International Film Festival Bratislava

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The International Film Festival Bratislava (also known as IFF Bratislava) is an international film festival established in 1999 and held annually in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Apart from the international competition program, it also regularly features renowned authors' film retrospectives, a European film program, independent film programs and various theme programs.


Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Grand Prix for best film in the international competition
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • FIPRESCI Award for best film, as determined by a jury of film critics

Award winners[edit]

Grand Prix[edit]

Year English title Original title Director(s) Country
1999 The Red Dwarf Le nain rouge Yvan Le Moine  Belgium
2000 Ratcatcher N/A Lynne Ramsay  Great Britain
2001 Daughters of the Sun Maryam Shahriar  Iran
2002 Japan Japón Carlos Reygadas  Mexico
2003 Bored in Brno Nuda v Brně Vladimír Morávek  Czech Republic
2004 Or (My Treasure) N/A Keren Yedaya  Israel
2005 The Cave of the Yellow Dog Byambasuren Davaa  Mongolia
2006 4:30 N/A Royston Tan  Singapore
2007 Blind Mountain Li Yang  China
2008 Mid-August Lunch Pranzo di ferragosto Gianni Di Gregorio  Italy
2009 The Day God Walked Away Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage Philippe Van Leeuw  Belgium
2010 The Four Times Le Quattro Volte Michelangelo Frammartino  Italy
2011 Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli  Argentina

2003 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2004 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2005 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2006 IFF Bratislava[edit]

  • Grand Prix - 4:30 (directed by Royston Tan, Singapore)
  • Best Director - Amat Escalante (Blood, Mexico)
  • Best Actress - Hermila Guedes (Suely in the Sky, Brazil)
  • Best Actor - Antoni Pawlicki (Retrieval, Poland)
  • FIPRESCI Award - Retrieval (directed by Slawomir Fabicki, Poland)

2007 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2008 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2009 IFF Bratislava[edit]

  • Grand Prix - The Day God Walked Away (directed by Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium, France)
  • Best Director - Kamen Kalev (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)
  • Best Actress - Ruth Nirere (The Day God Walked Away, France, Belgium)
  • Best Actor - Christo Christov (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)- Ex-aequo / Post-mortem
  • Best Actor - Harold Torres (Northless, Mexico, Spain)- Ex-aequo
  • FIPRESCI Award - Northless (directed by Rigoberto Perezcano, Mexico, Spain)
  • Special mention - Northless (directed by Rigoberto Perezcano, Mexico, Spain)
  • Ecumenical Jury Award - Kamen Kalev (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)
  • Ecumenical Jury Award special mention - Optical Illusions (directed by Cristian Jiménez, Chile, France)
  • Student Jury Award - Whisper With the Wind (directed by Shahram Alidi, Iraq)
  • Best Documentary Film - Petition (directed by Zhao Liang, France, China)
  • Best Short Film - Rita (directed by Zhao Liang, Italy)
  • Shorts Jury special mention - A Man Overboard (directed by Fabien Gorgeart, France)
  • Shorts Jury special mention - Party (directed by Dalibor Matanić, Croatia)
  • The IFF Bratislava Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography - Juraj Herz (director)

2010 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2011 IFF Bratislava[edit]


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