Ferenc Pusztai producer and the KMH Film  

KMH Film and Ferenc Pusztai has gained significant experience in international co-productions both as majority and minority party.

Several feature films were created in KMH FILM’s workshop, among others *Fresh Air* (2006) and *Adrienn Pál* (2010) by Ágnes Kocsis, both premiered at Cannes,*The Investigator* (2008) by Attila Gigor  premiered in Karlovy Vary in the Official Competition, *Czukor Show* by Tamás Dömötör which was selected in to the Official Competition in the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival and *Dear Betrayed Friend* by Sára Cserhalmi. Each of them gained huge appreciation worldwide, winning more than 25 festival prizes including ‘A’ category ones and FIPRESCI awards.

KMH FILM’s shorts are also represent the quality Pusztai always insists to, *Forrest* by György Mór Kárpáti was nominated at the Berlin International Film Festival for Golden Berlin Bear in 2011, and Gábor Fabriciusz’s *Skinner* was selected in to Toronto International Film Festival’s Official Competition – Short Cuts International – in 2014.

As producer Ferenc Pusztai always sticks to the high professional level of his projects, KMH Film’s upcoming works are continuously participants on widely appreciated international trainings, project development programmes and co-production forums even orverseas (ACE, EAVE, No Borders, Cinemart, SOURCES2, SOS, Les Arcs, Cinelink for instance). He received the Producer of the Year Award on both of the 41st and the 42nd Hungarian Film Week and Pusztai is also a member of the European Film Academy.

In 2011 his feature project in development *Afterlife* by writer/director Virág Zomborácz won the MEDIA European Talent Award for Best European Project during the 64th Cannes Film Festival. *Afterlife* was completed in 2014 and was the opening film of the East of the West Competition in Karlovy Vary IFF in the same year.

Pusztai’s recent collaboration with acclaimed director György Pálfi *Free Fall* won three prizes in Karlovy Vary IFF in 2014, Best Director, Special Jury Prize and the Europe Cinemas Label award.

Both *Afterlife* and *Free Fall* are being invited to International Film Festivals representing KMH FILM and Pusztai.

 

The first Hungarian-Romanian co-production of Pusztai is *Víkend* which is in post production and planned to be released in September, 2015.

 

Besides focusing on the next collaboration with Attila Gigor – *Well*, currently in pre-production Pusztai and KMH Film are constantly working on international co-production projects such as *The Voice* by György Pálfi. *The Voice* has been developed in Torino Film Lab and also won the support of Creative Europe’s (MEDIA) Single Project.  KMH Film’s Co-Production partners will be from France, US and potentially from 3rd European country.

*Laiko – Gipsy in Space* by Balázs Lengyel was developed with Sources2, and this project will be Pusztai’s first Hungarian-Russian co-production, planned to be shot in 2015, both in Hungary and Russia.

*Till Death* currently is in pre-production with the support of HNFF. This will mark the first collaboration between Ferenc Pusztai and Attila Árpa as Producer – Director.

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