BUDAPEST: Pal Adrienn directed by Agnes Kocsis and produced by Ferenc Pusztai won the main prize for best feature film and best producer at this year's edition of the Hungarian Film Week (www.magyarfilmszemle.hu).
Pal Adrienn had already won many international prizes over the past 12 months including the FNE Visegrad prize for best international coproduction. The 42 edition of HFW was held from 5-8 May 2011 and screened new Hungarian features, docs, animation, TV films and shorts. Traditionally held in February as a showcase for all new Hungarian production the event was delayed due to funding problems and its future is still in doubt as the Hungarian film industry is in the process of a major restructuring.
List of competition winners HFW 2011:
Best Feature Film and Best Producer
Pal AdriennDirected by Agnes KocsisProduced by Ferenc Pusztai (www.kmhfilm.hu) KMH Film
Kornel Mundruczo for Tender Son - The Frankenstein ProjectProduced by produced by Proton Cinema (www.protoncinema.hu)Coproduced by Filmpartners (http://filmpartners.hu) and Laokoon Film (Hungary) (www.laokoonfilm.com)Essential Filmproduktion (Germany)KGP Produktion (Austrai)
Matyas Erdely for Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project
Zsolt Laszlo for The Maiden Danced To Death Directed by Endre HulesProduced by Cinema-film KFT (www.cinemafilm.hu)
Tunde Bacsko for East Side Stories Directed by Mark Bodzsar, Csaba Bollok, Szabolcs Hajdu, Ferenc TorokProduced by Uniofilm (www.uniofilm.hu)
Robert Juhasz for Pal Adrienn
Judit Czako for Run to GroundProduced by Europa Film (www.europafilm.hu)
Best Short Film
Beast directed by Attila Till
Invisible Strings: The Talented Pusker Sisters directed by Agnes Sos
Best Animated Film
I Am Simon directed by Tunde Molnar