Entry period soon starts for next year’s CineFest (13-21 September, 2019)

16th edition of Hungary’s major film event, Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival is to be held 13-21 September, 2019. We are waiting for entries in feature film and short experimental film categories, and we continue the CineNewWave category, too, which is specialized for young Hungarian filmmaking talents.

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Awarded of the 15th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival

Emeric Pressburger Prize, the Festival’s Main Prize 2018 1 500 000 Ft ~ 5 000 EUR The Guilty (Den skyldige) Director: Gustav MÖLLER Denmark 85 min A zsűrit lenyűgözte az a csodálatos filmes nyelvezet, amivel ezt a meghatóan emberi történetet elmesélik az alkotók. Nagyon megérintett minket a főszereplő igyekezete, hogy …

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Day 9 – 22 September

Even at the day of the closing and award ceremony we get great films to watch. Nicholas Cage grabs a chainsaw to get revenge for the death of the love of his life in ‘Mandy’. Let’s see the programs of the day:

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Day 8 (21 September)

The second Friday of the Festival brings Shanghai into focus, but a horror anthology by several masters of the genre and ‘Profile’ bring some excitement as well. Let’s take a look at the program in more details.

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Day 7 (20 September)

On Thursday we have two new features from the competition program – a strange socialist dystopia and an indie drama. Besides we have opportunities to watch movies we missed in the previous days. The Open Eye program offers ‘Dovlatov’ that has played at the Berlinale with great success. Let’s check …

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Shanghai Intenational Film Festival presents

At the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival a new initiation has been launched under the title “Belt and Road”. The SIFF invited the representatives of festivals and film events from 13 countries to sign a co-operational agreement. Tibor Bíró, the festival director of the Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, …

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Day 6 (19 September)

On Wednesday Jake Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan suffer a serious breakdown in their marriage in front of their son but we have plenty of exciting things going on besides Paul Dano’s first feature. Let’s take a look at the program.

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Hong Kong Film Days at the Cinefest

The cinematic art of Hong Kong introduced itself to the audience of the Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival last year for the first time. The program was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) from Berlin. The success of the last year led to a new …

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Day 5 (18 September)

On the fifth day of the festival we can watch a truly crushing story about the terrorist attack in the island of Utøya. A workshop on action movies and a Nick Hornby adaptation are also part of the program.

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CineNewWave

The Jameson CineFest selects short features, experimental films and animations by young Hungarian talents. The aim of the program is to introduce talented young filmmakers to the audience of the Festival.

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Day 4 (17 September)

After a very intense weekend we do not get any rest on the first day of the week at the Jameson CineFest. We can focus on some of the great films we missed during the weekend, or watch two new movies, this time from New Zealand and Finland.

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(Script)writing

The crux of success in cinema is a good story. Great books, interesting stories that have already proven themselves in front of readers tend to find their directors easily and end up being adapted to film. The (Script)writing program at the Jameson CineFest looks into the process of creation: from …

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Day 3 – 16 September

On the third day of the Jameson CineFest we shall pay special attention to two movies: the Hungarian ‘One Day’ won the FIPRESCI prize in Cannes and the South Korean ‘Burning’ was praised to the skies also in Cannes. The German film ‘The Silent Revolution’ is interesting because of it …

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CineClassics

This year’s CineClassics focuses on films of István Hildebrand, who is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of 2018, by Krzysztof Zanussi, this year’s recipient of Ambassador of the European Cinema award, and by Péter Tímár, the special affect artist turned director. The program offers audience favorites like ‘The Silence …

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Day 2 – 15 September

This is probably the most anticipated day of the festival, since today is the Hungarian premiere of Academy Award-winning László Nemes Jeles’ (Son of Saul) new film ‘Sunset’. Not only do we get the chance of watch the 35mm copy but also the director and several members of the crew …

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Shorts in the competition program of the 15th Jameson CineFest

For years, the feature competition program contained only first or second features from a director, but as our favorite filmmakers moved on to their next projects we had to do the same. Nowadays we simply bring the best and most promising features of the year to the Festival. This year …

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Day 1 (14 September)

In the last 14 years the Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival became the most well-known and, according to the remarks, the most well-loved film festival of Hungary. Today the 15th Jameson CineFest opens its gates. Up until next Sunday film professionals and the audiences have a chance to meet …

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DOCompass – documentary day

The Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival organizes its DOCompass program for the ninth time. On the 16th and 17th of September we will have the chance to watch two documentaries in the presence of their directors.

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