The mainprize at the 37th Hungarian Film Week for Best Feature Film went to Taxidermia fromdirector Gyorgy Palfi. Szabolcs Hajdu won Best Directorwith his film White Palms. Sandor Csanyi won Best Actor forhis performance in Krisztina Goda'sJust Sex and Nothing Else. Taxidermia and White Palms shared the Gene Moskowitz Prize, awarded by foreign critics.
It was aneventful week in Budapest: Veteran director IstvanSzabos' announced that he had been an informant forthe communist police while a student in the 1950s. The Hungarian Motion PicturePublic Foundation told ScreenInternational that the hunt was on for private investors to help develop Budapest's MafilmStudios. And Director Bela Tarrannounced the revival of his project TheMan From London, which was put on hold last winter.Tarr suffered another minor setback on February 6when a bomb scare interrupted his press conference.