48th edition film fest opens at Czech spa town

International film festival opens in Czech spa town, honors John Travolta, Oliver Stone

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U.S. actor John Travolta arrives at the opening of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, Friday, June 28, 2013. (AP Photo/CTK, Pavel Nemecek) SLOVAKIA OUT

PRAGUE (AP) -- An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary is bestowing its Crystal Globe awards on actor John Travolta and director Oliver Stone for outstanding contributions to world cinema.

Travolta is receiving his award on Friday, the opening day of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Stone has to wait for the final day, July 6.

Fourteen movies are competing for top honors, including "A Field in England" directed by Ben Wheatley, and U.S.-Swedish production "Bluebird" by director Lance Edmands.

The grand jury is led by Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

The festival, known for its relaxed atmosphere, features some 200 movies.

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