Karlovy Vary To Fete Geoffrey Rush, Benicio Del Toro

Geoffrey Rush And benicio del toro Career Awards will be conferred in the 56th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), running on July 1-9 in the background of picturesque czech republic Spa Town.

Australian actor Rush will receive the Festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

King’s talk for which Rush won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, quills And shine The actor will appear at the ceremony as part of paying tribute.

Del Toro will be honored with the KVIFF President’s Award, which celebrates actors, directors and producers who have made fundamental contributions to the development of film and cinema.

Tributes will also include a screening of del Toro’s 1995 international breakthrough film The usual suspects And trafficFor which he won an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe, BAFTA and Silver Bear at the Berlinale in 2001.

Rush and Del Toro will receive their awards during the closing night ceremony.

KVIFF President Jiri Bartoska said, “We are honored and pleased that two extraordinary actors we have been deeply appreciating for many years have accepted our invitation to come to Karlovy Vary.”

This year’s edition will showcase 160 feature-length and short films in 13 volumes, with 34 films to be presented at world premieres.

In other KVIFF news, the Mahotsav also unveiled all its key jury members.

The main jury for the Crystal Globe competition included Argentine filmmaker Benjamin Domenech, German filmmaker Jan-Ole Gester, Polish distributor and festival organizer Roman Gutek, international sales agent and producer Fiorella Moretti, and Danish film editor and screenwriter Molly Malen Stensgaard. Huh.

The jury for its new Proxima competition, replacing the former East of West competition, included Filipino producer Bianca Balbuena, Icelandic documentarian Yrsa Roka Fanberg, Czech music journalist, filmmaker and writer Pavel Klusak, American distributor Michael Rosenberg and Ukrainian film director Myroslav Slobopitsky. We do.

KVIFF Jury List Complete:

crystal globe jury

  • Benjamin Domenech
  • jan-ole gerster
  • roman gutek
  • fiorella moretti
  • Molly Malen Stensgaard

Proxima Jury

  • bianca balbuena
  • yersa roca fanberg
  • Pavel Klusaki
  • Michael Rosenberg
  • myroslav slaboshpitsky


  • Nada Azhari Gillon
  • Britt Sorensen
  • Adam Crook
  • Gulnara Abikayev
  • Rasha Hosni
  • marek ceramaki

worldwide jury

  • Annette Gerde Hansen
  • Veronica Liskovac
  • theo peporte

Europa Cinemas Label Jury

  • Edit
  • lena narekangasi
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