Hungarian Short Animation Stunned Berlinale Jury


The animated short film SZEMEM SARKA received special mention from  Berlinale’s Youth Jury. Creator Domonkos Erhardt made the short film at the Department of Animation of Moholy-Nagy University of Arts (MOME) with the support of National Film Institute Hungary. The film was presented in the Generation 14+ program of one of the most prestigious festival of the world.

Domonkos Erhardt’s animation SZEMEM SARKA debuted at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. The film depicts that special moment when the lives of two young strangers become intertwined by looking at each other one night in Budapest.

Szemem sarka / From the Corner of Eyes Berlinale premier (Photo: MOME)

The film received special mention by Generation 14plus International Jury of Berlinale, who commented on the honor as follows: ‘Do you remember this one moment in your life? Perhaps it was particularly magical, maybe it was rather intense... A film reminded us of such moments and, from the very start, whisked us away on a journey behind the reflection of reality. We find the harmonious style to be inspiring and thought-provoking. In the end, the attention to detail and the touching encounter convinced us. A glimpse into a possible dream world from the corner of your eye’.

Szemem sarka /From the Corner of my Eyes

Domonkos Erhardt sent his appreciation via video message in which he said he felt honored and was happy for the film to have reached its audience.

One of the youngest official juries of the Berlinale, the Generation 14plus program has five young members who award the crystal bears to the best short and full-length films regardless of the official jury . Receiving special mention opens doors to several festivals and TV channels, since the Berlinale is one of the world's most prestigious film festivals and film distribution platforms.