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Festivals & events

21 July 2003 à 13:02

Karlovy Vary: 2003 awards list

The 38th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Eastern Europe's biggest movie event, closed Saturday July 12, with French films featuring among award winners for the third year running.

Sylvie Testud, star of Alain Corneau's film "Stupeur et tremblements," was joint winner of the Best Actress award, with the film also picking up a Special Mention from the jury. The French actress, who was present at the awards ceremony along with Alain Corneau, shared the award with Italian actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno, for her role in "The Window Opposite" by Ferzan Ozpetek, this year's competition's big winner (also boasting the Grand Prix and the Best Direction award). In the Student Films category, "Orphee" by Kamen Kalu from the Paris FEMIS Film School, waltzed off with the Special Award.

"My Camera and Me" by Christophe Loizillon and "A Loving Father" by Jacob Berger (representing Switzerland) were also selected as part of the Variety Critic’s Choice, supported by European Film Promotion. Jean-Claude Brisseau and Sabrina Seyvecou were also at the festival to present "Secret Things" at midnight to a packed house, as well as Jean-Michel Roux, whose film "Enquete sur un monde invisible" competed in the Feature-Length Documentary Section.

With 10,500 accredited attendees (including 7,000 students!), 122,500 spectators and 476 screening sessions this year, the Karlovy Vary Festival confirms its position year after year as the number one event for Eastern European movie buffs. Next year's 39th festival will therefore be eagerly awaited, to be held July 2 through 10, 2004.

Joel Chapron

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2000

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films