The Copyist

A Film by Tamás Köszegi

Synopsis

The office photocopier sees much more than we can imagine. In the darkness of the copy room anything can happen. The Copyist is the first narrative story ever made with a photocopier.

Director

  • Picture of Tamás Köszegi © Tamás Köszegi

    Tamás Köszegi

    Tamás Kőszegi is a hungarian film and animation director, head of the studio Mimicry. Ever since he can remember, his field of passion has been images and storytelling. Directing short films from the age of 14, using a variety of tools and styles, he has won numerous art prizes. One of his latest short films, the three-minute “Storm” co-directed with Alexandra Kocsis received international acclaim in addition to a number of national awards. Last year he was listed among the ‘The 50 Most Talented Young Hungarians”. It took three years with his colleague Laura Földeák to make the world’s first narrative photocopier film, the Copyist. His primary goal is to create a visual world that has never been seen before.

Awards + Festivals

  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FEST (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 27, 2016
  • LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)June 28, 2016
  • EKURHULENI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)July 11, 2016
  • NEU WORLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)August 6, 2016
  • EXPERIMENTAL SUPERSTAR (Official Selection)August 20, 2016
  • NIGHTPIECE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS MEDWAY VISIONS (Official Selection)August 30, 2016
  • INDIE WISE FREE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection) September 10, 2016
  • JAMESON CINEFEST (Official Selection)September 11, 2016
  • BIDEODROMO INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection)September 12, 2016
  • *HONERABLE MENTION*
    SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Canada) September 28, 2016
  • FESTIVAL DU NUVEAU CINÉMA (Official Selection)October 5, 2016
  • THE VISION FEAST (Official Selection)November 4, 2016
  • ANIMA MUNDI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION OF BRASIL (Official Selection)November 6, 2016
  • CUTTING EDGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)November 12, 2016
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    INT'L FILM FESTIVAL ALLUCINEMA (Cancún, México)November 16, 2016
  • LONDON EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection)December 3, 2016
  • ANIMATEKA (Official Selection)December 5, 2016
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE CON MEDIOS ALTERNATIVOS FICMA (Official Selection)December 12, 2016
  • LA MIRADA TABÚ (Official Selection, Saragossa, SpainDecember 15, 2016
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    GOLD MOVIE AWARDS January 9, 2017
  • GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE (Finalist, London, UK)February 4, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    25th DAKINO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 1, 2017
  • *JURY SPECIAK MENTION FOR OUTSTANDING EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    MANIFF MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 March 2, 2017
  • 2nd FEMUCIQ FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE QUITO (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)March 7, 2017
  • 19th MECAL PRO, INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Golden Shower (Sex Special) Section, Barcelona, Spain)March 14, 2017
  • FESTIMATGE - FESTIVAL DE LA IMATGE DE CALELLA (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)April 1, 2017
  • *BEST PHOTOGRAPHY*
    XXII TROUFEU TORRETES DE CURTMETRATGES (Barcelona, Spain)April 1, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM* (International Competition) *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM* (Student Jury)
    27th MEDIAWAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Szombathely, Hungary)April 26, 2017
  • 9th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)May 6, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 1st MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)May 17, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 13th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE CUENA (Official Selection, Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, Ecuador)June 3, 2017
  • FIVE DOLLAR FIFTEEN MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Wheeling, WV, USA)July 22, 2017
  • 8th CERDANYA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cerdanya, Spain)July 29, 2017
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 14th SEDICICORTO IFFF (Out of Competition EXPERIA, Forlì, Italy)October 6, 2017
  • 10th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)October 11, 2017
  • 15th SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • 2nd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 19, 2017
  • *BEST FILM*
    15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • *BEST AVANT-GARDE FILM* *SILVER MEDAL FOR BEST SOUND* (Gábor Császár)
    GLOBAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR* (Tamás Kőszegi)
    SAATCHI & SAATCHI HUNGARIAN NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Special Mention for Outstanding Film Language
    MALTER FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Hungary)

Crew

Director
Tamás Köszegi
Director of Photography
Tamás Köszegi
Art Direction
Tamás Köszegi
Sound
Gábor Császár
Editor
Laura Földeák
Sound Design
Gábor Császár
Music
Tamás Köszegi/ Levente Markos

Details

Running Time
7:45 mins
Shooting Format
photocopier
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Tamás Kőszegi
Mimicry Motions Studio

info@mimicry.hu
www.mimicry.hu
www.thecopyist.hu

https://www.facebook.com/tamaskoszegi/