Emeric Pressburger Prize

Director: Deniz Gamze ERGÜVEN

Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.


Adolf Zukor Prize, the Grand prix of the Cinefest:

Rendező/Director:  Sean Baker

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., ‘Tangerine’ defies expectation at every turn.

The prize has been given to the producer of the film Shih-Ching Tsou by Tibor Bíró, Michal Bregant, the head of the jury.


Attila Dargay Prize:

(offered by the National Media and Infocommunication Authority)

 Limbo-Limbo Travel
Director: Kreif Zsuzsanna, Zétényi Borbála

The film begins in a big, technically well developed Scandinavian city, where men no longer show any interest towards women. Their only potential love interest is technology.

Kreif Zsuzsanna and Zétényi Borbála were present to accept the prize which was given to them by Attila Dargay’s widow, Irén Henrich and János Auer, member of the Media Council.


Best Documentary:

(prize offered by the National Media and Infocommunication Authority)

Something Better To Come
Director:  Hanna Polak

10-year-old Yula lives in one of the most desolate places on Earth: the Svalka, the biggest garbage dump in Europe, 20 km outside the center of Moscow. In the Svalka lives a group of people in a small, lawless society. These people make up Yula’s closest family; here she lives her life, and from here her future springs. For a period of 14 years, the film follows Yula’s life. 


Best Short Feauture:

(prize offered by the National Media and Infocommunication Authority)

Rendező/Director:  Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni

A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.

People’s Choice Award:

Rendező/Director:  Sean Baker


International Ecumenical Award

Director: Karl MARKOVICS

Married supermarket worker Gabi Kovanda’s lower middle class life revolves around her family and her job. Until, after work one day, everything changes. Suddenly, there’s someone new in her life, someone with whom she had already been casually acquainted: God!  Superwelt is a story about God and the world: a world whose heroine works the till and a God we never see nor hear, but whose presence we feel throughout the film. Superwelt is like a small miracle. A super good one

The director sent a video message, thanking the prize. Karl Markovics has been awarded by the prize of the ecumenical jury for the second time. His 2011 feature Atmen won four prizes at the CineFest.


Special Prize of the International Ecumenical Jury:

Why Me?/De Ce Eu?
Director: Tudor GIORGIU

The young and ambitious prosecutor Christian is surprised to be assigned a sensitive case involving an older colleague who has been accused of corruption. A case that could have been a springboard for his career turns out to have the opposite effect. The accused asserts his innocence, but Christian's superiors force him to bring the man to trial – even without evidence. Giurgiu's radical, bitter vision describes a country in turmoil; he also shows how state omnipotence ensues when corrupt lawmakers and executive powers cover for each other. The individual must choose between retreating into his private life and civil disobedience – and run the risk of going under.

The prize has been given to the Hungarian producer of the film, Emőke Vágási by Heinz-Martin Krauss evangelical priest.



Director: Radu JUDE

Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son, searching for a 'gypsy slave' who has run away from his nobleman master. And even when the 'slave' Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over... A Balkan Western in black-and-white which brings the cacophony of the times strikingly to life and explores the thematic arcs which stretch into the present.

Radu Jude is a returning guest at the CineFest. In 2012 he won the FIPRESCI prize for his feature “Everybody in Our Family”.


C.I.C.A.E. –  International Confederation of Art Cinemas 

Directed by: Jonas CARPIGNANO

Hailing from Africa, their eyes set on Europe, they come with empty hands and infinite dreams, drawn across deserts and oceans by the promise of a better life. Occasionally, they make the news, when a boat sinks en route or police crack down on the other side, but by and large, these immigrants remain invisible, despite the fact their personal struggles would make for incredible stories.

The prize has been given to Koudous SEIHON, the leading actor of the film by Balázs Kalmanovits.

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