The Copyist

2017 Third Quarter Winner

The Copyist (2016) – Hungary

The office photocopier sees much more than we can imagine. In the darkness of the copy room, anything can happen. The Copyist is the first narrative story ever made with a photocopier.


Tamás Kőszegi is a Hungarian film and animation director, head of the studio Mimicry. Ever since he can remember, his field of passion has been images and storytelling. Directing short films from the age of 14, using a variety of tools and styles, he has won numerous art prizes. One of his latest short films, the three-minute “Storm” co-directed with Alexandra Kocsis, received international acclaim in addition to a number of national awards. Last year he was listed among the “The 50 Most Talented Young Hungarians.” It took three years with his colleague Laura Földeák to make the world’s first narrative photocopier film, The Copyist. His primary goal is to create a visual world that has never been seen before.