Monday, March 5, 2007

Mexico City Winners

The Mexico City Contemporary Film Festival names its top films, with Romania, Mexico, Hungary (photo above) and Portugal taking the top awards.
The Romanian comedy Bucharest won best film while Mexico’s Born Without won best documentary. Born Without, by director Eva Norvind, tells the story of a man born without arms who plays the harmonica for survival.
The feature film Turtle Family, by Mexican director Ruben Imaz, won the Audience Award and award for best first film.
And it was a tie for Best Director. Hungarian filmmaker Gyorgi Palfi won for Taxidermia, which was lauded across Europe as a top film, and Portugal's Hugo Vieira da Silva won for Body Rice. Taxidermia tells the story of three generations of men, including a soldier, a speed eater and a taxidermist. (photo above)

Deadline Approaches for Hungarian Artists in Residence/Film Festival

A.I.R. International Artists Residencies - FilmFest -2007- Hungary

The Hungarian Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for the
Csopak/Balatonfured - Hungarian International Artist/Writer Residency Program 2007
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2007
Program Dates: May 21 - June 13; June 18 - July 11; July 16 - August 8, 2007
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2007
Program Dates: August 7-10, 2007
The HMC invites interested visual artists, experimental short film makers and writers
to submit application for its residency/FilmFest programs in Hungary .
Exhibition/FilmFest are arranged at Congress Center, Balatonfured Also, we are
organizing an exhibition/FilmFest for the 2006, 2007 participants at Vizivarosi
Gallery, Budapest in 2008.
For further information including the Guidelines for Submissions, Application Form
and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit HMC's website at
http://www.hungaria n-multicultural-
The program is open to international artists working in all disciplines who are
engaged in the research, development or creation of work.
For application form or questions regarding the International Artist Residency
please write to bszechy@yahoo. com