History 53rd festival

June 29 - July 7, 2018

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won actor, director, producer and musician Tim Robbins.

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won screenwriter, producer and director Barry Levinson.

Awards

On July 7 th 2018, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 53 rd Karlovy Vary IFF.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
“I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” / „Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”
Directed by: Radu Jude
Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany, 2018

Special Jury Prize
Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis
Directed by: Ana Katz
Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018

Best Director
Olmo Omerzu
for the film Winter Flies / Všechno bude
Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, 2018

Best Actress
Mercedes Morán
for her role in the film Sueño Florianópolis / Sueño Florianópolis
Directed by: Ana Katz
Argentina, Brasil, France, 2018

Best Actor
Moshe Folkenflik
for his role in the film Redemption / Geula
Directed by: Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
Israel, 2018

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

Poster 2018

Statistics

Total accredited visitors: 13 080, of which:

  • Festival Pass 10 857
  • filmmakers 403
  • film industry professionals 1190
  • journalists 630
  • tickets sold 140 135
  • screenings 501

Of the 236 films presented at the festival there were 35 world premieres, 8 international and 7 European premieres.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson: British actor Robert Pattinson won the Festival President’s Award.

GRAND JURY

  • Mark Cousins, United Kingdom
  • Zrinka Cvitešić, Croatia
  • Marta Donzelli, Italy
  • Zdeněk Holý, Czech Republic
  • Nanouk Leopold, Netherlands
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