History

 

ETNOFILM ČADCA is the oldest film festival in Slovakia. The event started in 1980, when the filmmakers producing films on folk culture met in Čadca for the first time. The festival is inextricably linked with such prominent figures of Slovak artistic, scientific and cultural life as Martin Slivka, Peter Maráky, Oskar Elschek, Svetozár Švehlák, Milan Leščák, Dušan Hanák, Rudolf Gerát, Daniel Luther, Štefan Vraštiak, Boris Hochel, Peter Mihálik, Miroslav Ruttkay Dauko, Martin Mešša and many others.

Grand Prix  - The Golden Turon was awarded to Sacred Voices – directed by Renato Morelli – Italy ... for an impressive depiction of the Holy Week song ritual in Sardegna.

Grand Prix  - The Golden Turon was awarded to On the Shepherd´s Path -  directed by Attila Voros –  Slovak Republic.

Grand Prix - The Golden Turon was awarded to Voices from the Heights. Three Days in Premana - directed by Renato Morelli – Italy.

Grand Prix – Golden Turoň was awarded to The Maypole (Majoš) - Slovenia – directed by Amir Muratović.

Grand Prix –  Golden  Turoň was awarded to  Tanbura „Capturing a Vanishing Spirit“, directed by Phillipe L. Dib, Egypt,  2006 For active revival of the musical and rhythmical identity of Port-Said inhabitants.

Grand Prix – Golden Turoň was awarded to The End of a Journey – The Last Slovak Tinkers Ende einer Reise – Von Drahtbindern und Mausefallenhändlern directed by Babette Ellen Kottkamp, Germany, 2005.

Main Award – The Golden Turoň was awarded to 66 Seasons (directed by Peter Kerekes, Slovakia 2003). Special Award – Silver Turoň was awarded to Vanishing (directed by Vladimir Perovič, Srbsko, Čierna Hora 2003).

Main Award – The Golden Turoň was awarded to Father Pedro – Apostle of the Garbage People (directed by Mirko Bogotaj, Austria). Special Award – Silver Turoň was awarded to The Roma House (directed by Marko Škop, Slovakia).