FESTIVALS: Son of Saul and 5 October Win Cinematik Film Festival

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    PIEŠŤANY: Son of Saul by László Nemes was awarded Best European Film at the 11th International Film Festival Cinematik, which was held in Piešťany from 13 to 18 September 2016. 5 October by Martin Kollar won the domestic documentary competitive section Cinematik.doc.

    A total of 91 films (78 feature-length and 13 short and mid-length films) was screened in six venues.


    Meeting Point Europe Award – Best European Film:
    Son of Saul by Laszlo NemesSon of Saul (Hungary)
    Directed by László Nemes

    Cinematik.doc – Best Domestic Documentary:
    5 October (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Martin Kollar
    Produced by Punkchart Films, HBO Europe, endorfilm, 71km
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech State Cinematography Fund

    Award from the Mayor of Piešťany:
    Steam on the River (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda
    Produced by atelier.doc
    Coproduced by Hypermarket film, Czech Television
    5 October by Martin KollarSupported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund , Media Programme, Czech State Cinematography Fund

    Audience Award among all the films in the festival:
    Freedom Under Load (Slovakia)
    Directed by Pavol Barabáš
    Produced by K2 Studio
    Coproduced by RTVS
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Audience Award section Eye on Film:
    El Gusto (Ireland)
    Directed by Safinez Bousbia