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News 2016

Nov25

KILLS ON WHEELS conquers the festival circuit

tiszta sz thuroczy 100Attila Till's second feature, an action-packed dark comedy thriller featuring wheelchair-bound assassins, was awarded Cairo Bronz Pyramide, Thessaloniki Golden Alexander and Best Actors, Skopje Best Director, 3 trophies at Arras Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Ecumenical Jury prizes in Cottbus.

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Oct20

Molodist Honorary Award to Marta Meszaros

meeszaaros marta 100Molodist festival audience will get a change to meet the most famous female Hungarian director Marta Meszaros. For her invaluable contribution to the world cinema she will will be honoured at the opening ceremony of the 46th Kyiv IFF Molodist with Honorary Scythian Deer Award.
Molodist's HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY special program is dedicated to 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and represents selection of best features from every decade, counting from 1956 and till present day.

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Oct19

THE CITIZEN World Premiere at Stockholm Impact Competition

az allampolg 100The 27th Stockholm International Film Festival, Northern Europe's leading film event premieres award-winning Hungarian director Roland Vranik's latest feature, THE CITIZEN, which considers the many nuances of integration through the means of an unorthodox love story.
Hungary's Oscar Entry and EFA Awards contender KILLS ON WHEELS will be on show in the Twilight Zone selection.

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Aug31

KILLS ON WHEELS represents Hungary in the Oscar Race

tisztaszivvel 100Attila Till’s second feature film "an engaging, disability-focused dramedy" (Variety) will represent Hungary as the official submission for the 89th Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. KILLS ON WHEELS premiered as the opening film of Karlovy Vary IFF’s East of the West program, was produced by Laokoon Filmgroup, the company behind Oscar winner SON OF SAUL.

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Jul10

IT'S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE Wins Crystal Globe

karlovy 392-film-director-szabolcs-hajduThe Hungarian feature film shot by the director Szabolcs Hajdu in his own home with the members of his own family and his friends, was awarded the Crystal Globe for the Best Feature Film and the prize of USD 25 thousand at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Hajdu also received the Best Actor Award for his family drama.

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Jul02

Audience Ovation for Killers in Wheelchairs

kills on wheels 100The international premiere of the Hungarian film KILLS ON WHEELS inaugurated the East of the West section this evening in the Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, to an ovation from the audience.

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Apr13

THE NOISE OF LICKING at Cannes Cinéfondation

a nyalintas 100A Hungarian short animation has been invited to the 69th Cannes Film Festival starting on 11th May.
THE NOISE OF LICKING by Nadja Andrasev as her diploma film at MOME Anim Budapest with the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund will be in competition in the Cinéfondation program presenting the best works produced by film schools from all around the world.
The Cinéfondation Jury will be headed by Japanese film director Naomi Kawase.

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Feb29

Academy Awards: SON OF SAUL won Best Foreign Language Film

nemes j oscarjeloltWith its selection at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Laszlo Nemes' SON OF SAUL became the first Hungarian film to win an Oscar since István Szabó’s MEPHISTO in 1981.

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Feb08

Berlinale premieres new films by Fliegauf and Bucsi

liliomosv 100The 46th Berlinale Forum will premiere Bence Fliegauf’s LILY LANE, an account of a childhood in which time and space flow together and little separates divorce, death and reunion.
Reka Bucsi’s 14-minute animation LOVE competes in Berlinale Shorts for the Golden Bear.

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Jan18

SON OF SAUL continues winning ways

goldenglobe nemesGolden Globe success fires up national film industry - SON OF SAUL by László Jeles Nemes has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Accepting the award at a gala event in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nemes said that "the Holocaust has become over the years an abstraction. For me, it’s more of a face we must not forget".

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Dec18

SON OF SAUL on Oscar shortlist

saul fia 100The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the shortlist of nine features, including Laszlo Nemes' directorial debut, that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Oscars.
Eighty films had originally been considered in the category.

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Dec10

Laszlo Nemes' first feature triumphs at Pre-Oscar Awards

saulfia 100Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated SON OF SAUL for the 73rd Best Foreign Language Golden Globes.
New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington – Hungary’s Oscar Entry, SON OF SAUL awarded by National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Boston Online Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online and Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

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Nov22

Kolkata IFF’s Top Trophy went to THE WEDNESDAY CHILD

szerdai gy 100Lili Horvath’s feature debut, a tale of a rebellious teen mother determined to regain custody of her young son, won the Royal Golden Bengal Tiger Award at India’s major int'l film festival.

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Oct12

20th SCHLINGEL Main Prize went to PAW

mancs 100Robert Pejo’s family film was awarded Best Film Prize at the leading children and young audience film festival held its jubilee edition in Chemnitz, Germany.

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