Art Film Fest to award international and Slovak luminaries

Famous faces etched in viewers’ minds and famous names behind major cinematic oeuvres are set to pay a visit to the 20th Art Film Fest, running from 16 to 23 June in Trenčianske Teplice and Trenčín.

As in previous years, Art Film Fest is honouring Slovak and international performers for their extraordinary contributions to film acting with the Actor’s Mission Award. In the festival park, each recipient will personally place a brass plaque bearing their name: Oscar laureate Ben Kingsley, French film star Emmanuelle Béart and beloved Czech actor Miroslav Donutil.

This year Art Film Fest’s Golden Camera will go to three film professionals for their significant contributions to cinema: Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky, one of the most distinguished directors in Russia (and Hollywood for that matter), notable Slovak cinematographer Dodo Šimončič and influential Slovak dramaturge and director Rudolf Urc.

Béart, Konchalovsky and Šimončič will accept their awards at Art Film Fest’s opening, and Kingsley, Donutil and Urc will do so at its closing.