Bratislava International Film Festival

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Bratislava International Film Festival
LocationBratislava, Slovakia

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

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


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 Lynne Ramsay  Great Britain
2001 Daughters of the Sun دختران خورشید Maryam Shahriar  Iran
2002 Japan Japón Carlos Reygadas  Mexico
2003 Bored in Brno Nuda v Brně Vladimír Morávek  Czech Republic
2004 Or (My Treasure) Or (Mon trésor) Keren Yedaya  Israel
2005 The Cave of the Yellow Dog Die Höhle des gelben Hundes Byambasuren Davaa  Mongolia,  Germany
2006 4:30 Royston Tan  Singapore
2007 Blind Mountain Mang shan 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
2012 The Towrope La Sirga William Vega  Colombia
2013 Class Enemy Razredni sovražnik Rok Biček  Slovenia
2014 Party Girl Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis  France
2015 Land and Shade La tierra y la sombra César Augusto Acevedo  Colombia
2016 Tramontane Vatche Boulghourjian  Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
2017 Men Don't Cry Muškarci ne plaču Alen Drljević  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany

2003 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2004 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2005 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2006 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2007 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2008 IFF Bratislava[edit]

  • Grand PrixMid–August Lunch (directed by Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy)
  • Best DirectorAmat Escalante (The Bastards, Mexico, France, United States)
  • Best ActressNada Abou Farhat (Under the Bombs, Lebanon, France, United Kingdom, Belgium)
  • Best ActorZsolt Anger (The Investigator, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland)
  • FIPRESCI AwardUnder the Bombs (directed by Philippe Aractingi, Lebanon, France, United Kingdom, Belgium)

2009 IFF Bratislava[edit]

  • Grand PrixThe Day God Walked Away (directed by Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgium, France)
  • Best DirectorKamen Kalev (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)
  • Best ActressRuth Nirere (The Day God Walked Away, France, Belgium)
  • Best ActorChristo Christov (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)– Ex-aequo / Post-mortem
  • Best ActorHarold Torres (Northless, Mexico, Spain)– Ex-aequo
  • FIPRESCI AwardNorthless (directed by Rigoberto Perezcano, Mexico, Spain)
  • Special mentionNorthless (directed by Rigoberto Perezcano, Mexico, Spain)
  • Ecumenical Jury AwardKamen Kalev (Eastern Plays, Bulgaria, Sweden)
  • Ecumenical Jury Award special mentionOptical Illusions (directed by Cristian Jiménez, Chile, France)
  • Student Jury AwardWhisper With the Wind (directed by Shahram Alidi, Iraq)
  • Best Documentary FilmPetition (directed by Zhao Liang, France, China)
  • Best Short FilmRita (directed by Zhao Liang, Italy)
  • Shorts Jury special mentionA Man Overboard (directed by Fabien Gorgeart, France)
  • Shorts Jury special mentionParty (directed by Dalibor Matanić, Croatia)
  • The IFF Bratislava Award for Artistic Excellence in World CinematographyJuraj Herz (director)

2010 IFF Bratislava[edit]

2011 IFF Bratislava[edit]


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