CINEAST 2014 AWARDS announced!
The Way Out by Petr Václav wins the Grand Prix, the Special Jury Prize goes to Viktoria by Maya Vitkova and the Audience Award to Life Feels Good by Maciej Pieprzyca. Audience awards in the three short film categories : Little Secret, Baths and Down on the Corner. The winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony held on Friday 24 October at the Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg.
The Grand Prix CinEast 2014 was awarded to the film The Way Out directed by Petr Václav. The president of the jury Sergei Loznitsa commented the verdict 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.”
The Jury also awarded the Special Jury Prize to Viktoria by Maya Vitkova: “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.”
The Audience Award based on the votes of the festival-goers went to the film Life Feels Good by Maciej Pieprzyca.