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