History 55th festival

August 20 - August 28, 2021

Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine: The Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema won Oscar - and Golden Globe winner Sir Michael Caine.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke: American actor, screenwriter, director and writer Ethan Hawke won the Festival President’s Award.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp: Actor, producer and musician Johnny Depp introduced the film Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan and the film Minamata.

Awards

On August 28th 2021, the festival’s juries presented awards for the best films at the closing ceremony of the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović
Directed by: Stefan Arsenijević
Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithunia, 2021

Special Jury Prize
Every Single Minute / Každá minuta života
Directed by: Erika Hníková
Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021

Best Director
Dietrich Brüggemann
for the film Nö / Nö
Germany, 2021

Best Actress
Éléonore Loiselle
for her role in the film Wars / Guerres
Directed by: Nicolas Roy
Canada, 2021

Best Actor
Ibrahim Koma
for his role in the film As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović
Directed by: Stefan Arsenijević
Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithunia, 2021

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

Poster 2021

Statistics

Total accredited visitors: 9 267, of which:

  • Festival Pass 7 851
  • filmmakers 338
  • film industry professionals 601
  • journalists 477
  • tickets sold 111 203
  • screenings 456

Of the 144 films presented at the festival there were 29 world premieres, 12 international and 2 European premieres.

GRAND JURY

  • Eva Mulvad, Denmark
  • Marta Nieradkiewicz, Poland
  • Christos Nikou, Greece
  • Christoph Terhechte, Germany
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