Attracting ever more attention both in Hungary and throughout Europe, Dialektus Festival pays special attention to creating opportunities for filmmakers and other trade representatives to meet each other and their audience on professional forums, targeted, thematical events besides creating an informal, inspiring, buoyant festival-atmosphere. All because we need documentaries and documentary needs us too: to discover its priceless values, to point out to the possibilities it carries, to celebrate it, to talk about it – to treat it as well as it deserves. This is our way of encouraging dialogue between European filmmakers of different countries and different cultural backgrounds, to boost the popularity and strenghten the distribution of the documentary film.
Dialëktus Festival delayed!
Due to our main sponsor’s financial difficulties, instead of our usual March date, Dialektus Festival will take place in June this year. We’ll do our best to turn this to our advantage, with open air screenings, musical entertainment, strawberries, raspberries and a beach atmosphere! We hope the fragrant summer will do justice to the films, so we suggest daytime chillouts indoors, followed by evening garden cinema sessions with spritzers and firebugs.
The delay will not otherwise affect the usual order of the Festival. This year’s Dialektus has received 191 entries from 25 European countries, and preliminary judging is now all but finished.
Two major professional events will accompany the festival:
Last year’s good memories have encouraged us to follow up the documentary film critics’ work shop with coordinators Ágnes Blaskó and Balázs Varga. focus will be on the birth of dialogue, the concepts and instruments of documentary film analysis, individual writing exercises, as well as the challenge of presenting the freshly-printed works to the audience. The workshop will be held in Hungarian.
„My Deer” Project development workshop
For the first time this year, but hopefully not the last, we are organizing a project development workshop with the support of the Visegrád Fund. We welcome those documentary projects to the workshop which are still being filmed, and are set in at least two of the Visegrád countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia). The workshop aims to nurture coproductions and support the production of European films suitable for general distribution, giving a sensitive view of the culture and everydays of Visegrád countries. The workshop will culminate in a trial pitch.