The young Hungarian director Eszter Haidú is the winner of the CEI Prize (3.000 EUR) assigned in the framework of the 25th Trieste Film Festival. Her documentary “Judgment in Hungary”, presented at the Festival as Italian premiere, is about the trial of a group of Hungarian rightwing extremists who in 2008 and 2009 committed a series of attacks on random members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a five-year-old, and another five were injured. The film is a classical courtroom-drama taking place in a small and claustrophobic court room in Budapest. The trial began in March 2011 of four suspected perpetrators charged by the state, and ended in August 2013. They were charged withserial killings with racial motivation.
The Prize was presented by CEI Deputy Secretary General, Erik Csernovitz, during the awarding ceremony which took place yesterday, 22 January.
The CEI has established a long-standing cooperation with the Trieste Film Festival, recognising the merits of this initiative,  attentively promoting and supporting  high-quality filmmaking production from Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, the CEI supports the “Eastweek project”, which offers training opportunities to students from cinema schools and academies of Central and Eastern European countries.
As part of its commitment to supporting the Central and Eastern European cinema, the CEI is also among the supporters of the meeting of the co-production "When East Meets West", organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Audiovisual Fund.

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Young Hungarian director, Eszter Haidú

 Awarding ceremony