11-20 SEPTEMBER, 2015
Save the date: the 12th Jameson CineFest, Hungary's leading international film festival is waiting you with the best films of the year, exclusive premieres, film historical programs, concerts and parties.See you there!
AGREEMENT SIGNED BETWEEN JAMESON CINEFEST AND UNIVERSITY OF MISKOLC
The Miskolc International Film Festival and the Department of Cultural and Visual Anthropology at the University of Miskolc have a long and fruitful co-operation which has been made into an official agreement in January 2015. Tibor Bíró (festival manager), Zita Horváth,PhD (vice-rector), Mária Kovács, PhD (dean) and József Kotics, PhD (head of the department) signed a co-operation agreement that covers four main topics. Parties work together in selecting the documentary program for the Festival. The Festival provides an opportunity for the students of the Department to participate in the organizational and management processes of the Festival. The Department of Cultural and Visual Anthropology is responsible for the Roma-picture program held annually at the Festival. Once a year the Cine-Mis Nonprofit Kft. offers a scholarship for one student of the Department to carry out his/her documentary project. The finished project will premiere at the Jameson CineFest, as part of the non-competition program.
TWO MISKOLC IFF MOVIES NOMINATED FOR THE LUX PRIZE
Established in 2007, the Lux Prize pursues two main objectives: spotlighting the public debate in and on the European Union and its policies, and supporting circulation of European coproductions within the Union. This year Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, and Rok Biček’s Class Enemy are competing for the Lux Prize. Sciamma's film received in Miskolc, Hungary the Jameson CineFest's ecumenical prize this year, Biček's Class Enemy got the festival's main prize (pictured the director with the Emeric Pressburger plaque). 16 December is the final deadline for the parliament members to get their votes in. Which of the three finalists will conquer the hearts of such a special jury? The award ceremony will be held in the Plenary Chamber in Strasbourg on 17 December.
JAMESON CINEFEST 2014: THE WINNERS
The awards of the 11st Miskolc International Film Festival have been announced at the Award Ceremony on 20 September where Vilmos Zsigmond has also received Jameson CineFest's Lifetime Achievement Award. As for the two major prizes of the festival, the Adolph Zukor Prize went to Gábor Reisz' Hungarian debut film For Some Inexplicable Reason, the Emeric Pressburger Prize to the Class Enemy by the Slovenian director Rok Bicek. The detailed list of the winners of the festival is here.
THE 2014 JAMESON CINEFEST LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WENT TO VILMOS ZSIGMOND
Vilmos Zsigmond (pictured with Goldie Hawn and Jon Voight in 1977 at the Oscar gala) is an European cinematographer – maybe this was his key to success in America. Mr. Zsigmond received Jameson CineFest's lifetime achievement award in September 2014 from Miskolc's mayor Ákos Kriza and festival director Tibor Bíró. Zsigmond's European sensitivity got appreciated when, at the beginning of the 1970s, a new generation of directors created New Hollywood, following the track of the French New Wave and the European auteurs, but of course building on the old studio system. The 1956 Hungarian emigré, who had the European cinema culture at his fingertips, was the right man on the right place and became the cinematographer of the greatest directors: Robert Altman, Michael Cimino, John Boorman, Brian De Palma, and Steven Spielberg.
HERE COMES THE COMPETITION PROGRAM
The 11 edition of Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary's biggest and greatest film event, will be held from the 12th to the 21st of September 2014 and will again attempt to anchor young cinema in an international context. The festival offers great opportunity to dive into the varied film and film history scene, trace current artistic tendencies and discover and rediscover quite a number of films - including Cannes, Sundance and Venice hits from Xavier Dolan's Mummy to Richard Linklater's Boyhood, from Vanessa Lapa's The Decent Man to Mike Cahil's I Origins, some of them months before the US or French premiere. And, believe or not, it`s all free. The complete list here.
CineFest's film history series celebrates its 5th anniversary this year. This unique and exceptionally rich program, under the patronage of the Academy Award winner director István Szabó covers of screenings, master classes, book presentations and Q&As. See the details here.