The award of the city of Szeged was given to Martin Helstáb at the Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival, where over 400 works were screened. The student of Kaposvár University participated in the festival with his short film 'The Mouse who wanted to be a mouse'.
Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival was founded to commemorate the Oscar-winning Hungarian director of photography. The aim of the festival is to provide opportunity for talented young filmmakers, similarly to Vilmos Zsigmond, who also helped the career of younger colleagues.
This year almost four hundred films were included in the program, much more than last year. The productions came from all over the world to compete for the prize.
The main prize of the festival was awarded to the British short movie titled 'The Voice', while the Szeged City Prize was given to the student of Kaposvár University, Martin Helstáb.
The short film tells the story of a computer mouse, who, having been replaced with another, starts off a new life in the nature as a real mouse. The jury was impressed by the unique imagery and experimental techniques of the movie, as well as the creative power of the idea and the inspiring conceptual background.
Two weeks ago, the talented young artist won one of the main prizes at the Cegléd Film Festival for another work of his own, titled 'You must die'.