History 51st festival

July 1 - 9, 2016

Willem Dafoe

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


On July 9th 2016, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary IFF.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
It's Not the Time of My Life / Ernelláék Farkaséknál
Directed by: Szabolcs Hajdu
Hungary, 2016

Special Jury Prize
Zoology / Zoologiya
Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Russia, France, Germany, 2016

Best Director
Damjan Kozole
for the film Nightlife / Nočno življenje
Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016

Best Actress
Zuzana Mauréry
for her role in the film The Teacher / Učiteľka
Directed by: Jan Hřebejk
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2016

Best Actor
Szabolcs Hajdu
for his role in the film It's Not the Time of My Life / Ernelláék Farkaséknál
Directed by: Szabolcs Hajdu
Hungary, 2016

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

Poster 2016


Total accredited visitors: 13 224, of which:

  • Festival Pass 11 177
  • filmmakers 415
  • film industry professionals 1064
  • journalists 588
  • tickets sold 138 341
  • screenings 507

Of the 200 films presented at the festival there were 21 world premieres, 25 international and 9 European premieres.

Jean Reno

Jean Reno: Actor Jean Reno won the Festival President’s Award.

Charlie Kaufman

Charlie Kaufman: Film director and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman won the Festival President’s Award.


  • Maurizio Braucci, Itálie
  • Eve Gabereau, Velká Británie
  • Martha Issová, Česká republika
  • George Ovashvili, Gruzie
  • Jay Van Hoy, USA

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