Hungary’s Izabella Pörös Wins Best Indie Filmmaker Award

  • 8 Dec 2017 3:00 AM
Hungary’s Izabella Pörös Wins Best Indie Filmmaker Award
Hungary’s Izabella Pörös has won the Top Shorts Online Film Festival’s award for Best Indie Filmmaker for Runaway, a music video featuring Hungarian vocalist Barbara Kiss, which gives voice to the tragedy and heartbreak of abusive relationships.

Like all of Izabella’s films, Runaway focuses on issues affecting women. Violence against women, both physical and mental, are recurring themes in her work. She has consciously chosen to focus her filmmaking efforts on the sensitivities of the female psyche.

Runaway has also been nominated for Best Director in the Music Video Underground November 2017 competition. Established in Paris in 2016, the Music Video Underground is a monthly competition 100% focused on music videos. Runaway is the only European film nominated in this category.

Izabella Pörös is a rising female filmmaker on Hungary’s independent filmmaking scene. Her first short film, It’s a long way, premiered in New York and won several awards. The film went on to become a 2015 New York City International Film Festival finalist. Izabella was also nominated for Best Director.

About Izabella Pörös
Izabella Pörös was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her fascination for films began as a child. With her mother being an English language teacher and her father a film critic, she grew up watching English-language movies.

Wanting to be a filmmaker, she attended screenwriting workshops, such as James V. Hart's master class in Budapest, Hungary, and studied acting for five years; this training later helped her to work with actors.

She won several film awards after completing her short film, It's a long way, which premiered at the New York City International Film Festival. Izabella was also nominated for Best Director.

About Top Shorts
Top Shorts is an IMDb qualifying festival, and was recently ranked 8th Best Reviewed Festival out of over 4,300 of the world's best film festivals (and 1st from the online festivals, FilmFreeway May 2016).

For more information, please contact: Julianna Gulden

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