Casey Affleck, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Jeremy Renner, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY
Václav Vorlíček, Czech Republic

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS

AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)
Awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

Keep the Change
Directed by: Rachel Israel
USA, 2017

THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD

The Cakemaker
Directed by: Ofir Raul Graizer
Israel, Germany, 2017

FEDEORA AWARD
Awarded by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA) to the best film from the East of the West – Competition

Mariţa
Directed by: Cristi Iftime
Romania, 2017

Special Mention

Blue Silence
Directed by: Bülent Öztürk
Turkey, Belgium, 2017

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD
For the best European film in the Official Selection – Competition and in the East of the West – Competition.

Men Don’t Cry
Directed by: Alen Drljević
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2017

THE WINNERS OF WORKS IN PROGRESS AWARD AND EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD @ KVIFF

WORKS IN PROGRESS AWARD @ KVIFF

At the 14th edition of Works in Progress @KVIFF, eight selected projects (plus one out of competition) were presented from a total of 77 submissions from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Greece and post-Soviet territories. The 2017 award, with a total value of EUR 100,000, includes post-production services at UPP and Soundsquare and a EUR 10,000 cash award from Barrandov Studio.

Censor
80 min, Slovak Republic

Directed by: Peter Kerekes
Cast: Irina Alexandrovna, Jura Car, Ljubov Vassilina

EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD @ KVIFF
The Karlovy Vary IFF is one of four international festivals to present this award. The final eight projects were selected from 45 submitted projects from Eurimages countries that are currently in production or post-production, are being made outside the traditional filmmaking framework, and involve international co-operation. The best project receives an award of EUR 50,000.

The Stand-In
70 min, Italy, France, Morocco

Directed by: RК di Martino
Scriptwriter: RК di Martino
Producer: Marco Alessi
Camera: Gianclaudio Giacomini, Giulio Squillacciotti, Hasnae el Ouarga
Cast: Valeria Gollino, Filippo Timi, Corrado Sassi, Younes Bouad, Nadia Kounda, Nisrine Adam

Image: Director Václav Kadrnka, photo credit: Jan Handrejch