History 50th festival

July 3 - 11, 2015

Mel Gibson

Richard Gere: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema was received by distinguished actor Richard Gere.


The festival juries awarded the best films of the 50th Karlovy Vary IFF on July 11, 2015. The awards were conferred during the closing ceremony.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Bob and the Trees
Director: Diego Ongaro
USA, 2015

Special Jury Prize
Jeder der fällt hat Flügel / Those Who Fall Have Wings
Director: Peter Brunner
Austria, 2015

Best Director
Visar Morina
for the film Babai
Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, France, 2015

Best Actress
Alena Mihulová
for the film Home Care / Domácí péče
Director: Slávek Horák
Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2015

Best Actor
Kryštof Hádek
for the film The Snake Brothers / Kobry a užovky
Director: Jan Prušinovský
Czech Republic, 2015

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

Poster 2015


Total accredited visitors: 12 857, of which:

  • Festival Pass 10 623
  • filmmakers 547
  • film industry professionals 1017
  • journalists 670
  • tickets sold 135 105
  • screenings 488

Of the 226 films presented at the festival there were 35 world premieres, 26 international and 12 European premieres.

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel: Guests at the 50th Karlovy Vary IFF also included actor Harvey Keitel, winner of the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 2004 KVIFF. At this year’s festival he accompanied Paolo Sorrentino’s film Youth, which won the audience award.

The Grand Jury

  • Tim League, USA
  • Angelina Nikonova, Russia
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Iceland
  • Hengameh Panahi, France
  • Ondřej Zach, Czech Republic

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