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News 2008

Dec22

Successes 2008

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Films from Hungary were screened altogether nearly on 1100 occasions in 70 countries in 2008. At different international film events the Hungarian filmmakers received 137 awards and recognitions, including 22 main prizes.
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Dec09

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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Nov24

Thessaloniki IFF awarded Szabolcs Tolnai 

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Artistic Achievement Award of the 49th Thessaloniki film festival went to Szablocs Tolnai for THE HOURGLASS, a Hungary-Serbia-Montenegro coproduction based on Danilo Kis works.
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Nov23

Spanish Main Prize for WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE

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After French, Canadian, Brazilian, Danish and Italian triumphs, László Nemes’ short film, WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE won Main Prize at the Spanish international showcase held in Badalona.
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Nov19

Washington Award for István Szabó

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The prestigious American Hungarian Foundation awards István Szabó, László Bodák and Richard Holbrooke at tonight’s award ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. '));

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Nov18

Fliegauf’s DEALER appreciated in Lima

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Benedek Fliegauf has been awarded at the Lima showcase, while Kornél Mundruczó and Karchi Perlmann received honours at the Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus.
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Nov17

Prize of Salerno City to the Márai adaptation

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ESZTER’S INHERITENCE, a feature film by József Sipos won the Prize of Salerno City at the 62nd Salerno International Film Festival, one of the oldest cinema fest of the globe.
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Nov17

Mario at Cairo IFF

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Tamás Almási’s feature film, MARIO THE MAGICIAN was selected to participate in the competition program of the Cairo IFF. The only A-category film event of the Arabic world also presents the first feature film of Attila Till, PANIC. 
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Nov13

TRIPE AND ONION Online

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The Best Hungarian Short Film of 2007 is Available Online: TRIPE AND ONION is on Daazo.com - The European Short Film Centre.
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Nov10

Shorts' Successes

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Targu-Mures ALTER-NATIVE, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival and Maribor DokMa awarded Hungarian filmmakers this weekend.
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Nov09

DELTA for European Film Award

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Ágh Márton production designer of the latest Kornél Mundruczó movie, DELTA, has been nominated for EFA’s Prix d’Excellence.
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Nov07

Five Features from Hungary at Kolkota IFF

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Recent features by Csaba Bollók, Attila Gigor, Ágnes Kocsis, István Szabó and György Szomjas enrich this years Kolkota IFF’s selection.
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Nov03

WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE

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2nd Prize and Best Sound Award from Chile and the Italian Fano Festival's main Prize went to László Nemes' WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE. The Italian acknowledgement was the 15th foreign recognition given to László Nemes's first 35 mm short.
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Nov02

Swiss Honor for GIRLS

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Anna Faur's diploma film, GIRLS was awarded Actua Films Prize at the "Cinéma Tous Ecrans" in Geneva.
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Oct30

THE SUN STREET BOYS in Argentina

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17 featuress are competing for the Main Prize in San Luis International Film Festival's competition program, THE SUN STREET BOYS, directed by György Szomjas being one of the contenders.
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Oct27

Yves Montand Award to THE INVESTIGATOR

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Zsolt Anger, leading actor of THE INVESTIGATOR, won the Yves Montand Award given to the best young actor at the MOLODIST Kyiv International Film Festival.

 

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Oct20

DELTA and TRANQUILITY in Chicago

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Mundruczó's DELTA is in competition at North America's oldest movie showcase, while TRANQUILITY by Róbert Alföldi is competing for best first feature's Gold Hugo in Chicago.
GOOD, Vicente Amorim's film, shot in Hungary, will be screened at the prestigious fest's closing ceremony on the 29th October.
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Oct17

DELTA Premiere in the UK

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DELTA by Kornél Mundruczó will be screened for the first time in England, at the 52nd London Film Festival, which kicked off on 15th October. Kornél Mundruczó will introduce his film personally at the festival on the riverside of the Thames.
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Oct16

FilmFest Warszawa

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The 24th Warsaw IFF screens THE INVESTIGATOR by Attila Gigor, SONG OF LIVES by Csaba Bereczki and five shorts from Hungary.
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Oct13

French honours for Peter Haumann

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Saint Jean de Luz festival's Best Actor Award went to Peter Haumann for ADVENTURERS.
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Oct12

Indonesian Main Prize for THE GUEST OF LIFE

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Tibor Szemző's THE GUEST OF LIFE - ALEXANDER CSOMA DE KŐRÖS has won the Saraswati Award at the 6th Bali International Film Festival. The opera version of the film will be presented at the Palace of Arts in Budapest on the 24th October.
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Oct07

Pusan Film Feast

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Movies by Ferenc Moldoványi and Kornél Mundruczó represent Hungary at the 13th Pusan IFF, the most significant international film showcase in Asia.
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Sep22

Laszlo Nemes for EFA's Short Film Award

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WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE by Laszlo Nemes has won the Prix UIP Drama, in Northern Greece.  The prize of the United International Pictures means an automatic nomination for the European Film Academy’s 2008 Short Film Award.
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Sep22

Czech TV Award to ADVENTURERS

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Béla Paczolay's first feature, ADVENTURERS, won the Czech Television Award for Best Feature at European Film Smiles festival held in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic.
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Sep14

Animation Success

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ANIMANIMA international festival held in the Serbian Cacak awarded Géza M. Tóth's ERGO and Alexei Alexeev's KJFG No5.
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Sep13

SLOW MIRROR for Milano Awards

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Milano Film Festival presents Igor and Ivan Buharov's SLOW MIRROR and Hungarian shorts directed by László Csáki and Márton Vécsei.
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Sep07

THE MAN FROM LONDON in French cinemas

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The gala screening of Béla Tarr’s latest feature, THE MAN FROM LONDON is being organized recently in Paris, Lyon and Marseille. The Simenon adaptation by Béla Tarr will be released in the French theatres throughout the country on 24th September.
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Sep04

DELTA for EFA Nominations

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2008 EFA list announced: Kornél Mundruczó's DELTA is among the 44 titles on the European Film Academy's pre-selection list for upcoming European Film Award nominations.
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Aug26

Odense Grand Prix for Laszlo Nemes 

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23rd International Odense Film Festival's Grand Prix went to WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE, a short by Laszlo Nemes from Hungary.
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Aug17

3 Directors from Hungary at the World Film Festival

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The grandiose Montreal cinema event "offering the world" showcases József Sipos' Sándor Márai adaptation, Ferenc Moldoványi's creative docu-fiction and Attila Gigor's surprise thriller.

 

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Aug16

Hungarian Shorts for the Odense Grand Prix

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The 23rd Odense Film Festival presents shorts by Tomek Ducki, László Hegedűs 2, László Nemes and András Salamon in its international competition programme selected from more than 800 entries.
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Aug11

GIRLS premiere in Sarajevo competition

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2 Hungarian features, 3 shorts and 2 documentaries compete for the Heart of Sarajevo Awards at the cinema celebration beginning on 15th August in the Bosnian capital.
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Aug09

THE INVESTIGATOR in Germany

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Attila Gigor's first feature, THE INVESTIGATOR starts a one-month Germany tour during which Fantasy Filmfest presents Hungary's Best Genre Movie 2008 in eight German cities. – CATcher-CAT CITY 2 will be screened in South Korea by the Busan International Kids' Film Festival.
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Jul30

Enyedi's Short at Locarno

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FIRST LOVE, the 20-minute film directed by Ildiko Enyedi will be premiered in Auteur Shorts special program featuring the last works of filmmakers already well known to the Locarno audience. - Orsi Tóth, Benedek Fliegauf and Csaba Bárdos have been invited to the juries of the prestigious film event kicking off on 6 August.
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Jul28

Freedom of Expression Award to Forgács

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28th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's  Freedom of Expression Award went to media artist Péter Forgács "for his almost voyeuristic and random resurrection of lives, in which the Hungarian filmmaker blends fictional story lines into home movies of European Jews".
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Jul27

Italian Prize for COURT RECORD

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Zoltán Szilágyi Varga’s coal drawing film etude took Jury's Prize at Animation and Cartoon Festival in Dervio ended 26 July.
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Jul23

FanTasia Award to Nemes

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László Nemes' WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE took Best Live Action Short Film Award at Montreal FanTasia film festival ended 21 July.
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Jul13

Record Success at Karlovy Vary

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Attila Gigor's THE INVESTIGATOR was recognized with Special Mention of the Grand Jury and FICC's Don Quijote Prize at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF. Best Short Documentary's Crystal Globe went to Gyula Nemes for LOST WORLD while BAHRTALO! directed by Róbert Lakatos was awarded the Europe Cinemas Label at Central Europe's most prominent film festival.
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Jul04

Hungarian Films in Karlovy Vary

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The 43rd edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF shows altogether seven Hungarian films including the big surprise hit of the latest Hungarian Film Week, Attila Gigor's THE INVESTIGATOR in the main competition.
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Jul03

World Premiere of CSOMA in Wroclaw

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Era New Horizons IFF opens with composer and director Tibor Szemző's fim opera, CSOMA, on July 17 in the Wroclaw Opera.
OPIUM, OWN DEATH and SLOW MIRROR have been selected to compete at Poland's leading international film showcase.
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Jun30

MILKY WAY in France

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Benedek Fliegauf's critically acclaimed ambient movie is to compete at Paris Cinema and will be showcased at FIDMarseille as well.
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Jun23

THE INVESTIGATOR for the Crystal Globe

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The 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF has announced its line-up. The most important international film festival in Central Europe shows altogether seven Hungarian films including the big surprise hit of the latest Hungarian Film Week, Attila Gigor’s directorial debut, THE INVESTIGATOR in the main competition.
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Jun19

Our 21st Century

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CHECK THE GATE – 1st Hungarian Film Showcase in London

 

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Jun18

DELTA for EU's LUX Prize

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Kornél Mundruczó's DELTA competes for European Parliament LUX Prize. Delta, Le silence de Lorna and Obcan Havel, the three finalists were chosen by a 17-member jury representing the cream of the EU film industry.

 

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Jun18

OFF HOLLYWOOD travels to Edinburgh

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62nd Edinburgh IFF premiers Szabolcs Hajdu's latest feature, OFF HOLLYWOOD.
THE EMIGRÉ, a film based on Márai Sándor's diaries will be shown at Filmfest München.
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Jun16

Moscow IFF Begins

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VIRTUALLY A VIRGIN, the latest movie by Peter Bacso competes for 30th Moscow International Film Festival's St Georges. The annual Moscow showcase recognized by the FIPAF as a Category A fest begins on 19th June.
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Jun09

Visegrad Countries' Award to ISKA

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4 international awards during 10 days - ISKA'S JOURNEY a film by Csaba Bollók took the Visegrad Countries' Award at the 48th Zlin Film Festival, one of the oldest showcase focused on cinema for children and young audiences.
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Jun03

Double Winner ISKA

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Best Female Part Prize and Russian Film Critics’s Award of the ZERKALO festival devoted to the memory of Andrei Tarkovsky went to ISKA'S JOURNEY directed by Csaba Bollók.
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Jun03

István Szabó elected as FERA President

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The FERA General Assembly held in Dublin elected István Szabó as its new President.
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May29

ADVENTURERS for the Transilvania Trophy

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Béla Paczolay's competition entry, the multi-generation ADVENTURERS, nine fresh pictures from Hungary and a selection of prestigious award winner Hungarian shorts enrich the Transilvania IFF program in Cluj.
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May25

FIPRESCI Prize to DELTA

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Kornél Mundruczó's DELTA won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes.
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May22

ScripTeast Winner WOMB

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The winner of Krzysztof Kieslowski TVP Award for Best Eastern and Central European Script of the second edition of ScripTeast was just announced at Film Festival in Cannes.
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May13

Festival de Cannes

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Screening Schedule of Hungarian Films
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May12

Hungarian Pavilion in Cannes

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Magyar Filmunió is proud to launch again the Hungarian meeting point on the Croisette between 14 – 25 May.
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Apr24

ERGO selected for SiC’s competition

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International Critics’ Week presents Géza M. Tóth’s latest animation, ERGO, on the Croisette. Year by year altogether seven shorts and seven first feature films are invited to the oldest parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.
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Apr23

Mundruczó for the Palme d’Or

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The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the official selection for its 61st edition. At the press conference held in Paris the organizers announced that DELTA by Kornél Mundruczó is invited to the competition programme of the world’s most influential film event. 411-Z by Dániel Erdélyi has been selected for the short film competition.
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Apr15

Forgács Film Series at Harvard Cinematheque 

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Péter Forgács and the Re-Orchestration of History - film series at the Harvard Film Archive Cinemathéque
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Apr14

Producers on the Move

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22 of Europe's most ambitious young producers will be travelling to Cannes this year for EFP's programme PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE (May 17-20) at the international film festival.
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Apr09

Fliegauf Portrait at goEast!

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The Wiesbaden goEast! Festival of Eastern and Central European Film's Portrait now shows, together for the first time, all of the young directors full-length fictions together with one full-length documentary and five shorts.

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Apr02

Fliegauf in Cannes

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For its fourth edition, the Atelier of the Cinefondation selected 15 projects from 14 countries among them Benedek Fliegauf from Hungary.
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Mar26

Török Ferenc, a European Master

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FeboiFest taking place in the Czech capital introduces three features by Ferenc Török as part of the "European Masters" portrait series. ISKA'S JOURNEY, a film by Csaba Bollók has been selected for the Prague movie fest's first competition program.
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Mar25

Best Director Award from California

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Zoltán Kamondi won Best Director Award for his film, DOLINA at the Tiburon IFF in California ended 21 March.
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Mar19

Tamás Tóth Won ÉCU Award in Paris

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Hungarian director Tamás Tóth picked up the Best Director prize for his film WOLF at the European Independent Film Festival 2008 in Paris.
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Mar17

Shorts' Success

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DOLL NO. 639 was awarded the First Prize at the Genova X-Science Film Festival and ALTEREGO was prized with Best Fiction at the Aubagne International Film Festival in Provence.
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Mar11

István Szabó in Zürich

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The Zürich Filmpodium devotes a one-month screening series to István Szabó. This evening TAKING SIDES is screened with the personal participation of the Academy Award winner Hungarian director.
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Mar10

3 Awards from Porto

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On Sunday evening the grandiose international film festival of Portugal ended with a triple Hungarian success in Porto on the Atlantic coast.
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Mar07

Reel Epics

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The Films of Béla Tarr at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Feb25

MILKY WAY

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Benedek Fliegauf’s ambient film enters for the competition programme of FICCO, the contemporary cinema festival in Mexico City.
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Feb20

OVERNIGHT in Munich  

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP) is hosting PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema, a journey through the multifaceted filmic landscapes of Europe, following the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!”
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Feb06

The Winners

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Prize Winners of the 39th Hungarian Film Week
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Jan29

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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Jan16

KLOPKA

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Nine Foreign Language Films Advance in 2007 Oscar® Race: Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 80th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three films had originally qualified in the category.
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Jan15

ROOTS: Tribute to István Gaál

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The 19th Trieste Film Festival pays tribute to the work of István Gaál. Beside three Hungarian short films and a documentary ISKA'S JOURNEY and THE TRAP take part at the feature competition programme.
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