Monday, 11 August 2014


Do forgive me. This never popped up on my radar, and I kept thinking it would and kept forgetting to look it up and let time run away with my lethargic procrastination. I guess the problem's with my radar. Standard. The Karlovy Vary Film Festival capped off its 49th edition last month with an awards ceremony that saw the Crystal Globe go to George Ovashvili's interesting-looking Corn Island, and a Special Jury Prize plus the Best Director award to one of my favourites, Hungarian filmmaker Gyorgy Palfi for Free Fall. Full list of winners below.

Official Selection

Crystal Globe
Corn Island (George Ovashvili)

Special Jury Prize
Free Fall (Gyorgy Palfi)

Best Director
Gyorgy Palfi (Free Fall)

Best Actor
Nahuel Perez Biscayart (All Yours)

Best Actress
Elle Fanning (Low Down)

Rocks in My Pockets (Signe Baumane)

Europa Cinemas Label Award
Free Fall (Gyorgy Palfi)

Ecumenical Jury Award
Corn Island (George Ovashvili)

Ecumenical Jury Special Mention
Rocks in My Pockets (Signe Baumane)

Many more awards right after the jump:

Documentary Films Competition

Best Documentary Film (Over 60 Minutes)
Waiting for August (Teodora Ana Mihai)

Special Mention
Steadiness (Lisa Weber)

Best Documentary Film (Under 30 Minutes)
Autofocus (Boris Poljak)

Special Mention
The Queen (Manuel Abramovich)

East of the West Competition

East of the West Award
Corrections Class (Ivan I. Tverdovsky)

Special Mention
Barbarians (Ivan Ikic)

Bota (Iris Elezi)

FEDEORA Special Mention
Corrections Class (Ivan I. Tverdovsky)

Forum of Independents Competition

Forum of Independents Award
Anywhere Else (Ester Amrami)

Audience Award
The Magic Voice of a Rebel (Olga Sommerova)

Most Promising Project
Goat (Ivan Ostrochovsky)

Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema
Mel Gibson
William Friedkin

Festival President's Award for Contribution to Czech Cinematography
Zdenek Sverak