20th Titanic International Filmfestival


The best film of the competition section of Titanic, which will be awarded by the jury just like in the previous years,  receives the BREAKING WAVES AWARD.

The Jury of the Festival

Jiří Menzel
Born in 1938 in Prague. He graduated at the Prague-based FAMU in 1962. Outstanding figure of the Czech New Wave and his most successful films are adapted from works by Czech writers Bohumil Hrabal and Vladislav Vančura. He won an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1968 with his debut feature Closely Watched Trains. In 1969 his Lurks on a String was banned in Czechoslovakia, only to be released in 1990 – when it won the Golden Bear in Berlinale that year. Apart from being a successful and popular film and theater director Mr. Menzel also takes roles in his own films frequently: altogether he was credited in 70 films as actor. He's also author of several books written in his ironic tone.
Hajdu Szabolcs
Born in 1972, Debrecen. He started gymnastics at age 5, he later built his experiences from this field into his feature White Palms in 2006. This film won East of the West Award in Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In the 90ies he was an actor, then he graduated in University of Theathre And Film Arts (SZFE) at the legendary class of Sándor Simó (with György Pálfi, Ferenc Török, Kornél Mundruczó). His debut feature was Sticky Matters in 2000. His Bibliotheque Pascal (2010) was the Hungarian nominee for the Academy Awards in 2011.
Morgan Bushe
Morgan Bushe is one of the owners of Dublin-based Fastnet Films, whose collection of film and documentary productions since 2009 have received twenty-two Irish Film and Television Award nominations and won six. Notable credits include The Other Side Of Sleep which was selected for Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, Nothing Personal which was received six awards at the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for two European Film Awards and The Investigator by Zsolt Gigor. In 2012 he was member of the Producers on the Move programme.




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