43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was held at the beginning of July this year, one of the best known and oldest film festivals featuring more than 220 full-length films from all over the world every year.

The festival atmosphere is significantly influenced by the unique place where the festival is held, located directly in the historical centre where the spa colonnade is running through. It already has become a tradition that the peaceful spa city changes into a busy film centre for nine days, with participation of celebrities from all over the world, adding glamour to the annual film "hysteria".

Famous celebrities who decided to visit this year's festival were Robert De Niro, Christopher Lee, Danny Glover, Ivan Pazder, Les Blank, Melonie Diaz or Nicolas Roeg.

Awards of the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary 2008:

Grand Prix – Crystal Globe
Terribly Happy (Frygtelig Lykkelig), Denmark 2008

Best Director Award
Captive (Plennyj) – Russia, Bulgaria 2008
Director: Alexey Uchitel

Best Actress Award
Martha Issová for her role in the film Night Owls
Czech Republic 2008

Best Actor Award
Jiří Mádl for his role in the film Night Owls
Czech Republic 2008

Special Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema
Robert De Niro, USA
Dušan Hanák, Slovakia
Juraj Jakubisko, Slovakia
Ivan Passer, USA



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Published date: Aug 7, 2011

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