Best of MOME

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The Animation department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) was founded over 35 years ago, and has since become one of the defining creative workshops and intellectual centres of European animation. Its scope of activities cover the operation of the university department running the animation BA and MA educational programs, while its work is defined by activities that reach beyond education. MOME Anim received the Best Animation School Award at Animafest Zagreb this June.

Screening schedule & online ticket shop:
Jo-Jo, Fri 1.30 pm

Rabbit and Deer
Péter Vácz 2012 | 16 min

Rabbit and Deer are living happily and careless until their friendship is put to the test by Deer’s new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two characters have to find the way back to each other.

Party
Dániel Bárány 2015 | 4 min

A house party coming to life from the beginning to the end. Starting with simple drinking and chatting which is followed by music, and the guest just keep on arriving. They drink so much that the party becomes a catastrophe. The film was inspired by the novel of Boris Vian titled Vercoquin et le plancton.

Symphony No 42
Réka Bucsi 2013 | 10 min

Based on an unconventional narrative, the film presents a subjective world through 47 scenes. The small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature.

The film premiered in the competition program of Berlinale in 2014, and was shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars.

Paperworld
David Ringesisten, László Ruska 2013 | 3 min

An image film for WWF Hungary in which the values that WWF stands for, become visible on the level of a micro-world; where everything refers to the slogan: We are all connected.

The Noise of Licking
Nadja Andrasev 2016 | 9 min

A woman is being watched every day by the neighbor’s cat, as she takes care of her exotic plants. Their perverted ritual comes to an end when the cat disappears. Next spring a peculiar man pays her a visit.

Random Walks
Borbála Tompa 2015 | 8 min

Random Walks is an experimental documentary short film that is based on informal talks with five migrants or immigrants who live in Budapest. It not only focuses on their lives and circumstances but also aims to get in an intimate relation with them.

Cosmic Jacuzzi
Anikó Takács 2015 | 9 min

The film tells the unusual tale of the incredible journey two truck drivers take from an abandoned road to outer space.

Beyond
Milán Kopasz 2015 | 10 min

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. Also in Earth there are places and situations with strange attraction. Some back off, some step closer to observation.

Life Line
Tomek Ducki 2007 | 7 min

Close encounter in a world where rules are set, paths are narrow, mistakes fatal, and there’s no way back. Sound familiar?

 

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The screening will be presented by József Fülöp. He is animation director, illustrator and visual communication designer. József has worked as an art director of several TV channels and animation studios in Hungary (Minimax, Varga Studios, Studio Baestarts, etc) and as freelance producer for various project (e.g. TV ads, moving images, corporate identities, interactive applications). He has been leading MOME Animation since 2005, and produced some award winner productions, for instance Life Line by Tomek Ducki, Symphony No. 42 by Réka Bucsi, Rabbit and Deer by Péter Vácz. He has been the rector of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, since 2014.

The Animation department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) was founded over 35 years ago, and has since become one of the defining creative workshops and intellectual centres of European animation. Its scope of activities cover the operation of the university department running the animation BA and MA educational programs, while its work is defined by activities that reach beyond education.

MOME Anim is actively present in the European animation education scene, and participates in a wide range of international programs like Animation Sans Frontiérès (ASF), EURANIM, Essemble.

Incubation also plays an important part in the life of the department: talent management, project incubation and content development are of great importance, with MOME Anim also producing works of alumni students.

For the wide public, MOME Anim organises KISKAKAS Animation Celebration presenting an overview of its partner schools, while KISKAKAS Film Club offers curated international selections of animated shorts. The department also organises film premieres, while for the animation profession it offers presentations and other forums. The aim is to strengthen the progressive trends of Hungarian animation, and at the same time increase its international visibility. All these processes help generations of young animation professionals to successfully start their career, and the vivification of the genre in Hungary and our European region.

MOME Anim has in the past few years achieved worldwide reputation thanks to the amazing student films created at the department. The Noise of Licking, the MA diploma film of Nadja Andrasev recently premiered in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation selection, and is also in the competition program of Animafest Zagreb and later this summer in Annecy. Symphony no. 42 of Réka Bucsi premiered at Berlinale Shorts in 2014, and was later shortlisted for the 2015 Oscars.