Hungarian Motion Picture Awards 2023


Hungarian Motion Picture Awards 2023

In collaboration with the organizers of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 – European Capital of Culture programme, the National Film Institute moved the top event of the Hungarian film industry from Budapest to the charming Veszprém-Balaton Region in 2021. Held  7-10 June in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi, Hungarian Motion Picture Festival showcased almost 100 domestic films with lakeside open-air screenings, premieres, audience meetings and an award ceremony. The main aim of the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is to draw attention to the domestic productions of the past months at special venues to the wide audiences and at the same time, to create a meeting point for the industry.


Six Weeks

The closing event of the Festival was the big night of the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards held at Veszprém Petőfi Theatre on 10 June. The Hungarian Motion Picture Awards were given in 24 categories while the most popular domestic movie of the festival received the audience award. The head of the jury was Hungarian cinematographer and film director Lajos Koltai, other jury members were: Katalin Bakos editor-director, Kata Dobó actress-director, Ákos Pesti producer, film production professional and János Vecsernyés cinematographer and film director. The director of the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is producer Attila Csáky.


Best Feature Film

Blockade (directed by Ádám Tősér, produced by Tamás Lajos)

Best Director

Sándor Csoma (Heights and Depths)

Director Sándor Csoma at the award ceremony

Best First Feature Film

Six Weeks (directed by Noémi Veronika Szakony, produced by Judit Romwalter)

Best Actress ex aequo

Emőke Pál (Heights and Depths)

Katalin Román (Six Weeks)

Best Actor

Zoltán Seress (Blockade)

Best Supporting Actress

Ildikó Tóth (Blockade)

Best Supporting Actor

Szabolcs Thuróczy (Larry)

Best Cinematography

András Nagy (Blockade)

Best Screenplay

Norbert Köbli (Blockade)

(Fotó: NFI)

Best Sound

Attila Tőzsér (We Started Together)

Best Original Music

Lőrinc Barabás (On Human  Touch)

Best Editor

Lili Makk (Blockade, The Informant)

Best Visual Design

Imola Láng (The Informant)

Best Costume

János Breckl – posthumous (Peace – Over the People)

Best Make-Up

Réka Görgényi (Blockade)

Best TV Film

The Singer (Az énekesnő), directed by László Vitézy, produced by Dorottya Helmeczy, Gábor Kálomista)

Best Full-Length Documentary

Rescuer (directed by Gergely Hajnal, produced by Sándor Csortos Szabó)

Best Short Documentary

The Legend of the Gold Train (directed by Attila Szász, produced by Dóry Bejczy)

Best Short Film 
ex aequo

Pragma (directed by Bianka Szelestey, produced by Attila Csáky)

Sose lesz vége (directed by Barbara Somossy)

Toldi (Fotó: Kecskemétfilm)

Best Animated Film

Toldi (directed by Marcell Jankovics, produced by Ferenc Mikulás)

Best TV Series

The Informant (directed by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, Áron Mátyássy Bence Miklauzic, produced by Anna Závorszky)

Audience Award

Riviera East (directed by Dániel Tiszeker, Balázs Lévai, produced by Balázs Lévai, Krisztina Meggyes)

Huszárik Zoltán Award

Krisztina Goda Romance of Ida

Student Jury

Six Weeks