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Hide and Seek

DirectorBeno Gabor Baranyi
ProducerZsuzsi Gyurin, Beno Gabor Baranyi – Salamandra Film
WriterBeno Gabor Baranyi
CastMatyas Kabok, Roza KoricsanszkI, Laszlo Petro, Gergely Balogh, Csaba Balogh, Benjamin Padar, Konrad Quintus
EditorLaszlo Dunai
CameraDavid Gajdics
SoundHuba Pongracz
Original TitleBUJOCSKA
Length14 min
ScreeningFri 9 November | 15:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Sat 10 November | 11:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

A compelling, thought-provoking short film based on a true story. Remarkably performed and well-directed, one of those valuable films that has potential to trigger relevant social debates.


Matyi is a 7-year old boy who loves to play hide and seek, but knows no boundaries. He is constantly hiding somewhere, annoying his parents and refusing to come out even when the whole family is looking for him. He is the smallest, unplanned member of a large family and just another pain to his mother suffering from extreme poverty and her husband’s drinking addiction. However, the father is very fond of the boy and the only one with sufficient patience. One day, the father disappears and the mother is left alone with an undisciplined child.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

LET’S CEE Film Festival, Vienna 2018 – Honorable Mention | Rebel Film Festival Plymouth, UK 2018 – Grand Prix, Best Student Film, Audience Choice Award | AS Film Festival, Italy 2017 – Special Award | Pannonfíling Film Festival, Hungary – First Prize, Audience Award | Brest European Short Film Festival, France 2017 | Brussels Short Film Festival, 2018 | Olympia International Film Festival, Greece 2018 | Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA 2018

Director’s bio

Beno Gabor Baranyi (11/08/1987) is an Hungarian filmmaker. He learned the film making from Csaba Bollok film director on the Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger. He is currently working in commercials and television productions too.