Slovak films successful in spring
Slovak films continue in their success in spring. They were not only acknowlegded at the European continent, but also at African events.
The 7th edition of the L'Europe autour de l'Europe - Festival of Author Films and Art of the Grand Europe, taking place March 14 - April 14, 2012 in Paris, came to a top with granted the major award of the festival Prix Sauvage (Wild Award) to the film Gypsy by Martin Šulík. The award was given by the president of the Cultural Commision of the European Parliament Doris Pack, together witth the French actor and film theorist Jean Douchet and the former French minister of culture Jacques Toubon. In Martin Šulík's absence the award was accepted by the actor Miroslav Gyulas.
Slovak films were also successful at the A l'Est du Nouveau Film Festival in Rouen (12. - 21. 4. 2012), which focuses on Central and East European films: the Grand Prix was given to Apricot Island by Peter Bebjak and Miroslav Krobot received the Best Actor / Actress Award for The House by Zuzana Liová. The festival welcomed the Slovak actress Judit Bárdos (The House) and Peter Nádasdi (Apricot Island).
Awards were given to Slovak films at the African continent, as well: the South African Cape Winelands Film Festival, taking place in Cape Town March 14 - 24, 2012, awarded the film Visible World by Peter Krištúfek with the Best Editing Award (Maroš Šlapeta). Awarded at the 21st Intl Festival for Children in Cairo (23. - 30. 3. 2012) was the short film Who's There? by Vanda Raýmanová. The Slovak animator Ondrej Slivka personally presented the archive Slovak short animation films for children at the event.
Congratulations to the winners!