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WINNERS ART FILM FEST 2014

The International Competition of Feature Films Blue Angel for Best Film

Cesta ven | Cesta ven | The Way Out
r. Petr Václav, CZ/FR, 2014, 103´

Award for the producer: Miloš Lochman

The film is dealing with the strong reality we all have to adjust to. We appreciate the importance of the subject, the true details, work with the non-actors and the depicting of micro-situations. Blue Angel for Best Director

Club Sándwich | Klub Sandwich | Club Sandwich
r. Fernando Eimbcke, MX, 2013, 82´
Award for the director: Fernando Eimbcke

Fernando Eimbcke has done a good film in a minimalistic way only with 3 characters in one place. He explores life in a very intelligent and emotional way.

 

Blue Angel for Best Female Performance

Club Sándwich | Klub Sandwich | Club Sandwich
r. Fernando Eimbcke, MX, 2013, 82´

actress: María Renée Prudencio

Her acting makes you understand what a perfect mother means to a child.

Blue Angel for Best Female Performance

Cesta ven | Cesta ven | The Way Out
r. Petr Václav, CZ/FR/, 2014, 103´

actress: Klaudia Dudová

Very natural and authentic performance. Klaudia makes you forget you are watching a movie!

Blue Angel for Best Male Performance

Still Life | Tichý život | Still Life
r. Uberto Pasolini, GB/IT, 2013, 87´

actor: Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan is perfect in performing perfection. Impossible to be replaced.

Special Mention

Brev til Kongen | List kráľovi | Letter to the King
r. Hisham Zaman, NO, 2014, 75´

award for: director Hisham Zaman

We appreciate the very important topic pictured in a non-idealistic but humorous way. Extremely open minded heart-felt tragic view of people´s life.

 

Special Mention

Matar a un hombre | Zabiť človeka | To Kill a Man
r. Alejandro Fernández Almendras, CL/FR, 2014, 82´

award for: director  Alejandro Fernández Almendras

Inspiring thoughts on what a man would do in an extreme situation and a very pervasive view into the human mind.
 

The City of Trenčianske Teplice Mayor´s Award

Brev til Kongen | List kráľovi | Letter to the King
r. Hisham Zaman, NO, 2014, 75´

award for: director Hisham Zaman

For “a compelling depiction of five human microstories that convincingly convey the dramatic storyline, narrative economy and a talent for observation”.

 

The City of Trenčín Mayor ´s Award

Plemya | Klan | The Tribe
r. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, UA, 2014, 130´

ocenený/award for: director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

For “a shocking tribute to the silent film and a chilling insight into the world of the deaf-mute community, hidden to the common people”.

 
The Film Europe Award

The Slovak filmmaking duo Peter Begányi (984) and Andrej Kolenčík (1980)

For the short parodic comedy The Exhibition with which they have participated at many festivals abroad, gaining several awards, including the main prize at Kustendorf festival in Serbia in January 2014, organised by the famous director Emir Kusturica. Their film succeeded in the competition of 400 films.

 

The International Competition of Short Films

Blue Angel for Best Short Film

La tête en bas | So sklonenou hlavou | Head Down
r. Maxime Giroux, CA, 2013, 29´

„Head Down“ captivates with its beautiful cinematic language, the poetry of femininity, decoding emotions with moderation and silent power.

 
Special Mention

Money Back, Please | Peniaze späť, prosím! | Money Back, Please
r. Even Hafnor, NO, 2013, 11´

We applaud „Money Back, Please“ for its austere expression and controlled humour.