Budapest, January 5 (MTI) – The second Hungarian Film Week, to be held from March 1 to 6, will pay tribute to the late Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond by showcasing his award-winning projects, organisers told MTI on Tuesday.
“Zsigmond was one of the most significant Hungarian-born figures in film, who cared deeply about the Hungarian film industry throughout his life and contributed to the training of young Hungarian cinematographers,” Emil Novak, president of the Hungarian Film Academy, said in a statement. “The Hungarian Film Academy therefore feels it has a duty to pay tribute to him at the second Hungarian Film Week.”
Filmmakers have until January 18 to submit their 2015 works — short, feature, animated or television films or documentaries — for the film week. The official programme will be released on February 1. The members of the film academy will select the winning films by secret ballot.
As we wrote, Vilmos Zsigmond died on January 1 at the age of 85. He won an Oscar for his achievements on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and received Oscar nominations for his work on The Deer Hunter, The River (1984) and The Black Dahlia (2006).