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  Awards for Slovak Documentary Films
The film Other Worlds (dir. Marko Skop) was awarded the “Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig” at the 49. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (30.October – 5. November 2006). The Film Here We Are (dir. Jaro Vojtek) represented Slovakia at 8. International festival of documentary film and visual antropology Astra Film (23. – 29. October 2006) and received the Award of the Delegation of the European Commission for the Best European Film.

Other Worlds | Iné svety
Director: Marko Škop
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2006, 78 min, IP – International premiere
Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Film Screening:
5.7. 18:30 Čas Cinema
6.7. 15:30 Cinema B - Thermal

Signum laudis
Director: Martin Hollý
Czechoslovakia, 1980, 88 min
Section: Tribute to Martin Hollý (1931-2004)
4.7. 14:00 Theatre Karlovy Vary

Flying Words Town | Mesto lietajúcich slov
Director: Martina Diosi
Slovak Republic, 2005, 52 min, IP – International premiere
Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
5.7. 21:30 Cinema B - Thermal
6.7. 12:30 Cinema B - Thermal

Lunacy | Šílení
Director: Jan Švankmajer
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2005, 118 min
Section: Czech Films 2005-2006
7.7. 9:30 Small Hall – Thermal

  Normalization and New Life of Family Album awarded at Cinematik

The 8th IFF Cinematik Piešťany awarded two Slovak titles. The Cinematik.doc Award went to Robert Kirchhoff`s full-length documentary Normalization (2013), the result of the 8-year director`s investigation about famous rape and murder case from 70s of the last century, which has become a political case in totalitarian regime of Czechoslovakia. The jury consisted of Reinhard Bradatsch, Pamela Pianezza, Tristan Priimägi, Peter Siska and Daniel Vadocký.

The Mayor of Piešťany Award was given to the Slovak documentary New Life Of Family Album (2012) and its director Adam Oľha. The film is telling the director`s story about how a family survives after the father`s sudden departure.

The main prize of the festival Meeting Point Europe Award went to the Danish director Thomas Vinterberg for his portrait of public shaming The Hunt (2012). The film was selected by 17 European critics, as well as the Audience Award of the Eye of Films section, which went to Water (2012).

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updated: 07.12.2013