The new feature by Attila Janisch was the big winner at last night's awards' ceremony that closed the 35th edition of the Hungarian Film Week.
His film, After The Day Before received the jury's main prize as well as awards for best cinematography going to Gabor Medvigy, best actor for Tibor Gaspar and best supporting actress for Kati Lazar. The film was also much appreciated by the attending foreign guests and is expected to receive several festival invitations, including one by Eva Zaoralova, artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Two of the festival's major prizes were awarded ex aequo including the best director award shared by Zsuzsa Boszormenyi for her painful drama Guarded Secrets and Benedek Fliegauf for his Berlinale Forum participant Dealer. The best cinematography award was shared by Medvigy and Gyula Pados for Nimrod Antal's Control.
Control, a rare favorite of both critics and the audience, also received the Simo Sandor prize for best first film as well as the Gene Moskowitz prize awarded by the festival's foreign guests. It was also named the most successful Hungarian film in cinema in 2003. Also much loved by attending festival programmers, Control is also expected to travel the festival circuit extensively. Ferenc Torok's Eastern Sugar received the people's choice award.
All awards of the 35th Hungarian Film Week
Main Prize: After the Day Before by Attila Janisch
Best Director ex aequo: Zsuzsa Boszormenyi for Guarded Secrets and Benedek Fliegauf for Dealer
Simo Ssndor Prize for Best First Film: Nimrod Antal for Control
Prize to the director for Visual Expression: Andras Jeles for Joseph And His Brothers
Special Prize for best Visual Design: Szabolcs Hajdu, István Szaladjak and Monika Esztan for Tamara
Best Cinematography ex aequo: Gabor Medvigy for After The Day Before, Gyula Pados for Control
Best Screenplay: Benedek Fliegauf for Dealer
Best Producer (Main Prize): Gyorgy Durst
Best Producer (Prize): BGB Film Production
Best Actress: Eszter Bagameri for Guarded Secrets
Best Actor: Tibor Gaspar for After The Day Before
Best Supportng Actress: Kati Lazar for After The Day Before and Rosehill
Best Supporting Actor: Ervin Nagy for Guarded Secrets and Eastern Sugar
Best Editor: Agnes Incze for Getno
Best Editor Special Prize: Steven Lovy for Mix
Best Sound: Tamas Zanyi for Dealer
The Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign critics: Control by Nimrod Antal
The most successful Hungarian film 2003: Control by Nimrod Antal
People's choice via Internet: Eastern Sugar by Ferenc Torok
Experimental and short films
Best Short Film: Robert Lakatos for Gen(i)us Diadolis
Experimental Short Film Prize: Kornel Mundruczo for Little Apokrypha
Special Prize: Adam Csaszi and Zoltan Gabor Toth for 7 Days
Special Prize: Karoly Ujj Meszaros for The House
Main Prize: Gabor Zsigmond Papp for The School of the Empire
Special Prize of Duna Television: Agnes Sos for Grandmother Teri
Best Popular Scientific Film: Julia Szederkenyi for The Gresham Palace
Prize "Equal Opportunities": Judit Felvideki Little Lives
Best film in category "Portrait": Andras Kisfaludy Captain B.R.
Best film in Experimental Documentary Film category: Lehel Olah Scavenging
Best film in Film Sociography category: Peter Hegedus Inheritance:A Fisherman's Story
Best Cinematography ex aequo: Arthur Balint for Golden Hut and
Balazs Doboczi for The School of the Empire and Scavenging
Schiffer Pal Prize: Tamas Almasi for From Home to Home
Special Prize of the Jury: Marton Szirmai for Hermit's Masterpiece and
Bojana Papp for The TV and Me