Declaration of Solidatirty with the Students and Lecturers of the Theater and Film School in Budapest

The Academic Council – represented by students, lecturers and staff – of the DFFB would like to express its solidarity with the members of the University of Theater and Film Arts in Budapest (SZFE).

The task of the cinema is a versatile and precise analysis of the world. This analysis is only possible by seeking the truth, asking questions and raising doubts. The basic condition for experimentation, which we call filmmaking, is a space where trust and freedom prevail.

We cannot remain silent when such a formative film landscape as the Hungarian one is robbed of its future. Without the autonomy of education, art cannot become autonomous either. We support the independence of all artists* from any dominant government and the right of every university to institutional autonomy.

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