Kristóf Lendvai, an 18-year-old film director from Nagykanizsa, was the only Hungarian to participate and win at this year’s Red Dirt Film Festival in Oklahoma. Lendvai recorded Félúton (Halfway) last year and entered the competition soon afterwards.
After the pre-selection, 107 films were screened at the US festival. Among high school students five productions were shortlisted, including Lendvai’s entry which eventually won first prize.
Félúton (Halfway) also won an award at the Under The Stars International Film Festival’s Scorsese Edition in Italy last year, where Attila Bellus was also awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in the short film.
The English subtitled version of the film was also included in the Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards in February, and has become a success with critics.You can watch the movie’s trailer here with English subtitles.