Karlovy Vary 2014: The Awards

The big winner of the 49th Karlovy Vary Film Festival is George Ovashvili’s ‘Corn Island’, a co-production of Georgia, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. The film takes place by the Inguri river, located at the border of Georgia with Abkhazia and tells the story of a middle aged farmer and his granddaughter and the magic of nature. ‘Corn Island’ won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and a prize of 25,000 USD.

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Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis’ ‘II’ to compete in Locarno’s Pardi di Domani section

Devoted to short and medium-length films by new directors, the Locarno Film Festival’s Pardi di Domani section hopes to become a platform for discovering new talent. The section focuses on independent productions from around the world by directors that have not yet completed feature-length films.

Among this year’s selection we find the Greek-German co-production of Horsefly Productions and DetailFilm ‘II’, directed by Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis.

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