Kristof Deak
Director Kristof Deak
Producer Anna Udvardy, Kristof Deak - Meteor Filmstudio
Writer Kristog Deak, Bex Harvey, Christian Azzola
Cast Dorka Gasparfalvi, Dorottya Hais, Zsofia Szamosi
Editor Mano Csillag
Camera Robert Maly
Screening 27 October 2017 | 15:00 hours | Het Nutshuis, The Hague
Original Title MINDENKI
Year 2016
Length 25 min
Country Hungary
Subtitles English

An Oscar-winning short film about a young girl who is forced to either stand up against a corrupt system or fit quietly into it.


Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school – singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation. But the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is… Zsofi and her new friend Liza decide to teach their teacher a lesson. Based on a true story, the film follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class facing a tough choice: to stand up against a corrupt system, or to fit quietly into it. Dealing with themes of ambition, rejection and solidarity, this powerful, beautiful film directed by Hungarian filmmaker Kristof Deak, gained immense international success and won numerous prestigious awards, including an Oscar for Live Action Short at this year’s Academy Awards.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Academy Awards, USA 2017 – Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film | Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2016 – Adult’s Jury Award | European Film Festival of Lille, France 2016 – Audience Award | Friss Hus Shortfilm Festival, Budapest 2016 – Daazo Special Mention | Lanzarote IFF, Spain 2016 – Audience Award | Olympia IFF for Children and Young People, Greece 2016 – International Jury Award | Sapporo International Short Film Festival and Market, Japan 2016 – Audience Award, Best Children Actress | Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan 2016 – Audience Award, Best Short Film, Grand Prix | TIFF Kids – Toronto IFF, 2016 – People’s Choice Award | Hungarian Film Critics Awards, 2017 – Best Supporting Actress