News Winners of non-statutory awards have been announced

Published: July 09, 2022| 01:56 PM

Two Czech representatives, the drama Borders of Love and the documentary Art Talent Show, scored points at the journalistic FIPRESCI jury at the 56th KVIFF. The Ecumenical jury was impressed by the Bulgarian-German documentary Provincial Hospital and the Europa Cinemas Label jury by the Polish drama Fucking Bornholm


The International Federation of Film Critics Jury awards two FIPRESCI Prizes to films from the Crystal Globe Competition and from the Proxima Competition that best promote film art and encourages new and young cinema.


Nada Azhari Gillon, France

Britt Sørensen, Norway

Adam Kruk, Poland

Gulnara Abikeyeva, Kazakhstan

Rasha Hosny, Egypt

Marek Čermák, Czech Republic

The FIPRESCI award for the best film in the Crystal Globe Competition:

Borders of Love

Directed by: Tomasz Wiński

Czech Republic, Poland, 2022

„For its deep, funny and tender portrayal of the complexity of interpersonal relationships, love and sexuality.“

The FIPRESCI award for the best film in the PROXIMA Competition:

Art Talent Show

Directed by: Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar

Czech Republic, 2022

“For its humour and unique style in the process of evaluating and creating art.”


Since 1994 the Ecumenical Jury has awarded films from the Crystal Globe Competition that display high artistic quality while questioning social, political, ethical, and spiritual values. It promotes directors who emphasize the search for truth, justice, and hope in accordance with Christian Gospels.


Annette Gjerde Hansen, Norway

Veronika Lišková, Czech Republic 

Théo Péporté, Luxembourg


A Provincial Hospital / Edna provintsialna bolnitsa

Directed by: Ilian Metev, Ivan Chertov, Zlatina Teneva

Bulgaria, Germany, 2022

"A powerful documentary set at a provincial hospital in western Bulgaria during the time of the Covid pandemics. In a very honest observation, the directors capture situational fragments depicting the full spectre of life. The jury appreciates how this film portrays the hospital staff’s ability to share their presence and hope, as well as to fulfil their duties with unique strength and even humour, despite the obstacles arising from the hospital’s limited resources and the suffering caused by the disease as such."


Since 2003, the Europa Cinemas Label has been awarded to a European film by a jury of Europa Cinemas exhibitors at five European festivals. It aims to increase the promotion, circulation and exhibition lifespan of winning films. The Europa Cinemas Label awards the best European film from the Crystal Globe and Proxima Competitions.


Edit Csenki, Hungary

Leena Närekangas, Finland

Kis Rauff, Denmark


Fucking Bornholm

Directed by: Anna Kazejak

Poland, 2022

"FUCKING BORNHOLM is a strong investigation into complex human relationships. The movie is showing the severe struggle of the protagonists trying not to drift apart from each other. They are dealing with the complexity of human nature. We all seem to have an idea of this joyful idyllic place for a summer holiday, called Bornholm, but it turns out to be a completely different experience. FUCKING BORNHOLM is this passionate encounter of expectations of enjoyment and challenging reality. The director Anna Kazejak gives multi-layered personality to the main characters, and at the same time portrays them in a compassionate way. Humour is cleverly worked in and narrative twist and turns in the storyline make the movie surprisingly interesting up until the very end. As cinema exhibitors, we particularly appreciate this excellent European film done for the big screen, as it is shot in a beautiful scenery and the compelling and powerful music is nicely supporting the story. We hope that spectators all over Europe will enjoy the movie as much as we did!"


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