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Made by Passport Control 26 - MEDIAWAVE Youth Art Workshop - Film Section. Fort Monostor, Komarom, Hungary.
However the 2013 Mediawave festival pointed out mostly films with thematic of women and war subjects, now we would like to draw your attention to two documentaries that are not or just partially concerned by the central questions of this festival. The Polish „3 days freedom” seizes the first dawdling steps of a prisoner getting a short leave to go out, until the French „Love Market” scouts a custom of an Indo-Chinese ethnicity, the hmongs.
With participation of Csángó folk musicans from Moldva, Chinese artists and several performers and fim makers, the Film Prizes and Parallel Culture Awards were announced at the closing ceremony of the 23rd MEDIAWAVE Gathering. The csángó wedding week came to an end with a fascinating dance performance on stage. See the award list below in this article.
photo: Péter Nyikos
20 April is the deadline to the art workshops of MEDIAWAVE, which takes place in the Fort Monostor, Komárom, parallel to the Gathering between 30 April and 4 May.
Acclaimed teachers will introduce the secrets of different artistic branches to the participants.
Acoustic Workshop: György Ferenczi musician
Singer's Workshop: Leena Conquest jazz singer from the USA
Lightpainter Workshop: MÉHKASAULA Group
Csango Folk Workshop: Benke Grátzy musician from Moldva (ROM)
Gipsy Music and Dance Workshop: Romungro Gipsy Band
Mária Vizi – director, dramaturge, script writer (Duna Television)
László Hargittai "Pamacs" - editor (4Cut)
Péter Dömötör - cinematographer
Gábor Szepesi - cinematographer
Balázs Gotthárdi - editor
Photo Workshop: Imre Zalka
VFX Workshop: András Marcell, visual effect teacher
You can check the conditions of participation here.
Beside the surprising number of French submissions, lots of films were sent from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Iran, Spain, Portugal, UK and the USA. So far the preview jury has been selecting films from 58 countries to feature, short fiction, animation, experimental and documentary film categories.
Hopefully some of our special themes encourage film makers to submit their films to our competition program. We are waiting for films dealing with the topics of "The Great War", "Womanhood" and minority/integration. Here you can watch the trailer of a film from Namibia.
Gentille M. ASSIH (Senegal): The Rite, the Lunatic and I
A huge number of films from 21 countries were submitted at the weekend to the competition program of the MEDIAWAVE'2014.
Feel free to send your film and submission. You can also do it online. It's easy and quick. After sending us the entry form, you'll immediatelly receive a user name and password to the site where you can upload the film.
You can submit your film in all genres. You can read more about our special themes - The Great War, Womanhood - under the entry in the menu.
The MEDIAWAVE staff is back from the city of Lijiang in Tibet border region, South inner China, with lots of experiences, photo and video documentations. They were invited by the musicians, fine artists and film makers from Lijiang attended the MEDIAWAVE Festival 2012.
Members of the Hungarian delegation: Miklós Both musician-singer, Norbert Kovács dancer-singer, Dilára Csillik, president of the Hungarian-Asian Society, Béla Jávorszky, journalist and his wife, Éva Kovács, and the technical staff recording the concerts and experiences, Tibor Jörg soundman and Jenő Hartyándi cameraman, Mediawave festival director.
The hospitability was excellent in the fascinating World Heritage city of the former tea caravan center. A painter, Wuijang and the Hungarian born Henrik Nagy, helped us the orientation in the rich cultue of the region.
By clicking the names, you can reach Béla Jávorszky's and Miklós Both's photo selection and have an insight into the music videos with Yang Ji Ma, young Tibetan female monk and her band.
Photo: Béla Szilárd Jávorszky
In the MEDIAWAVE Film camp 2012, six short fiction and documentary films were shot and screened at the closing party on the 5th of August where a good number of visitor watched the films. The professional prize went to Júlia Vaszari for the best cinematography in the films ’Where Else’ and ’Big Things’. The happy owners of the Audience Prize have been Jozefa Juhász and Zoltán Bognár for their documentary ’Risique Zero’ which shows the life of a French circus attending the Ördögkatlan Festival in Kisharsány. Click here!
The students of the photo workshop instructed by Péter Szabó Pettendi elaborated different themes like levitation, local families and archive photo technics. They also catched some moments and moods of the Ördögkatlan festival running at the same time. You can watch the selected version of the closing screening of the photos laced as a video with the record of the concert of the MEDIAWAVE Roma & Hungarian Progressive Music workshop. It was glad to see that the different artistic groups in the camp helped each other's work. Click here!
30 July - 5 August, 2012
Kisharsány, South Hungary
Villány vine region
(during the ÖRDÖGKATLAN FESTIVAL)