This is the second year that the International Documentary Festival is organised. Besides the four Hungarian creations, outstanding movies have been chosen from all around the world. The visitors can choose from almost 40 movies in total and watch them in Urania National Film Theatre between the 23rd and 27th of September.

The power of documentaries is unquestionable; the genre helps the viewers to understand the world better with the tools of art. Ágnes Sós, the internationally acclaimed documentary director and Rita Balogh, one of the organisers of the event have been working on this festival so that the documentaries can reach the audience of Budapest, creating a regular, homecoming audience in the future. writes that the movies will be evaluated by the representatives of the international and Hungarian documentary profession. The best ones will be awarded. There’s going to be get-togethers with the audience after the screenings where anyone can chat with the creators. What makes the event special is that currently this is the only possibility for the Hungarian audience to watch these movies.

The opening of the festival is Gábor Hörcher’s movie, Drifter which has been to many other festivals in the world but this is going to be its debut in Hungary. Visitors can watch Ágota Varga’s Szülei szemei and Lívia Gyarmathy will get an oeuvre award. The festival will be completed with a pitching forum where an international team will help with documentary ideas.

There will be different sections with movies that analyse the world from a new point of view through personal experiences. The Face Aging (Nézz szembe az öregedéssel) section will show elderly from the USA, through Chile, to Finland who weren’t satisfied with the opportunities of their age. The Face Suppression (Nézz szembe az elnyomással) section looks behind the news and shows the real face of capitalism and economic growth through human fate. The Face Your Parents (Nézz szembe a szüleiddel) section studies the parent-children conflict and children’s opportunity to break out. The Face Stereotypes (Nézz szembe a sztereotípiákkal) section fights against prejudice and shows stereotypes as never seen before.

All movies will be screened with Hungarian and English subtitles.

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Translated by Alexandra Béni


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