Hungarian line-up of the 8th edition of Friss Hús Budapest is complete

Hungarian line-up of the 8th edition of Friss Hús Budapest is complete

The 8th edition of the ever so popular Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival will be organised once again in the spring of 2020. The event has grown to be the number one celebration of short films over the years in Hungary, and will receive its audience from the 23rd until the 29th of March at the Toldi cinema in Budapest.

The Hungarian competition features a total of 28 titles, amongst which 12 were directed by women. Two directors are present with two shorts at this year's Friss Hús: Olivér Rudolf and Marcell Török both have two tiles competing. The event will also screen multi-award winning Linda Dombrovszky’s, as well as former Friss Hús awardee, Fanni Szilágyi’s new films. Downstream by Máté Bartha, which premiered at the Verzió Film Festival and was awarded the first prize in the Student & Debut Film Competition, will also compete in our line-up.

Rising star of Those Who Remained, Abigél Szőke is starring in two shorts at Friss Hús 2020 - Vacation and My Breakfast Is Your Dinner. Dorka Gryllus, Zsolt Nagy, Tamás Keresztes, Adél Jordán and Zsolt Trill will also appear on the big-screen in short film roles. Previous Best Actor prize winner, Benett Vilmányi will return with his role in Earworm.

Music will be the central topic of multiple shorts. In Mónika Doesn't Want to Be Down on Earth, we follow the calvary of a thirty-something transwoman through dreamlike musical sequences, while Since She's With Me is set in the Hingarian underground of the 80’s, where Bence Tasnádi portrays a young rockstar father.

The Hungarian lineup will have a total of six animations this year, one of them being Symbiosis by Nadja Andrasev who previously competed with her graduation film The Noise of Licking. Symbiosis was previously screened at prestigious film festivals such as Slamdance, SXSW or Annecy.

This year a great number of films with high artistic value were selected from institutions of film studies (METU, ELTE, MOME, SZFE) and works produced with the aid of the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme will also be screened at the festival.

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, the 29th of March, when an award for the best Hungarian live action short film, best Hungarian short animation, the most promising director under the age of 30, the best actor and the best actress, as well as several special awards will be handed out.

Organisers have yet to announce the line-up for our traditional Queer and Horror sections and will alsointroduce this years novelties.

Hungarian Competition:

Agape (d.: Márk Beleznai)
Anja (d.: Gábor Benő Baranyi)
Break (d.: Levente Kölcsey )
Bye Little Block! (d.: Éva Darabos)
Downstream (d.: Máté Bartha)
Earworm (d.: Szilárd Bernáth)
East (d.: Attila Dávid)
Escape Velocity (d.:Tamás Rebák)
Family Circle (d.: Marcell Török)
Fish in the Net (d.: Lili Nagy)
Fonica M-120 (d.: Olivér Rudolf)
Helfer (d.: Anna Szöllősi)
I Have Problems (d.: Zsuzsanna Debreczeni)
If Once (d.: Marcell Wrochna)
Mónika Doesn't Want to Be Down on Earth (d.: Anna Korom)
My Breakfast Is Your Dinner (d.: Petra Pantyi)
Orsi and Tenshinhan (d.: Fanni Szilágyi, Gábor Szilágyi)
Our Sleeping (d.: Boglárka Ászity)
Rebirth (d.: Linda Dombrovszky)
Since She's With Me (d.: Rozália Szeleczki)
Stars, Stars (d.: Marcell Török)
Sunday (d.: Andor Berényi)
Symbiosis (d.: Nadja Andrasev)
The Colonel Cries for the Red-Haired Woman (d.: Gergő V. Nagy)
The End (d.: Anna Gyimesi)
Vacation (d.: Máté Konkol, Tamás Papp)
You Have to Go (d.: Márton István Szabó)
Every night, when you take the garbage out (d.: Olivér Rudolf)