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See what you hear!

See what you hear!

Each year, the Budapest Festival Orchestra holds the “See What You Hear” film competition for secondary school students. Entrants in the competition are asked to produce a short film for a movement of their choice from a given piece of music. The films are then judged by a prestigious jury.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra announces its See what you hear! film competition for the 5th time in the 2015-16 season. This time high-school students can make their short films to Shostakovich’s Hamlet suite. Students can apply individually or in groups (of up to 5 people). The genre and technique of the movie is optional, if you’re lacking a camera, you can use your mobile phone or a computer animation program.

In 2015, Dalma Magnucz, Dorottya Molnár, Jan Meslany, Kata Nemes, Péter Novák and Donát Molnár won the grand prize as well as the audience’s award and Telenor Magyarország Kft.’s award with their film titled Troughs. The professional jury’s “Rolling together” award was given to the makers of the short film entitled Shining by Balázs Molnár, Márk Takáts and Norbert Fóris while Daazo.com’s special award went to the film Compulsory reading.

Members of this year’s jury:

  • Károly Ujj-Mészáros, director (Head of the Jury)
  • Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor, guest conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Szilágyi Fanni, director
  • Duszka Péter, editor
  • Zsuzsanna Deák, Head of Account at Daazo.com
  • musicians of the orchestra


 More information: adrienn.balogh@bfz.hu


Competition announcement

Coming soon

Entry form

You can download it here.



Deadline for submitting the entry form

Friday, 13 November 2015

Deadline for submitting the film proposal

Friday, 4 December 2015

Deadline for uploading the completed film

February, 11 February 2016


The Budapest Festival Orchestra will present the films shortlisted by the jury on 26 February 2016 in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of Müpa Budapest. The winners of the competition will be announced by the jury at the end of the evening.

Grand prize

The winning team selected by the jury will have the chance to accompany the orchestra on one of its international tours.

Audience prize

We invite all the entrants and their class/schoolmates to the final of the competition and the grand announcement of the winners. It is worth bringing along as many supporters as possible, because the audience will be able to vote on the audience prize.

The Daazo.com special prize

After the deadline for submitting the films, the public can vote on the films on Daazo.com, a website showcasing several thousand contemporary films. The film that collects the most votes will win the Daazo.com special prize.


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