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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Appoints Agnieszka Holland as Jury President, Honors Oliver Stone

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 23, 2013 at 2:39PM

The 48th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic announced today that American auteur Oliver Stone will be honored with the Crystal Globe Award for outstanding artistic contributions to world cinema. In addition, thrice-Oscar nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland will serve as president of the jury.
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Oliver Stone.
Oliver Stone.

The 48th Annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic announced today that American auteur Oliver Stone will be honored with the Crystal Globe Award for outstanding artistic contributions to world cinema. While Stone's last film was the less-than-outstanding "Savages" in 2012, the writer-director has won three Oscars and helmed many memorable classic films, from "Salvador," "Born on the Fourth of July," and "Platoon" to "Nixon," "JFK" and "Wall Street."

Agnieszka Holland
Agnieszka Holland

In addition, thrice-Oscar nominated Polish director Agnieszka Holland (holocaust drama "In Darkness") will serve as president of the jury. Holland and her jury will give out Crystal Globe Awards for Best Feature, Actor, Actress, Director and a Special Jury Prize.

The festival runs June 28 to July 6, and the lineup will be announced in June.

This article is related to: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Oliver Stone, Agnieszka Holland


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