The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday, December 10th. After 27 years we have a Hungarian connection to the prestigious event again: Son of Saul got a nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Motion Picture.
Lili Horváth’s first feature film, The Wednesday Child premiered in Hungary on the 3rd of December. Hungarian Filmlab proudly took part in the post-production of the movie, which proved to be a great success at the international festival scene, getting attention and great reviews from the critics. The movie achieved various nominations and awards, including the Grand Prize and the crtitic’s choice at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for Best Picture in Kalkota and the award for best direction at Cottbus Film Festival, Germany.
Mátyás Erdély got the award for the best cinematography, the Golden Camera 300 for the film “Son of Saul” at Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers’ Film Festival in Bitola, Macedonia. The festival awarded 10 awards in total, the one for best film in the "New European Cinema" program is "Rams" directed by Grimur Hokanarson. The prize was given by the Hungarian Filmlab amounting to 10.000 euros for post production.
We are deeply sorry to announce that our dear colleague and friend, Jelio Jelev, after a long and heroical fight with the disease he suffered from has passed away. We worked more than a decade together. In these years he travelled through Europe introducing our services to many filmmakers. With his extensive technical knowledge, empathy and dedication he helped them to achieve their vision, contributed to a lot of award winning projects - even until the last moment. Rest in peace, Jelio, we will miss you a lot!
17 October 2015 marks the date of the international premiere of the restored version of Jiří Trnka’s Old Czech Legends. The premiere takes place at the 59th BFI London Film Festival in its Treasures section. Digital restoration was carried out in the Hungarian Filmlab under the supervision of the National Film Archive in 2015.
We can be proud of another Hungarian first-time director: Lili Horváth’s first feature film, The Wednesday Child / Szerdai gyerek won the main award of East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The movie got the FEDEORA Award as well, the recognition of European film critics. Colour grading and the digital copy was made at the Hungarian Filmlab, DoP was Róbert Maly, the colorist was Eszter Nagy. Congratulations to the staff!
Losers, a black and white Bulgarian feature film we have just been working on, has won the main prize, the Golden St. George Prize for best film at the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).
Son of Saul wins Grand Prix prize, the second most important prize of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. On last Sunday Laszlo Nemes's movie was awarded as best film by FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, furthermore the debut feature film received the Francois Chalais and the technical Vulcan award for Tamás Zányi sound engineer’s work as well.
Son of Saul had an overwhelming success in Cannes among spectators and the journalists who talk about it as a contender for big awards. The film screened from a 35 mm print has been bought by Sony Pictures for North-American distribution. We are very proud of being part of the production and keep our fingers crossed for further success.
Tonight is the restored DCP premiere of the 50 year old Round-Up, an epoch-making film of Miklós Jancsó in Cannes. The film, that is screened in Cannes Classics programme, was fully restored at the Hungarian Filmlab in the past few months. Son of Saul, the feature debut by László Nemes will be having its world premiere in official competition on Friday 15 May.
Son of Saul, Hungarian director László Nemes’s first feature film, has been invited to the official programme of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film recorded on 35 mm negative by the director of photography Mátyás Erdély is going to be screened from 35 mm print. Full analogue and digital post production was performed by the Hungarian Filmlab.
At Sofia Meetings, an event for upcoming projects at Sofia International Film Festival, Hungarian Filmlab gave the award for the best project among the ones who presented their second feature film. The award went to director and screenwriter Ali Jaberansari and producer Duchio Chiarini, who will be able to purchase post production services in the value of 10 000 EUR for their film under development, The Ladder.
Radu Jude, Romanian film director received the prize for the Best Director at Berlin Film Festival 2015. The historical drama made in Romanian-Czech-Bulgarian coproduction was shot on black and white 35 mm film which was processed and digitized at the Hungarian Filmlab.