'Fresh Meat' International Short Film Festival In Budapest

  • 22 Mar 2019 11:38 AM
'Fresh Meat' International Short Film Festival In Budapest
Until 31 March. The main goal of 'Friss Hús' (Fresh Meat) is to present the newest Hungarian and international short films and also to create a professional forum where filmmakers looking for feedback and dialogue can show their works to a larger audience.

The festival and its full-house screenings have received significant interest from the industry and the media. The annually growing audience proves that short films are becoming more and more accessible and popular.

Over the past years, the complementary cultural events, roundtable discussions and workshops have been attended by hundreds of film lovers. Since the first festival, Friss Hús has been expanded with industry events, a pitch forum and international sections.

In the framework of the festival, the audience can not only watch the best recent Hungarian and international short films but also gets a look into future projects. The programme also screens the works of students, giving an overview of the projects made in Hungarian film schools and courses.

The international section of the festival will feature three competition blocks of specific themes, an LGBTQ and a Horror selection, and a selection of both live action and animation French shorts.

The Deep Water section is not all about poolsides and beaches: one of last year’s most celebrated animations, Egg, the story of women battling anorexia, is part of this block.

Two excellent shorts from this years’ Berlinale, The Golden Legend and Watermelon Juice will also appear in this section, both arriving from Spain to Budapest.

Three out of the five shorts from the Perspectives section are animations, like Untravel, a Serbian-Slovak co-production which began its successful international circuit at the 2018 Berlinale Generation selection.

One of the most exciting films of the section is The Thief by 23-year-old Swiss talent Flurin Giger, which premiered at the 57th Critic’s Week in Cannes.

The Year of Families showcases shorts about family relations and conflicts. The Orphan a Brazilian short about the umpteenth adoption of a young boy premiered in Cannes last year at the Director’s Fortnight.

This sections also features Quiet Land, Good People from Switzerland, the story of a nationalist politician who finds herself in an unpleasant situation because of her son.

Returning to the festival this year are the two special sections introduced in 2018, Friss Hús #QUEER and Friss Hús @MIDNIGHT.

Programme of the International Selection

Deep Water block:

Aquarium / Aquarium (r.: Lorenzo Puntoni) 15’
Cosa Mentale / Cost Mental (r.: William Laboury) 21’
Egg (r.: Martina Scarpelli) 12’
Hybrids (r.: Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion) 6’
Leyenda dorada / The Golden Legend (r.: Chema García Ibarra, Ion de Sosa) 11’
Suc de síndria / Watermelon Juice (r.: Irene Moray) 22’

Perspectives block:

Bloiestraat 11 (r.: Nienke Deutz) 10’
Fest (r.: Nikita Diakur) 3’
Magic Alps (r.: Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi) 15’
Neputovanja / Untravel (r.: Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr.) 9’
Schächer / The Thief (r.: Flurin Giger) 30’
Sjaaks vrouw is dood, dus hij moet iets zeggen / Sjaak’s Wife Died so He Has to Say Something (r.: Eva M.C. Zanen) 12’

The Year of Families block:

Je sors acheter des cigarettes / I’m Going Out For Cigarettes(r.: Osman Cerfon) 14’
Maja (r.: Marijana Jankovic) 22’
Mesle Bache Adam / Like A Good Kid (r.: Arian Vazirdaftari) 20’
O Órfão / The Orphan (r.: Carolina Markowicz) 15’
Stilles Land, gutes Land / Quiet Land, Good People (r.: Johannes Bachmann) 25’

Friss Hús #Queer

Dolfin Megumi / Rubber Dolphin (r.: Ori Aharon) 28’ 
Gu Lou Xi / The Drum Tower (r.: Popo Fan) 18’ 
Po gladini / Skipping Stones (r.: Blaž Slana) 19’ 
Sova över / Sleepover (r.: Jimi Vall Peterson) 9’
Tikva / Hope (r.: Etamar Kadusheviz) 14’

Friss Hús #Queer Extra – Girls’ Night Out

Brak / Whole (r.: Slava Doytcheva) 21’
Michtav Ahava Lame’m Sheli / The Love Letter (r.: Atara Frish) 19’
Talatat santaymtr / Three Centimetres (r.: Lara Zeidan) 9’
The Morning After (r.: Lauren Minnerath) 13’
Vidi ja ti nea / Would You Look at Her (r.: Goran Stolevski) 18’

Friss Hús @Midnight:    

Acide / Acid (r.: Just Philippot) 17’
Baghead (r.: Alberto Corredor) 15’                
Déjà vu / Deja Vu (r.: Olivier Labonte LeMoyne) 9’
Homesick (r.: Samuel Goodwin) 12’
The Blue Door (r.: Paul Taylor) 9’                    
The Whistler (r.: Jennifer Nicole Stang) 11’
We Summoned a Demon (r.: Chris McInroy) 6’

French Kiss block:

Inlove (r.: Jérémie Lopez, Alexis Lopez) 7’
La Persistente (r.: Camille Lugan) 21’
LOVE (r.: Réka Bucsi) 14’
Pauline asservie / Pauline Enslaved (r.: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet) 24’
Personne ne s’aimera jamais comme on s’aime / There’s No Love Stronger Than Ours (r.: Laure Bourdon Zarader) 13’

Cake & Co. animation block:

Tempête sur anorak / Storm Hits Jacket (r.: Paul Cabon) 14’
La chute / The Fall (r.: Boris Labbé) 14’
Plein Eté / High Summer (r.: Josselin Facon) 6’
Ce magnifique gâteau! / This Magnificent Cake (r.: Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels) 44’

Tickets: HUF 1,550 per block

Toldi Cinema
1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38.

More: frisshusbudapest.com
Photo: Three Centimeters by Lara Zeidan

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