Film-wise, the war was present throughout the selection (all sections), as were generational conflicts and various portraits of troubled teenagedom. As was digital cinematography (the Dogme effect), which jury president Krzysztof Zanussi finds ''astonishingly unattractive… so far'', he hastens to add, ''[which] means that the specificity of this technique has not yet been discovered."
As far as the awards are concerned, juries, critics and audiences seemed to be in total agreement - which is quite a feat. Here are the main awards:
FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
(The jury included directors Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, and Jafar Panahi, Iran, Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic, and French actress Marie-José Nat)
Grand Prize - Crystal Globe : Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain ("Amélie of Montmarte"), by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France
Special Jury Prize : Hi, Tereska, by Robert Glinski, Poland
Best Director : Ibolya Fekete for Chico, Hungary-Germany-Croatia-Chile
Best Actress: Viveka Seldahl, A Song for Martin, by Bille August, Denmark-Sweden
Best Actor: Sven Wollter, A Song for Martin.
Special Jury Mentions: Unfinished Song, by Maziar Miri, Iran; Violet Perfume, by Maryse Sistach, Mexico
Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema: actor Ben Kingsley, Great Braitain, director Otaka Vavra, Czech Republic
DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION:
(Jury presided by Erika Gregor, Germany)
Best Documentary (longer than 30 minutes): Vies ("Lives"), by Alain Cavalier, France
Best Documentary (less than 30 minutes): Pho ("Noodle Soup"), by Uyen Luu, Vietnam
FIPRESCI International Film Critics Award: Hi, Tereska
FICC Federation of Film Society "Don Quijote Prize": Hi, Tereska.
For a complete and detailed Awards list, log on to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Web Site: www.iffkv.cz
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