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It is the second time the University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest) organises the FACT (Festival Arts Cinema Theatre) international festival, this time between the 1st and 4th February 2018.

What distinguishes FACT from other European festivals of drama universities is that here film and theatre appear side by side, and that special attention is given to related arts also, by presenting the works of set and costume design students.

The purpose of FACT is to provide Hungarian and international students the opportunity to present their diploma films and performances to an international audience, to participate in workshops together and to establish long-term professional relationships.

The students of six international and two Hungarian drama universities will participate in this year’s festival. Those interested will have a chance to see a huge variety of performances from one-person (one audience member!) shows to ones played by large ensembles on the big stage.

Productions of the drama universities of Brno, München, Reykjavík, Versico and Kaposvár have been invited to this year’s FACT, and the host, the University of Theatre and Film Arts will present four of its own productions. Student-led productions selected through an international competition will also be part of the programme, as we believe it is important to present and support initiatives of this kind.


Within the frame of the festival we organise two conferences, the subject of one being the work of film director Zoltán Fábri, whose centennial we celebrated last year, while the other focuses on the present and future of Hungarian drama education. Teaching staff, both practical and academic, from Budapest, Novi Sad, Târgu Mureş, Cluj-Napoca and Kaposvár, that is from every higher education drama institution, where training is provided in Hungarian, will take part in this conference.

Beside the sixteen productions an exhibition will be held of costume and set designs by students from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts, University of Kaposvár, BA in Applied Scenography and there also will be a screening of various award-winning dokumentaries and short films by students of film from the University of Theatre and Film Arts.


2018.02.01.Ódry StageHevesi StudioNádasdy StudioUránia National Filmtheatre
17.00-18.00Screening of dokumentumfilms by students from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest
18.00-19.0018.30 Opening ceremony + Exhibition of Costume and Set Designs (Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest and Applied Scenography at the Rippl-Rónai Faculty of Arts of the University of Kaposvár
19.00-20.00As you like it by Shakespeare (Budapest)
21.00-22.0021.30 Talk with the artists
22.00-23.0022.30 The Bacchae by Euripides (Budapest)
2017.02.04.Ódry StageAtticHevesi StudioUránia National Filmtheatre
17.00-18.00Pandora (Verscio, Switzerland)Screening of short films by students from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest
18.00-19.00Belonging to no one (Verscio, Switzerland)
19.00-20.00The Exorcists by Arthur Miller (Kaposvár)
21.00-22.00Talking with the artists
22.00-23.00To be (Verscio, Switzerland)
2018.02.03.Ódry StageAtticClassroom 202Classroom 220Club
14.00-15.0014.30 36 dramatic situations (Prague)Touring tour (Prague)Veduty (Prague) - The performance can be viewed by 1 viewer, the performances begin every 15 minutes.
15.00-16.0015.30 36 dramatic situations (Prague)Touring tour (Prague)
16.00-17.00The man outside by Wolfgang Borhert (Munich)
19.00-20.00The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh (Budapest)
21.00-22.00Talking with the artists21.30 36 dramatic situations (Prague)Touring tour (Prague)Veduty (Prague) - The performance can be viewed by 1 viewer, the performances begin every 15 minutes.
22.00-23.00Night is mother to the day by Lars Norén (Budapest)Touring tour (Prague)
2018.02.04.Ódry StageAtticHevesi StudioClassroom 220Club
14.00-15.00#Touring tour (Prague)Veduty (Prague) - The performance can be viewed by 1 viewer, the performances begin every 15 minutes.
15.00-16.00Touring tour (Prague)
16.00-17.00The contract (Reykjavik, Island)
17.00-18.00The tragedy of man by Imre Madách (Bucurest)
18.00-19.00talking with the artists
19.00-20.00Elektra by jean Giraudoux (Brno)
21.00-22.0021.30 talking with the artists
22.00-23.0022.30 Carmina Burana (Kaposvár)


We have to get out of here! Why? Where? Let’s stay here! Why should we? I’m in love, I’m a fool, I’m disappointed, I want to play, I long for nature, I long for honesty, I’m afraid of solitude, I don’t want to be left alone, I don’t like it when someone lies to me, I don’t like the way the world seems to be working, I want out of this cage, I want you to come with me. To come with me to the Forest of Arden.

The team of young actors from the third-year actor class at the University of Theatre and Film Arts wish to stage this awareness of life, or something very much like it.

Cast: ÁBEL Stella, ANTÓCI Dorottya, DARVASI Áron, DINO Benjamin, ERTL Zsombor, HORVÁTH Csenge, KOVÁCS Máté, LUKÁCS Dániel, MÁRFI Márk, MÁRKUS Luca, REIDER Péter, RUDOLF Szonja

Text based on the original Shakespeare by VECSEI H. Miklós

Directed by: ifj. VIDNYÁNSZKY Attila

150 minutes


A performance by the third-year physical theater director and choreographer class.

„You ever wonder when god’s coming back with a lot of barbecue sauce?” Chuck PALAHINUK

The Bacchae is a celebration held at the altar of fertility. The Bacchae is reminiscent of rituals and human sacrifices. The Bacchae is a reenacting of the sufferings of a god who was dismembered and then resurrected. The Bacchae is the birth of tragedy. The Bacchae is the tension of repressed instincts. The Bacchae is a chance meeting on a dissecting table of id, ego and superego. The Bacchae is the Woodstock of released inhibitions. The Bacchae is the garden party of woman torn from the hearth. The Bacchae is a tale of self-fulfillment. The Bacchae is a family tragedy. The Bacchae is the ruthless revenge of a family’s black sheep. The Bacchae is the tale of a family’s downfall. The Bacchae is the tale of a city’s collapse. The Bacchae is the tale of a culture’s demise. The Bacchae is the tale of an illusion of self-fulfillment. The Bacchae is the table set for the last supper.


Dionysus: MOLNÁR G. Nóra

Pentheus: GYULAI-ZÉKÁNY István

Agave: HERMAN Flóra

Youth: BARNA Lilla

Tiresias / Second Messenger: TÉNAI Petra

Cadmus: HOJSZA Henrietta

Messenger: NAGY Henrik

Servant: KOTORMÁN Ábel

Chorus of the Bacchae: GAÁL Dániel, VADÁSZ Krisztina és mások (and others)

Chello: BETTERMANN Rebeka

Scenography: RADVÁNYI Anna

Movement: NAGY Péter István és HOJSZA Henrietta

Dramaturg: SÁNDOR Júlia

Directed by: NAGY Péter István


70 minutes


A master project in Physical Theatre by Santiago Bello combined physical theatre, object theatre and video theatre

ON. Open the chamber of secrets.

Press play, record, repeat. Stop.

Press play. PLAY.

Taking the set of a TV studio and the character of a journalist who is about to start the news broadcast, the show begins with a nuclear explosion that turns round the space and inverts the meaning of the objects found in this Tv Studio. As the myth tells, when Pandora’s box was opened, chaos and evil were released in the world. Making a metaphor of the TV as Pandora’s box, the performance reflects about communication breakdown, fake idolatry and the paradoxes of human relationships in our modern era. While the real world –nature– the unframed reality that really matters is waiting for us to awake.

45 minutes


“A body with several faces wandering in a frozen time“ – A solo piece of Physical Theatre and New Circus Created and performed by: Robert A. Díaz

“Belonging to no one” is inspired by the book of poems “ Conversation  in  the dark” ( Conversación a oscuras) written by the Colombian writer Horacio Benavides.

The performance by the Colombian actor and circus artist on one hand is an echo of what a war leaves behind it and on the other hand, it is an echo of indifference to a war; when a war becomes quotidian and it frustrates dreams, but also, when in difference is supported by the media and allows you to continue dreaming even when surrounded by death. Even when you are dead. A scream of silence.


45 minutes


Physical-theater show by and with Alessandra Francolini

  ‘TO BE’ tells the story of an actress who decides to tackle Hamlet’s best-known soliloquy,

“To be or not to be…”. ‘It leaves Shakespeare’s overarching plot behind in order to fully focus on the deepest, innermost nuances of Hamlet’s perennial struggle to find inner piece and happiness. Hamlet’s monologue is a vehicle, a device that paves the way into poetic and theatrical worlds hidden within it.

45 minutes


Led by URAY Péter, the fourth-year actor class from the University of Kaposvár will perform Exorcists, their diploma production adapted from Arthur MILLER’s The Crucible.  Prevalence of fear, maniacal anger stemming from attachment and possession, and the unstoppable rampage of worldly and religious powers consume the town of Salem, and lead its residents to their ruin. All hope for redemption is lost, while the infinite hatred and despicable sins of man born of weakness, stupidity or simple clumsiness come together to give us a picture of satanic nature.


Besides the main roles the actors also portray other characters, stepping on stage at times with only token changes to costume. This intense, powerful and exciting dramatic material gives this class of fourteen young artists the opportunity to use all the abilities and techniques they have acquired over the past few years.



Reverend Parris: BENEDEK Dániel

Betty, his daughter: DÉR Mária

Abigail Williams: SZABÓ Nikolett

Tituba: KÓNYA Renáta

John Proctor: HERCZEGH Péter

Elisabeth Proctor: DÉR Mária

Mary Warren: VARGA Bori

Thomas Putman: NAGY Márk

Ann Putman: DUNAI Csenge

Mercy Lewis: HORVÁTH Julianna

Reverend Hale: SZÉP Domán

Judge Danforth: NAGY Márk

Hawhtorne: TICZ András

Ezekiel Cheever: KOLTAI-NAGY Balázs

Giles Corey: MÉSZÁROS Martin

Rebecca Nurse: HORVÁTH Julianna


Sarah Good: HELVACI ERSAN Dávid

Susanna Walcott: DUNAI Csenge

Teresa: KÓNYA Renáta

Margaret: HORVÁTH Julianna

Herrick: TICZ András

Carol: KÓNYA Renáta

Rosali: VARGA Bori

Directed by: URAY Péter

Head of Class: URAY Péter

Costume Design: CSELÉNYI Nóra

Dramaturg: SZABÓ Attila

Music by: KOVÁCS Adrián

Assistant to the Costume Designer: URBÁN Nikolett Réka (Jo)

Light Design: HORVÁTH Gábor

Sound Design: HORVÁTH Gábor

Assistant to the Director: SZABÓ Attila

160 minutes


Interactive game for five to seven player, whose aim is to find out who is a human a who is just a machine imitating human. Visitors go on a journey through the wrecked world and in the wasteland decide whom to save and whom to crush under the wheels of their steam train.

„Late cry over the spilled city

I avoid pouring under the medallions of light

I float and feel the remnants of the past

In the shade of orange light“

Is the author of this excerpt a human or a machine? Rest of the text, including the answer, awaits for you in the game Touring Turing.

Cast and authors: Boris JEDINÁK, Petr ERBES, Jan TOMŠŮ, Kateřina CISAŘová, Eliáš JEŘÁBEK
35 minutes

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A puppet show without words

There Pythagoras, the father of numbers, has already been telling about magical characters of the number 36.  3+6= 9 –  the symbol of a human.
The normal temperature of a human body is  36°C.
The piano has 36 black keys.
The number of inches in 1 yard is 36.
36 is the number of combinations of two dices.
George Polti was a French writer, that in the 19th century published the list of The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations describing and categorizing every dramatic situation that might occur in a story or performance. Polti claims to be continuing the work of Carlo Gozzi, who also identified 36 situations.

I’m human and I have 36 ways of spending my day.
What will happen to me today?

Author and cast: Anna Romanova
Tutor: Kristyna Täubelová

25 minutes


A performance for one and a half spectators mapping a common path without words and goal. A travel through a tangible landscape. Once you set off, do not thing of coming back.

Created an performed by:


30 minutes

The performance can be viewed by 1 viewer, the performances begin every 15 minutes.


Beckmann is coming home to Germany after being a soldier in the Second World War. Still traumatized by his experiences and driven by the questions according to morality and responsibility, he has to see how people have resumed their normal lives and displaced the uncomfortable past as good as possible. Every single meeting with persons he once knew – with his former superior in the war, with the Director of the cabaret where he audition for a job or with the new tenant of the house of his dead parents – leaves Beckmann alone and without answers.

The play and its themes – destruction, escape, existential fears, deportation – remind of current events: The war of Beckmann is not only a past war…

Director, stage/costume designer, dramaturg: Philip LEMKE, Philipp ROSENTHAL, Nora SCHULTE

Light: Benjamin SCHMIDT

With: Philip LEMKE, Philipp ROSENTHAL, Nora SCHULTE

60 minutes

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The examination performance of the fourth-year musical actor’s class.

There are multiple scenes in this production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore that may upset members of the audience: four on-scene murders, three people are blinded, one person scalped, one has their toenails torn off, a brawl, some torture, intimidation with a weapon, and abuse and execution of a cat. Not to mention the profound stupidity of Man of which this story is a black humored caricature. Also, many viewers may find the vulgar and obscene language used by the characters offensive, which is why we must apologize in advance.




Set and Costume Design: HERMAN Anett, PAJOR Patrícia

Directed by: FORGÁCS Péter


80 minutes

In Hungarian with English subtitles

For audience members 16 years old and above.


I had seen all my life men, these narrow-shouldered beings do stupid things, debasing their fellow man and corrupting their souls as best as they can. Seeing their antics I wanted to laugh like the others; but my laughter was just an inept imitation! I took up a sharp-edged knife and cleaved my flesh where my lips met. For a moment I thought I had achieved my goal. I looked into a mirror, at my mouth, wounded by my own hand. What folly! After comparing them briefly, I saw well how my laughter is different from others’. That I am not laughing at all.


Martin: KOLLER Krisztián
Elin: KONFÁR Erik
Georg: HAJDU Tibor
David: VILMÁNYI Benett

Music by: JÓZSA Tamás
Directed by: FEHÉR András

Translation by: OSZTOVICS Cecília

80 minutes

In Hungarian with English subtitles

For audience members age 18 or older


Berti sells spices, Sonja is designing a hydroelectric powerplant where Berti sells his spices. Do they fight over this dilemma? Yes. Do they dance? Yes.

Who is this Kontraktor and what does he have to do with the story?

Let’s find out. Sign here.


Berti: Jónas Alfreð BIRKISSON,


Kontraktor: Ragnar Pétur JÓHANNSSON

Written by: Helgi DRAGON

Directed by: Jökull Smári JAKOBSSON

Music: Katrín Helga ÓLAFSDÓTTIR

Set: Bergur NORDAL

Choreography: Assa Borg SNÆVARR and Sesselja Borg SNÆVARR


In Icelandic with Hungarian and English subtitles


An adaptation after The Tragedy of Man by Imre MADÁCH

The tragedy of man is initiation ritual led by Lucifer. After the expulsion from Eden, the fallen angel guides the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in a journey through time and space with the ultimate goal of illuminating the two. The play indeed presents a cycle of decay, a cemetery of destroyed kingdoms, for Lucifer only reveals the periods of decline in human history.  But despite all the atrocities, all of the human suffering, the Man holds the supreme weapon – Freedom – to change, to search, to CHOOSE.




EVE: Maria Veronica VÂRLAN



Director: Diana MITITELU

Stage designer: Ioana UNGUREANU

Costume designer: Corina BOBOC

Lights: Andrei Bibire

Assisted by Vladimir ANTON


In Romanian with Hungarian and English subtitles


Ancient story about revenge by Jean Giraudoux, a French dramatist of the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of kings fanatically clings to the truth and pure conscience, but in a small and dirty world. It wakes up the old grievances and calls for clarification and retaliation to the detriment of the whole nation. Can a man stand without a pure conscience? And if he were the only possible savior of the state? Do family relations determine the relationship with the world and the state? Has the psychology and experience of the world changed since the age of ancient authors? Is truth always the highest value? And what about the politicians?


Elektra: Magdalena STRAKOVÁ

Klytaimnestra: Natálie GOLOVCHENKO


First Eumenide: Klára Anna SATINSKÁ

Second Eumenide:  Barbora BEZÁKOVÁ

Third Eumenenide: Stanislava HAJDUKOVÁ

The beggar: Karel VONDRÁŠEK

Aigisthos: František MAŇÁK

The chairman of the supreme court: Viktor HARANGI

Orestes: Štěpán PRINC

The gardener: Jakub SPIŠÁK

The servant: Mark Kristián HOCHMAN

Domestic troops commander:  Pavel ŠUPINA

Translate: Jindřich HOŘEJŠÍ

Director: ZETEL

Dramaturg: Karolina ONDROVÁ

Scenography: Jan MATŶSEK

Music: Vojtěch DLASK

Sound: Petra GÖBELOVÁ, Václav ZEMÁNEK, Vojtěch FIŠERA

Light: Vojtěch MATULÍK, Lucie PAŘÍZKOVÁ

Production manager: Júlia PECKOVÁ

135 minutes

In Czech language with Hungarian and English subtitles


Production of the third-year actor class from the University of Kaposvár.


The original book of Carmina Burana is a manuscript of 254 poems mostly from the 11th and 12th century. The irreverent and satirical pieces were written mostly in Medieval Latin, French and Middle High German.The selection covers a wide range of topics which aplly to the 12th century just as they do to the 21st century: the fickleness of fortune and wealth the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the returning Spring and the pleasures and perils of drinking and lust.


Music: CSEKE Gyöngyvér m.v., BÖLKÉNY Balázs, CSEKE Lilla Csenge, PÉTERI Lilla, VARGA-HUSZTI Máté, VÁRAI Áron m.v.

Korrepetitor: UJLÁB Gábor

Director-choreographer: BLASKÓ Borbála

60 minutes

In Hungarian with English subtitles


Participating Universities

Films – Exhibition

A film about a withdrawn but naively curious cleaning lady who falls in love with one of the graduating girls from the school she works for. Her love is hopeless from the beginning, but for a moment she believes it can come true and tries to tell the girl how she feels.

Cast:  Brigitta Egyed , Hanna Milovits, Mari Nagy, Lenke Kis

Director: Hajni Kis

Screenwriter: Hajni Kis, Dániel Daoud

Producer: Miklós Bosnyák

Cinematographer:  Ákos Nyoszoli

Film editor: Vanda Gorácz


Dia is a young female kickboxer who lives in the suburbs of Budapest with her mom and younger brother. Her dream is to compete in Germany where she can earn good money. All she has to do is to win her upcoming championship.
Two weeks prior to that Dia finds out that she is pregnant from her lover, who also happens to be her coach. Now she must face not only her competition, but time and the thought of abortion aswell.

Cast: Dóra Sztarenki, László Mátray, Tünde Szalontay, Álmos Galló, Tibor Gáspár

Director: István Kovács

Writer: Kálmán Gasztonyi

Cinematographer: Zoltán Dévényi

Editor: Péter Gábor Duszka

Costume: Borbála Keszei

Composer: Attila Áts

Production design: László Rajk

Producers: Miklós Bosnyák, István Major

Co-producers: Gábor Osváth, Judit Romwalter


Two teenage sisters, non-identical twins, meet a boy on a beautiful summer day at the lake, and the encounter acquaints them with sexuality, jealousy, and a very real anger. Their divergent responses contain a threat to their unity — and may mean the end of their adolescence.

Cast: Liza Kárpáti, Zita Szentecki, Renátó Olasz, Judit Dobos, Sándor Szucs

Director: Fanni Szilágyi

Executive Producer: Nóra Hegyi

Producer: Miklós Bosnyák

Screenplay: Fanni Szilágyi

Cinematographer: Kristóf Becsey, Nándor Gulyás

Editor: Szabolcs Kovári, Ágnes Grünvalszky

Production Designer: Zsófia Tasnádi, Ildikó Tihanyi

Sound: Dorka Mezo, András Pongor, István Baranyai, Bálint Zándoki, Dávid Bodnár


The exhibition is a small selection of works created during the last semester by students at the Scenography Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The BA and MA students consulted with their artists teachers during the semester, and their final works include designs for both theatre and film projects, with mock-ups of sets, scenography designs, storyboards, designs for costumes and clothing among the exhibited pieces.

The exhibition is open to the public during the entire festival in Urania National Film Theatre.

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