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May 24, 2019

Hungarian boy wins in Cannes with smartphone video

13-year-old Ábel Százados’s one-minute dramatic short “Never” has won a young filmmaker award at the Cannes Film Festival.

A 13-year-old Hungarian boy has won the Most Promising Young Filmmaker award at the World Peace and Tolerance Institute Awards ceremony in Cannes for a one-minute smartphone video.

Ábel Százados’s “Never” was filmed using his smartphone when he and his cousins were bored at a family member’s birthday party. The film was then nominated by Ábel’s uncle for the Hungarian Mobile Film Festival, leading to international recognition.

The short film initially made it into the top 10 at the Mobile Film Festival by votes from international judges. The 10 selected videos advanced to the Global Short Film Awards’ mobile phone section final, where Ábel’s film was the eventual winner.

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