Documentary filmmaker Pavol Barabáš won the Best Film award at the International Outdoor Film Festival in Prague for “The Unknown Antarctica”, Mária Lampertová from the K2 studio told the TASR newswire on December 8.
More than 100 films from 16 countries from all around the world competed for the festival's Grand Prix. Apart from receiving the main prize, Barabáš's film was also awarded first prize in the climbing and mountains category.
The film has already been awarded the main prize at the International Festival in the Czech town of Teplice nad Metují, at the Artshow festival in Lodž, Poland, and at Bratislava's Camera festival. “The Unknown Antarctica” was released in October as the first Slovak film on blue-ray disc and as a DVD in the Grand Prix collection.
The International Outdoor Film Festival is the world's largest itinerant film festival. The festival’s sixth year began in Ostrava on October 10 and has toured another 24 Czech towns, attended by approximately 24,000 people. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Dec 2008 at 7:00