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5th Friss Hús International Short Film Festival Was Held In Budapest Last Week

Robert Velkey 2017.04.03.

The fifth edition of Hungary’s top short film festival ended on the 2nd of April. This year’s event was held from March 29th through April 2nd at a cool Budapest art-house theater, the Toldi Cinema.

“We are looking for short films that were made with passion, a huge dose of creativity and an eye for innovation and quality. Be unique”; thus sounded the call for applicants to the 5th Friss Hús Hungarian Short-film Festival. Besides providing many professional opportunities for the selected filmmakers, Friss Hús is a highly popular festival too, with a wide audience and numerous exciting special events.

The festival presented 36 short films. The Hungarian section’s winner was Földiek by Ádám Freund. In this film, one can watch one boy’s inter-galactic decision in 26 minutes.


About the Awards and Prizes of the festival:

worth up to 8,000 Euro:

  • Best International Short Film the Award – Glass House by Erik Ivar Saether & Nicolai Berg Hansson
  • Best Director Under 30 – Asszó by Tamás Fekere
  • Daazo Festival Distribution Award – A Birodalom utolsó napja by Júlia Halász & Anna Rubi Rubi
  • Special Mentions (artistic quality, cinematography, set design, editing, music, etc.)
  • Best Hungarian Live-action Short Film the Award – Földiek by Ádám Freund
  • Best Hungarian Animated Short Film the Award – Superbia by Luca Tóth
  • Best Hungarian Actor/Actress – Benett Vilmányi; Annamária Láng


To sum up the festival: Full-house screenings, inspiring vibe, awesome parties and a large number of Hungarian and international industry attendees.

At Friss Hús, the call for entries is open for filmmakers of all ages from anywhere in the world, but they especially look for short films that were made with enthusiasm, a huge dose of creativity and an eye for innovation and quality.


via: festagent.com; magyar.film.hu; filmfreeway.com;

photos: facebook.com/frisshusbudapest; magyar.film.hu; 444.hu

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