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|Born||October 25, 1975|
|Occupation||film director, writer, media designer|
|Education||Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design |
Central Saint Martins College
|Notable awards||Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Golden Media Lion|
British Council Multicultural Achievement Award
Zoltán Huszárik Award for Skinner, 2015Special Mention, Fédération Des Ciné-Clubs for Dialogue, 2017
Gábor Fabricus (Budapest, October 25, 1975) is a film director, writer and media designer.
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.
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.
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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
Fabricius published his first book in 2009.
Career in film
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.
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.
Selected film festival list, selected accolodes
|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||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.
- 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.