TRENCIANSKE TEPLICE: Petr Vaclav’s The Way Out won the main prize of the 22nd Art Film Fest which returned to its home base in the small Slovak spa resort after a year in the larger neighbor city of Trencin.
The film also earned a best female performance award for Klaudia Dudová. A second award in that category was given to María Renée Prudencio in the film Club Sandwich which also picked up the best director award for Fernando Eimbcke. The Norwegian film Letter to the King was another double award winner, with a special mention for director Hisham Zaman and the City of Trencianske Teplice’s Mayor’s Award.
Among the honorees at the 2014 festival were actress Claudia Cardinale and Hungarian director Istvan Szabo who also gave a master class attended by participants of the MIDPOINT training programme held during the festival.
An award recognizing the international achievements of Slovak filmmakers, presented by the Slovak media company Film Europe, was given to the filmmakers Peter Begányi and Andrej Kolenčík for the international festival success of their short film comedy The Exhibition.
The list of awards follows:
Blue Angel for Best Film
Cesta ven | The Way Out d. Petr Václav, CZ/FR (Moloko Film, Czech TV)
Award for the producer: Miloš Lochman
Blue Angel for Best Director
Club Sandwichd. Fernando Eimbcke, Award for the director: Fernando Eimbcke
Blue Angel for Best Female Performance
Club Sandwichactress: María Renée Prudencio
Cesta ven | The Way Outactress: Klaudia Dudová
Blue Angel for Best Male Performance
Still Lifed. Uberto Pasolini, GB/ITactor: Eddie Marsan
Brev til Kongen | Letter to the Kingd. Hisham Zaman, NOaward for: director Hisham Zaman
Matar a un hombre | To Kill a Mand. Alejandro Fernández Almendras, CL/FRaward for: director Alejandro Fernández Almendras
The City of Trenčianske Teplice Mayor´s Award
Brev til Kongen | Letter to the Kingaward for: director Hisham Zaman
The City of Trenčín Mayor ´s Award
Plemya | The Tribed. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, UA, 2014, 130´award for: director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
The Film Europe AwardThe Slovak filmmaking duo Peter Begányi (984) and Andrej Kolenčík (1980)
The International Competition of Short Films
Blue Angel for Best Short Film
La tête en bas | Head Downd. Maxime Giroux, CA, 2013, 29´
Money Back, Please d. Even Hafnor, NO