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DÉNES SZEKERES

born in Pécs, July 15, 1944.

2009-        Festival Director of CINEPÉCS International Film Festival, Pécs (formerly known as Moveast)
2008-        MBA
2008-        Member of European Film Academy
2008-        Hungarian Film Festival: Winner of Best Producer for  „The Sun Street Boys” 
                 and „Without Mercy”
2004-        Festival Director of MOVEAST International Film Festival, Pécs
2001-        Managing Director, Producer at Tivoli-Filmproductions Ltd.
1994-        Managing Director at Focus-Fox Digital Video Ltd.
1990-2001 Managing Director, Producer at Focus Film Ltd.
1987-1990 Executive Producer at Dialóg Filmstúdió
1978-1987 Production Manager of different film productions at MAFILM
1973-1978 Secretary in the Director's Office at MAFILM (Hungarian Film Studios) Budapest    and, finishes his studies as Production Manager at the School of Dramatic and             Cinematic Art
1969-1973 Secretary of the Ballet of Pécs at the National Theatre in Pécs

In pre-production:

    • SUMMER STREET
      A film project to be directed by János Vecsernyés on the script by Zoltán Egressy
    • POST
      A film project by Péter Gárdos to be realized in co-production
    • THE TREASURE OF THE RED TOWER
      Youth adventure film based on the novel by Lajos Hollós Korvin, to be directed by András Dér


In production:

    • AGAINST THE EASTERN WINDS
      Musical journey through Europe, to be directed by György Szomjas
    • SEVDAH FOR KARIM
      A feature film in Bosnian-Hungarian coproduction to be directed by
      Jasmin Durakovic
    • THE RETALIATORS
      A feature film in Spanish-Hungarian coproduction to be directed by
      Arantza Ibarra, Alfonso Arandia


Film titles produced as Producer/Line Producer:


2010

    • VESPA
      Director: Diana Groó, D/P: Sándor Kardos
      Main Cast: Sándor Tóth, Júlia Nyakó, Rudolf Balogh
      A feature film in Hungarian-Serbian co-production, based on the script by Diana Groó and Iván Szabó
    • BESA
      Director: Srdjan Karanovic, D/P: Slobodan Trninic
      Main Cast: Miki Manojlović, Iva Krajnc
      A feature film in Serbian-Slovenian-Croatian-French-Hungarian co-production, with Eurimages support

2009

    • PRANK
      Director: Péter Gárdos, D/P: László Seregi jr.
      Feature film based on the story „Prank” by Dezső Kosztolányi
      Cast: Tamás Lengyel, Lóránd Váta
      Festivals, awards:
      2009 –  Hungarian Film Festival: Best Director
      Moscow International Film Festival (in competition)
      Ourense International Film Festival, Special Award of the Jury
      Chicago International Film Festival (in competition)
      Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brasil
    • TALKING HEADS
      Director: András Bálint, D/P: Ferenc Zádori
      Cast: Éva Almási, Enikő Börcsök, Ilona Béres, Lia Pokorny, Marianna Moór
      Television series based on Alan Bennett’s monologues of the same title
    • EL GRECO
      Director: Iannis Smaragdis, D/P: Aris Stavrou
      Cast: Nick Ashdon, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos, Dimitra
      Matsouka
      A feature film in Greek-Spanish-Hungarian co-production, with the support of
      MEDIA II Programme of the European Union
      Festivals, awards:
      2008 -  Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil
      Film-Archieve, Prague: “masterpiece”
      Cairo International Film Festival: Best Actor to Juan Diego Botto
      Toronto International  Film Festival – world premiere
      2007 -   8 National Awards for Best feature film, Best Direction, Best Music, Best Photography,
      Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Make-up and also the Audience
      Award and the Greek Union of Film Television and the Audiovisual Technicians’ Award
    • THE BELGRADE PHANTOM
      Director: Jovan B. Todorovic, D/P: András Nagy
      Cast: Milutin Milosevic, Marco Zivic, Radoslav Milenkovic
      A feature film in Serbian-Hungarian-Bulgarian coproduction, with Eurimages
      support
    • A CSODÁK ORSZÁGÁBAN
      Rendező: Dejan Sorak, Operatőr: Vjekoslav Vrdoljak
      Főszereplők: Marija Stjepanovic, Franjo Kuhar
      Horvát-magyar koprodukciós játékfilm
      Fesztiválok, díjak:
      2009 – 56. Pula Filmfesztivál: Legjobb jelmez díja, Legjobb női mellékszereplő díja
      33. Kairó Nemzetközi Filmfesztivál
    • FLOWERS OF SAKURA
      Director: Ivan Vojnár, D/P: Vladimír Smutný
      Cast: Martin Stropnický, Zdena Studénková, Anna Polívková, Vladimír Dlouhý
      A feature film in Slovakian-Czech-Hungarian co-production

2008

    • THE FOURTH MAN
      Director: Dejan Zecevic, D/P: Golan Volarevic
      Cast: Nikola Kojo, Marija Karan, Dragan Petrovic Pele                         
      A feature film in Serbian-Hungarian co-production
      Festivals, awards:
      2008 –  Mostar Film Festival: Best Film by Audience
      Montenegro International Filmfestival: Award to the Best Actor (Nikola Kojo)
      Actor Film Festival, Serbia: Award to the Best Actor (Nikola Kojo) and  Award to the Best Supporting Actor (Bogdan Diklic)
      Film ScreenplayFestival, Serbia: Best Screenplay (Dejan Zecevic, Boban Jevtic);
      Film Critics’s Award to the Best Film
      Sofest Film Festival, Serbia: Best Film, Best Director (Dejan Zecevic), Best
      Actor (Nikola Kojo), Fipresci Critics Awardto the Best Film
    • DOOR TO NOWHERE
      Director: Elemér Ragályi, D/P: Márton Ragályi, Balázs Dobóczi
      A documentary about last days of the National Psychiatric and Neurologic Institute

2007

    • THE SUN STREET BOYS
      Director: György Szomjas, D/P: Ferenc Grunwalsky
      Cast: Péter Bárnai, Sándor Czecző, Kata Gáspár
      A feature film in Hungarian-Serbian co-production
      Festivals, awards: 
      2008 – Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest: Best Producer
      Kolkata International Film Festival, India
      San Luis CINE, Argentina (in competition)
      Torino Film Festival (in competition)
    • RIGHT TO BE WRONG
      Director: Elemér Ragályi, D/P: Márton Ragályi, Balázs Dobóczi
      A documentary about the aftermath of the feature film „Without Mercy”
    • WITHOUT MERCY
      Director: Elemér Ragályi, D/P: Márton Ragályi, Elemér Ragályi
      Cast: Gábor Nagypál
      A feature film based on the documents by Elemér Magyar
      Festivals, awards: 
      2008 – Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest: Best Director and Best Producer
      Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival
      Bratislava International Film Festival
      Reykjavik International Film Festival (in competition)           
      Trieste Film Festival
      2007 – Cairo International Film Festival (in competition)
    • THE ROAD HOME
      Director: Semir Aslanyürek, D/P: Hayk Kirakosyan
      Cast: Erdal Beşikçioglu, Melisa Sözen
      A feature film in Turkish-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
    • MASTER AND THE DISCIPLES 
      (Unfinished Conversations about Cinematography)
      Director: Csaba Káel, D/P: Tamás Lajos, András Kalmár, Géza Sinkovics, László Seregi jr.
      A documentary series about world famous cinematographer György Illés and his disciples
    • A PLACE IN THE CINEMA
      Director: Alberto Morais, D/P: Luis Sainz
      A documentary on the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini, in a Spanish-Hungarian co-production 
    • WAITING FOR HEAVEN
      Director: Derviş Zaimagaoglu, D/P: Mustafa Kuşçu
      Cast: Serhat Tutumluer, Melisa Sözen
      A feature film in Turkish-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2006 – Antalya Film Festival: Golden Orange Award for the Best Special Effects

2006

    • BLACK AND WHITE
      Director: Elemér Ragályi, D/P: Márton Ragályi, Elemér Ragályi
      Cast: Gábor Nagypál
      A feature film based on the documents by Elemér Magyar
      Festivals, awards: 
      2006 – Golden Eye Festival,Budapest: Award to Márton Ragályi 
    • THE REAL SANTA 
      Directed by Péter Gárdos, D/P: László Seregi, jr.
      Cast: György Cserhalmi, Blanka Szilasi
      A feature film in Hungarian-US-Serb coproduction
      Festivals, awards: 
      2006 – Hungarian Film Critics’ Award to the Best Actor (György Cserhalmi) and Best
      Supporting Actress (Eszter Csákányi)
      Kolkata International Film Festival (India)
      Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival (Turkey)
    • BUT WHO ARE THOSE LUMNITZER SISTERS?
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor
      Cast: Péter Rudolf, Róbert Alföldi, Barbara Hegyi
      A feature film produced by Hunnia Film Studio and Tivoli-Film, in Hungarian- Serb coproduction 

2005

    • THE PORCELAIN DOLL
      Directed by Péter Gárdos, D/P: Tibor Máthé
      A feature film based on the novella collection Csillagmajor (Star Farm) by Ervin Lázár
      Festivals, awards:
      2006 –  Hungarian Film Critics’ Award to the Best Supporting  Actor (Lajos Bertók)
      Maine International Film Festival
      Wine Country Film Festival, California
      Seattle International Film Festival   
      Philadelphia Film Festival
      Hong Kong International Film Festival
      Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival                              
      Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films
      Tiburon International Film Festival, California
      Tampa International Film Festival, Florida
      Palm Springs International Film Festival, California
      2005 –  Leeuwarden Noordelijk  Film Festival (in competition)
      Matad'or (Main Prize)
      Moscow International Film Festival (in competition)
      Special Mention of Film Critics’ Guild of Russia
      Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest (in competition)
      Best Director to Péter Gárdos, Best Supporting Actor to Sándor Csányi,
      The Gene Moskowitz Prize Awarded by the Foreign Critics
      München Film Festival
      Jerusalem International Film Festival
      Toronto International Film Festival
      Vancouver International Film Festiva
      Reykjavik International Film Festival
      Pusan International Film Festival
      Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma
      Calcutta International Film Festival
      Ankara Festival on Wheels (Ankara, Bursa, Kars, Izmir)
      Istanbul Cinema & History Meeting International Film Festival
    • CIAO BAMBINO
      Directed by Péter Soós, D/P: Zsolt Tóth
      A Hungarian television film
    • FROM CAMERA OBSCURA TO MOTION PICTURE  6-12.
      Directed by György Kovács, D/P: Tamás Babos
      TV-serial in 7 parts about the history of photo- and film making

2004

    • HUNGARIANS IN ISRAEL 1-4.
      Directed by Mihály Ráday
      A television documentary series
    • WHAT WAS ALL THAT?
      Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
      A documentary on Pécs Film Festivals between 1965 and 1982
    • HARD DAYS ON CHO OYU
      Directed by and D/P: Tibor Péter Banai
      An expedition documentary on the mountaineering in the Himalayas and on Tibet, on the sixth highest mountain of the world.

2003

    • LETTERS UNSENT
      Directed by Yusuf Kurçenli, D/P: Mehmet Aksin, Cast: Türkan Şoray, Kadir Inanir, Aytaç Arman
      Produced in Turkish-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals:
      2003 – Cairo International Film Festival
    • FROM CAMERA OBSCURA TO MOTION PICTURE  1-5.
      Directed by György Kovács, D/P: Tamás Babos
      TV-serial in 5 parts about the history of photo- and film making

2002

    • DOWN BY LOVE
      Directed by Tamás Sas, D/P: Elemér Ragályi, Cast: Patrícia Kovács
      Hungarian monodrama based on the screenplay by Can Togay and Tamás Sas
      Festivals, awards:
      2004 – Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival (in competition)
      San Jose Cinequest Film Festival
      Prague FEBIOFEST Film and Video Festival
      Trieste AlpeAdriaCinema Film Festival (in competition)
      2003 –  Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival
      Tallinn "Black Nights" Film Festival
      Malaga BENALMÁDENA (in competition)
      Cairo International Film Festival (in competition):
      Best Artistic Contribution to the Director
      Hamburg Filmfest
      Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest (in competition)
    • CHILDREN OF SECRET
      Directed by Aydin Sayman and Ümit Cin Güven, D/P: Eyüp Boz, Cast: Halil
      Ibrahim Aras, Firat Tanis
      Produced in Turkish-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2003 – Istanbul Film Festival:  Best Actor
      2002 – Antalya Film Festival:  Best Film of the People’s Jury, Second Best Film,
      Best Actor (Firat Tanis), Best Art Direction (Selda Ülkenciler) and Special Award of the Jury
    • ESCAPE TO BUDA
      Directed by Miloslav Luther, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura
      D/P: Vladimír Holloš, Cast: Lenka Vlasáková, Ondřej Sokol, Bolek Polívka
      Produced in Slovak-Hungarian-Czech coproduction (feature film and five
      part TV-series)

2001

    • THE LAST BLUES
      Directed by Péter Gárdos, D/P: László Seregi jr., Cast: János Kulka
      A feature film, in Hungarian-Polish-Italian coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2006 –  30th Cairo International Film Festival
      2003 – Prague FEBIOFEST Film and Video Festival
      Festival of European Coproductions, Sofia
      Houston WorldFest (in competition): Silver Remi Award
      2002 – Cairo International Film Festival (in competition): Golden Pyramid
      Polish Film Festival, Gdynia
      Taormina BNL Film Festival
      Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest (in competition:)
      Best Director of Photography to László Seregi jr.  
    • HEJAR
      Directed by Handan Ipekci, D/P: Erdal Kahraman, Cast: Sükran Güngör, Dilan
      Ercetin
      A feature film, in Turkish-Greek-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2003 – New York Tribeca Film Festival
      2002 – Cologne International Film Festival: Best Script
      Cairo International Film Festival (in competition): Silver Pyramid
      Turkey’s Best Foreign Film nominee for the 2002 Oscar Awards
      2001 – Ankara International Film Festival: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best
      Promising  New Actress
      Antalya Film Festival: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress,
      Best  Supporting Actor and Special Jury Award for the lead actress
    • HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN
      Directed by and D/P: Tibor Péter Banai
      An expedition documentary on the mountaineering and snowboard, on everyday life in Pakistan and natives dealing with drug traffic

2000

    • SPY GAME
      Directed by Tony Scott, Starring Robert Redford, Brad Pitt
      Production house services for parts of the feature film shot in Budapest
    • A DOG WITH A TIGER’S SKIN
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor
      A television film for the Hungarian Television 
    • ON THE LAND OF COCAINE
      Directed by Tibor Péter Banai, D/P: Tibor Péter Banai and László Dobronay
      An expedition documentary on the mountaineering, on everyday life in Columbia, on the cocaine war and the Native Americans

1999

    • THOMAS THE FALCONER
      Directed by Václav Vorlícek, D/P: Emil Sirotek, Cast: Branislav Holicek
      A feature film, in Slovak-Czech-Hungarian-Polish-French coproductionwith Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2001 – Festival International de Cine Cartagena, Columbia
      2000 – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlin: Viewer’s prize  of feature films 
    • PEPPERMINT
      Directed by Kostas Kapakas, D/P: Yannis Daskalothanassis
      A feature film, in Greek-Hungarian-Bulgarian coproduction with EurimagesSupport
      Festivals, awards:
      1999 – Thessaloniki Film Festival: Grand Prix for Best Feature Film, Best New
      Director, Best Script, Best Actress, Best Eiditing, Best Music, Best
      Supporting Actor

1998

    • GLAMOUR
      Directed by Frigyes Gödrös, D/P: Sándor Kardos, Cast: Károly Eperjes, György
      Barkó, Antal Cserna, Eszter Ónodi, Katinka Cseke
      A feature film, in Hungarian-German-Swiss coproduction with Eurimages support
      Festivals, awards:
      2000 – Madrid, Spain:  Best European Director of Photography
      Troia, Portugal:  Silver Dolphin
      Hungarian Film Festival:  First Prize

1997-98

    • SAKO'S WEDDING 
      Directed by Vladimir Prifti, D/P: Tibor Klöpfler, Cast: Ndriçim Xhepa, Xhevdet Feri, Elvira Diamanti, Agim Qiriaqi
      A feature film, in Albanian-Hungarian coproduction

1996-97

    • SEASONED LIFES  
      Directed by Mihály Ráday
      A documentary series for the Hungarian Televison

1996

    • SAWDUST TALES
      Directed by Baris Pirhasan, D/P: Jürgen Jürges, Cast: Károly Eperjes, Julia Brendler, Hugh O’Connor
      A feature film, in German-Turkish-Hungarian coproduction with Eurimages support
    • ELEATIS XENOS
      Directed by Demosthenes Theos, D/P: Kostas Gikas, Kostis Papanastasatos
      A feature film, in Greek-Hungarian-Turkish coproduction with Eurimages support
    • HELLO DOCTOR!...
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor
      A six part TV-series with the coproduction of the Hungarian Television
      1995-96 PLACES OF THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION OF 1848-49 
      Directed by János Kálmán       
      A documentary series of Mihály Ráday for the Hungarian Television

1995-96

    • AZ 1848-49-ES MAGYAR FORRADALOM ÉS SZABADSÁGHARC EMLÉKHELYEI
      Rendező: Kálmán János
      Ráday Mihály televíziós dokumentumfilm sorozata

1994

    • WITNESS AGAIN
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor, Cast: Ferenc Kállai, Gyula Bodrogi
      A feature film, in Hungarian-German-Italian coproduction with Eurimages support

1993

    • LIVE SHOW
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor, Cast: Ági Olasz, Szabolcs Bende-
      Fazekas, Flórián Kaló, Anna Györgyi
      A feature film in the coprodution of the Hungarian Television and Focus Film
    • BALKÁN! BALKÁN!
      Directed by Gyula Maár, D/P: János Vecsernyés, Cast: Frigyes Funtek, Halil
      Ergün
      A feature film, in French-Hungarian-Turkish coproduction with Eurimages
      support 
    • LITTLE ROMULUS 
      Directed by Péter Bacsó
      A six part of TV-series
    • PEPOLINO
      Directed by János Uzsák
      A full length cartoon, produced in German-Hungarian-Canadian coproduction.

1990

    • STALIN'S BRIDE 
      Directed by Péter Bacsó, D/P: Tamás Andor, Cast: Juli Básti, György Cserhalmi
      A feature film, in Hungarian-German-Swiss coproduction
      The first Hungarian production to obtain Eurimages support
      Festivals:        
      1991 – Venice Film Festival

  • Film titles produced as Production Manager (between 1980 and 1990):

Feature films:
       DO NOT PANIC PLEASE   Directed by Sándor Szőnyi G.
       KLAPKA'S LEGION I-II.   Directed by Miklós Hajduffy
       ENCHANTED DOLLAR   Directed by István Bujtor
       THE PREGNANT PAPA   Directed by Dezső Garas
and about 70 TV-productions

  • Cultural Events:

2008 – MOVEAST International Film Festival, Pécs, Festival Director
2007 – MOVEAST International Film Festival, Pécs, Festival Director
2005, 2006 – Pécs International Film Celebration, Festival Director
2004 – Festival 35, Pécs Film Celebration, Festival Director 
3 World Youth Festivals – 1973 Berlin, 1978 Havana, 1985 Moscow
through 14 years – Hungarian Film Festival
through 10 years – Budapest Spring Festival
through  3 years Meetig of Fine Arts Colleges