History 54th festival

June 28 - July 6, 2019

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won Oscar-winner Julianne Moore.

Patricia Clarkson

Patricia Clarkson: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson.

Awards

On July 6 th 2019, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 54 th Karlovy Vary IFF.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
The Father / Bashtata
Directed by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
Bulgaria, Greece, 2019

Special Jury Prize
Lara / Lara
Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster
Germany, 2019

Best Director
Tim Mielants
for the film Patrick / De Patrick
Belgium, 2019

Best Actress
Corinna Harfouch
for her role in the film Lara / Lara
Directed by: Jan-Ole Gerster
Germany, 2019

Best Actor
Milan Ondrík
for his role in the film Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo
Directed by: Marko Škop
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2019

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

Poster 2019

Statistics

Total accredited visitors: 12 521, of which:

  • Festival Pass 10 363
  • filmmakers 395
  • film industry professionals 1158
  • journalists 605
  • tickets sold 139 271
  • screenings 497

Of the 177 films presented at the festival there were 34 world premieres, 8 international and 6 European premieres.

Vladimír Smutný

Vladimír Smutný: KVIFF President’s Award for contribution to Czech cinematography goes to cinematographer Vladimír Smutný.

GRAND JURY

  • Štěpán Hulík, Czech Republic
  • Annemarie Jacir, State of Palestine
  • Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine
  • Angeliki Papoulia, Greece
  • Charles Tesson, France
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