• Dialektus Fesztivál 2002
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2007
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2008
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2009
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2010



Main sponsors

  • National Cultural Fund (Hungary)
  • Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary
  • Ministry of Culture and Education (Hungary)
  • Budapest - IX. District


The members of the jury:

András Bán, art critic
(Miskolc University, Dep. of Cultural and Visual Anthropology)
Judit Klein, editor
(Hungarian Television, Editor Minority Programming)
András Péterffy, director, teacher
(Eötvös Loránd Univeristy, Creative Media Studies)
Ákos Östör, anthropologist, film director
(Wesleyan University, USA),
Vilmos Tánczos, ethnographical researcher
(Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)


Grand Prize - offered by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage of Hungary

Romani Kris

Romani Kris

(Romani Krisz)

2004, 50'

Director: Kriszta Bódis


The film is unique even in an international context, since the romani kris has not yet been filmed. This film is an unparalleled example of the fact, that this is a living tradition, and it is also exceptional in the sense that the Roma rarely develop the kris to this extreme, ultimate stage.


Award of Duna Television

Homecoming pictures

Homecoming Pictures

(Hazatérő képek)

2003, 85'

Director: Attila N. Magyar


The filmmaker group started out to Transylvania with the photographs of Béla Kása, a collection of about 25 years' work. Their aim was to find the countrymen, Hungarian Romanian and Gipsy musicians from the photos. The protagonists get to see their pictures, facing themselves from many years before. While sharing memories they also play their musical instruments.


Award of The National Filmtheater "Uránia"

Distant Temple

Distant Temple

(Távoli templom)

2002, 91'

Director: János Tari


The international staff of the film followed the life of the community linked with the only surviving orthodox synagogue. They met each year in the end of May, in remembrance of their rabbi. Different life- stories prevail throughout the film when those returning from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and New York meet at the grave of Mózes Vorhad, the rabbi of Makó.


Award "Magyar N. Attila" (shared) - offered by Palantír Film Foundation

... it will be seeded in the future ...

"... it will be seeded in the future ..."

("...de majd jövőbe bevetjük...")

2004, 44'

Director: János Beregszászi, Ágnes Feczkó, Gábor Gyuris, Levente Ádám Soós


Szék, the Transylvanian town, known for its folklore, after the change of regime had gone through dramatic changes regarding its culture and society: 80% of the working inhabitants of the once flourishing village today look for opportunities in Hungary to make their living. The sad consequences are that most families from Szék are falling apart and today's kids are raised on the streets or by the grandparents.


Off We Go!

Off We Go!


2003, 41'

Director: Petra Andits, Dániel Béres


The film aims to introduce the world of those youngsters who go inter-railing each summer, who live on the trains and in the train stations and youth hostels of Europe. Their only equipment is a backpack and a train ticket valid for all trains.



Down And Out

Down And Out


2001, 50'

Director: Tamás Almási


Laci can get you a high-school certificate for thirty thousand Forints, Krisztián is a record holder on video games, Imi lives off his low income earner mother. At least that's what friends say. They have a meeting place in the basement of the housing estate where Laci lives. They think sometimes they managed to create a small island in this cell painted red, among the worn speakers. But they only moved down here, to the deep. Down and out.


Tales of Chance

Tales of Chance

(Esély - mesék)

2002, 51'

Director: János Litauszki


There was a film fifteen years ago about how the Gipsy inhabitants of Hungary's most hidden village tried to break free from the poverty, with learning French. The filmmakers show, what happened with the people, who were then children, and how today's children live, is there more opportunity for them than for their parents.


God Willing

God Willing

(Hogyha az Isten akarja)

2002, 15'

Director: László Petke


Őrkő is a small village with Gipsy inhabitants in a Hungarian area in Romania. The only way that gives them hope to get out of the poverty is studying. While kids are in school, their parents are struggling for everyday living.




(Se künn, se benn...)

2004, 55'

Director: Sándor Mohi


The small and hidden settlements of the Csiki mountains developed on the borders of large cultural regions throughout the passed two hundred years: cultures determined by Catholicism and Orthodoxy, Transylvania and Moldva, Hungarian and Romanian language, where identities of the Székely, Csángó and Romanian meet. History has formed a very unique mixture of identity in these people, who during the times belonged once here, once there.


Student film competition

The members of the jury:

Gergely Bérczessy, film critic, journalist

Katalin Ernyey, anthropologist, archaeologist

Zsuzsa Kozák, media lecturer


Student Film Grand Prize - offered by the Ministry of Education

Culture - face

Culture - face


2003, 46'

Director: Sára Haragonics


Interviews about subjects that belong to the widely interpreted definition of culture with 15-16 years old American and Hungarian students who go to the Waldorf School.


Award of Port.hu

Moments from the Autumn

Moments from the Autumn

(Az ősz tizenkét pillanata)

2003, 17'

Director: Virág Zomborácz


Twelve moments, twelve shards of memory about being young, being in love, about war and all else that a seventy years old woman went through in her life. A lyrical portrait of my grandmother.


Special Mention

To József Borz Kővári for multiple roles in the movies below:



2002, 13'

Director: Zsolt Varga

Operator/Cinematographer: József Borz Kővári


My Hometown On Sunday

The story of a trade that fell through.


My Hometown On Sunday

(Szülőfalum vasárnap)

2002, 12'

Director: József Borz Kővári


The director of this film returns to his hometown and shows us moments in the life of the gipsy community living there.



Lili And Anikó

Lili And Anikó

(Lili és Anikó)

2002, 22'

Director: Boga Elek, Niki Hart, András Léderer, Dóri Szegő


A documentary about two old women, Lili and Anikó. In the last months of the Second World War, during the Hungarian Nazi Terror, Lili hides seven fugitives in her villa at Gellérthegy. The 18 years old Anikó is one of them along with Anikó's sister and mother.