The Interpreter Wins Slovakia's IGRIC Award

Martin Šulík Martin Šulík

BRATISLAVA: Slovak filmmaker Martin Šulík was awarded the main IGRIC prize for directing the feature film The Interpreter / Tlmočník. The ceremony of the 30th edition of annual national film prizes took place in Bratislava’s City Theatre of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav on 29 September 2019.

A special award for lifetime achievements was given to the renowned screenwriter and director Eduard Grečner. Two prizes were not awarded: the prize for TV Drama and the prize for Theory and Criticism.

IGRIC, which is organised by the Slovak Film Union, the Union of Slovak Television Creators and the Slovak Literary Fund, is one of the two important national film awards ceremonies in Slovakia, alongside the Sun in a Net Awards.

The following prizes were awarded:

IGRIC Award for Best Feature Film in Cinemas: Martin Šulík for directing The Interpreter / Tlmočník (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria)
Directed by Martin Šulík
Produced by Titanic, In Film 
Coproduced by Coop99RTVSCzech Television
Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Special Prize for Creativity:

Timotej Križka for cinematography on Duet (from the horror omnibus DOGG)
Directed by Slavomír Zrebný
Produced by Azyl production
Coproduced by HomeMedia Production
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Daniel Rihák for directing The Trip / Výlet (short film)
Produced by Film and Television Faculty

IGRIC Award for Television Drama: not awarded

Special Prize for Creativity:
Peter Kelíšek for cinemtography on TV series Sestričky
Rasťo Boroš for screenplay of TV series Inšpektor Max

IGRIC Award for a Film or Television Documentary: Katarína Farkašová for directing and screenplay of Swedes from a slum / Švédi z osady (Slovakia)
Produced by BOKK
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Special Prize for Creativity: Ľubomír Slivka for directing The Spider / Pavúk: horolezec storočia (Slovakia)
Produced by Attack film
Coproduced by RTVS
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Pavol Barabáš for directing Spirit of jaguar / Tieň jaguára (Slovakia)
Produced by K2 studio
Coproduced by RTVS
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

IGRIC Award for Animation: Martin Snopek for directing and animation of Monštrum (Slovakia)

Special Prize for Creativity:
Kristína Saganová for screenplay, directing and animation of Poetika Anima (Slovakia)
Marek Jasaň for story, screenplay and directing of Journey (Slovakia)

IGRIC for Actress in a Feature or Television Film: Gabriela Marcinková for Intimate Enemy / Dôverný nepriateľ (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Karel Janák
Produced by Attack Film
Coproduced by Bohemia Motion Pictures, RTVS, Czech Television
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual FundMinistry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

Special Prize for Creativity:

Kamila Magálová for Insect / Hmyz (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Directed by Jan Švankmajer
Produced by Athanor 
Coproduced by the Czech Television and PubRes
Supported by the  Czech Film FundCreative Europe – MEDIAEurimages, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Monika Hilmerová for Duet (Slovakia)

IGRIC for an Actor in a Feature or Television Film: Igor Hrabinský for The Interpreter / Tlmočník (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria)

Special Prize for Creativity:

Roman Luknár for Toman (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Directed by Ondřej Trojan
Produced by Total HelpArt T.H.A
Coproduced by PubRes, Czech Television,  RTVS
Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Lukáš Latinák for Toman (Czech Republic, Slovakia)

Other Film and Television Awards

Special Prize for Creativity:

Juraj Lihosit for directing Travel Clearence for Alexander Dubček / Vycestovacia doložka pre Dubčeka (Slovakia)
Produced by Trigon Production
Coproduced by RTVS
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Patrik Lančarič for directing Válek (Slovakia)
Produced by BEETLE
Coproduced by Punchart Films, RTVS and Slovak Film Institute
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

Audiovisual Theory and Criticism: not awarded

Award of Ján Fajnor for filmmakers younger than 35

Feature or Television Film: Nick Kollár for cinematography on Výlet (Slovakia)

Documentary Film: Lena Kušnieriková for directing Dzurinda (part of the documentary series Expremiéri)
Produced by MPhilms
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Special Mention for Producing: Katarína Vanžurová

Special Prize: Peter Jaroš

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eduard Grečner