This year'sKarlovy Vary Crystal Globe has been won by Danish film Terribly Happy (Frygtelig Lykkelig).
Henrik Ruben Genz's adaptation of an Erling Jepsen novel took the $30,000 top prize at the Czech spa town's Thermal Hotel grand hall.
The $20,000 Special Jury Prize was awarded to Indonesian director Nan T. Achnas' The Photograph.
Kazakhstan directorSergey Dvortsevoy's Tulpan took best film honours in the EastOf The West section.
The grand jury, led by president Ivan Passer, included Brenda Blethyn, Ari Folman, Ted Hope, Jan P. Muchow, Johanna ter Steege and Vilmos Zsigmond.
The 44th Karlovy Vary IFF will be held from July 3rd - 11th, 2009.
Terribly Happy (Henrik Ruben Genz. Denmark)
Special Jury Prize
The Photograph (Nan T. Achnas. Indonesia, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden)
Best Director Award
Alexey Uchitel - Captive (Plennyj) (Russia, Bulgaria)Best Actress Award
Martha Issová - Night Owls (Czech Republic)Best Actor Award
Jiri Mádl - Night Owls (Czech Republic)
The Karamazovs (Petr Zelenka. Czech Republic, Poland)The Investigator (A nyomozo) (Attila Gigor. Hungary, Sweden, Ireland,
Best Documentary Under 30 mins
Lost World (Gyula Nemes. Hungary, Finland)
Best Documentary Over 30 mins
Man on Wire (James Marsh. UK)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (Christopher Bell. US)
EAST OF THE WEST AWARDS
Tulpan (Sergey Dvortsevoy. Kazakhstan, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Poland)
Seamstresses (Sivacki) (Lyudmil Todorov. Bulgaria)
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CINEMA
Robert De Niro
FESTIVAL PRESIDENT'S AWARD
THE TOWN OF KARLOVY VARY AWARD
PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD
12(Nikita Michalkov. Russia)