Producer of Oscar winning Ida and Cold War is also coming to Friss Hús

Budapest Debut Film Forum will be organised for the first time during Friss Hús International Short Film Festival with the participation of Ewa Puszczynska (producer of Ida and Cold War), Juli Jakab (screenwriter, actress, protagonist of Sunset), György Kristóf (director of Out, Official Selection at Cannes) and further prominent members of the film industry.

This year the organisers of Friss Hús have created a new film forum which focuses on introducing  the most promising central european film projects.

Three Hungarian projects, Blue Pelikan by László Csáki, Blazing by Balázs Dudás and Eviction by Máté Bence Fazekas, have been selected for the event taking place on the 26th and 27th March.

The creators of the  selected projects from the central-european region will gather at the Budapest Debut Film Forum. The invited directors, producers and screenwriters have an important professional background and are developing their first feature film in their home countries. The participants arriving to Budapest will meet with dedicated tutors that will specifically work with their assigned projects. Besides the meetings concerning their projects’ development, they will take part in various industry events held by important members of both the Hungarian and the European film industry. The event will also be a great opportunity for networking, and the creators of one project will be awarded a prize of 1000 euros for the further development.

Some industry events are open for our audience as well, for which you can register here:

The selected projects:

  • Victim – Michal Blasko (Slovakia)
  • Blue Pelikan– Csáki László (Hungary)
  • Blazing – Dudás Balázs (Hungary)
  • Eviction – Fazekas Máté Bence (Hungary)
  • Eternity Package – Magdalena Ilieva (Bulgaria)
  • Neither Voice – Ester Ivakic (Slovenia)
  • The Sweet Bitterness of Ripe Pomegranates – Andrey Volkashin (Macedonia)
  • October – Cristian Pascariu (Romania)

Date: March 26-27

Location: CEU – Central European University – October Hall (Október 6. u. 7. Budapest 1051)

BDFF is supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Creative Europe Desk.