ON THE ROAD is the special theme of MEDIAWAVE 2014 recently announced for film makers as well as in other areas of our program, which intends to strenghten the spirit of the Gathering. A little bit differently, with a new system, we expand the Fortfest to online gathering for a while.
We are waiting for films in all genres to this category until 10 January, 2014 (entry form is availbale here) which present ’being on the road’, let it be either a physical or intellectual journey or individuals, communities, minorities travelling temporarily or constantly, from free will or under pressure. Migration, emigration, crossroads or parallel directions, creation processes as well as intellectual or spiritual paths.
For us, it is even more interesting if they avoid the highways of media industry and the colorful boulevards of film market.
For further information, please, click the details.
MEDIAWAVE is the special guest at Hungarian Film Week organised in Bucharest, Romania between 10-17 November. At the first night, a MEDIAWAVE mood photo exhibition is going to be opened in the Hungarian Institution. The pictures were taken by Radu Igazság, jury member and workshop teacher of the Mediawave Festivals. Next day, a three-day long music workhop will start with Miklós Both, Hungarian guitarist the top of which will be a closing concert in the Peasant House club. On the 11th, Tuesday, Gábor Deésy (MEDIAWAVE) will hold a Hungarian wine tasting. Next day, György Durst will present the films of the Duna Workshop and Jenő Hartyándi will show the the best short films of this years' MEDIAWAVE. On the 13th, Hungarian short films in selection of MEDIAWAVE are going to be screened.
The film week will be organised for the 7th time by the Cultural Ministry of Romania in cooperation with the Hungarian Institute in Bucharest. You can reach the full program here.
We received the following news from our Hungarian-born good friend, exhibitor and jury member living in Iran.:
An exhibition titled MODERNITES PLURIELLES 1905-1970 has just been opened in Paris. It can be visited until January. They selected paintings from all over the world like India, Turkey, South America and East Europe.
Five artsists' works from Iran are exhibited including mine as Iranian painter. I am proud that I have contributed to the glory of this culturally rich country and that it is a honour to Hungary as well!
My painting is from my first period, I usually call 'From West to East' (1967-1978).
The title is Lambhead Cooker (Kallepaz) 100x150cm, mixed technic, 1974
I wish you all the best,
You can see the painting in the details.
Hereby we would like to honour the memory of our friend, Tuncel Kurtiz, died on the 27th of September. We met this generous great man during the 'Festival on Wheels' in Kars, East Turkey, where we were eagerly studying the coomon roots of Hungarian and Turkish language and made a short film together in a local tea house. The title is 'Tamam', featuring: Tuncel Kurtiz. Worth to see.
A year later he was our guest at the MEDIAWAVE Festival, as the grand vizier of a group of Turkish artsists. The festival visitors immediatelly surrendered to the Turkish troop...
Unfortuatelly, from among this group, an other friend of us, the great chello player, Reyent Bölükbasi also passed away last year. Let's remember them with their performance at Mediawave 2004.
May you rest in peace, dear friends!
The deadline for entry to the PASSPORT CONTROL 27 - MEDIAWAVE film-photo-folk music-folk dance workshops which take place in Ostyán, Slovakia. 25% discount price until 5 June. Details coming soon here.
Reduced fee entry until 10 July!
During the Ördögkatlan Festival, we organise again the Art camp in Kisharsány. The submission to the film and photo sections are open to everyone but the music, slam poetry, beatbox and artchitect workshops are by invitation.
For the details, click here.
This film here below has just arrived from China and it is strongly connected to the MEDIAWAVE Festival which has recently closed its gates. The film is about Miklós Both's cooperations with Chinese musicians. We were together with Miklós in Lijiang, near Tibet, in October and met the musicians in the film there. 10 artists who can't be seen in this film but born in this city visited our festival and became emblematic figures of the Gathering. Although Miklós is still in China, hopefully we can listen to his Folkside concert with Chinese guest musicains at the Ördögkatlan Festival in the beginning of August.
In Lijiang, on MEDIAWAVE Tour in 2012
photo: Jávorszky Béla Szilárd
Made by Passport Control 26 - MEDIAWAVE Youth Art Workshop - Film Section. Fort Monostor, Komarom, Hungary.
Dj Pozor, based in Prague, has sent us a clip about his Balkan party at MEDIAWAVE. You can see that the festival guests and visitors were dancing together with the csángó women in folk dresses. Very soon after the party started, Pozor had some supporters: Bulgarian drummers, Benke Grátzy with his big drum and Csobán Sára with his saxophon made the party become more Balkan. See the clip below in the 'details'.
You can find the entry form and regulations and the method of film uploading in the left menu column.
We summarised the results of the MEDIAWAVE Summer Film Camp during the Ördögkatlan Festival (click here).
On the 4th of May, 2013, avoiding the protocol-centered award ceremony clichés of big film festivals, the organisers attempted to find a more human-centered and personal form of giving the awards and closing the 23rd Gathering in the Fort Monostor.