In 2015, the Golden Dove of the Sparkasse Leipzig Media Foundation, awarded for an exceptional film by a new artist, went to filmmaker Klára Trencsényi for her film "Reményvasút" ("Train to Adulthood"). The selection was made by the jury of the Next Masters Competition at the 58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.
Stephan Seeger, Managing Director of the Media Foundation and Director of the Sparkasse Leipzig Foundations, warmly congratulated the Hungarian filmmaker during the awards ceremony on Saturday evening in Leipzig: "Your film is a sensitive observation of the transformation process in Hungary through the eyes of three children. We thank you for this insight, hope that your film will reach a broad audience, and wish to contribute to the realization of your next film with this award." John Smith, juror at the Next Masters Competition, explained the selection of Trencsényi, praising "the wonderfully shot and edited 'Train to Adulthood'", saying that her film represented "an anachronistic, utopian project juxtaposed with the harsh realities of life to which two families in Hungary are exposed".
About "Reményvasút" ("Train to Adulthood"): The film follows Budapest twins Viktor and Karmen along with Gergo, who work together at the Children’s Railway in the Hungarian capital. They are confronted early on with the reality of the world of grown-ups: The twins’ mother works hard but cannot feed her family, and Gergo lives with his grandparents while his parents must work in Western Europe to support the family.