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Hungarian Animation

June 10 | 7PM
WYTHE HOTEL | 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
FREE FOR NORTHSIDE PREMIUM & FILM BADGE HOLDERS AND BALASSI INVITEES
Award winning Animations from the heart of Budapest. Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Ágota Végső

Moholy-Nagy University is one of Hungary’s most important hubs for creative talent. Experience the technical skill, the spirit of innovation and the artistic talent in this Moholy-Nagy University special selection. Lineup is coming soon!

 

Ágota Végső



Ágota Végső is a Hungarian animated film director whose work is distinguished by the wide spectrum of experimental approaches and openness to artistic methods rare in animation, including abstraction and adopting scientific methodologies to generate footage. She is a graduate of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Her internationally acclaimed, award winning graduation movie Monster Catch is a humorous and surreal mixed media essay about monsters invading Budapest. Ágota is sought after by various laboratories of animated filmmaking the world over, and her various stipends have led her to engagements in Denmark (@Animation Workshop for the project Piratoons), as well as to TED-ed, where she has explored the synergies between animation and education. She is currently based in Lisbon where she is engaged in projects about aging and memory as well as a collaborative venture of several artists on the nature and character of dreaming.

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Symhony No.42 by Réka Bucsi
Hungary / 2013 / 9'40"
'An Oscar-shortlisted film about the weird relationship between humans and nature.'
Applying an unconventional narrative, the film presents a subjective worldview through 47 scenes. Small events interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature.

Réka Bucsi is a Hungarian independent animation filmmaker and illustrator. Following her studies in the animation department at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest from 2008 to 2013, her graduation film 'Symphony no. 42' premiered at the 64th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Berlinale Shorts Competition, and was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2015. She is currently being represented by Passion Pictures in Paris and is working on a new short film on the Open Workshop Residency programme in Viborg, Denmark

Monster Catch by Ágota Végső
Hungary / 2013 / 5' 50"


City dwellers are just too busy to notice that Monsters are chasing each other in the heart of Budapest. Only one tiny creature is brave enough to come down from a poster and confront the monstrous beasts threatening the City and the people.
Ágota Végső is a Hungarian animated film director whose work is distinguished by the wide spectrum of experimental approaches and openness to artistic methods rare in animation, including abstraction and adopting scientific methodologies to generate footage. She is a graduate of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. Her internationally acclaimed, award winning graduation movie Monster Catch is a humorous and surreal mixed media essay about monsters invading Budapest. Ágota is sought after by various laboratories of animated filmmaking the world over, and her various stipends have led her to engagements in Denmark (@Animation Workshop for the project Piratoons), as well as to TED-ed, where she has explored the synergies between animation and education. She is currently based in Lisbon where she is engaged in projects about aging and memory as well as a collaborative venture of several artists on the nature and character of dreaming.

Sattelite Dish by Péter Vácz
Hungary / 2013 / 1' 0''
A one-minute quirky animation based on a Hungarian children's poem by János Lackfi, preformed by Pista Busa, superb Hungarian rapper, beatboxer and one of the four MC-s in 'North Side featured' Irie Maffia.
Péter Vácz is an award-winning animation director from Budapest, Hungary born in 1988. He graduated from MOME Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Animation (Bachelor and Master) with his films called Streamschool and Rabbit and Deerwhich have earned him worldwide recognition and over 120 awards at international festivals in the past two years (Annecy, Cannes, Nashville, Atlanta...)

Tale by Attila Bertóti
Hungary / 2014 / 7' 0''
Animated short about Vanya, Lenochka, the king, the queen, the robber, the guards, the horse, the blacksmith, the fire chief and his wife based on a short story by Daniil Kharms.
Attila Bertóti was born in 1985 in Baia Mare. Between 2004-2009 he was a student at the Sapientia Hungarian University in Cluj, studying photography, film and media. In 2009, he received a degree in directing.

Fly Me to the Moon by Miklós Felvidéki
Hungary/ 2013 / 5′ 20″
The protagonist, who can hardly be called a hero, wakes up in a strange place, probably not for the first time. While striving to make his way home, world shaking events take place in the background. The film presents a grotesque parallel vision of inner and physical journeys as well as the incompatibility of monumental and insignificant events.
Miklós Felvidéki has graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Atrs and Design. He is a member of the Hungarian Comics Academy. At the age of 17 he has won First Prize at the Fumetto International Comix Festival in Luzern and many other Awards and Prizes ever since.

Dipendenza by Horváth-Molnár Panna, Zomborácz Virág
Hungary/ 2012 / 10′
'A surrealistic love story - a ballad about a delicate woman and a big guy. Death and love is in the air at the fish factory.'
This grotesque animation is about Bubu, a simple-minded, sturdy fish market worker, slavishly in love with his colleague, the seemingly fragile but strong-minded Angela. One day, a muscular, attractive stranger, the handsome Tulip turns up at the busy fishmarket, to dishevel the couple’s bizarre harmony…
Co-directed by Panna Horváth-Molnár and Virág Zomborácz. Panna Horváth-Molnár graduated in 2012 from the animation department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design in Budapest. She works as a freelancer in various animated short films and series.Virág Zomborácz's first feature film, Afterlife has just been selected to Panorama Europe Film Festival held at the Museum of the Moving Image in May/June 2015.

Social Animals by Flóra Anna Buda; Zoltán Koska; Enikő Szász; Anna Tímár; Barbara Takács
Hungary/ 2013 / 6′
'A humorous sketch film about animals, who are not present in their everyday lifes.'
Anna Flóra Buda was born in 1991 in Budapest. She finished her studies at the High School of Art and Design in 2009. She gained her BA animation degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014. She is currently an MA animation student at MOME.
Zoltán Koska gained her BA animation degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014.
Enikő Szász gained her BA animation degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014. She is currently an MA animation student at MOME.
Anna Tímár gained her BA animation degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014. She is currently an MA animation student at MOME.
Barbara Takács gained her BA animation degree from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2014. She is currently an MA animation student at MOME.

Limbo-Limbo Travel by Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borbála Zétényi
France, Hungary/ 2014 / 16′
'A group of lonely, disillusioned women journey to an exotic, faraway land.'
In a country where men seem more interested in their electronic gadgets than their peers, a group of lonely and disillusioned women take the Limbo Limbo bus. Off to a far exotic country, they hope to find the so expected happiness. They land on an island populated by a tribe of mustache-men. This meeting triggers the primitive instincts of these women who, without caring about the civilized behavior rules, start chasing them and pushed by the competitive spirit, are ready to fight the forces of nature in order to capture their prey : the male.

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