History 49th festival

July 4 - 12, 2014

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema was enthusiastically received by actor, director and producer Mel Gibson.


The festival juries awarded the best films of the 49th Karlovy Vary IFF on July 12, 2014. The awards were conferred during the closing ceremony.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli
Director: George Ovashvili
Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, 2014

Special Jury Prize
Free Fall / Szabadesés
Director: György Pálfi
Hungary, France, South Korea, 2014

Best Director
György Pálfi
for the film Free Fall / Szabadesés
Hungary, France, South Korea, 2014

Best Actress
Elle Fanning
for the film Low Down
Director: Jeff Preiss
USA, 2014

Best Actor
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
for the film All Yours / Je suis à toi
Director: David Lambert
Belgium, Canada, 2014

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

Poster 2014


Total accredited visitors: 12 433,of which:

  • festival Passes 10 490
  • filmmakers 478
  • film industry professionals825
  • journalists 640
  • tickets sold 130 987
  • screenings 478

Of the 245 films presented at the festival there were 33 world premieres, 19 international and 6 European premieres.

William Friedkin

William Friedkin:The American director of such films as Mzda strachu and The Exorcist received the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the festival.

The Grand Jury

  • Luis Miñarro, jury president
  • Mira Fornay
  • Phedon Papamichael
  • Kjartan Sveinsson
  • Viktor Tauš

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