History 34th festival

July 2 - 10, 1999

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli: Franco Zeffirelli has always straddled the arts of theatre and film. His love of theratre led him to filmmaking in which he stood out tanks in particular to his adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. The director accepted a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.


Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Yana´s Friends / Hachaverim shel Yana
Director: Arik Kaplun
Israel 1998

Special Jury Prize
Show me Love / Fucking Åmål
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Sweden 1998

Best Director
Alexander Rogožkin
for the film Blockpost
Russia 1998

Best Actress
Evelyn Kaplun
for the film Yana´s Friends / Hachaverim shel Yana
Israel 1998

Best Actor
Hilmar Thate
for the film Paths in the Night / Wege in die Nacht
Germany 1999

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

Poster 1999


Total accredited visitors: 5 966, of which:

  • students and film club members 2 754
  • journalists 750
  • tickets sold ca. 118 000
  • screenings 351

A total of 247 films were presented.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson:The star of such films as Natural Born Killers and The People vs. Larry Flynt, Woody Harrelson caused a lot of excitement among film fans at the festival.

The Grand Jury

  • Yves Boisset, jury president
  • Jaroslav Brabec
  • Jutta Brückner
  • Dan Fainaru
  • Katinka Faragó
  • Brian Gilbert
  • Karen Šachnazarov

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