After 60 years, Budapest is once again the venue for the Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) between 24-29 April 2022. The National Film Institute - Hungary is host of the int’l event. The congress, in which Budapest is introduced as a ‘film capital’, is also significant from a tourism point of view: it attracts several hundred film experts from all over the world.
This is a short summary for those who want to establish environmental awareness in the film industry. Every stage of production and every department is involved, and there are some general principles that can be applied to significantly reduce the ecological footprint of a film production. In this publication, we provide you with some useful advice. Sustainable film production is our common interest!
The European Film Academy awards Márton Ágh for the production design of Dénes Nagy's NATURAL LIGHT. 53 European films, based on the EFA Feature Film Selection, were in competition for the prestigious European Film Awards to be handed over be in 26 categories in Berlin in December. The European Film Academy has previously announced that the Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 goes to Márta Mészáros in recognition her unique contribution to the world of cinema.
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival’s Critics Award for Best Director went to Pèter Bergendy for POST MORTEM. The creepy, period ghost story, starring Viktor Klem and Fruzsina Hais is the Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards©.
Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei for her portrayal in THINGS WORTH WEEPING FOR and Gusztáv Dietz for WILD ROOTS were awarded at Istanbul’s international film festival this weekend. Both firs features were made in the Incubator Program of the National Film Institute.
EFA Honours Márta Mészáros with Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the first time the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a female director from Central/Eastern Europe. Márta Mészáros’ worldwide awarded, courageous and innovative works have been digitally restored in 4K within the frame of National Film Institute’s long-term Film Restoration and Digitization Program. 11 Márta Mészáros classics are available for international distribution.
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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces Hungary as the Focus Country for this year’s 25th edition of the festival. The festival’s Opening Film will be Ildikó Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife, which premiered in competition at Cannes this year, with 18 more Hungarian films screening as part of the In Focus: Hungary programme, including 10 films in a special archive section and 8 new films representing the best of current Hungarian cinema.
Peter Bergendy’s Post Mortem has won ten awards at one of the world’s most prestigious horror, sci-fi, action and cult film festivals, the 15th Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where audiences vote instead of a jury.
István Szabó's latest production won the Best Film award at the Balkan Panorama Film Festival last night in Turkey. Éva Kerekes was awarded for the best actress by the international jury for her portrayal in the film.