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News 2011

Dec05

Baltic Event Award to GODLY SHIFT

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istenimuszak_mentoautoThe Baltic Event Co-Production Market presented Cannes Marché du Film Producer’s Network Prize to KMH Film’s feature film project - GODLY SHIFT produced by Ferenc Pusztai and directed by Márk Bozsár - at the closing ceremony of its 10th anniversary edition, which ran in Tallinn from 30 November to 2 December.

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Dec04

Hungarian Success at Camerimage

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finale_ffBalázs Révész cinematographer won Lászlo Kovács Student Award - The Golden Tadpole for FINALE Balázs Simonyi’s latest short feature at Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography held in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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Nov07

THE TURIN HORSE for the European Film Awards

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atorinoi_ablakBest Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Composer - Béla Tarr’s latest film has been nominated by the 2.500 members of the European Film Academy in three categories for the European Film Awards 2011.

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Oct27

Felméri and Tarr’s movies at AFI Fest

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vegtelenpercek_szemAFI Fest presented by Audi, a Los Angeles showcase of the most highly anticipated films of the year, premieres INFINITE MINUTES in the US, and shows THE TURIN HORSE at the 25th edition beginning 3 November.

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Oct24

Cinematographer fest awards THE TURIN HORSE

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atorinooi_lampaThe Golden Camera 300 of Manaki Brothers, top prize of Bitola International Cinematographers Film Festival, is in the hands of Fred Kelemen for THE TURIN HORSE by Béla Tarr.

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Oct24

Luxembourg fest honours Kocsis

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kocsis_aFor its “very personal and original writing”, the CinEast Special Prize of the Jury, presided by renowned Polish director Agnieszka Holland, went to ADRIENN PAL, a film by Ágnes Kocsis.

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Oct21

TICKET premiere

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ticket_baba_100Oscar winner Ferenc Rofusz’ new animation will premiere at the 56th Valladolid International Film Festival, Seminci. The 9-minute cartoon is competing for the outstanding Spanish fest’s Golden Spike Award.

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Oct12

THE TURIN HORSE Conquers New York

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atorinoilo_main_cutBéla Tarr was back at New York Film Festival for the first time in 17 years to attend a single, sold out Alice Tully Hall showing of his final film, The Turin Horse. His brief trip to New York—he arrived late Saturday and is leaving today—felt a bit like a victory lap.

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Oct06

FINALE begins

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finale_100Warsaw Film Festival short film competition hosts the European premiere of Balázs Simonyi’s latest moving picture.
CentEast lines up 10 of the hottest Eastern European works-in-progress including THE GAMBLER by Szabolcs Hajdu.

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Sep26

Raindance premieres Hungarian features

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a_zolds_gyLondon indie film festival’s 19th edition beginning on 28 October screens Pejo’s THE CAMERAMURDERER and Miklauzic’s CHILDREN OF THE GREEN DRAGON as UK premieres.

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Sep20

Reykjavík honours Tarr

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tarrbeela_perlakim2011 Reykjavík International Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Béla Tarr, who will accept the acknowledgement in person on 29 September.
The Icelandic film festival screens FAMILY NEST, WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES and the Berlinale Grand Prix Winner THE TURIN HORSE and offers a Masterclass with Béla Tarr.

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Sep12

Best Cinematographer Award to András Nagy

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bibliotheque_partMediensis Award for Best DoP went to András Nagy for BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL, Szabolcs Hajdu’s multi-award winning feature film at the 1st edition of Medias Central European Film Festival, Romania.

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Sep12

THE TURIN HORSE in EFA Selection

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atorinooi_lampaBéla Tarr’s latest feature and Skolimowski’s ESSENTIAL KILLING, a Hungarian co-production, are on this year’s European Film Academy selection list, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2011.
With 32 countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

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Sep07

Tarr at Toronto

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tarrbela_2011Toronto IFF’s Masters Programme plays “among the most compelling cinematic works from the world’s greatest filmmakers” Tarr’s latest feature, THE TURIN HORSE as a North American premiere on 15 September.

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Sep06

Petrányi and Berger to take part in Producers Lab Toronto

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petranyi_viktoria2011After a successful launch in 2010, Producers Lab Toronto, an initiative of European Film Promotion is returning to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Sep01

THE TURIN HORSE is the official Hungarian entry for the upcoming Academy Awards

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atorinoilo_main_cutAt the meeting of the Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry held on the 31st August, it was announced that Hungary will enter THE TURIN HORSE by BÉLA TARR for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

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Aug30

Tarr and Fliegauf films at the 6th Cinematik

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tarrbeela_perlakimTHE TURIN HORSE and WOMB will be on show at the Piestany International Film Festival held from 9 to 15 September in Slovakia's famous spa town.

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Aug29

Grand Prize to ADRIENN PAL

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paal_adrienn1“For its haunting portrayal of an empty and lonely life surrounded by daily deaths”, Ágnes Kocsis’ second feature won the top award of the Golden Carpathian Film Festival held between 25-28 August in Ploiesti, Romania.

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Aug15

MMKA appoints Katalin Vajda

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vajdakatalin2011Katalin Vajda has been appointed by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary as General Manager of Magyar Filmunió.

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Aug11

Two Hungarian Movies at Montreal World FF

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a_halaalba100Endre Hules’ directorial debut feature THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH and József Sipos’ ADVENTURE, a big screen adaptation of Sándor Márai’s theatre play, receive premiere at 35th Montreal World Film Festival running 18-28 August.

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Aug01

64th Locarno Film Festival premieres

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vegtelenpercek_szemINFINITE MINUTES (Hu/Ro) by Cecilia Felméri and BEST INTENTIONS (Ro/Hu) by Adrian Sitaru in the prestigious Concorso Internazionale.

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Aug01

Wroclaw awards THE GRAVEDIGGER

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a_siiraasooThe New Horizons International Competition Jury gave a Special Mention to Sándor Kardos whose R.M. Rilke adaptation THE GRAVEDIGGER also took home the FIPRESCI Award at Poland’s largest summer film festival ended on 31 July in Wroclaw.

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Jul14

INFINITE MINUTES at the 64th Locarno FF

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veegtelen_percek_clCecila Felméri's INFINITE MINUTES has been invited to compete for Locarno Pardino d’oro for the Best International Short Film.
The 18-minutes picture is a Hungarian-Romanian co-production by Inforg Studio and Argo Audiovisual Association.

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Jul05

Jerusalem Festival Achievement Award to Tarr

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tarrbela_2011Béla Tarr is attending the Jerusalem IFF to present his latest film THE TURIN HORSE. For his contribution to the art of cinema the leading Middle-Eastern film festival grant one of the great contemporary filmmakers the Festival‘s Achievement Award Friday evening.

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Jul04

THE TURIN HORSE for LUX Prize 2011

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lux_logoBéla Tarr’s latest feature, MORGEN and ESSENTIAL KILLING, two international co-productions with Hungarian participants are among the contenders for European Parliament’s film prize.

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Jul03

Semaine celebrates with FRESH AIR

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frisslevego_parÁgnes Kocsis’ highly acclaimed directorial debut feature FRESH AIR is on show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cannes Critics’ Week at La Rochelle IFF.

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Jun28

THE TURIN HORSE at KVIFF

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atorinoilo_main_cutKarlovy Vary International Film Festival's Horizons program shows Béla Tarr's latest feature film.

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Jun17

Béla Tarr at Cinema City Festival

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tarrbela_cutNovi Sad film festival presents a Béla Tarr Retrospective.
Festival-goers will have the opportunity to see some of his works that made film history, and a unique chance to meet the prominent contemporary filmmaker in a panel discussion after the screening of THE TURIN HORSE on June 24.

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Jun12

Gdynia fest awarded Réka Lemhényi

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lemheenyi_reekaThe unique annual showcase of Polish cinema awarded Hungarian editor Réka Lemhényi for Jerzy Skolimowski’s ESSENTIAL KILLING, a Polish-Norwegian-Irish-Hungarian co-production.

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Jun11

Béla Tarr at Edinburgh IFF

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tarrbela_perlakimGuest curator and enigmatic auteur Béla Tarr will be in attendance with his most recent work, THE TURIN HORSE, a meticulously crafted portrait of Nietzsche’s last years and for the screenings of his selection of ground-breaking Hungarian cinema.
Edinburgh IFF hosts the UK premiere of Kornél Mundruczó’s TENDER SON.

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Jun10

Hungarian movies in Culturgest

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hukkle_arcLisbon’s major cultural venue, Culturgest presents outstanding feature films by Csaba Bollók, Benedek Fliegauf, Attila Gigor, Szabolcs Hajdu, Ágnes Kocsis, Kornél Mundruczó, György Pálfi and Ferenc Török between 15-18 June.

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Jun07

Annecy shows 4 animations from Hungary

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annecy2011Animated pictures by Alexey Alexeev, Kati Bessenyei and Virág Kiss at the 35th Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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Jun04

Hungarian Day at Transilvania IFF

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csicska_cl2The leading Romanian film festival presents the traditional Hungarian Day on 8th June in Cluj-Napoca, the selection includes the latest works by Béla Tarr, Bence Miklauzic, Diana Groó and Attila Till’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight’s title BEAST.

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Jun02

RETRACE for Moscow St.George

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visszateerees100Moscow IFF will premiere Judit Elek’s latest feature in its main competition program. The 33rd annual Moscow International Film Festival, which will run from June 23 through July 2, has announced its selection.

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May20

3 Hungarian feature film projects awarded in Cannes

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kenyeres009Atelier participant HIER, the first feature film project by Bálint Kenyeres, Virág Zomborácz’s AFTERLIFE and ScripTeast participant CAR PARK by Bence Miklauzic-Ferenc Lengyel were awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

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May10

MEDIA European Talent Prize

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media_cannes100Brussels, 10 May 2011 - Scriptwriters Virág Zomborácz (Hungary) and Hanna Sköld (Sweden) will share this year's MEDIA European Talent Prize for their film scripts for Afterlife and Granny's Dancing on the Table.

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May05

Hungarians at Cannes 2011

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cannes_pavilon1Attila Till, Ferenc Pusztai, Bálint Kenyeres, László Nemes, Attila Csáky, Bence Miklauzic, Ferenc Lengyel, Réka Divinyi, Gábor Herendi at various programmes during the 64th Cannes Film Festival.

Hungarian Pavilion at the Festival de Cannes

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Apr26

KAFF 2011

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kaff2011_clHungary’s Kecskemét Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year

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Apr20

Cannes: Attila Csáky, the Producer on the Move

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csaky_attila25 outstanding film producers from 25 European countries will be taking part in European Film Promotion’s networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival between 14 – 17 May.

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Apr19

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight premieres BEAST

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till_attila2011Directors’ Fortnight selections include BEAST, a short by Attila Till and THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP (NL/HU/IR), Rebecca Daly’s debut feature co-produced by Ferenc Pusztai’s KMH Film.

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Apr17

Linz Audience crowns Kocsis

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pall_adriennADRIENN PÁL, the first feature from Hungary prized at the leading Austrian film event: the Audience Award of the Crossing Europe - Film Festival Linz went to Ágnes Kocsis’ second feature.

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Apr16

Double success at Tiburon IFF

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bibliotheque_partSzabolcs Hajdu’s BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL won Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography awards at Tiburon International Film Festival, California.

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Apr12

Master Award to Tarr

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tarrbeela_perlakimDubrovnik Libertas Film Festival presents its Master Award to legendary Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr to recognize his "extraordinary contribution to independent filmmaking". Tarr will be in Dubrovnik to accept the Award in person Saturday evening.

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Apr07

Hungarian Films at Crossing Europe

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pall_adriennFilm Festival Linz screens Ágnes Kocsis’ ADRIENN PÁL and Kornél Mundruczó’s TENDER SON, both critically acclaimed Hungarian features will be released soon in Austrian cinemas by Poool Filmverleih.

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Apr06

István Szabó to preside jury at 2011 Karlovy Vary IFF

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szabo_istvan06The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is honored to announce that multiple Oscar-nominee and -winner Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó will preside the international jury at the 46th KVIFF.

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Apr05

Miklauzic for goEast Golden Lily

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a_zold_s11th goEast, the Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden hosts the German premiere of CHILDREN OF THE GREEN DRAGON, the latest feature by Bence Miklauzic.

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Apr01

PUSKAS HUNGARY in Edinburgh

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puskaas_clNew Europe Film Festival hosted by Filmhouse, Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema, shows Tamás Almási's Puskás movie, a tribute to the most famous Hungarian, featuring some of the finest goals and brilliant dribbles of Puskás, along with an interview with him as he recounts his thrilling life story.

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Mar27

Hungarian Success at Cortisonici

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kocsonyaemberItalian festival awarded Piros Zánkay’s JELLYMAN and Sándor Csukás’ BIRTHDAY. - 8th Cortisonici short film contest, held between 22-26 March in Varese, presented “Focus Dedicato All’Ungheria” highlighting festival-favourites short features and animations from Hungary.

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Mar18

Hungary at Hong Kong IFF

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tenderson_viragThe leading Asian showcase for independent cinema screens the latest features by Béla Tarr, Kornél Mundruczó and Benedek Fliegauf.

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Mar16

Istanbul festival awards Bela Tarr

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tarr_2005_2The Cinema Honorary Award of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival goes to Bela Tarr. The critically acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker will accept it in person at the opening ceremony.
Hong Kong IFF hosts the Asian premiere of the latest Tarr film, THE TURIN HORSE on 26th March.

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Mar11

Cannes L’Atelier selects Kenyeres’ project

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kenyeres009L’Atelier invites 15 projects from 15 countries to participate in the Cinefondation-supported programme. 2011 selection includes EFA Award winner Bálint Kenyeres’ 1st full-length feature film project.

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Mar03

Miklauzic for Sofia Grand Prix

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a_zold_sThe 15th anniversary edition of the Sofia International Film Festival beginning on the 4th March screens latest features by Fliegauf, Kocsis, Miklauzic and Mundruczó.
Miklauzic’s 2nd feature is among the 12 contenders of the International Competition.

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Feb20

Jury Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Prize to Tarr

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tarrbela_2011Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr was awarded Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 61st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival ended February 20.

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Feb20

Belgrade FEST11 Shows

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bibliotheque_partBelgrade International Film Festival shows Szabolcs Hajdu’s BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL and Robert Pejo’s THE CAMERAMURDERER.

 

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Feb19

Berlinale Bear Winners Online

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berlinale_silverbear1Augusta Feeds (1986), Ashes (1994), My Baby Left Me (1995) - Daazo.com presents Hungarian film history’s short masterpieces awarded at the Berlinale.

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Feb04

Berlinale

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61_berlinaleHungarians at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival - February 10-20, 2011
Screening schedule and contacts

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Feb03

Newsletter

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newsletter19_100All about Hungarians at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival
Magyar Filmunió Newsletter / February 2011

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Jan31

Critics' Prizes

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hajduszabolcs_kultura.huHungarian film critics' association awarded the previuos year's best moving pictures in Budapest. - Main Prize went to BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL directed by Szabolcs Hajdu, while Ágnes Kocsis has been awarded Best Director for ADRIENN PÁL.

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Jan18

Tarr World Premiere in Berlin

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tarr_2005Béla Tarr’s new film, THE TURIN HORSE will have its world premiere at the 61st Berlinale Competition.

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Jan17

FOREST for Best Short’s Golden Bear

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erdoe_mainGyörgy Mór Kárpáti’s 12-minutes film FOREST will represent Hungary at the 61st Berlinale Shorts Competition.

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Jan04

Palm Springs shows Young Hungarians

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bibliotheque_pascal_latex22nd Palm Springs IFF program includes Hungary’s official Oscar Entry, BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL and the US Premiere of Benedek Fliegauf’s English-language directorial debut, WOMB.

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