Several films that were made by the FilmLab have recently reached international success such as Oscar nominations and awards at international film festivals. We try to summarize the most important world successes to which the FilmLab contributed in the years of 2007 and 2008.
Among highly interesting competitors invited to the Cannes competition, the critics jury presided by Howard Feinstein favorized Delta, 3rd film by Kornél Mundruczó, about an incest relation in the dreary landscape of the Danube delta. Delta post production works were done in Hungarian Filmlab.
International Critics’ Week presents Géza M. Tóth’s latest animation, Ergo. Year by year altogether seven shorts and seven first feature films are invited to the oldest parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival. The international audience has the chance to see Ergo in Cannes for the first time. Ergo post production works were done in Hungarian Filmlab.
Delta by Kornél Mundruczo is invited to the official competition programme of the Cannes Film Festival. The world premiere of Delta was hosted by Hungary’s national showcase, the 39th Hungarian Film Week where it won the "Golden Reel" main prize, the Best Original Music (Félix Lajkó) and foreign critics’ Gene Moskowitz Prize. Delta post production works were done in Hungarian Filmlab. 411-Z by Dániel Erdélyi has been selected for the short film competition. 411-Z will have the chance to compete for best short film’s Palme d’Or in Cannes.
The "World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner" ( Светът е голям и спасение дебне отвсякъде ) based on a novel by Ilija Trojanow, took home the Kodak prize for best Bulgarian feature film.
Brasilian Nexus Cinema e Video in cooproduction with hungarian Eurofilm Stúdió finished shooting a feature, titled after our capital city Budapest, an adoptation of Chico Buarque de Hollanda’s novel of the same title. The director Walter Carvalho known mainly as a DoP. from his works "Central do Brasil", "Madame Sata" and "Carandiru" – a riot in a penitentiary. The "Budapeste" was shoot by his son Lula Carvalho the DoP of "Tropa de Elite". This year "Tropa de Elite" took the Golden Bear in Berlin. The production contracted The Hungarian Filmlab for post production works. Thank you for their cooperation and we wish them all the best.
The israeli "Beaufort" has been nominated to the Oscar competition in the category of the Best Foreign Film together with four other features, such as the austrian "Die Falschere", the kazahstanian "Mongol", the polish "Katyn" and the russian "12". The full laboratory and digital postproduction works of "Beaufort" were done in the Hungarian Film Laboratories.
A new acknowledgement to the Hungarian Filmlab: “The Trap" and “Beaufort" among the nine Oscar nominated foreign films!2008.01.16
Two feature films, “The Trap" and “Beaufort", the entire traditional and digital postproduction works of which were done in the Hungarian Filmlab, are now in competition among the nine that were nominated for the "Best Foreign Film" category. The serbian thriller by Srdan Golubovic and the israeli feature by Joseph Cedar compete for the highest prize of the motion picture industry with the new works of other internationally appreciated directors such as Guiseppe Tornatore, Andrzej Wajda és Nyikita Mihalkov. The Academy will announce on the 22nd of January which five films out of the nine are nominated for the Oscar in the category of "Best Foreign Film of 2007".