Easy Lessons

Directed by Dorottya Zurbó

Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her the film slowly becomes an intimate confession. What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?

Camden International Film Festival

Nominee, Emerging Cinematic Vision Award Dorottya Zurbó

 

Dokfest Munchen

Nominee, VFF Documentary Film Production Award Best Documentary

 

Sarajevo Film Festival

Nominee, Heart of Sarajevo Best Documentary

ZagrebDox

Winner, Movies That Matter Award Dorottya Zurbó

Lili

A film by Péter Hegedüs

A young mother flees her country in the midst of a revolution, revealing to her daughter a history of abandonment that crosses three continents and four generations.

Sydney Film Festival

Nominee, Documentary Foundation Australia Award Péter Hegedüs

 

Australian Directors Guild

Nominee, ADG Award Best Direction in a Documentary Feature

 

Hungarian Film Critics Awards

Winner, Film Critics Award Best Documentary

The Next Guardian

Directed by Dorottya Zurbó, Arun Bhattarai

The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within the microcosm of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when Gyembo an ordinary teenager is chosen as the next guardian of their family monastery by his father.

San Francisco International Film Festival

Nominee, Golden Gate Award Documentary

 

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

Nominee, First Appearance Award Best First Documentary

 

Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival

Winner, Best Documentary Dorottya Zurbó, Arun Bhattarai

Born and Bred

Directed by Justin Frimmer

A documentary film on the intense culture of amateur boxing in the east side of Los Angeles. A new breed of young fighter emerges alongside the tumultuous Latino struggle for power in the city of angels. A story that crosses boundaries and genres, it is a film about the relentless, human fight to make it in life and the sport of boxing that gives birth to that fight in the starkest terms imaginable.