FESTIVALS: Norway's Blind Spot Wins 20th Bratislava IFF

    Blind Spot by Tuva Novotny Blind Spot by Tuva Novotny

    BRATISLAVA: Norway’s Blind Spot directed by Tuva Novotny was awarded best film at the 20th Bratislava International Film Festival (29 November - 2 December 2018). The competition section showed first and second films.

    The festival also had a section dedicated to films from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, consisting of five full-length films and five short films.

    Along with screenings in Bratislava, the festival has satellite screenings in three smaller towns in Slovakia.


    Best Film:
    Blind Spot (Norway)
    Directed by Tuva Novotny

    Best Director:
    Meryem Benm'Barek for Sofia (France, Qatar)

    Best Actress:
    Christine Sønderris for Cutterhead (Denmark)
    Directed by Rasmus Kloster Bro

    Best Actor:
    Aset Imangaliev for Suleiman Mountain (Russia, Kyrgyzstan)
    Directed by Elizaveta Stishova

    Special Award:
    José (Guatemala)
    Directed by Li Cheng

    FIPRESCI Award:
    Crystal Swan (Belarus, Germany, USA, Russia)
    Directed by Darya Zhuk

    Prize of the Student Jury:
    Blossom Valley (Hungary)
    Directed by László Csuja