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Welcoming another new team member at Kwetu

By Kwetu editor
posted on: 2014/05/26

Last week another new member joined our growing team at the Kwetu Film Institute: Mark Szilagyi from Hungary.

Mark was born in Hungary but enrolled at the University of Siegen / Germany, where he gratuated with an Master Degree in Project Management, Studies of Media Planning, Developing and Consulting.

He interned at many Hungarian TV stations (TV2, HirTV) as a reporter and worked at a PR agency (Ferling PR).

In 2008 he decided to study film production with a Major in Serial Producing at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg / Germany.

In the course of studying, he produced numerous movies. Among them the well-acclaimed documentary about a first-time dialogue between former East German Secret Service officers and their victims: „Sag mir wo du stehst“/“Tell Me Where You Stand“.

In April 2014 Mark received his Diploma Degree from the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg.

His thesis “REDLAND“ is a communist Retro-Sci-Fi cross-media project, aiming to promote freedom of speech and press while portraying a communistic and dystopic future.

Including in the “REDLAND” project he also produced a pilot webisode (12 Min) and an app prototype, funded by Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Arts.

For a living Mark produced several corporal films and was even awarded with the German Economy Film Price (Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis) in 2009.

He is looking forward to learn about the African way of Filmmaking. He is also excited to build and manage the production house of Kwetu Film Institute. The aim of the production house is to produce cooperate films with Alumni of KFI and students of the Rwanda Media Project.

He will work as a Producer for Kwetu at least till the end of this year.

You can get in touch with him:

or contact the production house:

Many exciting projects are planned. So make sure to stay updated on our work!

But for now: welcome to Kigali Mark!