International festivals present a fine opportunity for international media companies from around the world to meet, interact and network, promoting both cultural understanding and shared values.
INPUT has organized international television’s most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event — held in a different country each year — encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programmes from around the world. In Hungary, the INPUT National Coordinator is Adam Cselleng who manages original television programmes arriving from Hungary.
Since 1987, Fipa remains the only international festival to provide support to all creative genres, including drama, series, documentary, reportage, performing arts and, starting from 2014, Smart Fip@. The Fipa coordinator for Hungary is Anita Dányi.
The European Broadcasting Festival presents awards for the best European Television, Radio and Online productions each year. Its aim is to publicise and promote these productions throughout Europe and to encourage competition within the European framework. The Prix Europa takes pride in the high standard of its entries and in the prestigious names from the field of broadcasting which it attracts as jury members.
One of the oldest Festivals in Europe organizing international competitions for TV, Radio and multimedia programmes in cooperation with RAI. A representative from MTVA has taken part as a jury member at Prix Italia for the last three years running.
Union Radiophonique et Televisuelle Internationale is the oldest audiovisual international organisation. Today, its activities focus on programme exchanges, the international Grand Prix, trainings and coproductions related to both television and radio. MTVA has enjoyed significant successes across a number of years. For example, in 2012, ’Choco et Vanille’ was awarded second place; ’Avec Lucie pour Lucie’ was also awarded a special prize in 2013.
INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership-based organization made up from leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television, including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics.
The real expansion of international relations is just one of the exciting, on-going projects for MTVA. In order to both improve and promote the quality of our output, MTVA continues to accept invitations to attend a wide variety of international television and radio festivals throughout the broadcasting year.
By attending as many of these festivals as possible, MTVA constantly strives both to fulfil its public service remit and to popularize the very best programmes produced in Hungary.
MTVA also prides itself in providing current and active jury members for such glittering events as the Prix Italia, Prix Europa, Prix Circom, INPUT and URTI festivals, in addition to a host of others.
As a result, our productions have been showcased alongside Europe’s best. For example, our professional expertise was recently acknowledged at the Monte Carlo TV Festival – where the representation of Hungarian public service media is regularly welcomed as a valued jury member - when a Hungarian winner was fortunate enough to be chosen in the category of Best News Documentary in 2013. Also in 2013, representatives from MTVA were selected, by a panel of their illustrious peers, as presidents of the jury for both the Prix Italia and the Premios Ondas festivals.
One more priority for the International Relations Department is to keep abreast of the most up-to-date trends in media. That is why we continue to offer our employees regular opportunities to attend only the best international workshops and training. It is our stated intention to both maintain and surpass the high professional standards which we have set for ourselves at MTVA.
Source: http://www.circom-regional.eu/ Circom is a unique International Audiovisual Network in Europe promoting and developing cooperation between members, co-producing and exchanging programmes, strengthening vocational training for journalists and technicians across Europe.
Hungary has taken all possible opportunities in recent years to take an active part in CIRCOM training both as participants and organisers of events.
CIRCOM, in partnership with our colleagues at MTVA Hungary, organised an exciting new opportunity for mobile journalists, the first CIRCOM – MTVA Mojo Challenge 2014.
The challenge took place in Budapest between October 12th and 19th 2014, and was open to CIRCOM members only. 24 journalists from 12 countries took part and all of them used a Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone for filming, kindly supplied for the event by Microsoft. The challenge was in a form of a competition where stories were produced in Budapest and were judged by a panel of experts with awards presented to the winner and highly commended in "Beginners" and "Advanced" categories. The judges had a tough job with the top 5 in each category coming close. They also commented on the high quality of the pictures and were very impressed with what could be achieved with a smart phone.
In the Beginners category Jeroen Kelderman from RTV Drenthe, Holland won with his story about Budapest's new cycle lanes. Tom Brown from BBC East Midlands was Highly Commended for his story on graffiti art. In the advanced group Leonor Suarez from RTV Asturias in Spain won, her story about the Spanish Ambassador who, during WW2, helped 5000 Jews escape from Hungary. The Highly Commended prize went to Ana Funcik from RTV Vojvodina with her story about the Budapest homeless situation. Both Leonor and Ana attended the CIRCOM Mojo workshop in Cavtat in May and advanced to being recognised for their work and skills on this first Mojo Challenge.
MoJo Workshop Budapest 2013
Budapest, October 7th - 11th 2013
Due to the success, requests and the exceptional feedback from the Santiago Mobile Journalism workshop, CIRCOM changed its VJ training to a mobile journalism workshop taking place in Budapest from 7th-11th October 2013. This training offers an exceptional opportunity for journalists to learn new techniques and be introduced to the latest developments in MoJo reporting. The workshop, over a 5-day period, had a high level of practical exercises which culminated in all the delegates having to produce a story, in Budapest, of 2 minutes duration. From MTVA, Judit Ibrányi had the chance to attend the MoJo workshop in October, where she was appraised by her trainers: „Judit worked hard on her story and came up with a very good subject in a children’s book writer. This story was well filmed and beautifully put together. Judit really did put into practise what she had learnt. Technically the story was also very good.”
Film on the event click HERE.
CIRCOM Investigative Journalism Seminar 2013
Budapest, June 14th - 15th 2013
For photos on the event click HERE. Are You Interested In Improving Your Political And Election Coverage? “Enhance your Political Programming” A pan-European initiative bringing together leading broadcasters responsible for Political and Current Affairs programme making. Circom Regional, in partnership with the European Parliament, are offering its member stations a unique opportunity for their senior political journalists or programme editors to take part in a series of three workshops between October 2012 and May 2013.
Mobile Journalism Workshop 2013
Santiago de Compostela, May 3rd – 8th 2013
CIRCOM in conjunction with RTE Ireland: workshop for journalists that gives them an opportunity to learn the professional skills and techniques when using a mobile phone. MTVA was represented by our talented young journalist, Benedek Mohay, who was appraised by the organizers for his creativity and dedication to technical novelties and their use in his everyday work.
For photos of the workshop click HERE.
Training the Trainers Course - BBC Academy
Bristol, UK, February 18th – 22nd 2013
Our colleague, Tibor Nagyistók represented MTVA at the Train the Trainer Course where he surprised everyone with his energetic presentation on T’ai Chi and with his outstanding coaching technique.
For photos of the event click HERE.
„Itt a pont!”
On 14-15 April 2014 MTVA for the third time organizes a workshop for Hungarian and foreign media professionals and students. The main goal of the event is to share experience regarding the working procedures of the international television and radio festivals’ juries and to introduce the current trends in television, radio and on-line productions.
The speakers represent the whole of the Hungarian Public Service Media (MTVA, MTV, Duna TV, MR), and we’ll also have special international guests. The speakers are invited to present excerpts from different programmes and the participants are encouraged to interact and to ask questions during the sessions.
On Monday evening all the guests are invited to the Gala concert and dinner. The concert programme includes the performances of the Hungarian participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and the Eurovision Young Musicians competition.
Date: 14-15 April 2014
Venue: MTVA – screening hall
Eurovision Academy provides one of the most important training support for public service media companies with its regular master classes and workshops. Eurovision Academy addresses media market challenges with 6 special portfolios: leadership and management, safety and security, news, digital culture and technologies, authoring and programming, brands and values. MTVA became the third most active partner organization last year with 62 participants in a wide range of workshops and trainings in the organization of EBU.