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Eva Nová dominates Slovakia’s national awards

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- Marko Škop’s fiction feature debut won five awards at the Sun in a Net ceremony

Eva Nová dominates Slovakia’s national awards
The team behind Eva Nová with their awards (© Daniel Dluhý)

Slovakia’s national Sun in a Net film awards, organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy, have handed out the prizes for their 2016 edition. The undisputed winner turned out to be Marko Škop’s fiction feature debut, Eva Nová [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marko Škop
film profile
]
, a drama about an ageing actress trying to rebuild her relationship with her son and attempting to get her life back on track after it has been ravaged by her alcoholism. It netted Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress. Meanwhile, Ivan Ostrochovský’s fiction feature debut, Koza [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan Ostrochovský
film profile
]
, a gripping docudrama about a boxer trying to raise money by being beaten to a pulp in the ring so that his girlfriend does not have to go through with an abortion, snagged two technical accolades: Best Cinematography and Best Sound. The same number of awards went to Alice Nellis’ fairy tale Seven Ravens [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, in the categories of Best Production Design and Best Costumes/Make-up. The Best Documentary Award went to Jaro Vojtek for So Far, So Near, about families living with autistic children. The research that went into the documentary also inspired one episode in his feature fiction debut, Children [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, which was also in the running for Best Film. Peter Bebjak’s grim but romantic urban thriller The Cleaner [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Martin Žiaran
interview: Peter Bebjak
film profile
]
won the Best Editing Award.

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Here is the full list of the 2016 Sun in a Net winners:

Best Film
Eva Nová [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Marko Škop
film profile
]
– Marko Škop

Best Documentary
So Far, So Near – Jaro Vojtek

Best Animated Film
Fongopolis – Joanna Kozuch

Best Director
Marko Škop – Eva Nová

Best Screenplay
Marko Škop – Eva Nová

Best Cinematography
Martin Kollár – Koza [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ivan Ostrochovský
film profile
]
 

Best Editing
Marek Kráľovský – The Cleaner [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Martin Žiaran
interview: Peter Bebjak
film profile
]

Best Sound
Tobias Potočný – Koza

Best Music
Marek Brezovský (in memoriam) – The Edge: 4 Films about Marek Brezovský

Best Production Design
Peter Čanecký, Ondřej Mašek – Seven Ravens [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Costumes/Make-up
Juraj Steiner – Seven Ravens

Best Actress
Emília Vášaryová – Eva Nová

Best Actor
Milan Ondrík – Eva Nová 

Exceptional Contribution to Slovak Cinema
Igor Luther
Juraj Jakubisko

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