History 52nd festival

June 30 - July 8, 2017

Ken Loach a Paul Laverty

Ken Loach a Paul Laverty: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won film director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty.

James Newton Howard

James Newton Howard: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema was received by composer James Newton Howard.


On July 8th 2017, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 52nd Karlovy Vary IFF.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Little Crusader / Křižáček
Directed by: Václav Kadrnka
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Italy, 2017

Special Jury Prize
Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču
Directed by: Alen Drljević
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, 2017

Best Director
Peter Bebjak
for the film The Line / Čiara
Slovak Republic, Ukraine, 2017

Best Actress
Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire ex-aequo
for their roles in the film Birds Are Singing in Kigali / Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali
Directed by: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Poland, 2017

Best Actor
Alexander Yatsenko
for his role in the film Arrhythmia / Aritmiya
Directed by: Boris Khlebnikov
Russia, Finland, Germany, 2017

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

Poster 2017


Total accredited visitors: 13 734, of which:

  • Festival Pass 11 554
  • filmmakers 398
  • film industry professionals 1165
  • journalists 617
  • tickets sold 140 067
  • screenings 505

Of the 207 films presented at the festival there were 23 world premieres, 18 international and 13 European premieres.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman: Actress and producer Uma Thurman won the Festival President’s Award.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck: Actor Casey Affleck won the Festival President’s Award.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner: Actor Jeremy Renner won the Festival President’s Award.


  • Anna Brüggemann, Germany
  • Sarah Flack, USA
  • Ciro Guerra, Columbia
  • Michel Merkt, Principality of Monaco
  • Štefan Uhrík, Czech Republic

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