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CinEast Film Festival 2014 Awards
29 October 2014
 
 
   
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Maya Vitkova’s multitraveled film Viktoria was named winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 7th edition of CinEast FF (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg), from October 9 till the 26th

Czech film The Way Out by Petr Václav was the festival’s big winner for 2014, awarded with the Grand Prix. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony held at the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

Jury president, Sergei Loznitsa announces the Grand Prix winner

Gathering over 50 feature and 40 short films from 18 post-communist countries as well as many accompanying events and attracting over 6500 spectators, the festival’s International Competition Jury was comprised of Ukrainian director and President of the Jury, Sergei Loznitsa, Luxembourgian filmmaker Christophe Wagner and producer Claude Waringo, journalist Karolina Markiewicz and actress Gintare Parulyte. 

Sergei Loznitsa commented the International Jury’s verdict for the Grand Prix as follows: “We all agreed that this film is a great portrayal of the desperate fight of a smart and loving woman who is driven by her needs for independence and justice. We appreciated the direct and realistic way of filming, as well as the nuanced precision of the acting”, while Vitkova’s film received the following comment: “We would like to humbly encourage Maya Vitkova, who is writer, director and producer of her first feature film. We have chosen this film for its unique, colourful and poetic depiction of an original story as well as the sublime acting that accompanied the rather unconventional way to portray a historical period.”

Actress and Jury member, Gintare Parulyte announces the Special Jury Prize winner

The 2014 CinEast Audience Award went to Life Feels Good by Polish director Maciej Pieprzyca. The audience awarded also three short films, Little Secret by Martin Krejčí from the Czech Republic with Best Short Fiction Film, Polish film Baths by Tomasz Duczki (Best Short Animated Film) and Down on the Corner by Nikola Ilić and Corina Schwingruber Ilić from Russia & Czech Republic (Best Short Documentary Film).

For its 7th edition, CinEast presented the So Far, So Close thematic cycle, a journey on the cinematography of the post-communist countries 25 years after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc and the Discover the Balkans section, hosting a varied selection of features and short films, several special guests as well as culinary experiences and music.

For more information, refer to CinEast official site.

 
 
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