• Dialektus Fesztivál 2002
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2004
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2007
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2008
  • Dialektus Fesztivál 2010

2009

 

Main sponsors

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

Awards - Dialëktus Festival 2009

 

Human stories

(European documentary)

 

Jury:

  • Zsuzsa Böszörményi director (Hu)
  • János Domokos director (Hu), in place of Zelimir Zilnik (Sr)
  • Péter Kerekes director (Sk)

Golden Deer Award

(1000 EUR supported by Filmjus Foundation)

 

Chicagoblock, Stories from the Elevator

Chicagoblock, Stories from the Elevator (Chicagoblok, verhalen uit de lift)

Director: Ingeborg Jansen, 65 min (Nl)

 

On the 'wrong' side of Antwerp, on the left bank of the Scheldt, you'll find a block of flats that rises above its surroundings. The people of Antwerp have named it 'Chicagoblock' and see it as a place where you would rather not go. In this building poor Belgians live next to immigrants, over 35 nationalities people the 25 stories. In this concrete beehive a camera is posted in the elevator where the occupants are passing in front of the lense. The camera follows some of them home and tells their story: Great and small stories that rise above their vicinity.

 

 

Special mention

The 21st Second

The 21st Second (21. sekund)

Director: Zeljko Mirković, 56 min (Rs)

 

Zoltan Dani commanded the Serbian army unit that did 'the impossible' - shooting down the pride of the USAF, the F-117 Stealth fighter. This is his untold account - a war story, a spy story and the human drama of a man returning to his family.

 

 

Special mention

Three Missing Pages

Three Missing Pages (Három hiányzó oldal)

Director: Richárd Schuster, 47 min (Hu)

 

Albert Csillag is illustrating fairy tale books, he is one of the most talented graphic artist of his era. In 1937, in a lawyer's ball he meets Veronika Benisch, who is 16 years old at that time. It is love at first sight. But the history steps in. Albert is taken to Labor Service. However, he is secretly sending illustrated, rhyming mails and a wedding ring to Vera. 60 years passed and Aunt Vera decided to talk about what she has never been talking before.

 

 

 

Deep descriptions

(European anthropology)

 

Jury:

  • Bori Kriza filmsociologist, director (Hu)
  • Ádám Kolozsi anthropologist (Hu), in place of Sasa Sreckovic (Sr)
  • Slawomir Sikora anthropologist (Pl)

Golden Deer Award

(1000 EUR supported by Filmjus Foundation)

 

Gyumri

Gyumri

Director: Jana Sevčíková, 68 min (Cz)

 

About 25 000 inhabitants of the Armenian town of Gyumri perished in a powerfully destructive earthquake on December 7, 1988. More than one-third of the victims were children. For nearly 20 years, the affected families have been linked in their attempt to come to terms with the loss of their children and the birth of new children. Most of the newly born children bear the names of their deceased brothers and sisters, whom they themselves have never seen. For some parents the new children have become a sort of substitute for the former children. The frequent comparisons with their deceased siblings can evoke an uncomfortable feeling in some of the children. Nevertheless, they continue to believe that the souls of their siblings live on with them, beside them, or directly inside them. The film tells the story of a city, whose bizarre scenery preserves the traditional culture and spiritual memory, which are revealed to us through pictures, stories, and familial motifs.

 

 

Special mention

Kites (Latawce)

Kites (Latawce)

Director: Beata Dzianowicz, 79 min (Pl)

 

When in 1994 the Taliban announced a long list of bans that were to be observed by the Afghans, it included among others following regulations: it was forbidden to listen to music, it was forbidden to depict human figures, and it was forbidden to fly kites. This law was in effect until 2002, the time when the military-political organization Northern Alliance supported by the American special forces regained control over Afghanistan. It seemed, that the war that has been fought since 70. was over. Today, when the Taliban (according to unauthorized information) have recaptured half of the country, it seems more and more probable, that the kites would soon disappear again from the Afghan sky. In 2006 in the Art School in Kabul a one month long film course "Kabul - My City" was held by young polish director Jacek Szarański (a graduate from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the Slaski University). Twelve most talented students - for the first time in their lives - were given cameras and professional help. And no more than that. They themselves came up with the ideas what they want their films to be about, and in what way they would show Kabul. They didn't film either barbed wires, police stations and military camps, or the Taliban or Americans. They trained their lenses on their closest surrounding - neighbor's children, ubiquitous kites and themselves. Owing to that "Kites" have become a record of the present day Kabul from the perspective of an Afghan eighteen-year-old. It became also a story about how a film passion is awakened in young painters and musicians. With the help of Jacek Petrycki's camera we are witnessing their journey beginning with frantic attempts at taking stunning pictures of rickshaw wheels turning, continuing through the time when the camera ceases to be a toy and becomes a tool, up to this amazing moment, when standing in front of their main character they forget the camera and start to listen. Because a documentary changes not only the world, but it also changes the documentalist himself.

 

 

 

Port.hu - Hungarian reality

(Hungarian documentary)

 

Jury:

  • Jan Gogola filmdirector (Cz)
  • Phil Lewis filmdirector, teacher (USA)
  • Klára Tóth commission editor (Hu)

    Golden Deer Award

    (800 EUR supported by Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary)
    (1 million HUF in kind media support from Port.hu)

     

    Tile Mail (Csempelevél

    Tile Mail (Csempelevél)

    Director: Gergő Somogyvári, Judit Feszt; 23 min (Hu)

     

    This film, playing in Lisbon, is Nobert's Super 8 film-letter, with the help of which he try to take up contact with his distant family. This man, who has emigrated to Portugal 10 years ago, originating from the Amazonas region, Ji-Parana formulate his personal experiences of his migration and his new environment using cinematographic possibilities. Nobert has learnt the art of painting of Portuguese tiles, the azulejos with which he earns his living until today. Through Nobert's painting, the visual world of the film base on the art and decoration tradition of azulejos painting. The visual world of the film based on Nobert's Lisbon vision, using expressive, figurative tile-ornaments found on buildings, metro-stations, in apartments, on every corner. Though this film will be Nobert's personal confession, which we address to his beloved, it contain important social and cultural connotations, since the regulation of immigration, and the viewer can get a deeper understanding of the motivation and thinking of the Brazilian man and other people in his position.

     

     

    Special mention

    Our Sweet Little Radio (A mi kis rádiónk)

    Our Sweet Little Radio (A mi kis rádiónk)

    Director: János Litauszki, 55 min (Hu)

     

    Is he a fighter for freedom - or a lonely pirate? An old pensioner, very closed to his to his main obsession: the constitutional wrights. A man, fighting like Don Quijote for a radio statiton, wich works like a "tabby". In our sweet little radio...

     

     

    Special mention

    Dusty Suit (Poros öltöny)

    Dusty Suit (Poros öltöny)

    Director: Arthur Bálint, 76 min (Hu)

     

    A long time ago Frici used to be musician and singer, but his wife could not accept, that he is very often far from home, therefore he sold his instrument. Since than his life has changed: he earns money by physical work and he rarely has the opportunity to stand on stage. Sometimes he is invited to folkdance camps as a singer, where he remembers the good old days and mourns over his fate.

     

     

     

    Student-work

    (European student films)

     

    Jury:

  • Adéla Kroupova filmdirector (Cz)
  • Balázs Boross anthropologist (Hu)
  • András Kováts social-politician (Hu)

    Golden Deer Award

    (800 EUR supported by Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary)

     

    Hillside Beauties

    Hillside Beauties

    Director: Julia KURC, 30 min (Gb)

     

    In a violent, marginalized and discriminated environment such as the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, women create a time and a space to construct their identities and beauties. Marcella, Thuany and Nagila are three young girls who deal with the difficulties of their social reality in a particular and beautiful way.

     

     

    Special mention

    >On the Road With Maruch

    On the Road With Maruch

    Director: Florian Walter - 43 min (De)

     

    This anthropological documentary takes us into the world of the indigenous woman Maruch de la Cruz Pérez. Maruch is a 42-year old, unmarried woman from Chiapas who loves travelling in her country to explore other cultures and to learn from them. On account of her biography she has a quite problematic stand in her traditional village Zinacantan on the one hand, but on the other hand, she has to face racism and sexism in Mexican society while she is travelling. Roadtripping through Chiapas with Maruch and the filmcrew gives an insight in the culture and society of a post-war region. However it is also an intimate portrait of an indigenous woman who is trying to live a self-determined life, that will give her freedom from the traditions of her community, her former husband, and the terror of paramilitarian groups.

     

     

     

    The awards of public in the categories screened in Tranzit House - Cluj (Ro):

    Deep description
    (European anthropology)

    Kites (Latawce)

    Director: Beata Dzianowicz, 79 min (Pl)

     

     

    Student-work
    (European student films)

     

    >How I am (Wie ich bin)

    How I am (Wie ich bin)

    Director: Ingrid Demetz, Caroline Leitner, Daniel Mazza - 49 min (It)

     

    -I'm like a hermit on an island-. This is what Patrick writes about his life as an autistic boy who lives caught in his own body. With indelible imagery, the film follows him at school, with family, and by himself, and transcribes his innermost thoughts onto the screen to reveal his point of view, which is normally muffled by his condition. What is revealed is a complex, philosophical soul. This shows one mission that movies can accomplish - giving us insight - not pity, but sympathy - into another's life.

     

     

     

     

    The award of public in the category screened in A4 centrum - Bratislava (Sk):

    Student-work
    (European student films)

    Hillside Beauties

    Director: Julia KURC, 30 min (Gb)

     

     

     

    The awards of the Hungarian Student Jury (Budapest):

    Main award

    Gyumri

    Director: Jana Sevčíková, 68 min (Cz)

     

     

    Special mention

    Tile Mail

    Director: Gergő Somogyvári, Judit Feszt; 23 min (Hu)

     

     

     

     

     

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