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Bruno Chatelin to speak at Mediawave Film Festival Forum

9-11 June, 2011, Szombathely

Following up the conference of MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2010, the MEDIAWAVE -"ANOTHER CONNECTION" International Film and Music Festival invites national and international film festivals, film theatres, film makers and film industry representatives to participate at the MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2.
The event will take place between 9-11 June 2011, in Szombathely, Hungary (Graz:125 km, Vienna:140 km, Maribor:180 km).

The objective of the forum is the expansion of an already existing European network, in order that various film industry support systems existing in our countries become more efficient. At the event, participating organizations’ activities will be presented, which facilitates match-making between regional film industry actors, preparing co-productions and tapping into community funds.
During the event, networking will take place by means round table talks, presentations, case studies, and at MEDIAWAVE festival’s film programme.


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Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square

18:00 Screening. Péter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History (76 min.)
19:45 Opening performance and welcome reception



Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square

9:45 Registration

10:00-12:30 Béla Tarr (HUN): The Turin Horse (150 min.)

12:30-13:00 Conversation with the director of the film

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Revival possibilities of film festivals 1.

The way of festivals and cinemas: uniqueness, new trends, audience

Éva Vezér (HUN)– Hungarian Filmunio

Representatives of film festivals and cinemas

Moderator: András Monory-Mész (HUN), film and tv director, media professional

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

Location: Weöres Sándor Theatre, Akacs M. u. 7.

16:00-17:00 Revival possibilities of film festivals 2.
Net-world pro film experience – international film and festival
platformson the internet, social networking sites, internet media
Keynote speaker:

Bruno Chatelin (FRA), co-founder of,

Moderator: András Monory-Mész (HUN), film and tv director, media professional

17:00-17:30 Coffee break

Alternative program:
17:00 Mediawave Youth Support Program 1 – Consultation for young film makers 1 (PASSPORT CONTROL 21 International Film Workshop)
Scriptwriting consultation for beginner and advanced film makers who will participate the MEDIAWAVE Summer Fim Camp
Mária Vizi – director, teacher
László Hargittai „Pamacs” HSE – editor, teacher
Péter Dömötör – cinematographer
Zsolt Szalai – project coordinator

17:30-18:30 Digitalisation
Creating archives, digital contents, support system, online initiatives

Lajos Lovas (HUN), head of the Digitalisation Department, Ministry of National Resources
Annelies Termeer (NED) Project Coordinator Digital Presentation, Eyefilm

Moderator: András Monory-Mész (HUN), film and tv director, media professional


Location: Weöres Sándor Theatre, Akacs M. u. 7.

10:00-11:00 Sponsorship
How to find sponsors for your festival or film? Why is it useful for a company to support you?
Keynote speaker:

Bruno Chatelin (FRA), co- founder of,, marketing and managing director of several film companies

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Alternative program:
11:00 Mediawave Youth Support Program 2 – “TOGETHER BLACK & WHITE” Roma and Hungarian Film Workshop
Screening from the best films + talking about the films
We would like to show the best films of the successful workshop
supported by the Norvegian Fund. The program will become international
with participation of Italian and Romanian artists entitled “CAFÉS &
CITIZENRY” - The Roma Origins (winner EU application) in 2011 and
Mária Vizi – director, teacher
László Hargittai „Pamacs” HSE – editor, teacher
Péter Dömötör – cinematographer
Zsolt Szalai – project coordinator

11:30-12:30 Greenfestivals

Film festivals and environment protection


György Laki (HUN), vice president of the Hungarian Climate Alliance
Nadja Piplits (AUT), Diagonale Film Festival

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-15:00 Coproductions, cooperations and their education possibilities in film industry
1. Exchange of experiences in school education and non-formal, educational and artistic workshops and programmes

Boris Mitic (SRB), documentary film maker

2. Methods, results and possibilities of international cooproduction (Opeartion Kino)

Ena Dozo (BIH) Communication & Marketing Manager of the Sarajevo Film Festival

3. Community-based distribution - Magyarhangya ("Hungarian Ant")


4. Mediawave Youth Support Program 3. - The chances of young
Hungarian and European film makers. Talent programs and coproduction


Zsolt Szalai, Jenő Hartyándi (HUN)– MEDIAWAVE – Passport Control Intnl’ Film Workshop
Virág Zomborácz (HUN) – young director and
scriptwriter, winner (shared) of the MEDIA EUROPE Talent Prize 2011,
participant of the PC workshops

Moderator: András Monory-Mész (HUN), film and tv director, media professional

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 Creator woman
1.Illustration of women’s role in film art with special focus on the 2011 film programme of the MW festival.


Judit Acsády (HUN), sociologist (Hungarian Academy of Science)

2.Situation of female artists and professionals in film industry

Linde Fröhlich (GER), Nordic Film Days, Lübeck

3.Creative women in Iranian art with special focus on the 2011 film programme of the MW festival

Gizella Varga Sinai (IRN/HUN), painter

Moderator: Noémi Aponyi, film referent, Ministry of National Resources

16:30 Flags of My Homelands (IRN/HUN)
Performance – Samira Sinai and Gyula Majoros



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