„The aim of Film Europe Awards is to honour those filmmakers, whose work has been recognized internationally.
I believe that they justly deserve the recognition of the Slovak cultural community.“
- Ivan Hronec
The media company Film Europe and the international film festival Art Film Fest Trenčianske Teplice jointly presented
the FILM EUROPE AWARD 2010 for extraordinary creative achievement by Slovak filmmaker abroad.
The accolade went to the director Mátýas Prikler (1982) for his feature film Ďakujem, dobre (Thanks, fine, 2009).
The film provides an intimate look into family relationships and their destruction on the backdrop of the economic downturn.
Ďakujem, dobre represented Slovakia at the prestigious competition Cinéfondation at the International Film Festival in
Cannes in 2010. Mátáys Prikler received several awards for his student film - among them Slovak national film prize
Slnko v Sieti in the category Short Feature Film and the Most Promising Director award at the International Student
Film Festival in Tel Aviv.
The media company Film Europe and the international film festival Cinematik Piešťany jointly presented the national film
prize FILM EUROPE AWARD 2010 for extraordinary creative achievement of a Slovak documentary film maker
on the international film scene.
The prize went to Jaroslav Vojtek (1968) for his evening-length documentary Hranica (The Border, 2009), a film about
a pointless border that has divided the village of Slemence and the destinies of its inhabitants through many decades.
The film was also awarded the Mezi moři Award at the International Documentary Festival Jihlava 2009 for the best
documentary from the Central and Eastern Europe. The film was screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam
in the Spectrum Section, a selection of films by experienced artists who have made an essential contribution
to international film culture.
The media company Film Europe and the International Film Festival Bratislava jointly presented the national
FILM EUROPE AWARD 2010 for successful presentation of Slovak film art abroad. The prize went to the film and theatre
actor Marko Igonda (1978). Marko Igonda was named Shooting Star 2008 for his character of the German soldier Helmut Kampen
in the film Facing the Enemy at the Berlinale Film Festival 2008. The Shooting Stars project, hosted by
the European Film Promotion, presents and raises awareness about up-and-coming European actors and actresses.
(In the past, the project helped launch careers of such sought-after contemporary stars as the Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz
or Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond).
In 2010 the film Legend of the Flying Cyprian premiered in Slovakia with Marko Igonda in the title role of the monk Cyprian.
The film was presented at the MFF Bratislava in the section Made in Slovakia – dedicated to Slovak cinematography.
Filmography: Crazy Six (1998), Uprising (2001), Behind Enemy Lines 2001, King of Thieves (2004), Lovers and Murderers (2004),
Krev zmizelého (Shadows of the Deceased, 2005), Restart (2005), Hannibal Rising (2007), Crash Road (2007).