Year of the Devil wins crystal globe at KVIFF
On Saturday night, the creme de la creme of the Czech Republic's film industry as well as important political figures including Czech President Vaclav Havel came together to attend the closing ceremony of the 37th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. During the festival's ten-day run - from July 4th to July 13th - a total of 139.120 viewers visited the West Bohemian spa town to watch the 292 films that ranged from documentaries to feature films. Dita Asiedu was at the festival and is back to tell us more about the winners of the 2002 Karlovy Vary Film Festival's Crystal Globe:
Besides, best picture, director, actor and actress, other awards included the Special Jury Prize ('Nowhere in Africa' - Germany) and Special Jury Mentions ('Let's not Cry' - Korea, 'Smoking Room' - Spain).
Apart from feature films, some 23 documentaries were also in competition, evaluated by a five-member international jury. The Crystal Globe for Best Documentary above 30 minutes went to the Japanese production 'Daughter from Yan´an' directed by Kaoru Ikeya. The award for Best Documentary lasting 30 minutes or less was given to the Czech production 'Village B' directed by Filip Remunda. The U.S. documentary 'Devil's Playground' (directed by Lucy Walker) and the Russian production 'Hunting Down an Angel or Four Passions of The Soothsayer Poet' (directed by Andrei Osipov) received special mentions.
And for a complete list of the winners and more details about individual films you can visit www.iffkv.cz - the official festival web site.