History 37th festival

July 4 - 13, 2002

Kiera Knightley

Kiera Knightley: One of the important guests at the 37th festival was the young actress Kiera Knightley, who came to present the film Bend It Like Beckham.


Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Year of the Devil / Rok ďábla
Director: Petr Zelenka
Czech Republic, 2002

Special Jury Prize
Nowhere in Africa / Nirgendwo in Africa

Director: Caroline Link
Germany 2001

Best Director
Asghar Massombagi
for the film Khaled
Canada 2001

Best Actress
Ugla Egilsdóttir
for the film The Seagull´s Laughter / Mávahlátur
Iceland 2001

Best Actor
William H. Macy
for the film Focus
USA 2001

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

Poster 2002


Total accredited visitors 10 880, of which:

  • Students and ordinary visitors 6 850
  • film industry professionals 820
  • journalists 580
  • tickets sold 139 120
  • screenings 534

Of the 292 films presented at the festival there were 17 world premieres, 40 international and 2 European premieres.

Kim Ki-duk

Kim Ki-duk: Free spirited director Kim Ki-duk has been a guest at the festival on a number of occasions. At the 37th KVIFF he took part in an extensive retrospective of his work.

The Grand Jury

  • Jean-Marc Barr, jury president
  • Bibiana Beglau
  • Roger Ebert
  • Ibolya Fekete
  • Jan Malíř
  • Kaynam Myung
  • Assumpta Serna

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