Budapest Festival Orchestra
Press Releases March 04, 2014


The makers of the film entitled Dear Daddy! – Andrea Szatmári and Bálint Stellek – won the main award of the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s film competition See and hear! as well as the audience’s award and’s award. The video entitled ‘Alone in the forest’ received a special award. It was made by Laura Milei and Luca Réczey. This time, secondary school students participating in the competition had to make a short film for a movement of Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’ of their choice.

The makers of the award-winning Dear Daddy! film will have the chance to join one of the Festival Orchestra’s tours abroad. As this was the film that received the most votes from the audience, the makers also received the audience’s award: a Youth Season Ticket for each of them for the Festival Orchestra’s concerts in the 2014-2015 season.  The makers of the special-award film ‘Alone in the forest’, along with three other works of art which made it into the finals, may visit the Korda Filmpark in Etyek as a gift from the Korda Studio, where they will have the chance to gain some insight into professional film-making. The winners were presented their awards at the Gala event at the Budapest Palace of Arts, and could listen to the Festival Orchestra play the first movement of the ‘Unfinished Symphony’.

The BFO has organised the See and Hear! video competition for secondary school students for three consecutive years now.  Contestants were able to upload their videos to the website, which were judged by a prestigious jury including members such as Szabolcs Hajdú, film director, Iván Fischer, conductor and BFO music director, Károly Szalai, film editor, Zsuzsanna Deák,, and BFO musicians.