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Film Europe

Film Europe is dynamic full service media company with a rich history. Our offices are located in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava and newly established representations in London and Cannes. We specialise in financing, development and production, distribution, sales and publishing, consulting and broadcasting of European films.

Currently Film Europe broadcasts regional cable and satellite pay TV channels:  Kino CS, Doku CS and Muzika CS. In november 2011 the Film Europe Media Company started regular broadcasting of the first European film channel, Film Europe Channel. It is the first paid television channel presenting exclusively European cinema from almost all 50 countries in greater Europe. Film Europe offers business partnerships to European Producers, Distributers,Content Providers and Festivals. We co-operate with European, Asian-Pacific and world television broadcasters. Including cable, satellite, IPTV and new media operators and distributors.

Film Europe’s website

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Our Past Foundation

The Foundation Our Past (Múltunk) was established in 1990-ben in order to maintain the constant publication of Our Past, a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of modern and contemporary history, with a focus on political history of the 20th century.

The primary role of the Foundation is to facilitate the journal’s main objective, which is to help history education with the instant publication of fresh scientific results, as well as to present an accurate and balanced view of the history of Hungary and Europe in accordance with the professional requirements and the development of methods of historiography. Furthermore, the Foundation intends to create a platform for introducing the history of the political parties, involving the Hungarian and European left-wing democratic organisations by presenting the political events and processes of crucial significance.

The Foundation is dedicated to serve and support academic scholarship programs, it constantly establishes prizes and tributes, regularly organizes professional consultations and open discussions, calls for applications to encourage the research of the history of the past two centuries and today both at national and international levels.

Our Past Foundation’s website.

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Film and Sociology

Film & Sociology came into existence in 1991 with the aim of maintaining and developing the values of the Czech film documentary, establishing closer ties between filmmakers and sociology and chiefly capturing that dramatic period, to be a witness to what is happening around us. The results surpassed expectations and the Czech audience could see, not only on their television screens but also in the cinema, works that had originated thanks to Film & Sociology. Under the heading of Film & Sociology, Czech Television has up to now shown more than 170 documentary films. Five films have been seen on the cinema circuit.

Film & Sociology also organises seminars, debates and creative workshops. From 2002-2005 it organised public discussion evenings about the mass media and their position in Czech society called Everyday Media Spooks, in cooperation with the Centre for Media Studies (CEMES). The discussions took place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

Film & Sociology is a completely unique society in this country, and maybe in the world. Its programme is the production of documentary films which capture the social transformations at the turn of the millennium chiefly (but not only) in Central Europe. It shows these changes in stories about real people. A unique “library” has emerged, an original contribution to the store of cultural memories of Central Europe. This unified and at the same time thematically varied collection of films is systematically added to – in some cases, by a record of the fates of the same protagonists or by a return to analogous problems. From this point of view, the value of these films continually expands, so that they are enriched and not spoiled by time.

Film & Sociology’s website.

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FILMTOPIA

Filmtopia represents an open space for quality film that tries to move the frontiers of Slovak viewers´ experience with the cinematic event. Each film distributed by Filmtopia will receive an individual attention tailored to its needs. Filmtopia´s ambition is to create some kind of a laboratory investigating the unique journeys of particular films from the authors to the viewers. This individual approach is based not only on the search for an ideal combination of traditional ways of distribution, such as small cinemas, art cinemas, multiplexes, internet, festivals and television. It is also a quest to find some new possibilities for the particular films (film schools, site-specific screenings, events and locations not primarily focused on film…). And thus each film in the history of Filmtopia will become a chapter of the project investigating progressive distribution in Slovakia.

FILMTOPIA’s website.

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European Solidarity Centre

On 8 November 2007, the City of Gdańsk, the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Local Government of the Pomorskie Voivodship, the Solidarity Trade Union and the Solidarity Centre Foundation established the European Solidarity Centre as a cultural institution.

Aims

To commemorate, maintain and popularise the heritage and message of the Solidarity movement and the anti-communist democratic opposition in Poland and throughout the world. To inspire new cultural, civic, trade union, local government, national and European initiatives with a universal dimension. To share the achievements of the peaceful struggle for freedom, justice, democracy and human rights with those who are deprived of them To actively take part in the building of the European identity and new international order.

ECS’ website.

 

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ELTE Video Production Studio

Eötvös Loránd University video production studio managed by the Faculty of Science was registered at the Main Directorate of Films. The studio ELTE Video Production Studio was named after the university by abbreviating its initial letters. This studio complex is remarkably equipped and unique at its broadcast technology. Currently, the staff consist only two colleagues, who have been working full-time for the studio from the beginning.  However, during production works other associates join, too. These research teams have made already two hundred films throughout the last decades. Public service television networks have chosen to broadcast several films from the Studio’s repertoire. The Studio has won numerous awards for their educational films, documentaries and reference films, both in Hungarian and foreign film festivals. The latest work a documentary titled ELTE-56’ entered into the 37th Hungarian Film Festival Competition Screenings.

Over fifteen thousand education films have been sold on videotapes. Also, by the contribution of the Studio’s staff, eight multimedia CDs have been placed on the market. Education is getting a growing importance in the Studio’s activities. In all semesters, a huge group of thirty-forty students attend the specialized seminars. The seminar attracts students from five different faculties, which promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. The huge variety of subjects set the ground for the successful preparation for a new M.Sc. degree course Science Communication starting in September 2011.

The idea of making a high-level documentary about the present and recent past of Eötvös Loránd University was born in 2003. The 40-minute documentary Minerals and People (Ásványok és emberek) was finished that year. The film presents the history of the University Collection of Minerals with the researchers’ lives. In 2004, the story of university-level maths teaching was filmed. The documentary A set with only one element (Egyelemű halmaz) reflects the conflicts of the time at the university. The following year, as the university’s jubilee was about to come, the Studio decided to focus on the events of 1956 and the role of ELTE in the revolution. It produced the film ELTE-56’. The Hungarian Historical Film Foundation provided a generous support to aid film production at the Studio. All the films were broadcasted respectively on the Hungarian Television’s public service channel.

The sculpture Dante and Virgil (Dante és Vergilius), made by István Buda, stands in the backyard of the university building located at 21-23 in Szerb street. This work of art is the main topic of the 10-minute short film The light coming from the past lights the future (A múltból jövő fény világítja meg a jövőt).

In 2007 ELTE Video Production Studio undertook engineering and expert consultancy for Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church to establish a new video production studio. This studio became the first HD studio in Hungary.

A significant book on mycology titled The Mycologist (Gombaszakértői praktikum) was published in 2008. Furthermore, the Studio made a 35-minute supplementary video available on DVD. In the summer of 2008 a highly popular television campaign Wish you good education (Jó iskolát kívánunk!) was released attracting nearly ten million viewers. The Studio’s inner and outsider workers edited the short movies to the show.
Three ”innovation” short films were made depicting three prominent researchers working at ELTE. Due to their consistent work in research and development, they created successful products that contributed to build a good reputation for the University.

Publish House MOZAIK ordered the recording of forty-five chemistry experiments. The film was made and edited in HD quality, designed specifically for interactive whiteboard applications.

ELTE won the application 4.1.2. Social Renewal Operational Programme (TÁMOP) in 2009, which gave the opportunity to establish a university-level film collection. Each department that had dealt with filmmaking during the previous decades could participate in the work. The collection includes about 200 education films suitable for varied courses. The Studio has provided 110 films for the collection. 40% of the films are available online, the rest are found in the production studios and libraries. The website is available at: http://dspace.elte.hu/dspace/

The rector of ELTE assigned the Studio to make a reportage documentary series Scientist Portray (Tudósportré) in the academic year 2009-2010. Therefore, 10 reportage films about the most remarkable scientists of the university from the last 50 years were presented with their life stories. These films were uploaded to the University Film Collection (Egyetemi Filmtár) website.

In 2010 the Studio produced the documentary And I cry, I a son of the Polish land… (Így kiáltok én, lengyel föld fia…) was screened in several venues. The film focuses on the Polish Solidarity Movement originated from the trade union movement that led to a massive social resistance. Filmmakers applied a great deal of archive footage and edited a number of reports. The film was made on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Solidarity Movement (started in August 1980) by the collaboration of ELTE Video Production Studio, Dunatáj Foundation, The Embassy of The Republic of Poland and Layota.

Post-production work relating to the reportage film Predictio pro futuro finished in 2012. Considering its topic, the film belongs to university historical films’ category.
ELTE Video Production Studio is operating at Science Communication Centre and UNESCO Multimedia Centre for Pedagogy.

ELTE Video Production Studio’ website.

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Euromozaik Video Communication Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1993 by three individuals to promote innovation in the television industry and filmmaking. Euromozaik was formed at the time of the first experimental satellite broadcast of MOVI and it (financially) supported creative young filmmakers with challenging attitude.

Principally, films by teachers and students of ELTE Video Communication Department have been provided with materials, cameras, handed in applications. We created an effective working relationship with the Video Studio of ELTE Faculty of Science. Several films such as the portray film about Attila Csáji have been made since then. János Domokos, Katalin Egeres, László Katona, Zoltán Füredi, Péter Szalay, Ernő Nagy, Sándor Kurucz, András Péterffy enjoyed our support in their working processes: numerous exam-films and student films were made. The Foundation assisted in organizing varied venues for summer field practice shootings. The ethnographic film KEMSE was also created within this field practice programme.

The Studio won the application grant offered by the Ministry for Social and Family Affairs in 2002. The series HAND and HEART (KÉZ és SZÍV) was produced from this grant. Additionally, INTER M was created by the support of the Hungarian Historical Film Foundation (MTFA).

Euromozaik Video Communication Foundation actively participates in internet-based communication programmes, the Thesaurus-based research began by the grant application fee aimed at digital culture development.

The Foundation involves practising teachers dedicated to promote the educational methods relating to independent and alternative communication for the next generation. The Studio has cooperated with several fascinating guest lecturers and the cooperation has proved to be fruitful. A significant associate, with whom a joint workshop was organized, is Dutch film director Gie Meeuvvis. Furthermore, Swiss film director Jürg Da Vaz is a permanent associate who made his films in cooperation with Euromozaik Staff. We are delighted about the remarkable awards that our creators Zoltán Füredi, Ernő Nagy, Péter Szalay, Zsolt Juhász, Péter Assay won at significant film festivals.