On Tuesday, the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles, revealing that the Hungarian film "Sing" ("Mindenki" in Hungarian) received a nomination for "Best Live Action Short Film". Set in the early ’90s in Budapest, the 25-minute-long movie – that was inspired by true events – follows an award-winning school choir, their charming teacher, and the new girl in class whose arrival starts a series of events that might expose the dark truth behind their fame. The film already gained immense international success at prestigious film festivals in Toronto and Tokyo.
UPDATE: “Sing” won the Oscar! Watch the video footage of the victory at the ceremony in the article below:The 89th Academy Awards ceremony that honors the best film productions of 2016 takes place at 8:30 pm EST on February 26th, 2017, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The nominees were announced on January 24th at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, director Guillermo del Toro, and actress Glenn Close, among others. A Hungarian short film titled Sing – directed by London-based Hungarian filmmaker Kristóf Deák – earned a nomination for “Best Live Action Short Film”.
The main roles are played by two Hungarian girls, Dorka Gáspárfalvi and Dorottya Hais, while Magyar actress Zsófia Szamosi portrays their teacher.
Only one Hungarian film has been nominated for an Oscar in this category before, István Szabó’s 1962 short film titled Koncert (translating to: Concert).
Hungarian director Kristóf Deák’s first job in filmmaking was with the production of Stephen Spielberg’s 2005 historical drama, Munich – which was partially filmed in Budapest – and Deák also directed 12 episodes of a Hungarian action series, Hacktion.
Below you can watch the trailer for Sing with English subtitles.Sing (Mindenki) | trailer