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Film winners announced

JOHN Muir's Alone Across Australia (shown in the picture) won the Grand Prix at the 6th Mountains and City international film festival that took place in Bratislava's Aupark between May 26 and 29.

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JOHN Muir's Alone Across Australia (shown in the picture) won the Grand Prix at the 6th Mountains and City international film festival that took place in Bratislava's Aupark between May 26 and 29.

The event's international jury praised the strong humanist message that the portrayal of a man relying solely on himself in nature sent.

Altogether, 40 films from 15 countries competed in four categories - Rock, Earth, Water and Air. The British film Twice Upon a Time in Bolivia, a humorous take on the alpine theme, won the Rock section.

Falling, an artistic view of kayaking by John Armstrong from the USA, won the Water category. Canadian environmental film Being Caribou won the Earth section and The Life, a metaphorical 3D picture on the meaning of life's journey by South Korean Jun-Ki Kim, scored first in the Air category.

Slovak director Pavol Barabáš received the Litfond and V4 prizes for his Amazonia Vertical. The festival's special prize went to Jamie Houssian from Canada for his film on adrenaline sports, The Collective.

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