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Way Out Wins at Art Film Fest Featured

The Way Out by Peter Vaclav The Way Out by Peter Vaclav

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 Sandwich
d. Fernando Eimbcke,
Award for the director: Fernando Eimbcke

Blue Angel for Best Female Performance

Club Sandwich
actress: María Renée Prudencio

Blue Angel for Best Female Performance

Cesta ven | The Way Out
actress: Klaudia Dudová

Blue Angel for Best Male Performance

Still Life
d. Uberto Pasolini, GB/IT
actor: Eddie Marsan

Special Mention

Brev til Kongen | Letter to the King
d. Hisham Zaman, NO
award for: director Hisham Zaman

Special Mention

Matar a un hombre | To Kill a Man
d. Alejandro Fernández Almendras, CL/FR
award for: director  Alejandro Fernández Almendras

The City of Trenčianske Teplice Mayor´s Award

Brev til Kongen | Letter to the King
award for: director Hisham Zaman

The City of Trenčín Mayor ´s Award

Plemya | The Tribe
d. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, UA, 2014, 130´
award for: director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

The Film Europe Award

The 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 Down
d. Maxime Giroux, CA, 2013, 29´

Special Mention

Money Back, Please
d. Even Hafnor, NO