History 40th festival

Robert Redford

Robert Redford: Giant of international film Robert Redford received the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema. For the occasion of such an important filmmaker’s presence at the festival, five films that he directed or starred in were screened. The festival opened with the legendary 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Awards

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
My Nikifor / Mój Nikifor
Director: Krzysztof Krauze
Poland 2004

Special Jury Prize
What a Wonderful Place / Eize makom nifla
Director: Eyal Halfon
Israel 2005

Best Director
Krzysztof Krauze
for the film My Nikifor / Mój Nikifor
Poland 2004

Best Actress
Krystyna Feldman
for the film My Nikifor / Mój Nikifor
Poland 2004

Best Actor
Luca Zingaretti
for the film Come into the Light / Alla luce del sole
Italy 2005
ex aequo
Uri Gavriel
for the film What a Wonderful Place / Eize makom nifla
Israel 2005

You can find a complete overview of KVIFF award winners in the final press release.

Poster 2005

Statistics

Total accredited visitors: 12 112, of which:

  • Festival Passes 8 473
  • filmmakers 361
  • film industry professionals 968
  • journalists 569
  • tickets sold 142 506
  • screenings517

Of the 278 films presented at the festival there were 16 world premieres, 27 international and 7 European premieres.

Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann: Star of European film, Ingmar Bergman’s young muse, author and UNICEF ambassador. Liv Ullmann accepted the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

The Grand Jury

  • Goran Paskaljević, jury president
  • Bent Hamer
  • Leila Hatami
  • Coleman Hough
  • Laurence Kardish
  • Juliusz Machulski
  • Karel Roden
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