Gábor Czímer reports
The name of the event suggests some sort of a top hipster-style yet the experience is original. We attended the LONG-LASTING MEDIAWAVE Film and Music Gathering in the Fort Monostor, Komárom. The event differs strongly from our country's festivals we are accustomed to. The high quality and internationality of the program is unfortunatelly unusul in Hungary.
Zsófi Szerda keeps coming back to our Gatherings for years. Her sensible mood photos catch the essence of the Long-Lasting Wave - making friends, community, internatinality, agelessness... For the photos click here.
The band from Targu Mures participated at the Gathering. They got back home full of experiences that they shared with the listeners of the Good morning, Transylvania!. "It was a real joy recalling the hippi era", our guests, Ritiu Ilka Krisztina and Ila Gábor told. You can listen to the broadcast here.
Film awards announced at the closing night of the 26th Long-Lasting Wave Gathering in Fort Monostor, Komárom. Separate jury awarded the films of the Classic Competition and the On The Road Online Film Competition and first time this years, a Student Jury was watching the films. The Parallel Culture Awardd were also distributed.
Memebers of the jury:
FEATURE, SHORT FICTION, EXPERIMENTAL and HUNGARIAN ANIMATION JURY: György PÁLFI (HUN), Titus MUNTEAN (ROM). Priit TENDER (EST)
DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION and DANCE FILM JURY: Zlatina ROUSSEVA (BEL/BUL), Radu IGAZSÁG (ROM), VARGA Balázs (HUN)
ON THE ROAD ONLINE FILM JURY: Szabolcs HAJDU (HUN), György DURST (HUN), Violetta VAJDA (HUN)
see the full prize list here/ and the Parallel Culture Awarded artists in the details.
The Petőfi Television looked into the Saturday programs... Editor - Szabolcs Pataki, vameraman - Márton Fábián Márton, editor - Roland Vígh. You can reach the report here.
Amidst the picturesque mountainscape of Hungary is a place called Boldogszer. It’s home for a family of seven whose way of life is more akin to the 18th rather than the 21st century. István and Réka and their children are cut off from the rest of the world, a “matrix” they would say and lack all modern comforts. The children play on meadows and in the woods just like storybooks intended. Life takes its beat from nature and the changing of the seasons. The film tries to bring viewers to experience a daily revolution with a family so brave but also as vulnerably as everyone of us. Interview with Zimu Zhang, co-director of the film Once upon a time in Hungary.
The first phase of the third ON THE ROAD Online Film Festival has been over. The audience could vote for the international film program selected thematically until 31 March. The good news is that you haven't missed the films: you can watch the exciting and varied program until 27 April, the beginning of the MEDIAWAVE Festival in Komárom. The only difference is that you can't vote for them anymore. On the last day of the MEDIAWAVE Gathering, the award winner films can be watched once again in the screening rooms of the Fort Monostor, Komárom. After checking the sites of the films, the viewing results were pretty extreme (between 42 and 9438 views). You can reach the list of winners here.
The audience can vote for the films of the 3rd ON THE ROAD Online Film Competition between 1 - 31 March. The films can be watched on the On The Road website until 27 April, the beginning of the MEDIAWAVE Gathering.
We continue our community building initiative at the Long-Lasting MediaWave. The Gathering is waiting for those organisations, groups and individuals who would carry out their community-based ideas between 27 April and 1 May in the Fort-Monostor, Komárom by the River Danube. Deadline for submission: 28 February
The tradition of "regölés" in Kiscsősz was brought back by Kovács Norbert "Cimbi" by collecting the traditions of the surrounding villages. He, together with this friends, start off from the edge of the village where Cimbi lives and pop in the houses where they are hosted. Most of the times, as this activity is so exhausting and "fulfilling" they can't get further than the local pub in the middle of the village. It was like this in the end of this year as well, but they continued the party there. The record also reflects that Cimbi has done a big organisation work as not only more and more folk dancers but also more village people and kids joined this new year welcoming tradition. Thus we can say that it is not only about the revival of traditions but experiencing it in the era of informational revolution. We recorded this event and made it public for all those ones interested.
You can find the entry form and regulations and the method of film uploading in the left menu column.