Our journey to the Oscars started at the moment we won the Grand Prix at SSFF & ASIA in 2016. This would not have been possible without our first major festival win and the entire festival experience leading up to this night was fantastic. To me, short film is fantastic art form on its own, not just a stepping stone for a young filmmaker. I think short films will have more and more ways to find their audiences in the coming years and they will emerge as a strong part of the industry once the strong bridges between creators and audiences have been built.
Kristof Deak made a career as an editor before studying directing at the Westminster Film School. He works in London and Budapest, directing fiction short films and TV programs. He is currently developing his first feature film.