BRUSSELS — Hanna Skold of Sweden and Virag Zomboracz of Hungary will share this year’s European Talent Prize, awarded by the European Union’s Media program.
Due to be presented in Cannes on May 15, the prize singles out Media-funded projects with the greatest potential to reach a pan-European audience.
Skold made her feature debut in 2009 with “Nasty Old People,” a pic distributed mainly by file sharing site Pirate Bay.
Her new project is “Granny’s Dancing on the Table,” about a 17-year-old girl who leaves her isolated home deep in the Swedish forests to explore the world.
The helmer’s Tangram Film shingle and Good World produce.
Zomboracz wins for her debut feature project “Afterlife.” Pic will be a black comedy in which a father returns to haunt his dysfunctional family in a small Hungarian village just after the collapse of communism. KMH Film produces.
Announcing the winners, European culture tsar Androulla Vassiliou said both had written the kind of sad, comic films that audiences all over Europe would adore. “The stories are local, but their themes are universal.”