History 47th festival

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema was received with elegance by Helen Mirren.

Awards

The festival juries awarded the best films of the 47th Karlovy Vary IFF on July 7, 2012. The awards were conferred during the closing ceremony.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
The Almost Man / Mer eller mindre mann
Director: Martin Lund
Norway, 2012

Special Jury Prize
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy / Romanzo di una strage
Director: Marco Tullio Giordana
Italy, 2012

Best Director
Rafaël Ouellet
for the film Camion
Canada, 2012

Best Actress
Leila Hatami
for the film The Last Step / Peleh akhar
Director: Ali Mosaffa
Iran, 2012

Best Actor
Henrik Rafaelsen
for the film The Almost Man / Mer eller mindre mann
Director: Martin Lund
Norway, 2012
ex aequo
Eryk Lubos
for the film To Kill a Beaver / Zabić bobra
Director:Jan Jakub Kolski
Poland, 2012

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

Poster 2012

Statistics

Total accredited visitors: 11 471, of which:

  • Festival Passes 9 596
  • filmmakers 405
  • film industry professionals 803
  • journalists 667
  • tickets sold 121 070
  • screenings 410

Of the 218 films presented at the festival there were 23 world premieres, 35 international and 8 European premieres.

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon: Another big star of the festival was American actress Susan Sarandon. she took home the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema and personally presented the film Jeff Who Lives at Home.

The Grand Jury

  • Richard Peña, jury president
  • Rajko Grlić
  • Maria Hatzakou
  • Makram Khoury
  • Joanna Kos-Krauze
  • Ivo Mathé
  • François Papineau
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