May 02, 2006

Hungarian Short Films Awarded Prizes

A Hungarian science fiction short has won top awards at film festivals in Amsterdam and Nashville, the Hungarian Film Union announced on Tuesday.

“Doll Nr. 639”, directed by György András Dési and Gábor Móray, was awarded the Black Tulip prize for best short at the 22nd Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival (AFFF), held on April 19-26. It was also awarded the prize for best short film at the Nashville Film Festival, held on April 20-26, the statement said.

The film, which stars Tünde Murányi and Péter Scherer, was recently awarded the main prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films, and it has already been invited to another festival in Brussels.

The Film Union also reported that Attila Szász has received the best director title for his short film “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California, held on April 20-30. The festival, in its seventh year, boasted 350 films in competition, including nearly 200 shorts.

The prize was the third awarded to “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”: it received the best short award in Ojai, California, and the jury’s special prize in Houston last year. The film will show next at a festival in Indianapolis, then in Winnipeg, Canada.

(Source: MTI)

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