Michael Curtiz’s (born Mihály Kertész) A tolonc / The Undesirable from 1914, has been screened at the Lumiére Film Festival in Lyon, just after the premiere at the opening event of the Hungarian Film Week. The earliest feature film of the director of Casablanca has now been invited to various archive and restoration film festivals. The 100 year old silent film was digitized and restorated at the Hungarian Filmlab.
Euronews have made a report on the shooting of Krisztina Goda's new feature film, Home Guards.
György Pálfi has been awarded as Best Director and it swept two more prizes at the A-cathegory film festival of Central-Europe, Karlovy Vary. Freefall also won the Special Jury Prize and the European Cinemas Label awarded by four European film distributors.
Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's title Fehér Isten / White God won the main award in the Cannes International Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section on Friday. The film about a mixed-breed dog who must learn how to survive after a society declares mutts undesirable also won appreciation of film critics.
At the world congress of this year held in Skopje, Macedonia of FIAF, the international federation of film archives a 10 000 EUR prize was given by the Hungarian Filmlab.
Last evening we held a presentation about our latest developments and services with a party afterwards for the film professionals.
Today has started the annual two-day event of the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers.
At Sofia Meetings – the industry platform at Sofia International Film Festival – the Hungarian Filmlab gave the award for the best project in the Second Film Projects category this weekend. In the programme second feature films under development were in competition. The prize in the value of 10 000 EUR went to Never let it go, a film by Paul Negoescu.
At Berlinale of this year 3 Hungarian films are going to be premiered: Land of Storms, the first feature film of Ádám Császi, Symphony no. 42., an animation short film by Réka Bucsi and Roland Ferge’s 10 minute graduation film: El, that goes for the youth prize, the Crystal Bear. On the look of Land of Storms, a drama selected into the Panorama section, our colorist, László Kovács worked on with the director of photography, Marcell Rév. The DCP of Symphony no. 42. sent to the festival was also created at the Filmlab. We wish success to all three pieces of art.