Hungarian short film Sing wins Oscar
“Sing” (Hungarian title “Mindenki”), written and directed by Kristóf Deák, received the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
This is the first time when a Hungarian live action short film is awarded the golden statue by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences but the fourth Oscar for Hungary.
The first one was won by Ferenc Rófusz for his animinated short The Fly at the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981. Director Istán Szabó’s Mephisto was next in 1982 in the Best Foreign Language Film category and László Nemes’s Holocaust film Son of Saul won in the same category in 2016.
"I am dedicating this award to all those people that can make this world a better place, the children. Let’s try to bring them up well so we can be proud of them," said Kristóf Deák, the director of the childhood drama in his acceptance speech.
Congratulations to the crew!