17 November 2021

Márton Ágh won the European Film Award for Best Production Design

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.

The European Film Academy has announced eight winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards. A special eight-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the Feature Film Selection, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, make-up & hair, original score, sound and visual effects.  

Natural Light (Photo: Tamás Dobos / Campfilm)

The European Film Academy has announced that Márton Ágh will be awarded Best Production Design 2021. The jury statement said: The production design in NATURAL LIGHT blends perfectly with the costumes, drawing a painting of a remote Soviet village in the shadow of WWII.’ Márton Ágh, who has been working in both theater and film for more than two decades, received the award for his production design of Natural Light, set in the occupied regions of the Soviet Union during the Second World War.  

Natural Light (Photo: Tamás Dobos / Campfilm)

Natural Light was produced in Hungarian-Latvian-French-German co-production, produced by  Campfilm headed by Sára László and Marcell Gerő, in collaboration with Mistrus Media, Lilith films, Propellerfilm and ZDF Arte, Novak Prod and Proton Cinema, with the support of the National Film Institute - Hungary, Hungarian Film Incentive, Eurimages, CNC - Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, National Film Center of Latvia, Riga City Council and Creative Europe Media program.  

The world premiere of Dénes Nagy's debut feature was at the Berlinale, where he was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director. The young talent is the first Hungarian filmmaker to win the director award with his first feature film in the history of the Berlinale.