Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad is a Pop Up Film Residency special subprogram, which aims at supporting and nurturing the writing & development of feature films closely connected to the s. c. Visegrad Countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). The program is organized in close cooperation with Hungarian Friss Hús Budapest Intl. Short Film Festival, Czech Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival, and Polish New Horizons Intl. Film Festival.
Bratislava Residency: 10 – 31 May 2021
What happens when a manager of a successful corporation decides to shake off the shackles of civilization and creates a club that imitates tribal society? What happens with the corporation when the club gets out of control? The story of Europa is about a primitive self within the first world citizens that needs to be manifested and gets out of the closet dressed as a new hope.
Dénes Nagy was born in 1980 in Budapest. He studied film directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) in Budapest in the class of János Szász. As a guest student, he spent a year at the Berlin Film Academy (DFFB).
He has made several documentaries and fiction films screened at many significant national and international festivals. His short fiction Soft Rain was first presented to the international audience in Cannes at the 45th Directors’ Fortnight selection, while his documentary Another Hungary had its premiere at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam. His debut feature film, Natural Light, was selected for the 71st Berlin Film Festival 2021 and awarded Silver Bear for the Best Director.
He lives and works in Budapest.
Slovak Pop Up
Daniel Rihák & Ján Štiffel
My World Upside Down
Miško is a 12-year-old altar boy from Smižany, a small village in East Slovakia. He lives his normal care-free life until one day a misunderstanding happens and the whole village starts to think he is gay.