History 39th festival

July 2 - 10, 2004

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel: The range of characters that Harvey Keitel has played is truly wide ranging. He has portrayed brutal and violent thugs, as well as sensitive and loving husbands and fathers. At this year’s festival he received the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.


Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
A Children´s Story / Certi bambini
Director: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi
Italy 2004

Special Jury Prize
Here / Tu
Director: Zrinko Ogresta
Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2003

Best Director
Xavier Bermúdez
for the film León and Olvido / León y Olvido
Spain 2004

Best Actress
Karen-Lise Mynster
for the film Aftermath / Lad de små børn
Denmark 2004
ex aequo
Marta Larralde
for the film León and Olvido / León y Olvido
Spain 2004

Best Actor
Max Riemelt
for the film Napola / Napola
Germany 2004

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

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski: A Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema also went to director Roman Polanski, the creator of such films as Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist.

Poster 2004


Total accredited visitors 10 712, of which:

  • Festival Passes 6 665
  • filmmakers 479
  • film industry professionals 905
  • journalists 527
  • tickets sold 123 749
  • screenings 416

Of the 235 films presented at the festival there were 15 world premieres, 28 international and 5 European premieres.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood: This year’s festival was attended by none other than the idol of young film fans, actor Elijah Wood.

The Grand Jury

  • Al Ruban, jury president
  • Florinda Bolkan
  • Simon Field
  • Katarzyna Figura
  • Vladimir Maškov
  • Alice Nellis
  • Hong Sang-Soo

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