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2021

Angel's Trumpets, a story idea from Katalin Besenyei won the big prize at Hypewriter Pitch Forum Season 3, created by Paprika Studios and RTL Magyarország. She has been awarded 10,000 EUR and the production budget for pilot development and filming.

 

Angel's Trumpets is about Anna and Jázmin, former victims of sex trafficking who are now living in a shelter in Hungary. After they learn that Jázmin’s sister, the 15 y.o. Bella was most likely sold off to the same mafia as they were, the girls escape the shelter at night and embark on a journey to save her and to fight for their well-deserved freedom - even if that means revenge.

 

The international jury featured RTL Hungary deputy CEO and programming director Péter Kolosi, Oscar nominated film director Ildikó Enyedi, programming director of market leading Slovenian POP TV Branco Čakarmiš, Czech writer extraordinaire Petr Kolečko and Paprika Studios creative director Bence Trunkó.

 

The Bulgarian project 'Gold War' has been awarded the 'Fast Track Award' by Hypewriter's Estonian festival partner TV Beats to participate at the finals of their next event in Tallinn. Sandra Becerril's 'Queens of Horror' idea from Mexico and the Hungarian project 'Superheroes on Mininum Wage' each received a 'Jury's Special Mention Award' for their outstanding story ideas.

 

Hypewriter wishes to thank all 450 writers from 38 countries who sent us submissions this year, and especially all Finalists who pitched their great stories to a jury and audience at the pitch forum on 5 October, 2021 in Budapest.

 

We are very proud that as announced by Péter Kolosi at the pitch forum, 2019 Hypewriter winner idea 'Golden Age' is becoming a full television series, to be produced by Paprika Studios for RTL Hungary.

JURY 2021

Péter Kolosi
Péter Kolosi is the Deputy CEO and the Director of Programming at RTL Hungary. In 1994 he graduated with a Doctor of Law from Eötvös Loránd University and two years later with a television presenter director degree from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. In 2007 he received his DLA. Kolosi launched his professional career in 1994 as a reporter, senior editor, and presenter on several programmes at Magyar Televízió. Since 1997 he has been lecturing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts and started to work for RTL when it launched its first channel in Hungary, RTL Klub. Kolosi joined the tv station as the editor-in-chief and presenter of the daily infotainment show Fókusz and he is Director of Programming since 2001. He has been the Deputy CEO at RTL Hungary since 2015.

 

Ildikó Enyedi

Ildikó Enyedi, awards winner and Oscar nominated film director, has won more than fifty international prizes. Her film, My 20th Century, was chosen as one of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of All Time and selected among the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. In addition to prizes awarded to her as a filmmaker, she has also received recognition as a script writer (as winner of the Grand Prize of the Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize). She lectures at European masterclasses (Switzerland, Poland) and was a prof. Habil of film directing at University of Film and Theatrical Arts in Budapest. After the university was deprived of it’s academic autonomy, she became founding member of the FreeSzFE, an independent creative hub, an assotiation for learning and teaching. She was member of the main jury at Berlin, Venice, Moscow and San Sebastian Film Festivals (among others). She was awarded the Balázs Béla and the Merited Artist Prizes, and has received the Republic President’s Order of Merit Cross. She is a member of the European and the American Film Academy. A mother of two, she lives in Budapest.

 

Bence Trunkó

Bence Trunkó is a member of the Board and the Chief Creative Officer at Paprika Studios. The production powerhouse is part of the Nordic Entertainment Group and has offices in ten countries across Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. As CCO of the company, Trunkó oversees the scripted development and adaptation in all of the Paprika regions. After graduating from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Hungary with a degree in broadcasting, he started out as a scriptwriter, working as a freelance creative for various broadcasters before gaining experience as a writer for the stage, feature films, TV and radio shows. He worked with major advertising and creative agencies and published several books about the TV business. His current job includes setting up, controlling and supporting the international creative divisions within the company. Besides his corporate responsibilities, he still creates, writes and pitches scripted concepts for major networks in the region. In the past few years, he also has been acting as showrunner in Slovenia, Slovakia, and in the Czech Republic for flagship drama series’ for the CME Network.

 

Branko Čakarmiš

Branko Čakarmiš has more than 20 years expertise in television and multimedia content field. He has worked in pay-tv (HBO), in telco (Planet), in region (NovaTV, Croatia,CEO) and in cable (Šport TV). Branko Cakarmiš Programming Director at Pro Plus, Slovenia, operating 5 linear channels (Pop TV, Kanal A, Kino, Brio, Oto) and fast growing SVOD service Voyo. Local and original content development is key for Voyo success.

 

Petr Kolečko

Finished his master degree in dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Shortly after his graduation emerged quickly as one of the most staged playwrights in Czech Republic. A Finalist at the first Hypewriter in 2018, Petr works a lot for televison, where a lot of his scripts has been produced. With Jan Prušinovský he has co-written a short series „Gnome“ that won the Best international TV series award at Festival de la fiction La Rochelle in 2017. Later he has written TV series „Most“ that was broadcasted with immense success in Czech TV and now is being remaked in Hungary by RTL. „Most“ has won a national biggest audiovison award Czech Lion for best TV series of 2019. Kolecko has started also to direct his movie screenplays recently.

FINALISTS 2021

Angel's Trumpets / WINNER - Katalin Besenyei (Hungary)

Gold War / Winner 'Fast Track Award' by Hypewriter's Estonian festival partner TV Beats to participate at the finals of their next event in Tallinn - Teodora Markova, Martichka Bozhilova (Bulgaria)

ParaNorm - Réka Dubinyák, Gábor Osváth (Hungary)

 

Pegasus - Ádám Jakab (Hungary)

 

Queens of Horror / Winner of 'Jury's Special Mention Award' for the outstanding story idea - Sandra Becerril (Mexico)

 

Superheroes on Minimum Wage / Winner of 'Jury's Special Mention Award' for the outstanding story idea - Dóra Laky, György Szeli, Krisztrián Street (Hungary)

 

Tanti - Gabriella Pados, Nóra Zsigmond (Hungary)

 

The Deep - Lauri Lippmaa (Estonia)

 

2019

JURY 2019
Stella Litou

Stella Litou is the General Manager of Ant1 TV, the leading media group in Greece. She is a media executive with international tv and film experience, having previously served successfully as programme director for Protv Group in Romania (part of CME GROUP) and for the MTG group as Programming Strategy Manager for Nova Bulgaria. Prior to that, she has worked on various roles in the tv and film finance and production industry in the UK and South Eastern Europe.

Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is a media executive with 20 years of experience covering broadcasting, commissioning, distribution and production. He is currently the EVP Content for DRG and Atrium TV. He was most recently the Head of Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment where he was responsible for managing the distribution business’ in-house and third-party pipeline of scripted content. This followed Stints at Shine Group as the Head of Global Format Acquistions, Cineflix Media as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and as the Controller of UK Cable/Satellite Channels Bravo and Challenge, where he was responsible for all commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling.

Bence Trunkó

Bence Trunkó is a member of the Board and the Chief Creative Officer at Paprika Studios. The production power house is a member of the Nordic Entertainment Group and has offices in ten countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltics. As CCO of the company and from its headquarters in Budapest, Trunkó oversees the format development and adaptation in all of the Paprika regions. He graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Hungary with a degree in broadcast media. Starting out as a scriptwriter, he worked as a freelancer for various TV stations in Hungary before gaining experience as a writer for the stage, feature films and radio shows, working with major advertising and creative agencies and publishing several books on the TV business. His current job includes setting up, controlling and supporting new creative divisions within the company. Besides his corporate responsibilities, he still creates, writes and pitches original and adapted scripted concepts for major networks in the region, such as Sony Network Television which just finished airing his latest work, A la carte, a 10 episode romantic comedy series. Currently he is working as a showrunner in various countries.

Péter Kolosi

He is the Deputy CEO and the Director of Programming at RTL Hungary. He graduated with a Doctor of Law degree from the Eötvös Loránd University in 1994 and a television presenter-director degree two years later from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. In 2007 he received his DLA. Kolosi started his professional career in 1994 as a reporter, senior editor and presenter in several programmes like Kriminális, Múzsa, Objektív and Nap-Kelte at Magyar Televízió Rt. Since 1997 he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Theatre and Film Arts as well as for RTL and the launch of its first channel in Hungary, RTL Klub. He joined the station as the editor-in-chief and presenter of the daily show Fókusz, and in 2001 he became its programming director. He has been the deputy CEO at RTL Hungary since 2015.

Omri Givon

Omri Givon lives and works in Tel Aviv. His debut film, the TV drama ’The Valley of Dreams’, tells a story about Israeli soldiers in Lebanon. His debut feature, ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’,  a co-production between Israel, France and Hungary won, amongst others, Best Feature award at the Haifa International Film Festival festival in 2008, Best Debut Feature at Warsaw IFF and was selected for the official competition section at Tribeca Film Festival in 2009.

In 2013, Givon wrote and directed together with Rotem Shamir the series ‘Hostages’ for Channel 10. The series ‘Hostages’ was broadcast on Canal Plus in France and on Channel 4 in England. Warner Brothers produced the American version of the series for CBS. ‘Hostages’ was also the first Israeli series purchased by Netflix. In 2017, Givon wrote and directed the action drama ‘When Heroes Fly’ for Keshet 12 which won the Best Series award at the Canneseries Awards 2018.

FINALISTS 2019

Golden Age / WINNER - Adrienn Erdődy and Balázs Bendi
A Conditional Couple - Dávid Szőnyei

Border Tales - Levente Nagy

Golddiggers - Martin Csaba 

Happy Weekends - Selim Sevim
 
La Bella Morte - Florentina Vidrascu
The Holy Family - Gábor Osváth

The Prophets - Attila Árpa

2018

JURY 2018
Roope Lehtinen

Roope Lehtinen is a multi-award-winning executive producer, entrepreneur and creator who is best known for ‘Black

Widows’, ‘Easy Living’ and ‘Hooked’. ‘Black Widows’ is the biggest drama import from Finland and has been remade in multiple territories around the world, and ‘Easy Living’ was remade by HBO Europe under the title Aranyélet.

 

Before starting his current company, Fire Monkey, Lehtinen was known as the founder and CEO of Moskito Television and the co-founder and first CEO of Nice Entertainment Group, the biggest production group in the Nordic countries. His work has won more than 20 national drama awards and numerous international recognitions, including the Prix Europa for Best European Drama.

 

Dave Clarke

Media executive with 20 years of experience covering broadcasting, commissioning, distribution and production. He is currently the EVP Content for DRG as well as for Atrium TV. He was most recently the Head of Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment where he was responsible for managing the distribution business’ in-house and thirdparty pipeline of scripted content. This followed Stints at Shine Group as the Head of Global Format Acquistions, Cineflix Media as the Vice-President of Strategic Planning and as the Controller of UK Cable/Satellite Channels Bravo and Challenge, where he was responsible for all commissioning, acquisitions and scheduling.

 

Michael Bütow

Michael Bütow is a German film producer, television executive and commissioning editor. He has spent several

years working in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, including running the drama departments of the TV channels RTL2 and ProSieben and leading the production activities for companies such as Studio Babelsberg, Odeon AG and mecom fiction. Since 2017, he has been overseeing the fiction productions of CME’s leading television channels in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.

 

Péter Kolosi

He is the Deputy CEO and the Director of Programming at RTL Hungary. He graduated with a Doctor of Law degree from the Eötvös

Loránd University in 1994 and a television presenter-director degree two years later from the University of Theatre and Film Arts

in Budapest. In 2007 he received his DLA. Kolosi started his professional career in 1994 as a reporter, senior editor and presenter. 

 

Since 1997 he has been working as a lecturer at the University of Theatre and Film Arts as well as for RTL and the launch of its first channel in Hungary, RTL Klub. He joined the station as the editor-in-chief and presenter of the daily show

Fókusz, and in 2001 he became its programming director. He has been the deputy CEO at RTL Hungary since 2015.

 

Bence Trunkó

Bence Trunkó is a member of the Board and the Chief Creative Officer at Paprika Studios. The production power house is a member

of the Nordic Entertainment Group and has offices in ten countries throughout central and eastern Europe and the Baltics. As CCO of the company and from its headquarters in Budapest, Trunkó oversees the format development and adaptation in all of the Paprika regions.

 

He graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Hungary with a degree in broadcast media. Starting out as a scriptwriter, he worked as a freelancer for various TV stations in Hungary before gaining experience as a writer for the stage, feature films and radio shows, working with major advertising and creative agencies and publishing several books on the TV business. His current job includes setting up, controlling and supporting new creative divisions within the company, such as the

Drama Department, the Digital Content Hub and the Trailer Park, Paprika’s brand new short form and promo division. Besides his

corporate responsibilities, he still creates, writes and pitches new scripted concepts for major networks in the region.

FINALISTS 2018

The Butcher / WINNER  - Declan Hannigan and Andy Hefler
Bride To Be Sure - Teréz Koncz 
 
Forever & Ever Ltd. - Fanni Szilágyi, Juli Széphelyi, Zsófia Lányi
 
Hammer and Pickle - Gergely Kofrán
 
Hrobári - Petr Kolečko

The Ravens - Michal Baláž

 

Retainer - András Forgács W., Pál Laska

Spot - Marek Orel