Fifth Hungarian Film Week features record number of entries

2019-04-24 03:09:09 GMT2019-04-24 11:09:09(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

A record number of close to 200 films, including documentaries, TV productions and animated films will be shown at the Fifth Hungarian Film Week starting here on Tuesday, according to the organizers.

"This week marks the celebration of Hungarian film. It is an exceptional occasion when the results of three years are presented to the viewers," the organizers of the event announced in a statement.

"Nominations to the Film Week included films made in the framework of the film support system renewed in 2012, as well as independent productions made without subsidy, and across all genres," the statement added.

"The Hungarian film industry has become a key sector of the economy: international productions are choosing Hungary more and more year after year, and international prizes find Hungarian films each year," Emil Novak, president of the Hungarian National Film Fund said at the inauguration of the event.

For the first time in its history, the Film Week will give lifetime awards for famous Hungarian actors.

The film festival will host the world premiere of The Undesirable (1914) by Mihaly Kertesz that can be seen by the wider audience in a restored, digitized format.

Similarly to previous years, the screenings are accompanied by a script competition and a film poster exhibition. All films will be played in the Corvin film theater of the Hungarian capital.

The Hungarian Film Academy, in partnership with Hungary's media authority and the Hungarian National Film Fund, has organized the festival which runs until Saturday.

The Hungarian Film Week was created in 2014, with the objective of introducing the work of Hungarian filmmakers to the grand public and professionals alike. About 150 films were shown during last year's event.

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