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raymac Written by raymac
Oct. 16, 2011 | 11:21 AM

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11TH HUNGARIAN FILM FESTIVAL coming next month

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Ambassador Balazs Bokor, Consul General of Hungary in Los Angeles and Bela Bunyik, President of Bunyik Entertainment officially announced at a press conference today that the Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles will be held in November for the 11th times. The opening night of the festival will be on November 9 in the Laemmle Sunset Five cinema in Hollywood with “Retrace” of Director Judit Elek at 7.00pm and “Glass Tiger 3” of Peter Rudolf. Actress Kathleen Gati, the main character of “Retrace” will be also present. “4 For Dance”, a dance troop from Hungary contributes to the success of the opening night with a live show. The Chaplin Theatre of the Hollywood Raleigh Studios will host the screening of “Havasi – The Storm” on November 10 at 7.00pm, and a Hungarian opera film “Bank ban” by Csaba Kael. It will be a special experience for those loving opera and film together. Opera “Bank ban” was originally scheduled to be on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in this season but due to technical difficulties it will be performed at a later date.

The 11th Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles is organized by the Bunyik Entertainment since many years. The Consulate General of Hungary is its main patron and the Hungarian Film Union is an outstanding partner. 24 feature films and 10 documentary or short films are to be screened during the 9 days of the festival. The exclusive website of the festival at will open during the next days.

President Bela Bunyik, director of the festival announced that the 11th festival will use the opportunity of the internet and the whole festival with all its film entries can be seen on a special festival website all over the world. Thus, a new period will start in the life of the film festivals with this avant-garde step of the 11th Hungarian Film festival.

Ambassador Balazs Bokor underlined that presenting the Hungarian cinema in Hollywood is an important task of the cultural diplomacy. The AFI Fest is organized just a couple days before the Hungarian film fest where the “Turin Horse” of Director Bela Tarr will be shown. Thus the screening of Tarr’s film, the official Oscar entry of Hungary this year, harmonizes well enough with the messages of the 11th festival.


During the years it has become the Festival’s tradition that a lifetime award is issued for an outstanding personality. This year a Hungarian born Oscar winner, ASC Vilmos Zsigmond will have the lifetime award during a festive reception given by Ambassador Bokor. The Michael Curtiz Award – honoring a Hungarian born famous Hollywood director, director of Casablanca etc. – and the Consulate’s General Tony Curtis Award – honoring also a Hungarian born great actor – will be given to the best films shown at the festival.

For more information, visit the official site

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