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“Terribly Happy” Wins Top Prize at Karlovy Fest; “Night Owls” Sweeps Acting Awards

"Terribly Happy" Wins Top Prize at Karlovy Fest; "Night Owls" Sweeps Acting Awards

Henrik Ruben Genz‘s “Terribly Happy” from Denmark won the Crystal Globe, the top prize at the 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which came to a close this weekend in the Czech Republic. The festival, which took place from July 4 – 12, awarded its directing prize to Alexey Uchitel for “Captive,” while James Marsh‘s “Man on Wire” won the award for best documentary (over 30 minutes long). Michaela Pavlatova‘s “Night Owls” won a pair of acting awards, best actress for Martha Issova and best actor for Jiri Madi.

indieWIRE’s dispatch from the festival was published last week.

Complete list of winners:

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE
Terribly Happy” (Frygtelig Lykkelig), Denmark, 2008
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (20,000 USD)
The Photograph,” Indonesia, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, 2008
Director: Nan T. Achnas

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Captive” (Plennyj), Russia, Bulgaria, 2008
Director: Alexey Uchitel

BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Martha Issova for the film “Night Owls
Czech Republic, 2008

BEST ACTOR AWARD
Jiri Madi for the film “Night Owls
Czech Republic, 2008

SPECIAL MENTION
The Karamazovs,” Czech Republic, Poland, 2008
Director: Petr Zelenka

The Investigator” (A nyomozo), Hungary, Sweden, Ireland, 2008
Director: Attila Gigor

DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (under 30 minutes long)
Lost World” (Letnt vilag), Hungary, Finland, 2008
Director: Gyula Nemes

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (over 30 minutes long)
Man on Wire,” United Kingdom, 2007
Director: James Marsh

SPECIAL MENTION
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*,” USA, 2007
Director: Christopher Bell

EAST OF THE WEST AWARD
BEST FILM: “Tulpan,” Kazakhstan, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, 2008
Director: Sergey Dvortsevoy

SPECIAL MENTION: “Seamstresses” (ivaki), Bulgaria, 2007
Director: Lyudmil Todorov

OTHER PRIZES AWARDED AT THE FESTIVAL

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
Robert De Niro, USA
Duan Hanak, Slovakia
Juraj Jakubisko, Slovakia
Ivan Passer, USA

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD
Danny Glover, USA
Christopher Lee, United Kingdom

THE TOWN OF KARLOVY VARY AWARD
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Germany

PRAVO AUDIENCE AWARD
12,” Director: Nikita Michalkov (Russia, 2007)

INDEPENDENT CAMERA
Mermaid” (Rusalka), Russia, 2007
Director: Anna Melikyan

AWARD OF INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS (FIPRESCI)
The Karamazovs” (Karamazovi), Czech Republic, Poland, 2008
Director: Petr Zelenka

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