Festival Internazionale Cinema d'Animazione e Fumetto celebrated its 10th anniversary in Dervio last week. The Hungarian fine artist, graphic artist and filmmaker Zoltán Szilágyi Varga's coal drawing animation, Court Record. – In Memoriam Péter Mansfeld, was awarded Jury's Prize at the festival held by the Lake Como town, Dervio, Italy.
The seven-and-half minute long film produced by Kecskemétfilm studio represented Hungary at the competition program of the 2007 Berlinale. Court Record… remembers the counterattacks that followed the suppression of the 1956 revolution and war of independence in Hungary when by way of retaliation, Péter Mansfeld, who had just turned 18, was executed on March 21st 1956 at twenty-two minute past nine in the morning in a solemnly premeditated political manoeuvre. During the film the emotionless court record that documents the execution is told word by word.
Zoltán Szilágyi Varga accepted the award in person at Dervio fest’s award ceremony Saturday evening.