Gabor Fabricius

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Gábor Fabricius
Gabor Fabricius.jpg
Born (1975-10-25) October 25, 1975 (age 43)
Budapest, Hungary
Occupationfilm director, writer, media designer
NationalityHungarian
EducationMoholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Central Saint Martins College
Notable awardsCannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Golden Media Lion
British Council Multicultural Achievement Award

Zoltán Huszárik Award for Skinner, 2015

Special Mention, Fédération Des Ciné-Clubs for Dialogue, 2017

Gábor Fabricus (Budapest, October 25, 1975) is a film director, writer and media designer.

Biography[edit]

Gábor Fabricius is a director, writer, media designer, MA graduate from Central Saint Martins Collage in London, his professors included Mike Figgis.

His short films were screened over thirty film festivals around the world, and have won several prizes. As media designer he won the Cannes Golden Media Lion Award Cannes Lions Festival, the Clio New York Silver, and many more. His direct-cinema style short film, Skinner had its world premier at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), won Zoltán Huszárik Prize in 2015 by Hungarian Media Fund.

Gábor Fabricius at the age of 26

His first novel (Más bolygó) was published by the prestigious literary publishing house:Európa Könyvkiadó, in 2016 and was nominated to Aegon Literary Prize in 2016 by the publisher.

He was awarded Multicultural Achievement Award by British Council.

Gábor Faricius at TIFF in 2014

Early life[edit]

Fabricius was born in Budapest into a family of long heritage of scholars and religion philosophers. His mother, Valéria Sóváradi, is a Munkácsy-prize winner painter, known for her metapsychical style. He has become interested in filmmaking at an early age, began filming amateur avant-garde films at his mother's atelier. One of his first piece at the age of fourteen was a short about a burning egg. His favourite film directors are John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, and writers are Raymond Carver, Arthur Miller, Péter Nádas.

In 1995 he started studying contemporary Hungarian and English literature at Pázmány Péter University, but later quit for video-art and aesthetics at Moholy-Nagy University, Budapest.

In 1997 he founded Republic Group, that has become one of the largest, leading creative agency in Budapest. He focused on awareness campaigns in multiple social and commercial topics. He has been directing over three hundred music videos, commercials and cinematic, experimental multimedia initiatives, exhibited in contemporary galeries and museums in Budapest and London. Among many others, he has worked with György Pálfi, Ferenc Török, Nimród Antal, Ferenc Rofusz, Károly Ujj-Mészáros or Pál Sándor.

Career in writing[edit]

Fabricius published his first book in 2009.[1]

Career in film[edit]

In 2010 he founded Otherside Stories, a creative film company, which main aim is to define truth in pictures, whether documentary or fiction.

In 2010 he wrote and directed his first, well received short, Grown Ups, that was premiered in Naoussa International Film Festival in Greece.

In 2012, his short, Bianca, a social drama inspired by assassinations against gypsy families in Hungary that time, was premiered at 43rd Hungarian Film Festival.[2]

In 2014, his award-winning short, Skinner, was premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. In 2015 Skinner won Zoltán Huszárik Prize by Hungarian Media Fund.


Gábor Fabricius at ZFF

Selected film festival list, selected accolodes[edit]

Year Festivals Title
2010 Naoussa Film Festival, Greece Grown Ups
2012 43th Hungarian Film Week Bianka
2014 Toronto International Film Festival Skinner
2015 Regensburg Film Week, Germany Skinner
2015 Vilnius International Film Festival Skinner
2015 Visegrad Film Festival, Ireland Skinner
2015 FebioFest, Slovakia Skinner
2015 Lagow International Film Festival, Poland Skinner
2015 Cork Film Festival, Ireland Skinner
2015 Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia Skinner
2015 Raindance Film Festival Skinner
2017 Febiofest], Czech Republic Dialogue
2017 Zurich International Film Festival Dialogue
2017 Cineast European Film Festival, Luxembourg Dialogue
2017 Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival, India Dialogue
2018 Global Cinema Film Fest Boston, U.S. Dialogue
2018 Tallahassee Film Festival, U.S. Dialogue
2018 Sacramento International Film Festival, U.S. Dialogue
2018 Cee Festival, Vienna, Austria Dialogue
2018 International Film + Video Festival, U.S. Dialogue
2018 Lubuskie Film Summer, Lagow, Poland Dialogue
  • In 2000, Fabricius won a Golden Media Lion in Cannes.[3]
  • In 2008, Fabricius received a special award for multicultural achievement from the British Council.
  • In 2015, Fabricius won Zoltán Huszárik prize by the Hungarian Media Fund for his short film, Skinner.
  • In 2017, Fabricius' company, Republic Group won The Clio Silver Award, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.irodalmijelen.hu/2016-okt-7-1634/fabricius-gabor-mas-bolygo-regenyreszlet
  2. ^ http://www.origo.hu/filmklub/blog/interju/exkluziv/20140820-interju-fabricius-gaborral-a-sinter-cimu-rovidfilm-rendezojevel.html
  3. ^ "Cannes Lions Festival". Retrieved 2014-08-12.

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