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News 2009

dec.28

Recognitions from 34 countries

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Hungarian films were screened in 77 countries in 2009 at diverse cinematic events assisted by Magyar Filmunió. Hungarian feature, short, animation and documentary films received over one hundred international recognitions in 34 countries.
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dec.03

Focus Hungary in the French Alps

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European film makers and moviegoers will meet for the first time in Les Arcs for a week between 5-12 December. István Szabó will be president of the jury at the film contest, which is organized in the French Alps. A colourful selection of outstanding Hungarian films will be in Focus at the festival.

 

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nov.30

Awarded Shorts

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László Nemes and Krisztina Esztergályos were recognized at international short film events in Soria and Bilbao, Spain.

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nov.29

THE INVESTIGATOR Takes Three Prizes at Fanciné

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Malaga fantastic fest honoured Attila Gigor’s feature debut with Audience Prize, Best Actor and Youth Jury’s Best Film Award.

 

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nov.24

Black Nights with Hungarian Features

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György Pálfi's I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND has been invited to compete for Tallinn Black Nights film fest’s Grand Prix. The Baltic region's premier cinematic event presents FATHER'S ACRE by Viktor Oszkár Nagy and Roland Vranik's TRANSMISSION.

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nov.24

Goa Film Fest

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40th International Film Festival of India presents FLUKE, A KIND OF AMERICA 2, FATHER’S ACRE and THE SEVENTH CIRCLE.

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nov.16

Shorts on the Top

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Braunschweig, Brest, Cottbus – Three international movie fests awarded Hungarian films this weekend.

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nov.16

Best Director: Vranik

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Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo awarded Best Director and Student Jury's Prize to Roland Vranik for TRANSMISSION.

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nov.13

FATHER'S ACRE Premiere in Thessaloniki

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Winner of the Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by foreign critics at the 2009 Hungarian Film Week, Viktor Oszkár Nagy’s debut feature competes for the Golden Alexander at Greece's most prestigious cinematic event.
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nov.10

Pálfi for the Cottbus Lubina

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Four Hungarian movies enrich the Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema beginning on 10th November.
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nov.09

Alter-Native Awards

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Attila Bertóti, Krisztina Esztergályos and Pici Papai were awarded at the 17th edition of Alter-Native, Transylvania's biggest short film contest.
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nov.08

World Premiere at Cairo IFF

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Cairo film celebration premieres József Pacskovszky's THE DAYS OF DESIRE in its Golden Pyramid Competition.
The oldest and only one A-festival of the whole Middle East showcases altogether five feature films arriving from Hungary.
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nov.02

Three Spanish Prizes

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Tamás Almási's, Pater Sparrow's and Gergely Fonyó's movies were honoured last weekend at the prestigious Valladolid SEMINCI and Granada Young Filmmaker Festival.
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nov.01

Hungarian Movies in L.A.

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9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles presents 14 titles between 5-15 November. The annaul showcase will be opened by Krisztina Goda's CHAMELEON, Hungary's offical entry for the 82nd Academy Awards.
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okt.28

Orsi Tóth in Lithuania

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SHOOTING STARS 2009, Europe's young acting talents to be presented by EFP at the European Film Forum Scanorama in Lithuania.
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okt.27

Kenyeres Short in Hollywood

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Rio, Cork, Winterthur - The world tour of Bálint Kenyeres' short continues in November. The Hungarian-French coproduction, THE HISTORY OF AVIATION will next be presented at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.
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okt.25

Italian Honors for László Nemes

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THE COUNTERPART was awarded Special Grand Prize of the Jury at the Fano fest. Nemes' previous short received a Special Mention at the Mestre Film Festival.
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okt.21

Sao Paulo Mostra premieres PAPER PLANES

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The international premiere of Simon Szabó's first feature will be at Sao Paulo Mostra's New Directors Competition. South America's leading cinematic event shows three recent Hungarian titles.
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okt.21

PUSKAS HUNGARY in Spain

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54th Valladolid SEMINCI premieres Tamás Almási's innovative documentary about football icon Ferenc Puskás. The influential cinema event showcases Géza M. Tóth's latest short, Attila Bertóti's animation and János Edelényi's first 35 mm feature PRIMA PRIMAVERA.
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okt.20

Gold Hugo to Kenyeres short

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Bálint Kenyeres' THE HISTORY OF AVIATION took home the Gold Hugo for Best Short Film at the 45th annual Chicago International Film Festival.
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okt.19

Awards

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Ourense, Brno, Cluj-Napoca - Three international film festivals awarded Hungarian movies last weekend.
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okt.15

Béla Tarr at MoMA

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Tarr's Carte Blanche: In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of Béla Tarr's landmark film SATANTANGO, the MoMA Department of Film presents a special screening of the Museum's pristine archive print, which was acquired together with other key works by the director in conjunction with MoMA's 2001 Béla Tarr retrospective.
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okt.08

Pálfi movie at Pusan

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Asia's leading film event, the 14th Pusan IFF screens György Pálfi's I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND.
Twelve different European companies are using EFP's Film Sales Support to market a total of 18 European films at the nine-day fest.
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okt.07

25th FilmFest Warszawa

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Warsaw Film Fesival’s silver jubilee edition shows LOST TIMES, TRANSMISSION, MAMA and THE HISTORY OF AVIATION.
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okt.06

PRANK for the Chicago Gold Hugo

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45th Chicago IFF, North America's longest-running competitive film festival presents four Hungarian movies.
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okt.02

LOST TIMES in Belgium

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Hungarian movies directed by Áron Mátyássy, Bálint Kenyeres and Árpád Sopsits will be showcased at the 36th Ghent Film Festival. Belgium's leading cinematic event takes place between 6-17 October in the Flemish Community.
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szept.30

25th Haifa IFF

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Israel's oldest film festival beginning on the 3rd October presents rock’n’roll musical MADE IN HUNGARIA and debut drama LOST TIMES from Hungary.
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szept.28

Magyar Movies at Raindance FF

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The 17th Raindance fest presents feature films directed by Attila Gigor, Kriszitna Goda and Tamás Sas in London Apollo Cinema.
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szept.24

New Films in Washington

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The Extremly Hungary Festival presents -New Films from Hungary: Selections from Magyar Filmszemle- in Washington National Gallery of Art between 3-24 October.
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szept.22

Kenyeres' Short on US Tour

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THE HISTORY OF AVIATION has been invited to prestigious American film festivals, such as the New York, the Hamptons and the Chicago event. Paris’ Forum des Images will also screen Bálint Kenyeres' latest short.
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szept.21

Hungarian blockbuster at Hamburg Filmfest

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Hamburg IFF presents the German premiere of Made in Hungaria, Gergely Fonyó’s rock’n’roll musical.
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szept.13

Golden Peg Bar to Géza M. Tóth

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Special Golden Peg Bar for the contribution to the art of animation awarded to Géza M. Tóth at Cacak Animanima, Serbia.
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szept.08

The Latest Pálfi Feature in Toronto

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The 34th Toronto International Film Festival kicking off on 10 September hosts the North American premiere of I'M NOT YOUR FRIEND, the latest feature film directed by György Pálfi.
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szept.07

FATHERS ACRE for EFA Nominations

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2009 EFA list announced: Viktor Oszkár Nagy's FATHER’S ACRE is among the 48 titles on the European Film Academy's pre-selection list for upcoming European Film Award nominations.
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szept.07

Hungarian Actresses on the Lido

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Dorka Gryllus and Orsi Tóth walk the red carpet of the Venice Palazzo del Cinema along with the greatest stars of the international cinema world.
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aug.26

Hungarian World Premiere at the Montreal WFF

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A record breaking 7 Hungarian movies will be screened at the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival, including Barnabás Tóth’s first full-length feature, CAMEMBERT ROSE, which will have its world premiere at the festival "offering the world".
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aug.10

TRANSMISSION for the Heart of Sarajevo

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Movies by Roland Vranik, Bálint Kenyeres, Pici Pápai, Eszter Cseke, Zsigmond Gábor Papp, Géza M. Tóth and György Pálfi enrich the program of the Sarajevo Festival, which kicks off the 12th August.
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júl.21

Golden Era in Wroclaw

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Wroclaw Era New Horizons film festival presents a special programme prepared by Hungarian film critics and presenting the achievements of the Hungarian New Wave of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including a mini-retrospective of Miklós Jancsó and Balázs Béla Studio's shorts.
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júl.16

VARIATIONS and THE VALLEY at Locarno fest

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Krisztina Esztergályos' diploma film, VARIATIONS was invited to participate in the Leopards of Tomorrow short competition of the prestigious Locarno fest, which kicks of the 5th of August. Mihály Győrik's dark fairy tale, THE VALLEY (Switzerland-Italy-Hungary) will be premiered at Piazza Grande.
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júl.13

Vila do Conde Main Prize for Kenyeres' short

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THE HISTORY OF AVIATION won Main Prize at the Vila do Conde International showcase, and  received the Portugal Public Television’s Onda Curtas Award as well.
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júl.01

Pálfi for the Crystal Globe

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Four Hungarian films' international premieres will be hosted by the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF beginning on 3rd July. The most important international film festival of Category A in Central Europe shows altogether six moving pictures arriving from Hungary.
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jún.30

Palm Springs' Best of Festival Award to THE DINNER

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Karchi Perlmann's short, THE DINNER won the Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. Karchi Perlmann received the prestigious award personally.
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jún.29

Cinema Jova Recognition for László Nemes

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László Nemes received the jury's special mention for his short film, THE COUNTERPART at the Valencia Cinema Jove International Film Festival.
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jún.17

CHAMELEON is the official Hungarian entry for the upcoming Academy Awards

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At the meeting of the Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry held on the 17th June, it was announced that Hungary will enter CHAMELEON by Krisztina Goda for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.
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jún.16

Three Awards to ANOTHER PLANET

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Innsbruck IFF, URTI and Buenos Aires Human Rights fest honoured Ferenc Moldoványi's full-length documentary ANOTHER PLANET, which has been invited to Washington Silver Docs competition.
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jún.15

Brooklyn IFF's Spirit Award to THE DINNER

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Karchi Perlmann's short film, THE DINNER received international recognition once again: The jury of the Brooklyn Int’ Film Festival rewarded the US-Hungarian production with the Spirit Award.
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jún.10

Hamburg Short Film Award to Gyula Nemes

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For the first time in history, a Hungarian director has won the Main Prize at the Hamburg International Short Film Festival. Gyula Nemes received the prestigious recognition for his film, LOST WORLD at Sunday’s closing ceremony.
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jún.09

FERA Meeting begins in Budapest

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56 European audiovisual directors representing 25 countries arrive to Budapest for the General Assembly Meeting of the Federation of European Film Directors.
The event will be opened by Hungary’s Minister of Education and Culture, István Hiller at Urania National Film Palace Thursday evening.

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máj.31

Hungarian Day at TIFF in Cluj

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The 8th Transilvania IFF, Romania’s leading international film festival presents over 215 films in 19 sections, more than 500 guests are awaited in Cluj-Napoca.
The traditional Hungarian Day will be held on 3rd June.
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máj.20

Éva Vezér takes over EFP Presidency

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New EFP President and Board of Directors elected: Éva Vezér takes over Presidency - Claudia Landsberger stays on as Vice-President
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máj.13

A date with Hungary?

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In Cannes @ No.104 International Village
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máj.12

Hungarian Palme d'Or Winner Shorts

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Daazo.com presents a special programme for the Cannes International Film Festival. All the Hungarian Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) winning shorts have been collected by Daazo.com - The European Short Film Centre.
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máj.11

Pebbles on the Shore

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Interview with Bálint Kenyeres, director of THE HISTORY OF AVIATION
International Premier: Quinzaine des Realisateurs on 22nd May, 2.30 p.m. Theatre Croisette

by Lili Mesterházy
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máj.01

NEWS - NEWS - NEWSLETTER

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Don't miss any news about the Hungarian cinema, download the Newsletter of Magyar Filmunió!
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ápr.22

Hungarian Movies Go East

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The 2009 goEast film festival is about to open in Wiesbaden, Germany. For the ninth time, the Festival of Central and Eastern European film staged by the German Institute of Film – DIF is mounting a wide-ranging survey of filmmaking in the region. Three features from Hungary have been invited.
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ápr.16

Best Cinematography Award for TRANQUILITY

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Tamás Babos received the Best Cinematography Award at the Lecce Film Festival for his work in TRANQUILITY, the first feature directed by Róbert Alföldi.
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márc.31

American Award goes to THE INVESTIGATOR

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Attila Gigor's first feature, THE INVESTIGATOR received the award for the Best Central and Eastern European movie at the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival. '));

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márc.29

International Awards to ANOTHER PLANET

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Roma Independent Film Festival's Best Documentary Award and ERT3 Prize from Thessaloniki went to ANOTHER PLANET, a creative documentary directed by Ferenc Moldoványi.
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márc.29

FIRST LOVE is the Best

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Ildikó Enyedi's short film, FRIST LOVE won X-Science festival's Main Prize in Genova, Italy.
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márc.25

TRANQUILITY in Italy

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Róbert Alföldi’s first feature, TRANQUILITY, will be introduced for the first time to the Italian audience, among ten other European films, at the Lecce Film Festival's competition.

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márc.17

Miami Grand Jury Prize to FIRST LOVE

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Ildikó Enyedi’s latest short was awarded Grand Jury Prize at the Miami IFF’s 26th edition.
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márc.10

Hungarian Movies at the 20th Ankara IFF

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The most significant film event in the Turkish capital, Ankara IFF celebrates its 20th edition with József Pacskovszky's 1994 feature THE WONDEROUS VOYAGE OF ESTI KORNÉL. Altogether six recent Hungarian pictures will be shown between 12-22 March in Ankara.
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febr.23

US Premiere of THE INVESTIGATOR

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THE INVESTIGATOR and ESTHER'S INHERITANCE at California Cinequest dedicated to empowering the Maverick through discovery in San Jose.
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febr.21

Spanish Award to Gyula Nemes

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"Punto de Vista" international doc fest's Best Short Film Prize went to LOST WORLD by Gyula Nemes for his portrait of a broken social utopia, through a formal proposition in which beauty is found in the divide between a dreamt reality and the mark left by experience.
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febr.04

Winners

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PRIZES OF THE 40th HUNGARIAN FILM WEEK ANNOUNCED
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febr.02

Orsi Tóth among the very best of European acting talents selected for Shooting Stars

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In DELTA Orsi Tóth radiates a profound intensity that impressed the jury. She brings her unique gifts as an actress to each new role and endows her characters with a special intensity. - commented its decision the Shooting Stars 2009 Jury.
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jan.26

Film Week to open with Kenyeres' new picture

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The new short of European Film Academy Award-winning director Bálint Kenyeres, THE HISTORY OF AVIATION is to open the 40th Hungarian Film Week on 29 January in Budapest.
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jan.26

40th Hungarian Film Week

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All about the 40th Hungarian Film Week on the Web.
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jan.20

Hungarian Premieres in Rotterdam

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The 38th edition of the influential Rotterdam fest hosts the international premiere of latest works directed by Benedek Fliegauf and Sándor Kardos. - Kornél Mundruczó has been invited to the VPRO Tiger Award Jury.
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jan.12

Márta Mészáros to chair Hungarian Film Week’s main jury

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Jury members of the 40th Hungarian Film Week have been announced - Márta Mészáros presides over the feature film jury including Jenő Hartyándi, Elemér Ragályi, Ferenc Tolvaly and Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond.
The anniversary edition will be opened by Hungarian cinematography’s iconic figure Mari Törőcsik on January 29th. The opening ceremony hosts the world premiere of Bálint Kenyeres’ new film, THE HISTORY OF AVIATION.
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jan.05

40th Hungarian Film Week line-up announced

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18 new feature films will compete for the Golden Reel Award at the 40th Hungarian Film Week running from January 27th till February 3rd in Budapest. The anniversary edition of Magyar cinematography’s traditional event will be marked again by the young filmmakers since seven of the selected competitors are first time directors.
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