"Following a process of intense evaluation from national experts to an international jury, 761 festivals from 31 countries now belong to the first generation of EFFE Label recipients" announced EFFE on 20 March 2015.
25 Hungarian festivals, among them the MEDIAWAVE Gathering and the ÖRDÖGKATLAN Festival (Mediawave as sub-organiser) are also among the selected ones.
We've been close to fix three avantgarde stars belonging to the Mediawave spirit. They all have performed at the Gathering. William Parker and Hamid Drake led workshops for three years. Brötzman has played the Hungarian "tárogató" for a long time. You can find videos here. Further records in the details.
Our colleague, Péter Dömötör was the cinematographer of the gipsy holocaust film, THE ROAD TO AUSWITZ - 371 STARS directed by Seres Tamás. At least 2/3 of the film was shot during MEDIAWAVE so a great number of "mediawave faces" appear in it. you can watch the film here!
MEDIAWAVE Festival is just like a part of its peformers: traveller musicians, circus performers. It was organised in Győr for a long time, then in Szombathely and after that the Fort Monostor has hosted it for a couple of years. May the Fort be with us. It is receiving, embaracing, you can climb its walls, hide in its belly, lightpainters dress it up in lightcoat in the evenings as the nights are cold and among the walls, miracles can happen.
The Samovar-Afgan tea house participated for the second time at MEDIAWAVE. This year it got a place in the Klapka Hall, the festival centre. The tea house offered special tea and Afgan cakes to the festival guests.
Riesz Ferenc recorded the jazz és improvised music programs, specifically parts of them. You can look into the following concerts: Grencsó István and his friends (HUN/POR) - Ayler: Ghosts, Cactus Truck (USA/HOL), Geröly Trió, Gabriel Ferrandini & Pedro Sousa (POR), Grencsó's Youth Free Band, AMP Trio feat. John Dikeman (USA), Syrius Legacy, Tóth Viktor
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Antal Csilla fotója /Szabadka/
Zsófi made this short mood-film for her own amusement as she said. We can just encourage her to continue. The video definitely reflects the the sipirit of the Gathering.
Zsófi has photographed the MEDIAWAVE for years and writes articles for the portals in Voivodina.
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And for the film
We continued our trip within and outside the walls of the Fort Monostor. This year's thematic, The Walls was present literally as well: a huge wall was being built, separating east and west. We also watched animations and people dancing on the wall.
The Mediawave International Film and Music Gathering belongs to the smaller Hungarian festivals however the familiar mood, colourful programs and the international film and music program offer quality entertainment facility to the vistors. Thursday diary.
We asked, she answered: an interview with Norah Mc Gettigan, who at the Mediawave is a member of the hungarian documentary and short fiction jury, she will teach afro dance during her workshop, and be on a stage with City Bum Bum on 2nd May, at 8 pm.