Baltic films win recognition

  • 2007-07-09
  • By Mike Collier
KARLOVY VARY - Latvian and Estonian filmmakers were among the winners at the 46th Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic.

Laila Pakalnina's documentary Latvian film 'Theodore' received a special jury mention in the category for documentary films of less than 30 minutes.

The feature film 'The Dark Deer' by Viesturs Kairiss was also screened as part of the festival's film competition From East to West, which focused on entries from Eastern and Central Europe.


At the same festival, Estonian director Ilmar Raag made an impact with his school drama 'The Class', winning a special mention in the From East To West section and the Europa Cinemas award.

The festival that was held from June 29 through July 7had 15 movies competing in the East of the West programfocusing on films from central and eastern Europe and formerSoviet republics.

The top award went to the Croatian film 'Armin'.