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Hungarian film wins Golden Lion at Venice Television Festival

Concerto Budapest won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Television Festival in the category of performing arts films.

Italy’s Venice Television Festival receives submissions from all over the world, and this year, entries competed in 16 categories, with only one work being awarded in each category. 

The ceremony has grown in significance; this year, Paolo Sorrentino’s The New Pope, a co-production of Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal+ and starring Jude Law, won the Golden Lion for the best TV series.

In the category of performing arts films, Concerto Budapest, a collaboration between Kremerata Baltica and Concerto Budapest, received the Venice TV Festival’s Golden Lion Award.

The recording was made from a concert at Müpa on December 4, 2019. The two orchestras, along with their artistic directors András Keller, who conducted, and Gidon Kremer, who played the violin, made a roughly two-hour film, in addition to the usual television recording.

In May, with the special permission of MEZZO TV, about 220,000 Hungarian viewers got to watch the concert film on the internet.

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