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FUTURE SCENES x World Science Forum @ Budapest – Hungary 2019.

Invitation from the Centrum Production – Building mapping and light painting on the facade and Danube side of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

District, V., 9. Széchenyi István Square – Budapest

20 -22. November, 2019. – 6.30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

One of the main goals of the World Science Forum, a biennial Hungarian initiative since 2003, is to provide scientifically sound answers to the global challenges facing humanity.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) has been the focal point of Hungarian science since its foundation in 1825. Its headquarters was built in the 1860s as a symbol of scientific excellence.

Centrum Production provides a flexible and up-to-date, reliable and dynamic backdrop for professional visual work using the latest technological innovations be it film projection, VJ, installations, staging, 3D building projections, light painting or film projections, producing or documenting video cut and post-production, 2D and 3D animations.

The World Science Forum series was inspired by the success of the prestigious meeting “World Conference on Science for the 21st Century: a New Commitment”, held between June, 26. to July, 1.1999 in Budapest, Hungary and convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), in co-operation with other partners.

Driven by the need for a forum for discussion between the scientific community and society, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU and AAAS established a series of follow-up events called World Science Forum, taking place biennially in Budapest.

The success of World Science Forum proves that the  original idea and intention behind this initiative is becoming a reality. Scientists, politicians, decision-makers and representatives of civil society conducted fruitful dialogue on burning issues affecting the scientific world and society simultaneously, and summed up the common tasks ahead of us.

Producers: World Science Forum Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Upon Centrum Production press release.

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World Italian Gastronomy Week – Authentic Italian Cultural Event – 2019!

There are still plenty of events during the World Italian Gastronomy Week to visit @ Budapest !

Made in Italy … Yes …  but this time the Food & Fine Wine to Gastronomy Expos are made in Budapest with Italian ingredient!

These Events bring together Italian world-renowned winemakers, chefs and industry insiders educate and inspire, meet with the producers, attend tasty dinners, taste regional products Made in Italy. There is a list of events to spend pleasure time together with friends whilst enjoying Italian food.  All you have to do is simply walkabout in Budapest to the places and discover Italy’s regions tastes and wines and last but not least, mind you there will be also film screenings .. not at any Budapest’s movie theater … but just at the Italian Culture Institution.

So here you go … watch out!

Here’s a couple of updates:

Tuesday, November, 19. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri, professor at the Pollenzo University of Gastronomy, Director of the Laboratory of Sensory Testing, discover the aroma of mustard as a raw material for balsamic vinegar accompanied by soft-textured Parmesan cheese. Seminar for participants with special invitation. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street.

From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  – The “Seasoned to Taste” film screening. The audience can also learn about the problems of Arturo chef’s life. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Entry is free, but need to register in advance:

Wednesday, November, 20. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri introduces the special taste of Parma ham, with the tasting the ham of two companies and discovering the differences between them. – Venue: Italian Cultural Institute – Venue: District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Participation is free, but registration is required by following the link in our email: 

From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  An interesting documentary film about Leonardo da Vinci “Leonardo and the Wine” …  500 years after his death – we get to know the genius Leonardo vineyards. After the screening, Vinci wines can be tasted. Seat reservation is need through:

Thursday, November, 21.  …  9 a.m. – Noon – The conference is organized jointly NÉBIH and will provide useful information to professionals in the hospitality industry.  There will be a wine tasting combined with the professional seminar, and in the evening wine experts and chefs can join and talk about food and wine pairing. Venue: District, II., 15/a Kis Rókus Street.  Compulsory reservation. For participants with special invitation.

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. –  Seminar on tasting Italian wines. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom – District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. For participants with special invitation.

From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fresh pasta with wine combinations. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. Participants with special invitation.

Friday, November, 22.  …  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Professional Day organized for journalists and businesses operating in the tourism sector with the participation of representatives who may participate in an interactive, recipient of the senses is their journey, learn about while catching some typical Italian regions. Venue: Akadémia Italia Budapest  – District, V., 12. Szent István Square. Participants with special invitation.

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November is the Season of New Wines – Veritas Wine Shop – Budapest


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There is no better time than in November to taste the season’s new wine.

Veritas Wine Shop – VII. Dohány Street Budapest

The hustle and bustle of Budapest opened in early September the latest Winebar the VERITAS Winebar. On the Dohany street, catering on the street adjacent to both beverage and food choice, both in terms of interior design was really unique accent to any of the Pest world.

Monday, November, 4 afternoon awaited  guests at the VERITAS wine shop winery to taste vintages new wines of the year.

As the Martin’s Day approaching  it is an annual  gathering  for wine lovers. On the spot there were the participation of 13 wine growers  offering 33 items to taste the selection of their wines.

On the spot the 2019 new wines were in great selection of Rosé,  fragrant Irsai Olives, and the Martin Day Reds. Sensational wines, moments full of fun! Wine lovers were offered all kinds of delicacies at the tables of  Bárdos and Son Winery, Bodri Winery, Bujdosó Winery and Winery, Csány Winery / Teleki Wine Family, Dubicz Winery and Estate, Figula Winery,  Gere Tamás and Zsolt Winery, Haraszty Vineyard, Harasz Wine House and Restaurant, Szeremley Estate, Tűzkő Estate Winery, Twickel Vineyard, Villa Pátzay Vesztergombi Winery and Vylyan Winery.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Indian Film Festival in Hungary 2019.

The festival’s  goal was to promote the art and culture between India & Hungary via Indian cinema with the showcase 13 films in different Indian languages. Attended Award winning Actors and Film Makers of Indian cinema. The Indian Film Festival Hungary is an important festival that has become a great platform for cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation of cinema between India & Hungary. Over the years this festival has been opening new avenues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and of course creating a euphoria about India in Hungary

The Indian Film Festival showcased carefully curated by Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali and organised by Indian Film Festivals Worldwide under the patronage o of the Embassy of India in Hungary. The film lovers and audiences in Budapest had the opportunity to see some great works of creative brilliance by master Indian film makers by way of these Indian movies.

The grand opening ceremony of the Indian Film Festival took place in Budapest in October in Mom Park Mall – Budapest. A lot of celebrities from both India and Hungary walked along the Red Carpet. During the 7-day Indian Film Festival was a landmark occasion in promoting cultural cooperation and spreading the fragrance of India in Budapest via cinema.

Ex-post update Aggie Reiter

MITTELCINEMAFEST – Central European Italian Film Festival @ Budapest 2019.

Here comes the 17th. ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

November 6-16. 
Eleven Days … Dolce vita!

The MITTELCINEMAFEST, jointly organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

During the festival, not only the Hungarian, but foreigner audience staying, working in Budapest will have 14 brand new contemporary Italian works to see. All the Italian films in their original language with Hungarian subtitles. Many of these films already been awarded at different film festivals … such as:  the Italy’s Oscar nominee for multiple award-winning director Marco Bellocchio – The first traitor (Il traditore). Also Laura Bispuri, featured in last year’s Berlinale Tournament, will be featured and has won at several festivals – Festa do Cinema Italiano, Denver, Haifa, Hong Kong , Italian-German-Swiss movie –  My daughter (Figlia Mia)

Pushkin movie theater – Budapest
Wednesday, November, 6. – 7:30 p.m. – The first traitor (Il traditore) – Distribution of Mozinet

Thursday, November, 7. – 7.30 p.m – Law of the White Commons (La legge degli spazi bianchi)

Friday, November, 8.  – 7:30 pm – Timeless Love (Un’avventura) Guest / Ospite: Marco Danieli (director),

Saturday, November, 9. –  5.30 p.m. – Sunbeam  (SoleGuest) / Ospite: Carlo Sironi (director),

8p.m. – Bangla (Bangla) – Guest / Ospite: Phaim Bhuyan (Director)

Sunday, November, 10. –  5:30 p.m. – Maternity (MaternaL) . Guest / Ospite: Lidiya Liberman (Actress)

8 p.m. – The Champion –  (Il campione)

Monday, November, 11. – 7.30 p.m – How good would it be! (Magari)

Tuesday, November, 12. – 7:30 p.m. – Predators (La paranza dei bambini)

Wednesday, November, 13. – 7.30 p.m – Bear World in Sicily (La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia)

Thursday, November, 14. – 7:30 p.m. – Mayor of Sanità Quarter (Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Friday, November, 15. – 6 p.m. – Dafne (Dafne)

8 p.m. – My daughter (Figlia mia)

Saturday, November, 16. – 7:30 pm – 5 is a perfect number (5 è il numero perfetto)

Taban Art Cinema –  Budapest
Thursday, November, 14. – 7 p.m. – Sunlight (Sole)

Friday, November, 15. – 7 p.m. – Mayor of the Sanità Quarter (Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Saturday, November, 16. – 7 p.m.- Bangla  (Bangla)

During the Italian Film Week some of the films will be screened in Szeged and Debrecen as well.  Szeged at the Downtown Cinema and at the Apollo Cinema – Debrecen.

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Ella Fitzgerald – Died in 1996 she would have been 100 years old this week – doc. movie – Hungary

Ella’s  “Just One of Those Things” – Musical portrait of Leslie Woodhead.

 English-American music documentary, 90 minutes, 2019. – Subtitles in Hungarian  language

Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Within months she was a star. “Ella: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews … Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music. – a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism.

Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights.  It also explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman. the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was “the loneliest woman in the world”. But as Jamie Cullum says “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

No one could scat like Ella did … This was a completely new language at that time. Ella Fitzgerald might not have invented the style of wordless singing — by the time she recorded „Oh Lady Be Good” in 1947, jazz singers had been scatting for more than two decades. In 1945 was the first year bebop exploded on the New York scene, and Ella, who had been a swing singer up until that time, had bigger ears than anyone had understood.

Featuring interviews within the movie: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr.

Perhaps it is easy to forget that Ella, who died 21 years ago, was first and last a jazz singer, but for the Jazz lovers will never be forgotten and now their day has come to sit back, relax, enjoy through the screen listening to Ella Fitzgerald who was one of the most celebrated singers of her generation.

Local and foreigner staying in Budapest or in another city in Hungary may have a little jazz stream into their hearts.

The documentary shooting throughout Hungary from November, 7. 2019.

Distributor: Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

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Japanese Three Days – Daily Event – Grand Market @ Budapest 2019

Interested in staying up to date with the “National Days” that is celebrated in Budapest? Then look no further because the Grand Market (District, IX. 1-3. Vámház Blvd.)  year around organize these daily national events. On a specific day of the year, the Grand Market presents certain types of foods, dishes,  draw  attention to  tourist attractions to be discovered, the life and gifts of countries from all over the word. This year having the 9th year and 15th time in organizing the Japanese Days with the support of the Hungarian-Japanese Friendship Society.

The Grand Market promotes a wonderful sense of community and is great for a slow wander through the ground-floor walkway coming soon to see a slice of Japan. Local and foreign visitors are welcome!

November, 12 -14. 2019.

Tuesday/Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

During the Japanese National Days introducing the Japanese culture with workshops, lectures, Japanese recipes, handcrafted items, traditional drinks and fresh authentic cuisine, clothing, traditional kimonos and fans, sensational already cooked food and spices to buy for your lunch or even breakfast if you desire. The Japanese Tourist booth surely will satisfy some visitors in getting a hint about whereabouts in visiting Japan.  Even wish to see what your name looks like in Japanes and kanji symbols no problem, there will be a desk to find out.

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