July 2 - 10, 1999
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
Special Jury Prize
Show me Love / Fucking Åmål
Director: Lukas Moodysson
for the film Blockpost
for the film Yana´s Friends / Hachaverim shel Yana
for the film Paths in the Night / Wege in die Nacht
You can find a complete overview of KVIFF award winners in the final press release.
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: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