News - MEDIAWAVE Foundation
On the day of our National Holiday numerous artists recieved Kossuth or other national art awards on 15th of March who are basic figures of MEDIAWAVE mentality. More of them recieved the "Parallel Culture" Award which was founded by MEDIAWAVE in 2001.
GYÖRGY SZABADOS - Kossuth Award
He is famous of his contemporary improvising music all around Europe. He is a decisive, basic figure of MEDIAWAVE improvising music mentality.
He recieved one of the biggest Hungarian musical award, the Ferenc Liszt Award in 1983 among other very prestigious musical and art awards since than (2001- Magyar Művészetért, Szabó Gábor életműdíj.)
His strong musical world follows and builds the new wave of music. The "Parallel Culture" Award was given to him in 2009 on the MEDIAWAVE Festival.
His documentary and concert on MEDIAWAVE.
ISTVÁN OROSZ - Kossuth Award
He has been awarded with numerous prices like the National Hungarian Meritorious Artist, Béla Balázs and Mihály Munkácsy Awards for he graphical art, he is a university teacher in two different institues.
He is appriciated for his traditional, individual work outside the country as well.
More of his animations were screened on the MEDIAWAVE Fesztival. His film "Sakk" ("Chess") is part of this year's fil programme.
Part of his film "Chess".
ANDRÁS BERECZ - Kossuth Award
Folk song singer, folk tale teller, Hungarian tradition guard. He collects folk songs and folk tales in all Central Europe for thirty years, he is a literary translator and his presentations are full of wonder.
Concerts: MEDIAWAVE 2010, Ördögkatlan 2010
MIHÁLY DRESCH - Hungarian Meritorious Artist Award
Mihály Dresch is one of the most important, style creative Hungarian jazz musician, music writer who bases his music on traditional Hungarian folk music.
He fits perfectly into the MEDIAWAVE music mentality, he is in fact one of the basic figures. Actually he performed on all of our festivals alone or with one of his bands.
Last time with Hamid Drake, Lafayette Gilchrist, Mátyás Szandai on MEDIAWAVE Selective in Őriszentpéter.
The "Parallel Culture" Award was recieved by him in 2002 on the MEDIAWAVE Festival.
Previously on MEDIAWAVE: concert 1989, Somewhere in Central-Europe /1993/, Kisörspuszta /1993/, Film message from Gyimes /1995/, with Jeanne Lee on MEDIAWAVE Festival /1997/, Igrics and kekecs - MEDIAWAVE in Asia /1998/, MEDIAWAVE2001 concert, MEDIAWAVE 2004 concert
|JÓZSEF NAGY (FRA/YUG) - Hungarian Meritorious Artist Award
Josef Nadj was born in Vojvodina, lives in France as a world famous dancer-coreographer-actor-director. He won the Oscar of the theater world, the Europe Big Award of the European Theatre Union (this Award was given to outstanding 20th century artists such as Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine, George Stehler, Heiner Müller...)
He is the director of the Dance theatre in Orléans (Centré Chorégraphique d'National Orléans) which is one of the most excellent contemporary theaters of the world. He is also working in his birth town, Magyarkanizsa, in a project called József Nagy Local Creative Workshop. His connection to MEDIAWAVE grows back to two decades and he recieved the "Parallel Culture" Award in 2009.
In MEDIAWAVE films: Somewhere in Central Europe /1993/, Happening in the Kassák Club /1987/
MEDIAWAVE is involving students of University of West Hungary (UWH) who are studying Event planning to help in the organization of the festival.
Like MEDIAWAVE on Facebook and invite your friends to our group! The one who collects most of the likes from his/her friends wins a ticket to the MEDIAWAVE Festival 2011!
Our Foundation applied for a European Union Culture (2007-2013) grant framework program last autumn and now that their decision became public. We happily considered that the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency centered in Brussels supported our ideas.
The 19th Passport Control of MEDIAWAVE Foundation awaits young artists and those interested over 16, whether beginners, intermediate students (in formal art education) or advanced (with qualifications and/or experience) who intend to learn and develop their talent within the framework of a creative, international art cooperation offering fast and effective progress in practical knowledge. Click here!
Fred Anderson (March 22, 1929 – June 24, 2010) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who was based in Chicago, Illinois. With a distinctive forward-bent playing posture, Anderson's playing was rooted in the swing music and hard bop idioms, but also incorporated innovations from free jazz, rendering him, as critics Ron Wynn and Joslyn Layne have written, "a seminal figure among Chicago musicians in the '60s." He played on the MEDIAWAVE Festival (2003). He get the "Parallel Culture" Award 2003 (MEDIAWAVE Award). video + video2 + video3
Today the last instrument became silent in Rudersdorf, Burgenland. The musicians went home...
Even the catastrophical weather conditions couldn't stop MEDIAWAVE Festival's jazz and environment weekend in Őriszentpéter. Surprisingly - even for organizers - the shed theater's hall was filled for the excellent international jazz concerts. Grencsó Kollektíva Duplo & Mikolaj Trzaska & Emil Gros closing concert - click here!
The artist mostly looked forward to was the "godfather of rap", Gil Scott-Heron on the second weekend of MEDIAWAVE festival. But the musical centre of gravity was in the end: Baba Zula from Istanbul has taken all the credits - in magic, sight and energy.
photo: Molnár Edvárd
Only weather chilled out MEDIAWAVE Festival that moved to Szombathely this year. On its 20th occasion the well-known quality has been presented at the film and music muster.
/Gil Scott-Heron at MEDIAWAVE
photo by Edvárd Molnár/
On Saturday evening, 8 May, the decision of the two international juries turned out.
According to it, the Main Prize & the Award for the Best Feature went to George Ovashvili for his film, The Other Bank.
30 July - 5 August, 2012
Kisharsány, South Hungary
Villány vine region
(during the ÖRDÖGKATLAN FESTIVAL)