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Awarded films:

Addicted to Altitude

Audience Choice - IMFF Poprad, 15.10.2017, Slovakia



Freedom under Load

1.Prize - MFOF - International Outdoorfilms Festival, Czech and SLovak republic, 6.10.- 9.12.2017
Honourable Mention by the Jury -
Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, 18.-22.10.2017
FIPRESCI 2017
- Igric, Slovakia
Honorary Mention - Tourfilm Karlove Vary, 6.-7.10.2017, Czech Republic
Grand Prize -
Ulju Mountain Film Festival, 21.-25.9.2017, Ulju, South Korea
Grand Prix -
Mountain Festival Ladek Zdroj, 21.-24.9.2017, Poland
GRAND PRIX -World Mountain Film Prize 2017- Festival dei Festival della Cinematografia di Montagna Lugano - Switzerland
Best Full-lenght film prize -
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MONTAÑA USHUAIA - 14.-27.8.2017, Argentina
Best film -
ASFK, Febiofest, Bratislava 2017
Diable d'Or -Culture du Monde,
FIFAD, 5.-12.8.2017, Les Diablerets, Swiss
Grand Prix -
Mountains and City Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia, 22.-26.3.2017
Honorary Mention -
Festival gorniškega filma, Domžale, Slovenia, 20.-26.2.2017
Best Mountain Culture Film -
VIMFF, Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 10.-19.2.2017
Grand Prix -
MendiFilmFest, Bilbao, Spain, 9.-18.12.2016
Award for the film of special Cultural Values -
Banskofilmfest, Bansko, Bulgaria, 23.-27.11.2016
Grand Prize "VILA DE TORELLO", Golden Edelweiss -
BBVA Mountain Film Festival, Torello, Spain, 11.-20.11.2016
Best Photography and Silver Edelweiss - BBVA Mountain Film Festival, Torello, Spain, 11.-20.11.2016
Best Film on Mountain Culture - Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Banff, Canada, 29.10.-6.11.2016
Special Mention - Eho Mountain Film Festival, Macedonia, 17.-20.10.2016
The Prize for a Documentary - International Mountain Film Festival, Poprad, Slovakia, 12.-16.10.2016
Audience Award - Cinematik, Piešťany, Slovakia, 13.-18.9.2016
Grand Prix - Spotkania z Filmem Gorskim, Zakopane, Poland, 31.8.-4.9.2016
Best documentary - International Mountaineering Film Festival, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 25.-28.8.2016
Grand Prix - T-film, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 15.5.2017


Suri

Jury´s Award - Life Science Film Festival, Prague, Czech republic, 2016
The people´s choice Award -
Expedicna kamera, 221 towns of Czech and Slovak Republic, 18.2.-15.4.2016
Best Film about Mountains, Sports and Adventure -
Festival of Mountain Films Domžale, Slovenia, 2016
Best Film - Go Kamera, Brno, Czech Republic, 2016
Best Film in Nature and Ecology Category -
Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, Slovenia, 2015
The people´s choice Award
- Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, Slovenia, 2015
Best Theme Award - Kolkata International Wildlife & Enviroment Film Festival India, 2015
The Prize for adventurous exploration of the tribe traditions - International Festival of the Mountain Films, Poprad, 2015


Live for Passion

3rd Price Mountain Film Category - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech rep., Slovakia, Russia, 2015
Grand Prize -
Torello's International Festival of Mountain and Adventure Films, Spain, 2015
Alpine Camera in Gold -
International Mountainfilm Festival Graz, Austria, 2015
Honorable Mention -
Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, Germany, 2015
Best Man & Mountain Film Award -
Mountain Film Festival in Ladek Zdroj, Poland, 2015
General Partner Award - International Mountaineering Film Festival, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2015
Honorable Mention in the category ROCK - Hory a mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2015
Parkstad Limburg Award - Dutch Mountain Film Festival, The Netherlands, 2015
TV Slovenia Award - Mountain Film Festival Domžale, Slovenia, 2015
GRAND PRIZE - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2014
Audience Prize - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2014


The Polarman

Audience Award - Snow Film Fest, Czech republic, Slovakia, 2014
Prize of Russian Science Academy -
The Baikal International Film Festival for documentary and popular science films "People and Environment", 2014
Audience Award
- festival Vysoké hory Nitra, 2014


Footprints on the Ridge

Main Prize - Climbing Films Festival Bohemian Paradise, Czech Republic, 2015
Second Prize -
International festival of outdoor films, Czech, Slovak republic, Russia, 2014
Award for complete realization in extreme conditions -
International Mountain Film Festival, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2014
Honourable Mention -
International Filmfestival Graz, Austria, 2014
Audience Prize -
Spotkania z Filmem Górskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2014
Grand Prize -
NZ Mountain Film Festival, New Zealand, 2014
The RTVS General Director Prize -
Envirofilm Banská Bystrica, 2014
The best film -
Go kamera Brno, Czech Republic, 2014
Audience Prize -
Vysoké hory Nitra, 2013
Audience Prize - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2013
Honourable mention - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2013


Tales of the Tatra Mountains Peaks

FIPRESCI 2014 - Prize of Slovak Film Journalists, 2014
OTO 2014 -
Creative act of the year OTO 2014
Grand Prix -
MFOF Praha, Czech Republic, 2013
Special Award of the Youth Jury
- Bansko Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2013
The best Slovak film Award
- Envirofilm, Slovakia, 2013
The best festival film - Go Kamera, Czech Republic, 2013
3rd Prize in the category mountaineering and alpine film
- International Outdoor Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2012
Award for the film about alpine sport, exploration or adventure - International Mountain film Festival Bansko, Bulgaria, 2012
Jury´s Prize and Viewers Prize - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2012
Audience Prize - International Mountain Film Festival Poprad, Slovakia, 2012
Main festival prize - MFF Primus, Slovenia, 2012
Award for blending the humble perspective on nature and sport achievement - Envirofilm, Slovakia, 2012
Award in the category Earth, Festival Mountains and the City 2012, Slovakia, 2012


Pygmies - the Children of the Jungle, 52min. (2011)

The Perseus Award - T-film, 2014, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Audience Prize,
film festival Expedicni kamera, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2014
First Prize,
travel category, Czech - Polish Festival of Outdoor Films, Poland, 2013
First Prize -
Camera Slovakia, Bratislava, SR, 2013
Grand Prix -
Ekofilm Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2012
Grand Prix -
International Outdoor Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2012
Main festival prize
- MFF Primus, Slovenia, 2012
The best Slovak film - Festival Moutains and the City, Slovakia, 2012
Honourable mentionIX. IFF Tur Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2012
The best festival film - Go Kamera, Czech Republic, 2012
Film Journalists Award FIPRESCI - Etnofilm Čadca, Slovakia, 2012
Students Jury Award - Etnofilm Čadca, Slovakia, 2012


Trou de Fer - The Iron Hole, 55 min. (2011)

Award for a remarkable documentary depiction of a descent to the very bottom of a canyon - Sportfilm Liberec Film Festival - International FICTS, Liberec, Czech Republic, 2012
The best documentary film in the category Mountaineering and mountain climbing - International mountain film festival INKAFEST, Huaraz, Peru, 2012
Best adventure film - Moscow Film Festival VERTICAL, 2012
Viewers Prize
- BOFF Bovec Outdoor Film Festival, Slovenia, 2011
Grand Prix - International Outdoor Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2011
Award for complete film realization in extreme conditions - International Festival of Mountain, Adventure and Extreme Sport Films, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2011
Silver Edelweiss - Festival de cinema de muntanya de Torelló, Spain, 2011
Jean-Marc Boivin Prize - Dijon International Adventure Film Festival, France, 2011
The Prize for Best Camera - International Mountain Film Festival Tegernsee, Germany, 2011
The Prize of the Jury - International Mountain Film Festival in Poprad, Slovakia, 2011
Viewers Prize - International Mountain Film Festival in Poprad, Slovakia, 2011
The Prize for the Best Documentary Film - Istanbul International FICTS Festival, Turkey, 2011
Grand Prix - Mountain Review in Ladek Zdroj, Poland, 2011
Viewers Prize - Mountain Review in Ladek Zdroj, Poland, 2011
The Award in the Free Category - International Film Festival Water, Sea and Oceans,
Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, 2011
Viewers Prize- International Mountain Film Festival in Zakopane, Poland, 2011


Mongolia - In the Shadow of Genghis Khan, 61 min. (2010)

General partner of the festival Award and Viewers Prize - Envirofilm, Slovakia, 2011
Grand Prix - IFF Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2010
1st Prize - Agrofilm Nitra, Slovakia, 2010
Prize of the Director of the Festival - Etnofilm Čadca, Slovakia, 2010
1st Prize - Tourfilm 2010, Karlovy Vary, Czech republic, 2010
Award for cinematography - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, Czech republic, 2010
2nd Prize - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech republic, 2010


The Mystery of Underground, 15 min. (2009)

Prix Jury - Tourfilm, Karlove Vary, Czech Republic, 2009


Bhutan - A Search for Happiness, 33 min. (2008)

Best Film on Tourism- IFFC - International Festival of Short films on Culture & Tourism, Jaipur, India, 2016
Jury´s Prize
- GreenVision, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2010
2nd Prize - Camera Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2009
International Jury´s Prize - Tur Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2009
The Prize of the Mayor of Banská Bystrica City - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Kremnica, Slovakia, 2009
1st Prize - Agrofilm Nitra, Slovakia, 2009
Jury´s Prize - Ekofilm, České Budejovice, Czech Republic, 2009
The Mountain Culture Award - IFF Poprad, Slovakia, 2009
The Award of the President of the Slovak Republic - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2009
2nd Prize - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech republic, 2009
People´s Choice for the best film in the Slovak - International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008


Jozef Juzek Psotka, 26 min. (2008)

Special award for Historical Document - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic, 2008


Carstensz - The Seventh Summit, 44 min. (2008)

Special Jury´s Prize - International Festival for Mountain Documentary and Fictional Films Orobie, Bergamo, Italy, 2011
Award for the Best Mountain, Environment - Ecology Film- Mendi Film Festival, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain, 2010
1st Prize in category Culture, man, ecology - Mountain Film Review, Ladek Zdroj, Poland,2010
Award for the Best Director - Vertical, Moscow, Russia, 2010
Children´s Jury Prize - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 2010
Prize of the Slovak Olympic Committee - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 2010
Public Choice - Bovec outdoor film festival, Bovec, Slovenia, 2009
1st Prize - Bovec outdoor film festival, Bovec, Slovenia, 2009
Jury´s Prize - International Mountain Film Festival, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2009
Camera Extreme - Explorers Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2009
Adventura Proze - FIFAM, Montreal, Canada, 2009
1st Prize - Go Kamera, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009
Jury´s Prize - Welzlovo filmobile, Zábřez, Czech Republic, 2009
Public Choice - MFHF, Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2008
Grand Prix - Spotkania z filmem gorskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2008


Unknown Antartica, 40 min. (2007)

Grand Prix - Internacional Mountain Film Festival, Domžale, Slovenia, 2009
Public´s Prize - Welzlovo filmobile, Zábřez, Czech Republic, 2009
Jury Prize - Welzlovo filmobile, Zábřez, Czech Republic, 2009
Grand Prix - IFF, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2008
Grand Prix - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic, 2008
1st. Prize in the category Mountain and climbing film - International Festival of Outdoor Films, Czech Republic, 2008
1st. Prize - Camera Slovakia, Bratislava, SR, 2008
1st. Prize - Artshow, Łódź, Poland, 2008
Tthe best Slovak film - The festival director Prize, Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 2008
Grand Prix, International Mounteneering Film Festival, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2008
Award of the statutory city České Budějovice - IFF Ekofilm, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2008


High Tatras - A Wilderness Frozen in Time, 52 min. (2007)

Third Prize, travel category, Czech - Polish Festival of Outdoor Films, Poland, 2013
Best Picture Award
- Chicago International Mountain Film Festival, USA, 2012
Jury´s Special Award for the Photography - Barbara and Jnusz Czecz Prize - International W. Puchalski Nature Film festival, Lodz, Poland, 2009
Grand Prix - Tur Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2008
Grand Prix - International Documentary Film Festival on Parks, Sondrio, Italia, 2008
Public´s Prize - International Documentary Film Festival on Parks, Sondrio, Italia, 2008
Merit Award for Cinematography - The International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, USA, 2008
Audience Award - Spotkanie z filmem gorskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2008
Tatra National Park Director´s Award - Spotkanie z filmem gorskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2008
Jury´s Prize - People and Environment, Irkutsk, Russia, 2008
1st. Prize - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovakia, 2008
Award for the Best Photography - IFF Ekofilm, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2008
Jury´s Prize - XIII Przeglšd Filmów Górskich im. A. Zawady, Ladek zdroj, Poland, 2008
Honourable Mention - MFHF, Poprad, SR, 2007
The Slovak Republic Ministre of Culture Prize, Slovakia, 2007


Tepuy - A Journey to the Depths of the Earth, 63 min. (2007)

Creative Prize Igric - prize for creating the DVD Tepuy - Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2008
Grand Prize - EuroSpéléo Imag'in, Vercors, France, 2008
Best International Film - Fort William Mountain Festival, Fort William, Scotland, 2008
1st Prize in category Adventurous and extreme sport films - IFOF, Czech Republic, 2007
Viewers Prize, Intenational Film Festival Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2007
Children´s Jury Prize - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2007
Prize of the President of the Slovak Republic - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2007
Runner up - Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal, Great Britain, 2007
Viewers Prize - MFHF, Poprad, SR, 2006
Honorable Mention - MFHF, Poprad, SR, 2006


Metamorphoses of the Tatra Mountains, 13 min. (2006)

The Best Ecological Film - Eko-Etno-Folk, Slatioara, Romania, 2008
Judge Special Award - International Mountain Film Festival, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2007
Grand Prix - Public Prize - Spotkania z Filmem Górskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2006
Slovak Literary Fund Award - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2006
The Director of the Festival Prize for the Best Slovak Film - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2006
Radio Regina Prize - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2006
2nd Prize in the third category - documentary and publicity films for TV broadcasting, Tourfil,
Karlove Vary, Czech Republic, 2006
Jury´s Special Mention - IFF, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2006
The Ministry of the Environment of Slovak Republic Award, Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2006
Award of the Director of the Tatra National Park in Poland for the magnificent presentation of natures beauty, Spotkania z Filmem Górskim, Zakopane, Poland, 2006
2nd Prize in the category "Mountain films" - International festival of outdoor films, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006


Pururambo, 54 min. (2005)

Aigle d'or de l'adventure, International Adventure and Discovery Film Festival, Val d'Isère, France, 2007
Cultrure award, Tur Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2007
Special jury´s prize, IFF, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2007
Grand prize, International Outdoor Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
1st prize in the category Adventure and extreme sport films, International Outdoor Film Festival, Prague,
Czech Republic, 2006
Creative premium of the Slovak literary fund, Slovak film union and the Union of Slovak television creators, for a fantastic creative film performance shot on the expedition in Papua - New Guinea, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2006
Slovak film critics prize for audiovisual work in 2005 in film - ex aequo category, Bratislava, 2006
Best festival film - Go Kamera, Brno, Czech Republic, 2006
2nd prize - Camera Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2006
Best film in the Earth category - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2006
Best film in the documentary films category - a well directed and well crafted film made in a sensitive way under extreme conditions. It depicts a rare meeting with a prehistoric culture and the relationship between humanity and nature - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2006
Children's audience prize - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2006
Special mention for an excellent presentation of an exceptionally interesting and unknown human way of life - "Green Wave - 21st century" European Environment Festival, Dolna Banya, Bulgaria, 2006
Award of the city Teplice nad Metují - IFF, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2006
Special prize of the jury, Academia film Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2006
Festival president's prize - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2006
Best director award - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice Czech Republic, 2006
Students jury award - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice Czech Republic, 2006
Adventura Prize- Man and the environment - Montreal International Adventure Film Festival, Canada, 2006
Culture prize - Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Kendal, Great Britain, 2006
Mountain Wilderness Prize - International Festival of Mountain and Adventure Films, Torelló, Spain, 2006
1st prize in category "Adventure and extream films", International festival of outdoor films, Prague, Czech Republic, 2006
The prize for complete realization in extreme conditions, International Mountain Film Festival, Bansko, Bulgario, 2006
Public choice - IMFF, Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2005


Amazonia Vertical, 63 min. (2004)
Viewers Choice Award - International Mountain Film Festival, Domžale - Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007
The Best Travelers Film - Festival Niamori, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2007
Best Documentary Film - Slovak National Film Awards "Slnko v sieti", Bratislava, Slovakia, 2006
Best Adventure Feature - Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Flagstaff, USA, 2006
St. Anton Publikumspreis - St. Anton am Arlberg, Les Berge - Menschen - Abenteuer, Austria, 2006
Gand Prize - „for a documentary that presents the power of nature and adventurous discovery of a lost world. The groups commitment to the un-known borders on reckless and the film keeps you on the edge of your seat to the end“ - Wanaka Mountain Film Festival, Wanaka, New Zealand, 2005
Grand Prize - FIFAD, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 2005
Grand Prize - International Mountain Film Festival, Sliven, Bulgaria, 2005
Adventura Prize in Extreme adventure category “for the best production illustrating an activity with a highly sporting character” - FIFAM Montreal, Canada, 2005
Camera Aplin in Gold - “Through capturing editing and thrilling pictures we learn that women can perfectly keep pace in a world of climbing dominated by men. This film shows the harmonic friendship of three persons, even under extreme conditions” - International Mountain & Adventure Film Festival, Graz, Austria, 2005
Creative Premium of the Slovak Literary Fund, the Slovak Film Union and the Union of the Slovak Television Creatores for a professional documentary camera composition, Film and tv documentary category, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2005
Slovak Film Critic’s Prize - Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2005
Tatrabanka Prize - for the extraordinary creative work of art, Slovak Republic, 2005
1st Prize in Mountain Climbing and Mountain Film Category - International festival of outdoor films, Ostrava,
Czech Republic, 2005
Viewer´s Choice Award - International festival of outdoor films, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2005
The Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic Awarad - "It´s Up To You Too" - Festival Uherské Hradiště,
Czech Republic, 2005
Audience Award - It´s Up To You Too - Festival Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2005
Main Prize of the Jury - Camera Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2005
The Winner in Nomination “Mountain Nature” - Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films “Vertical”, Russia, 2005
The Prize of the Children´s Audience - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2005
Slovak Literary Fund Award - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2005
V4 Proze for the best film from V4 countries - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2005
Best Free Production - Water, sea, oceans, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2005
Main Prize in the Mountaineering Sports Category - International mountain film festival,
Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2005
1st Prize in Video Competition - Skipper, Tále, Slovak Republic, 2005
Spectators’ Proze - International mountain film festival, Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2005
Ferstival Director´s Prize - Meetings with mountain films, Zakopane, Poland, 2005
Special Award of the International Jury for a wonderful approach to travelogue, the viewer finds out more about an unknown exotic environment as it is seen by extreme sportsmen and their healthy and challenging attitude to nature - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2005
Award for the Best Photography for incredibly dedicated work of the cameraman in extreme conditions for the ability to keep aesthetics at a high level that perfectly fits in with the form of the film - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Czech Rep., 2005
Award of the Bulgarian Filmmaker’s Union - International Mountain Film Festival, Sliven, Bulgaria, 2005
Public Choice - International Festival of Mountain Films, Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2004
Prize for the Best Expedition Film of Unexplored Territories - International Festival of Mountain Films, Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2004


Slovakia and Cuture, 13 min. (2003)

Prize for the author´s Contribution - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2005
Prize of the Prezident of Slovak Republic - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2004


The Tatras a Mystery, 11 min. (2003)

Slovak Literary Found Prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2004
Public Prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2004
Jury´s Special Mention - Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2004
1st Prize in the category “TV Documentary Films” - Tourfilm, Karlove Vary, Czech Republic, 2004
Award fro the Author´s Contribution - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2004
Prize of the Pretident of the Slovak Republic - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2003
Zlín region Award - Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2003


OMO - A Journey to the Primaeval Age, 68 min. (2002)

Viewers prize - IFF Divoká Orlice, Czech Republic, 2006
Grand prize of the Jury - Aigle d'or de l'aventure - Val d´Isére, France, 2005
Grand prize - Sliven, Bulgaria, 2004
Prize sponsorised by "SUUNTO Enterprise" and Alps Librairy for the best Adventure and exploration film in the "Documentary films" category - Autrans, France, 2004
Prize for the "Best Fresh Water" - Water, Sea, Oceans, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2004
The Mayor of Banská Bystrica Prize „for original connection of an adventure and ideas connected with the roots of a human existence" - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, SR, 2004
Golden Frame - for visual aspects of the film, Explorers Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2004
Jury's prize - Envirofilm, Slovak Republic, 2004
Silver Gentian for the "Best Film On Exploration" - Trento, Italy, 2003
Slovak Film Critic's Prize - Trenčianske Teplice, Slovak Republic, 2003
Special Appreciation of the Jury - Vancouver, Canada, 2003
Grand prize - Teplice nad Metuji, Czech Republic, 2003
Grand prize - Skipper Tále, Slovak Republic, 2003
2nd Prize - Kendal, Great Britain, 2003
Honourable mention - Graz, Austria, 2003
Jury's Prize - Agrofilm, Slovak Republic, 2003
Slovak Literary Fund Prize - Mountains and Town, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2003
Public Prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2003
Grand prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2002
Public Prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2002
Public Prize - Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2002
nomination - BANFF, Canada, 2002


Mustang, 28 min. (2001)
Certificate of Merit of the President of the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic - TUR, Ostrava , Czech Rep., 2004
Grand Prize
- Sliven, Bulgaria, 2003
Festival Director´s Prize for the Best Slovak Film - Envirofim, Slovak Republic, 2003
Children Jury Prize - Envirofim, Slovak Republic, 2003
Best film in the "Documentary Film" category - Envirofim, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2003
Prize for Beauty and Humanism - Green Vision, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003
Grand Prize - Ladek Zdrój, Poland, 2002
Grand Prize - Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2002
Main prize for ecology - Torello, Spain, 2002
Best Director Award - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2002
Prize for the best photography - Trento, Italy, 2002
Special diploma for geographical exploration - Moscow, Russia, 2002
Festival President's Prize - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2002
Slovak film critics prize - Trenčianske Teplice, Slovak Republic, 2002
Literary fund prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2002
Special mention - Vancouver, Canada, 2002
Public prize - Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Great Britain, 2002
Public prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2002
Grand Prize - Cervinia, Italy, 2001
Grand Prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2001
Main prize in the “Mountain Culture” category - Banff, Canada, 2001
Main prize - Josef Velk Prize - Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, 2001
Main prize in the documentary category - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2001
Public prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2001


Expedition Siberia, 36 min. (2001)

1st Prize - International festival of water sports, 2003, Tále, Slovakia
2nd Prize - International Festival of Outdoor Films 2003 - Ostrava, Czech Republic, category: „an extreme water sports films“ Mention d´Honneur - Sport Movies and TV 2003 - 21st International Festival (FICTS), section:”Documentary: Reportage - Team Sport”, Milan, Italy, 2003
Public prize - Teplice nad Metuji, Czech rep. 2002
Special Mention - Teplice nad Metuji, Czech rep. 2002


Mysterious Mamberamo, 65min., (2000)
Adventura Prize - FIFAM, Montreal, Canada, 2003
1st Prize in the “Documentaries” category - Agrofilm, Nitra, Slovak Republic, 2002
“Kokteil” magazine Prize - FAAF, Prague, Czech Republic, 2002
Igric - for film direction, Trenčianske Teplice, Slovak Republic, 2001
Grand Prize - Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Great Britain, 2001
Grand Prize - Envirofilm, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic, 2001
Grand Prize - Moscow, Russia, 2001
Grand Prize - Ekofilm, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2001
Grand Prize - Banff, Canada, 2000
Grand Prize - Ekotopfilm, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2000
Best Film in the “Earth” category - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2001
2nd Prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2000
Best adventure film - Moscow, Russia, 2001
Best Slovak Film - Tourfilm, Slovak Republic, 2001
Jury Award - Cervinia, Italy, 2001
Public prize - Mountains and City, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2001
Main Prize in the "Mountain" category - Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 2000
Camera Alpin in Gold / The Best Adventure Film - Graz, Austria, 2000
Public prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 2000
Public prize - Etnofilm, Čadca, Slovak Republic, 2000


Beyond the Frontiers of Darkness, 26 min. (1999)

Grand Prize - Trojan, Bulgaria, 2000
Jury Award - Santander - Španielsko 2000
Festival Spectators Award - VI. International Festival of Mountain Films, Poprad, Slovakia 1999


118 Days in Captivity of Ice, 57 min. (1998)
1st prize in the “Adventure and extreme sport films” category - Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2003
Grand Prize - Trojan, Bulgaria, 2000
Best adventure film - Coppenhagen, Denmark, 2000
Slovak film critics prize - Slovak Republic, 2000
Grand Prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1998
Grand Prize - Vancouver, Canada, 1999
Grand Prize - Trento, Italy, 1999
Grand Prize -Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 1999
Best film on Mountain Sport - Banff, Canada, 1999
Best adventure film - Graz, Austria, 1999
Extreme Prize - Toulon, France, 1999
Prize of the Planet - Toulon, France, 1999
Prize for Direction - FICTS, Milan, Italy, 1999
Best expedition film - Autrans, France, 1998
Best adventure film - Santander, Spain, 1998
Jury Award - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1998
Public prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1998
Kodak Award - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1998


Their Home is Below the Kanchenjunga, 26 min. (1998)
Prize of literary fund -for the best artistic contribution - Tourfilm, Slovakia 1999
Jury Award - Etnofilm, Slovakia 1998


80 Metres Below the Summit, 52 min. (1997)
Jury Award - Sliven, Bulgaria, 2000
Jury Award - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1997
Public prize - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1997
Kodak Award - Poprad, Slovak Republic, 1997


Buddhist Ladakh, 20 min. (1996)
Tourfilm Award - Slovakia, 1998
Tourfilm Award, Varese - Italia, 1998
Kodak Award - Poprad, Slovakia, 1997


Karakoram Highway, (1995)

Participation at the International Mountain Film Festival in Teplice nad Metují, Czech Republic, 1996
Participation
at the International Mountain Film Festival in Poprad, Slovakia, 1995


The Tatra Memento, (1994)

Jury´s Prize, Ekotopfilm, Žilina, Slovakia, 1996

DVD Collection GRAND PRIX

Creative Premium for the 22 DVD Grand Prix Collection - Annual Award of the Slovak FIlm Union, Union of the Slovak TV producers and Slovak Literary Fund - Igric 2012

Creative Premium for the 12 DVD Grand Prix Collection in Audiovisual Production 2008 - Annual Awars of the Slovak FIlm Union, Union of the Slovak TV producers and Slovak Literary Fund - Igric 2009

The Slovak Film Journalists Award for the 12 DVD Grand Prix Collection - the 17th Award of the Slovak Film Critics 2009 for the audiovisual production in 2008

Prix Jury in the category "Documentary and journalistic film" - Tourfilm, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2007

Creative premium for the 3 DVD Grand Prix Collection - Annual Award of the Slovak FIlm Union, Union of the Slovak TV producers and Slovak Literary Fund - Igric 2007

Creative premium for the 6 DVD Grand Prix Collection - Annual Award of the Slovak FIlm Union, Union of the Slovak TV producers and Slovak Literary Fund - Igric 2005

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Pavol Barabáš is one of the most popular Slovakian film directors. He is the man behind a wide range of mountain and adventure films involving people in extreme conditions.

He has filmed in remote wildernesses, deep caves far from civilisation and on raging rivers and ice peaks. His films radiate love and respect for nature, an enormous mental power and moral awareness. He has been awarded more than 190 national and international awards. The basis for his choice of themes and journeys is his own imagination and the achievements his friends that are worth recording. While people penetrate various mysterious corners of the world in his film shoots, he spends much of his time hidden in a studio editing or writing scenes for the films he carries in his head. His thoughts constantly transport him to the corners of the world from which he has just returned.

Pavol Barabáš has been part of several expeditions ranging from the discovery of an unknown tribe of Stone Age people in Papua New Guinea to the co-discovery of a mega cave in the Chimanta Table Mountains and participation in the first traverse of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica. He has experienced many unforgettable moments during his travels which he attempts to portray in his films.

When he met the tree people of the Kombai tribe in Papua New Guinea they considered him an intruder. He pointed his film camera at them - something they had never seen before - until a furious aborigine smashed it out of his hands.

Pavol Barabáš would not go to such places without his film camera and no one would believe that there are parts of the world where people still live in the Stone Age. “We ate with them, slept next to them in their tree huts and behaved so as not to leave any visible trace of ourselves. Which is easy to say but harder to achieve. The Kombai eat everything that moves - rats, termites, snakes, worms... and to refuse food is an insult. They are an incredibly proud people. They did not want anything from us, they do not need our civilisation, and we have nothing to offer them besides perhaps medicine for tropical illnesses.” There, in the Papua New Guinean primeval forest, he got to know a world that people thought was nonexistent. He recorded his testimony in the adventure documentary Pururambo’.

Pavol Barabáš has had a similar experience in Africa. Accompanied by five friends he undertook a thousand kilometer-long sail along the wild River Omo in the southern part of Ethiopia. It was only possible to overcome the region’s natural barriers by travelling on the water and so he spent a month sailing on a raft in order to reach the native tribes. “We found native people and tribes about whom the surrounding world then had no clue. We felt like the first explorers of Africa,” he recollects of the feelings captured by his film camera. “We weren’t aware of many dangers, we did not know about them. We haven’t been turned off by dangerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles, by exhausting heat, tsetse flies or by worrying about malaria, which all of us had had to fight off when we got back from Africa. It was shocking to see that the only thing that the local tribes needed from our civilisation was a Kalashnikov rifle. The reason being that it could be exchanged for cows”.

A journey to Mt. Vinson - a peak that he climbed accompanied by the polar explorer Peter Valušiak to shoot his film The Unknown Antarctica’ - was an indescribable experience for Pavel Barabáš. “I admit I didn’t feel like going there at all. I was seriously worried as to whether I could survive in such conditions, let alone shoot a film”. The traverse of the Ellsworth Mountains in Antarctica was one of his most powerful experiences.

Over past years Pavol Barabáš has stood upon the highest peaks of all the continents but he proudly claims that “nothing compares with the Slovak Tatras”. That is why he has also devoted as many as three of his films to them. To date, they are chronicles of great experiences for him. In company with Tomáš Hulík, a cameraman, he filmed the documentary The High Tatras - A Wilderness Frozen in Time’ on the life of people and animals in the smallest Alps. “The more I travel, the gladder I am to return to Slovakia. To me, it is a country full of miracles, passion and humility,” states Pavol.

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