Program 2013

2nd Annual Hungarian Film Festival
San Francisco
November 22-24, 2013

Organized by Hungarian Film in San Francisco

together with San Francisco State University Cinema Department, 56 Films, Galaxis Media, Circumstances Creative, Bunyik Entertainment, the Honorary Consulate General of Hungary, and Berkeley Hungarians

in cooperation with the 13th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles


Coppola Theater
Fine Arts Building
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.

Admission is free / Seating is limited
Contact: Eva Homor ( and Réka Pigniczky (

FRIDAY (4pm – 10pm)

4-4:30pm Introduction

4:30 – 6pm In Search of the Eight (A Nyolcak Nyomában) dir: Péter Szalay, 60 min. Documentary film followed by discussion.

6:30 – 7:00 Festival opening reception sponsored by Katalin Voros (Berkeley Hungarians)

7pm – 10pm Kolorado Kid (Feature film, 2011, 111 min.)
Q&A with director András B. Vágvölgyi to follow

„Béla is arrested in 1959. Is it because he was a revolutionary in ‘56 or because he was a gambler on the racetrack?”

SATURDAY (9am – 4pm, 6:30pm – 10pm)

9:00-10:15 Caught Between Two Worlds (Két világ közt) documentary, 2011, 67 min. Dir: Viktor Oszkár Nagy

10:15-10:45 Discussion and Break

10:45-12:15 Meanwhile in Budapest (Nekem Budapest) a collection of 8 short films, 90 min.

12:15-12:30 Discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:30 Rickshaw Rush, (Riksaláz) documentary, 2012, 55 min. Dir: Gergő Somogyvári

2:45-4:15pm Director Réka Pigniczky will introduce her latest documentary film Heritage (2013, 63 min.) and lead a Q&A afterwards with the audience.

4:15-5:15pm Break

5:15-7:30pm Beast, (Csicska) 2011, 20 min. Short film directed by Attila Till

Mali Zoli, 2013, 69 min. Documentary film directed by András Kisfaludy

Testfilm, (Kémhatás) An experimental documentary film by Iván Angelusz (2013)

7:30-8pm Reception sponsored by Honorary Consulate General of Hungary in SF.

8:00pm – 10pm The Notebook (2013, 100 min) directed by János Szász
The official 2013 Hungarian Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language film

Twin boys are left with their grandmother in the Hungarian countryside to escape the ravages of World War II.

SUNDAY (5pm – 10pm)

5pm – 7pm Strong – a recovery story (A hópárduc talpra áll), documentary film directed by András Kollmann (2011, 88 min.)

7pm – 8pm Dinner break

8pm-10pm Aglaya, directed by Krisztina Deák (2012, 116 min)

A Hungarian – Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship to the West in the 1980’s and devises ingenious ways of survival.

For film synopses and film trailers, please see:
We promise we won’t spam you.
CECI Film Unio Film Unio The Hungary Initiatives Foundation SFSU Cinema Department 56Films HIF