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10th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc International Film Festival, 2013

Ilo Ilo
"Ilo Ilo" (Anthony Chen)

The 10th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF 2013 took place from 12-21 September at the cultural complex of the House of Arts in the beautiful centre of Miskolc in Hungary.   Each year the festival selects some 15-20 features and 40-50 shorts, documentaries and animation films. This year the festival included 17 features in the competition program, 8 features in the Open Eye program (3 Central European premieres), 5 film classics in the CineClassics program, a Sundance Channel selection, and a Kechiche retrospective, along with workshops, an American film showcase, master classes, DunaDock program, conferences, an international film market, and several meetings for professionals. Most of the films came from Central Europe and the US, but also from Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore and South America. 

This year the festival honored Oscar winner British screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, originally born in Miskolc, which was presented by Ian Christie, a film historian, curator, BBC broadcaster and university professor who talked about Pressburger in his home town where Cinefest holds ceremony every year in front of the house where he was born in 1902, along with a screening of the Archers' A Matter of Life and Death. Moreover, István Szabó received a Lifetime Achievement Award, which proves that the audience of CineFest had the chance to see the real face of Central Europe: CineClassics presented on three evenings István Szabó's and Klaus-Maria Brandauer's work, with three masterpieces each. The 10th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF 2013 also showcased American independent film and a selection of films from the Sundance Channel, quality time for cinephiles.

The festival awarded the German film from Cannes' Un Certain Regard section, Tore's Dance Nothing Bad Will Happen directed by Katrin Gebbe the Grand Prix of the Festival and FICC Award; and Cannes' Camera d'Or winner, the Singapore feature debut  by the young Anthony Chen, Ilo Ilo, won the Ecumenical Jury and International FIPRESCI awards — two films that shared most of the awards at the 10th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF 2013. (Radmila Djurica)

10th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc International Film Festival (Miskolc, Hungary, September 12-22, 2013, FIPRESCI Jury: Janka Barkoczi, Hungary; Margarite Chapate Lopez, Spain; and Radmila Djurica (Serbia). Prize: Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen (first feature) (Singapore, 2013) presented in the main competition. Print Source: Memento International (9 Cité Paradis, Paris 75010, France), Phn: +33 1 53349033, Fax: +33 1 42471124, web:, e-mail:


Standing Ovation for Ilo-Ilo. Radmila Djurica reviewed the FIPRESCI prize winner Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen (Singapore, 2013). arrow.
Full House. The most important international film festival in Hungary provokes at every screening, every day the participation of locals watching and cheerfully commenting on films afterwards, at the big top just in front of the main screening room.
Margarita Chapatte's report. arrow.
Characterizing Landscapes CineClassics: A Special Taste of Miskolc. Janka Barkóczi is about the CineClassics retrospective which was dedicated to Oscar-winner European professional Alexandre Trauner. arrow.



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