Gyorgy Mor Karapati

Gyorgy Mor Karapti is a Budapest-based film director and writer. He studied at the Directors’ Department of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. His short films have been selected to various international film festivals such as Cannes and Berlinale. His first feature film Guerilla premiered at the Ingmar Bergman Debut Competition of the Göteborg Film Festival 2019, and won the Hungarian Critics’ Choice Award for the best first feature film. His second feature Summer to Come will have its world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Renato Olasz

Director, actor
He was born in 1992 in Tiszavasvari. He attended high school with a drama section, where he directed theater performances and experimental films. He graduated from the old SZFE, majoring in theater and then worked as a freelancer. In 2022, he will graduate from the FreeSzfe Association with a master's degree in film directing in the class of Hajdu Szabolcs, Gyorgy Palfi, Attila Gigor and Mihaly Schwectje.

Noemi Veronika Szakonyi

Director, producer
. She studied International Relations in Hungary and Germany. Noémi started her film studies on a scholarship at Beijing Film Academy. After leaving China, she applied to the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest for the directing documentaries MA course, from where she graduated in 2015. Noémi is the founder of Match Frame Productions, a boutique film production company based in Budapest. As a director, she works on her first long-term feature documentary Afterglow, and just premiered her first film Six Weeks in main competition at Sarajevo Film Festival 2022. Six Weeks won the Grand Jury Prize at CineFest International Film Festival.


Eva Darabos

Animation director
Eva Darabos is a Hungarian animation artist graduated from the animation department of MOME in 2019. She adores all motion picture techniques and she enjoys watching films of every genre. Her graduation film Bye Little Block! won several international and national awards, including Best Design at OIAF 2020, Best Short at KAFF 2021 and Cinefest 2021, and it was the Best Short Animation and Best Hungarian Youth Film winner at Cinemira TEEN 2021. Besides developing her new film idea she works as a freelance animation artist and also started a group called HEN with former classmates.

Zsofi Herczeg

Zsofi Herczeg graduated from the BGF's Communication and Media Studies major, and ELTE's Hungarian Language and Literature major, as well as his Master's degree in Film Studies. In 2015, she created the animation site called Dot & Line, which focuses on contemporary Hungarian animation. She is currently the animation festival distributor of the Budapest Metropolitan University, a journalist for the Hungarian film portal Filmhu, and teaches animation history at the Illyes Vocational Training Academy in Budaors. She participates in the organization of Friss Hus Budapest, Primanima, Kecskemet Animation Film Festival, Anilogue and Ukmukfukk Zinefest, as well as in the creation of various animation events and projects.

Zsolt Palfi

Animation director
He started his animation career at Pannónia Filmstúdio in 1991, then continued his work at Loonland Studio, where he participated in the production of several TV series and feature films. In 2004, he made his first short film. He is the creator of the animation film studio Cinemon Entertainment, where he directed the well-known Tales From The Lake-Side movies and series, and also worked as the animation director of the film The Adventures of King Solomon. Currently, he's working as director on the animated film Csongor and Tunde based on the character designs of Attila Dargay, which is expected to be released in 2024.


Golden Squirrel Award for The Best Hungarian Short Film For Teens will be decided by the vote of thousands of Hungarian middle school students. 


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Golden Squirrel – Best Short Film for Teens

Golden Squirrel – Best Animated Short For Teens

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Teen Video Contest: Best Video in 90 Years of LEGO category

Teen Video Contest: Best Video in The Future category

Teen Video Contest: Best Video in Book Adaptation / Book Trailer category

Teen Video Contest: Special Prize

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