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KARLOVY VARY 2015 Awards

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Bob and the Trees victorious at Karlovy Vary; Austria, Germany and Kosovo also honoured

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- KARLOVY VARY 2015: The top prize may have been won by a US production, but all of the other globes were shared out among Europeans

Bob and the Trees victorious at Karlovy Vary; Austria, Germany and Kosovo also honoured
Producer Klara von Veegh, director Peter Brunner and moderator Marek Eben

The 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to an end this weekend with its traditional awards ceremony, which celebrated the winners as well as the festival itself, as this year marked its half a century of existence.

The US film Bob and the Trees [+see also:
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by Diego Ongaro turned out to be the jury’s favourite, and thus it won the Crystal Globe. The Special Jury Prize was awarded to the Austrian movie Those Who Fall Have Wings [+see also:
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by Peter Brunner. These two films went home with a financial reward.

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Babai [+see also:
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, a co-production between Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia and France, is continuing its success story after it bagged a host of prizes at Munich – this time it was given the Best Director Award, for Visar Morina. The Czech Republic excelled thanks to its acting talents: the Best Actress Award went to Alena Mihulová (Home Care [+see also:
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interview: Slávek Horák
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), and the Best Actor Award was handed to Kryštof Hádek (The Snake Brothers [+see also:
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interview: Jan Prušinovský
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]
).

The jury of the East of the West competition opted for The Wednesday Child [+see also:
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by Hungarian director Lili Horváth, while the more than 75,000 viewers were involved in the vote for the Audience Award, which was handed over to US actor Harvey Keitel on stage, as he was there to represent Youth [+see also:
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by Paolo Sorrentino.

The juries were particularly generous with their Special Mentions. The Magic Mountain [+see also:
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, Antonia
 [+see also:
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interview: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino
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, The World Is Mine [+see also:
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and the documentary The Father Tapes were all singled out.

Here is the complete list of winners: 

Official Selection – Competition

Grand Prix – Crystal Globe: Bob and the Trees, Diego Ongaro
Special Jury Prize: Those Who Fall Have Wings, Peter Brunner
Best Director Award: Visar Morina for Babai
Best Actress Award: Alena Mihulová for Home Care by Slávek Horák
Best Actor Award:
Kryštof Hádek for The Snake Brothers by Jan Prušinovský
Special Jury Mention: The Magic Mountain, Anca Damian and Antonia, Ferdinando Cito Filomarino

East of the West – Competition

East of the West Award: The Wednesday Child, Lili Horváth
Special Jury Mention: The World Is Mine, Nicolae Constantin Tănase

Documentary Films – Competition

Best Film: Mallory, Helena Třeštíková
Special Jury Mention:
The Father Tapes, Albert Meisl

(Translated from French)

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