Sun in a Net film prizes were awarded

Slovak national film awards, the Sun in a Net prizes, were given out, with the Eva Nová movie garnering most of them.

Eva Nová film team with prizes. Eva Nová film team with prizes. (Source: Daniel Dluhý)

At the Gala Ceremony on April 16, the best films and performances premiered in 2014 and 2015 were awarded, as well as two outstanding contributors to Slovak cinema – director Juraj Jakubisko and cameraman Igor Luther. 

Eva Nová, the feature film directed by Marko Škop received five awards out of nine nominations: for the best feature film, best directing, best script (also by Škop), best actress (Emília Vášáryová), and best actor (Milan Ondrík), the SITA newswire informed.

Other films that received Sun in a Net awards included Tak ďaleko, tak blízko (So Far, So Close by Jaro Vojtek) – best documentary; Fongopolis (by Joanna Kozuch) – best animated film; Koza (Martin Kollár) – best camera; Čistič (The Cleaner) – best film editing; Koza (Tobias Potočný) – best sound; Hrana - 4 filmy o Marekovi Brezovskom (The Edge- 4 films about Marke Brezovský, Marke Brezovksý in memoriam) – best film music; Sedem zhavranelých bratov (Seven Ravens, Peter Čanecký, Ondřej Mašek) – best stage designers/architects; Sedem zhavranelých bratov (Seven Ravens, Juraj Steiner) – best costumes/masks. Overall there were Sun in a Net awards given for 14 categories.

The films awarded were shown during the Week of Slovak Film which coincided with the prizes (between April 11 and 18). Some selected works of Jakubisko and Luther were screened on the weekend preceding the Week of Slovak Film (and the gala ceremony, April 9-10). All except the fairy tale Seven Ravens were shown with English subtitles.

The gala ceremony on April 16 marked the highlight of the Week of Slovak Film 2016, SITA wrote.

The prize was first awarded in 2004, with historically the first prize for lifelong contribution to Slovak cinematography given to director Juraj Herz. The first awarding of Sun in a Net prizes took place on December 8, 2006 and it went to films made between 2004 and 2005 – the best movie and also best directing went to the Sunny State film of Martin Šulík. 

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