Hungarian Filmlab introduces itself through Son of Saul and the secrets behind the analgue technique. Kodak made a portait about the Filmlab and shines a light on the details of the post-production of Son of Saul and the archiving services.
Kills on Wheels won 7 more awards and one special mention during the weekend. Thessaloniki/GR - Golden Alexander / Main Prize and the Best Actor category for the 3 main characters together. Cottbus/DE - FIPRESCI and ECUMENICAL Award Arras/FR - The Heart of the Jury, The Critics Choice Award, the Audience Choice Award and the Young Jury Prize. Busy weekend, congratulations for the team!
A new image film debuted with the title "Remember!". The short movie was produced for the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. Director Attila Szász and director of photography András Nagy also participated on the color-grading of the video.
The second feature film by Attila Gigor is a romantic, exciting modern western. The story is built around a group of prostitutes on their way to Switzerland with their boss but the company got held up in the middle of nowhere on a gas station with its alcoholic owner and his son. During their long break waiting for help in the hot desert secrets and hidden emotions are slowly revealing in the newly formed company.
Full 2K or 4K picture and sound restoration of 15 Czech film classics have been carried out in the past 1,5 years at the Hungarian Filmlab under the supervision of the restoration experts of the Czech National Film Archive (NFA).
The Hungarian Filmlab together with Focux Fox Studio have performed the digital restoration of 5 important Hungarian films on the revolution in 1956. The 4K picture and sound restoration was done from the original negatives. The restoration project was supported by the Hungairan Academy of Arts and was carried out under the professional supervision of the Hungarian National Digital Archive and Film Institute.
Digital dailies from 4K footage, 4K Baselight color grading in 4K DCI screening room, DCP-creation and 4K scanning of 35 mm films are all available on 2K prices.
Interview with László Aradi, director of the Filmlab in Hungarian Film Magazine
2016 KODAK Student Scholarship Program to Recognize Emerging Global Talent in Film Submissions Due May 27th for 25th Annual Competition To be Judged by World-Renowned Cinematographer John Bailey
Hungarian Filmlab Award goes to Sister presented by the director and producer Svetla Tsotsorkova, the producer Nadejda Koseva and the writer Svetoslav Ovcharov.
Son of Saul wins the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film! Congratulations for the cast and crew, we are honored to be part of this film.
Son of Saul and the technical background of the production has been one of the main talking points of the following articles published in the past few days. Cinematographer Mátyás Erdély and colorist László Kovács talked about the details of the post-production of the Oscar nominee.
Son of Saul / Saul fia is among the five best films nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film cathegory. The movie directed by Laszlo Nemes is the 9th Hungarian feature film nominated for Oscar, the last one was Istvan Szabo’s Hanussen 27 years ago. One Hungarian film has won the Academy Award so far: Mephisto directed by Istvan Szabo as well.
Laszlo Nemes wrote history with Son of Saul by winning the first Golden Globe Award in the Hungarian cinema. The picture is seemingly unstoppable in this award-season, next stop is the Academy Awards where the movie already got on to the shortlist in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Hungarian cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond died on the 1st of January at the age of 85. The legendary cinematographer won an Academy Award for Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1978 (directed by Steven Spielberg), he was also an Oscar nominee for The Deer Hunter (1979), The River (1985) and The Black Dhalia (2007).