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Juraj Jakubisko to be the main VIP guest at the International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain (Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón)

26. 11. 2012

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Juraj Jakubisko to be the main VIP guest at the International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain (Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón)

Spanish film journalists, publicists and critics are holding an event whose purpose is to draw attention to the best moviemaking, offer their critical view of international cinematography, and last but not least, highlight ambitious film projects.
On 21 November 2012, Juraj Jakubisko flew to the north of Spain, where a retrospective of his films is taking place at the Gijón International Film Festival. At the gala closing event of the 50th anniversary of this festival, he will receive an award for his outstanding achievements in the field of cinematography and lifetime artistic contribution to global filmmaking.
A retrospective of Juraj Jakubisko's films at the International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain:
In packed movie theatres, viewers and festival participants were able to see films like the director's latest film Bathory, Nejasná zpráva o konci světa [An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World], Post Coitum, Lepsie byť bohatý a zdravý ako chudobný a chorý [It's Better to Be Wealthy and Healthy Than Poor and Ill], Sedím na konári a je mi dobre[Sitting on a Branch, Enjoying Myself], and Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni[Birds, Orphans and Fools].
The president of the festival is Nacho Carballo.
Links regarding Juraj Jakubisko's participation:
http://en.fic.gijon.es/page/11649-juraj-jakubisko-the-virtues-of-excess
Author of the article as well as a new book on Juraj, Jesús Palacios

Juraj Jakubisko has received over 80 awards at film festivals at home and abroad for his films.

Personal awards for his contributions to European and world cinematography.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón – HONORARY AWARD for an exceptional artistic contribution to global cinematography, Spain 2012
Cinema CHARLIE AWARD –   GOLDEN BOOT - for artistic contributions to European Cinema, Poland 2010
ELZA MORENTI AWARD – contributions to cinematography, Italy (2009)
SPECIAL CRYSTAL GLOBE – KVFF: for a lifetime contribution to cinematography (2008) MEMORIAL MEDAL from the Czech senate for development of Czech-Slovak relations in culture (2007)
PRIBINA CROSS – 2nd Order, Slovak Republic: A Slovak state award for contributions to culture (2003)
CZECH LION lifetime artistic contribution award, from the Czech Film and Television Academy, Czech Republic (2003)
PRIZE FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVITY - Masaryk Academy of Art in Prague, Czech Republic: for a lifetime contribution to cinematography (2001)
BEST SLOVAK DIRECTOR OF THE 20th CENTURY – an award from Slovak film journalists and critics (2000) GOLDEN SEAL OF THE YUGOSLAVIAN CINEATHEQUE for his major contribution to the advancement of art in film, Belgrade (2000)
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ART OF FILM – Denver, Colorado, USA (1998) MAVERICK AWARD ‘90 – For Vision in Film. 1998, Taos, New Mexico, USA;
TRIBUTE  - AFI International  Film Festival '91, Los Angeles, USA (1991) BEST CZECHOSLOVAK FILM OF THE 1980s – Tisícročná včela [A Thousand-year-old Bee] – best direction: Czechoslovak film journalists and critics' award (1990) BEST FILM OF THE 1960s – Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni [Birds, Orphans and Fools] – best direction: Czechoslovak film journalists and critics' award (1990) Awards for films co-produced with Czech Television
BATHORY: GOLD REMI AWARD -  Best Art Director – WorldFest Houston 2011, USA SPECIAL JURY REMI AWARD – WorldFest Houston 2011, USA
OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT - Monaco Charity Film Festival 2010 Český lev [Czech Lion] (2009)
- Best art direction
- Best costume design (Jaroslava Pecharová)
- Most successful film of 2008 Slnko v Sieti [The Sun in a Net]  – Slovak Film Academy Award (2010)
- Best art direction (Juraj Jakubisko),
- Best costume design (Jaroslava Pecharová)
- Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Anna Friel) Igric Award – Slovak film award (2009)
- Best art direction (Juraj Jakubisko)
The most successful Slovak film of all time.
NEJASNÁ ZPRÁVA O KONCI SVĚTA [An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World]:
Montreal IFF - Best artistic contribution (1997)
AFI Fest - Grand Jury Prize – Nominated  (1997)
IFF Pescara Golden Dolphin - Best Director (1997)
San Diego International Film Festival  - Best Director Award (1998)
Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival - Award for visuals, (1998)
Denver Film Festival - Award for outstanding results in cinema (1998)
Český Lev [Czech Lion] (1997)
- Best female actress in a supporting role
- Best editing
- Best music
- Best sound
Special Award of the Czech Literary Fund  – Best film direction of the year (1997)

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