The 36th edition of the Hungarian Film Week (February 2-8)saw a major admissions increase this year according to the organisers.
Admissions were nearly forty-eight thousand, a five thousandincrease on last year.
Renowned cinematographer Lajos Koltai's directorial debut,Berlinale contender Fateless was theFilm Week's most popular title with over 3,000 admissions, while anotherBerlinale participant Dallas Pashemendecame in second.
Istvan Szabo's BeingJulia was third on the list with just over 2,100 admissions.
The Hungarian Film Week's jury, led by Gyula Gazdag, awardedthe festival's main prize to director Roland Vranik's Black Brush 'for the innovative use of film language and theexceptional accuracy of teamwork in service of the creative aims.'
Peter Gardos was named best director for
Black Brush alsotook home the best cinematography prize for its DoP Gergely Poharnok while thebest screenplay award went to director Jozsef Pacskovszky and his co-writersPal Sandor and Francisco Gozon for Seeyou in Space!
Hungary's 2005 Shooting Star Dorka Gryllus was named bestactress for Dallas Pashemende andGyorgy Cserhalmi best actor for TheUnburied Man and Paths of Light.
Ildiko Toth received best supporting actress honors for