Awards in the 18th International Festival of Local Televisions

Three of the awards to be presented Saturday night are named Golden Beggars. The sections of Golden Beggar Awards are:

GOLDEN BEGGAR for the best local television program

GOLDEN BEGGAR for the best production company film

GOLDEN BEGGAR for the best young author‘s film

Who Is the Golden Beggar?

In the lore of the city of Košice is the story of a beggar, who begged for years. But he used his beggings wisely -- saving them and building one of the grandest houses on the main street. The house still stands today, with a Golden Beggar statue on top. A copy of that statue made by a sculptor Arpád Račko  is given to the best program from local television. Two other statues of Golden Beggar made by young artists  Vlasta Zakova and Martin Kudla are given to the prize winners in the category of production company and young author at the International Festival of Local Television.

Other awards:

A PRIZE given by the Journalists‘ Association of Serbia „Zora“

A PRIZE of the Slovak Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission for the Best Slovak Film

A PRIZE of the TV Festival Press Vitez

A PRIZE from the Fogelsong Family Foundation of the United States for the film which focuses on inspirational values.

In addition, there will be four programs selected as HONORABLE MENTIONS by the jury members and announced as well on Saturday night.