Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
Theatrical director László Marton passed away
László Marton, Kossuth State Award-winner director, former manager and lead theatrical director of the Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest as well as a corresponding member of HAA died on 12 September aged 76 following a long illness. HAA is regarding his passing away as losing one of its own.
Cinematographer János Tóth passed away
An Artist of the Nation and a regular member of HAA, János Tóth passed away on 29 August aged 88. HAA is regarding his death as losing one of its own.
Renewed versions of Jankovics's masterpieces
Between 4 and 11 September 2019 the Hungarian National Film Fund organized the 3rd Budapest Classics Film Marathon, during which audiences could watch about a hundred restored classic movies in cinemas in Budapest and at the same time the event offered free open-air screenings in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, where in the presence of star guests and artists viewers could watch on the giant, 21 meter wide screen, among other recently restored Hungarian and foreign film classics, the fully restored version of Marcell Jankovics's 1981 masterpiece, Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia).
Sándor Sára passed away
World-renowned Hungarian cinematographer and director, one of the Artists of the Nation and regular member of HAA, Sándor Sára passed away on 22 September aged 85. He was an iconic figure of Hungarian culture. HAA is regarding his passing away as losing one of its own.