Polish director Bodo Kox’s The Girl from the Wardrobe won the best feature film prize at the 24th Mediawave film festival in Hungary.
The festival also included an “on the road” online edition prior to the main festival.The jury for the main festival included Slovak director Matyas Prikler and Sofia festival organizer Mira Staleva.The documentary film jury gave its best documentary award to Stream of Love by Agnes Sos (Hun).The “on the road” jury, which included Hungarian director Gyorgy Palfi, gave its best feature film prize to the Iranian film The Theft by Mohamed Farahani.
A complete list of winners follows:Best Short Film: Soft Rain, d. Denes Nagy (Hun/Bel)Special Mention: Foto, d. Katrin Maimik and Jan Erik Nogisto (Est)Best Dance Film: Agnus Dei, d. Reka Szucs (Hun)Best Experimental Film: Room 606, d. Peter Volkart (Ch)Best Animation Film: Hair, d. Delphine Hermans (Bel)Animation Special Prize: Around the Lake, d. Carl Roosens and Noémie Marsili (Fra)Best Hungarian Short Film: Soft Rain, d. Denes Nagy (Hun/Bel)Best Hungarian Documentary: Another Hungary, d. Denis NagyBest Hungarian Animation: Symphony no. 42, d. Reka BusciBest Animation (on the road): Dji. Death Fails, d. Dimitry Voloshin (Rus)Best Documentary (on the road): Almaz, d. Victor Asliuk (Blr)Best Minority Film: 3 Weddings, d. Anna Kis, Viktor Nagy, Klari Trencseni (Hun)Best Music Film: Free the Jazz, d. Gyorgy Czaban (Hun)Audience Award: If It Doesn’t Work, Doesn’t Hurt…., d. Karoly Szabo (Hun/Rom)Best Cinematographer: Peyman Abaszade, TheftBest Actress: Maiken Schmidt Spring, a la Carte (Est)Most Beautiful Road: Fertility, d. Terez Muranyi-Matza (Rom)The Hardest Road: Yellow, Red, Blue, d. Ferenc Boros and Laszlo Rozman (Hun)The Strangest Road: Show Boat, d. Mirror Su (USA)