The Father (Bashtata) directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov won the $25,000 top prize, the Grand Prix – Crystal Globe at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
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“Bacurau” won the ARRI/Osram Award, and Melina León’s “Song without a Name” won the CineVision Award for best international film by a new director at the 37th Munich Film Festival.
The August Virgin directed by Jonás Trueba won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize, awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics, at the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Munich International Film Festival honored talented young filmmakers with the coveted German Cinema New Talent Award, with the award for best director going to Jan-Ole Gerster for his film “Lara”.
The renowned New German Cinema New Talent Award goes to eligible up-and-comers in the New German Cinema section at Munich International Film festival (Filmfest München) and carries a purse of €70,000.
Films from Chinese director Zhai Yixiang, Germany’s Jan-Ole Gerster and American director Martha Stephens are among the geographically diverse selections in the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival main competition section.