Dániel Szöllösi wins film remix competition Celluloid Remix

Still from the film 'Untitled'

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Dániel Szöllösi has won first prize in the competition Celluloid Remix 2: Found Footage. The results were announced at EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam on 24 May 2012. Szöllösi’s winning remix, Untitled, features clips from the EYE collection reworked into a composition for multiple smartphones.

Organised by EYE and Kennisland as part of the Images for the Future project, Celluloid Remix challenges creatives to remix historic fragments from the Institute’s collection to produce new short films. The 75 entries were assessed by a panel of professional judges chaired by Victor Ponten of Habbekrats.

On 24 May the nine finalists saw their remixes on the big screen in a packed Cinema 2 at EYE, after which moderator Maaike Engels led a discussion with the judges and the enthusiastic creators. Victor Ponten then announced the four winners:

1              Untitled, Dániel Szöllösi
From the judges’ report: “It is exciting how new techniques coincide with the old. The layers of meaning keep tumbling on.”

2              EYE de Souffle, Arash Tagarian
Tagarian has produced a remake of the trailer for Godard’s À bout de souffle. “A guide to placing archive images in a new context. A clever idea, executed well.”

3 (ex aequo) Lydia (in Bits and in Pieces), Claudio Tapia
Tapia combines his own script with archive images. “There is plenty of room between the text and images, and in that space something new arises. Charming.”

3 (ex aequo)  Untitled, Duncan Tullis
Following the cadence of schoolchildren’s voices, Tullis has cut together his images at a rapid pace. “Ingenious in its rhythm. A coherent form.”


Alongside Victor Ponten, the other judges were artist Aernout Mik, nrc.next journalist and professional blogger Ernst-Jan Pfauth, EYE silent film collection specialist Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi and filmmaker Peter Delpeut.

Watch the winning remixes and the original film clips at Celluloid Remix. The source footage for both of the first two editions of the competition has been left online for creative reuse.