Monday, June 29, 2009

17th Artfilm International Film Festival Award Winners

The fest site hasn't post the winners in English, but from other sources, here are some winners and will update post when the official site announces all the winners. Winners are in RED.

From June 20th to 27th this fest that has a very suggestive name, Artfilm, will take place in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín ,Slovakia and will screen many old and recent interesting movies and shorts in several sections that you can check here.

In the International Competition of feature films we have the following films.

Basky (Native Dancer, Guka Omarova, Kazahstan, Russia, France and Germany, 2008
Buick Riviera, Goran Rušinović, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA, and Germany, 2008
Cea Mai Fericita Fata Din Lume (The Happiest Girl in the World), Radu Jude, Romania, Netherlands, France and Japan, 2009
*Hunger, Steve McQueen, UK, 2008 - Winner of the Blue Angel for Best Film
Katalin Varga
, Peter Strickland, Romania, UK and Hungary, 2009
Machan, Uberto Pasolini, Italy, Sri Lanka and Germany, 2008
Muukalainen (The Visitor), Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, Finland, Germany and Estonia, 2008
Pa-ra-da, Marco Pontecorvo, Italy, France and Romania, 2008
Parque Via, Enrique Rivero, Mexico, 2008
Proměny (Metamorphoses), Tomáš Řehořek, Czech Republic and Italy, 2009
*Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, Australia, 2009 - Winner of the Blue Angel for Best Director
Sin Nombre (Without Name), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Mexico and USA, 2009
Treeless Mountain, So Yong Kim, South Korea and USA, 2008
Turistas (The Turists), Alicia Scherson, Chile, 2009
Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt, USA, 2008

From the Slovak Season program the following film called my attention.

Nebo, Peklo… Zem (Heaven, Hell… Earth), Laura Siváková, Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2009

To browse the fest site go here. Watch trailers @ Movie On Companion

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