Hungary

Hungarian animation has been exceptionally active in 2017 and is looking forward to 2018! For one long decade, no Hungarian feature-length animation film has appeared in cinemas. In 2017, however, The Legend of King Solomon (Hanan Kaminski), with Israeli coproduction, Tales from the Lakeside (Zsolt Pálfi), and this year’s Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic) will be internationally presented. Also, White Plastic Sky (Tibor Bánóczky, Sarolta Szabó) is now in production with Slovak and French coproduction. All of these films are supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund. In recent years a new wave of Hungarian animation has appeared and this upcoming generation of authors has begun to receive international recognition. It all started with the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design’s graduation films Rabbit and Deer by Péter Vácz, which won over 120 awards, and Symphony no. 42 by Réka Bucsi, shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards. Since then, the spotlight has been on graduation films such as Limbo-Limbo Travel by Zsuzsanna Kreif and Borbála Zétényi, Noise of Licking by Nadja Andrasev, Vulcano Island by Kata Lovrity and Bond by Judit Wunder, as well as Metropolitan University’s final film Balcony by Dávid Dell’Edera. First films such as Superbia by Luca Tóth and LOVE by Réka Bucsi have been screened at several prestigious film festivals like Annecy, Berlinale or Cannes.

As the main sponsor of Hungarian animation, the Media Patronage Program of the Media Council of Hungary has spent 600,000 EUR on short films and series. For the first time in 2018, the program is supporting this launch of Hungarian animation with a stand at MIFA. These results have created a professional medium that has brought the Association of Hungarian Animation Producers to life. Reconciliation between studios and stakeholders has begun and we all hope that this organization will be soon established and will unite the animation scene in Hungary.


Universities

MOME Anim (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)
Metropolitan University (former BKF)

Secondary schools
Kisképző (Secondary School of Visual Arts, Budapest)
Katedra Secondary School of Informatics and Arts, Kecskemét
Tömörkény István High School and Arts College, Szeged

Colleges / Vocational Trainings
Illyés Art Academy
Budai Rajziskola (Buda Art School)
Corvin Rajziskola (Corvin Art School)
SZÁMALK Vocational School
Novus Art School
Magyar Rajzfilm Animation Course

Courses for public
Filmtett Workshop (in Transylvania, Romania)

Animation studios
Boddah
C.A.K.Ó Studio
Cinemon Entertainment
Cub Animation Budapest
Ex-ist Studio
K.G.B. Studio
Kecskemétfilm Studio
KEDD Studio
Krakout Film
Magyar Rajzfilm Kft
Omega-Kreatív
Popfilm Kft.
Reanimation Studio
Trionfilm Ltd.
Umatik Entertainment
Umbrella Studio

Producers
Réka Temple
Béla Klingl
Ferenc Mikulás
Géza M. Tóth
Károly Fehér
Tamás Patrovits
Miklós Kázmér
József Fülöp
Gábor Osváth
Ákos Schneider

Broadcasters
MTVA (M2, Duna World)
RTL Klub
TV2
Comedy Central
Nickelodeon
Minimax
Cartoon Network

Distributors
National Film Fund

Partners
Daazo Short Film
Portal

Festivals
Anilogue International Film Festival
KAFF (Kecskemét Animation Film Festival)
Kiskakas Film Days
Primanima World Festival of First Animations
Friss Hús

Associations
MANIFESZT Professional and Interest Association of Hungarian Animated Filmmakers
MAFU Hungarian Post Production Association

List made by: Anna Ida Orosz, Orsolya Sipos, Gábor Osváth