49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

02.07.2014 to 12.07.2014
Karlovy Vary
Ecumenical Jury Karlovy Vary 2014

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The members of the Ecumenical Jury with the prize winner, from left: Joel Ruml, Brigitte Affolter, George Ovashvili, Lukas Jirsa, Blandine Salles

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Mezinárodní filmový festival Karlovy Vary), founded in 1946, is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Between 1959 and 1993 the festival alternated with the Moscow International Film Festival. In 1994, it took a new start with festival director Jiří Bartoška and (since 1995) program director Eva Zaoralová, 2011 followed by Karel Och. The festival hosts an ecumenical jury since 1994.

Awards of the Ecumenical jury

Corn Island
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“Corn Island” is a story of an old man who passes the wisdom of life to his granddaughter. We are invited to reflect on the importance of harmony between man and nature and about the respect and care for others. The film raises attention towards human creativity and the never ending cycle of life.

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“Rocks in My Pockets” is an animated film telling a personal story of a woman, director and illustrator Signe Baumane, who courageously fights with her psychological illness. She tries to understand her uneasy personal situation, and through her artistic work she shows the always fragile but possible balance of her everyday life.