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'Low Down''s Elle Fanning Wins Best Actress Award at Karlovy Vary Fest

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire July 14, 2014 at 1:34PM

Georgia's "Corn Island" and Hungary's "Free Fall" walked with the festival's Grand Prix Crystal Globe and Special Jury Prize, respectively.
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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival concluded its 49th edition with a closing night gala ceremony on Friday, July 12, where it honored rising star Elle Fanning for her performance in "Low Down," Jeff Preiss' upcoming biopic of jazz pianist Joe Albany. "Low Down" is told from the point-of-view of Albany's daughter, played by Fanning.

Georgia's "Corn Island" and Hungary's "Free Fall" walked away with the festival's Grand Prix Crystal Globe and Special Jury Prize, respectively. Both awards include significant cash prizes -- $25,000 for the Grand Prix and $15,000 for the Special Jury Prize -- to be shared by the director and producer of the film.

Mel Gibson, who, along with "French Connection" director William Friedkin, received a lifetime achievement award at this year's festival, made an appearance at Karlovy Vary early last week to accept the honor in person.

READ MORE: Mel Gibson Talks Return to Directing, Shia LaBeouf, Vikings at Karlovy Vary (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

For the complete list of this year's winners, see below. The 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival will be held July 3-11, 2015.


OFFICIAL SELECTION -- COMPETITION

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD)

Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli
Directed by: George Ovashvili
Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, 2014
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD)

Free Fall / Szabadesés
Directed by: György Pálfi
Hungary, France, South Korea, 2014
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD

György Pálfi
for the film Free Fall / Szabadesés
Hungary, France, South Korea, 2014 

BEST ACTRESS AWARD

Elle Fanning
for her role in the film Low Down
Directed by: Jeff Preiss
USA, 2014

BEST ACTOR AWARD

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
for his role in the film All Yours / Je suis à toi
Directed by: David Lambert
Belgium, Canada, 2014


EAST OF THE WEST -- COMPETITION

EAST OF THE WEST AWARD (20 000 USD)

Corrections Class / Klass korrektsii
Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Russia, Germany, 2014
The financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film.

SPECIAL MENTION

Barbarians / Varvari
Directed by: Ivan Ikić
Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, 2014


DOCUMENTARY FILMS - COMPETITION

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM OVER 60 MINUTES (5 000 USD)

Waiting for August
Directed by: Teodora Ana Mihai
Belgium, 2014

SPECIAL MENTION

Steadiness / Sitzfleisch
Directed by: Lisa Weber
Austria, 2014

BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER 30 MINUTES (5 000 USD)

Autofocus
Directed by: Boris Poljak
Croatia, 2013 

SPECIAL MENTION

The Queen / La reina
Directed by: Manuel Abramovich
Argentina, 2013 

FORUM OF INDEPENDENTS -- COMPETITION

FORUM OF INDEPENDENTS AWARD

Anywhere Else / Anderswo
Directed by: Ester Amrami
Germany, 2014
The winning film will be purchased by Czech Television for the flat fee of 5000 EUR.

AUDIENCE AWARD

The Magic Voice of a Rebel / Magický hlas rebelky
Directed by: Olga Sommerová
Czech Republic, 2014

CRYSTAL GLOBE FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA

Mel Gibson, USA
William Friedkin, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT'S AWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY

Zdeněk Svěrák, Czech Republic

NON-STATUTORY AWARDS

AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)
Awarded by The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

Rocks in My Pockets
Directed by: Signe Baumane
USA, Latvia, 2014

THE ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD

Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli
Directed by: George Ovashvili
Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, 2014

SPECIAL MENTION

Rocks in My Pockets
Directed by: Signe Baumane
USA, Latvia, 2014

FEDEORA AWARD

Awarded by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and The Mediterranean (FEDEORA) to the best film from East of the West - Competition

Bota
Directed by: Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci
Albania, Italy, Kosovo, 2014

SPECIAL MENTION

Corrections Class / Klass korrektsii
Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovsky
Russia, Germany, 2014

EUROPA CINEMAS LABEL AWARD
*
For the best European film in the Official Selection - Competition and in the East of the West - Competition.

Free Fall / Szabadesés
Directed by: György Pálfi
Hungary, France, South Korea, 2014

AWARD OF 10 000 EUROS IN SERVICES FOR THE MOST PROMISING PROJECT
*15 selected projects were presented in the Works in Progress 2014. The most promising project selected by the International Jury received the award of 10.000 Euros in services from the event’s partner Barrandov Studios. 

Goat / Koza
Directed by: Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2014
The project was presented by: Ivan Ostrochovský (director), Jiří Konečný (producer)


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