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Animadoc From Hungary 2015
5 x 6 Meters Tamás Patrovits

This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations

2008

5 x 6 Meters

Animadoc
Hungary
2008
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tamás Patrovits, Reanimation Studio
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations. Part of an animated web series which was broadcast on a news site.

Anna Ida Orosz
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
A Language Lesson Béla Vajda

A foreigner enrols in a language school to study Hungarian. Throughout the film, the stock sentences and blatant socialist slogans of the Hungarian textbook for foreigners are put into the slow-witted hero’s mouth.

1967

A Language Lesson

Animadoc
Hungary
1967
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
Béla Vajda
Csaba Nagy, György Pintér
János Czipauer
Béla Vajda
Péter Bársony
A foreigner enrols in a language school to study Hungarian. Throughout the film, the stock sentences and blatant socialist slogans of the Hungarian textbook for foreigners are put into the slow-witted hero’s mouth.

Anna Ida Orosz
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
A Story About N Péter Szoboszlay

The journey leads to the conservative interwar period of the 1940s, the terror of World War II, the Communist personality cult and the campaign to increase labour productivity of the 1950s.

1978

A Story About N

Animadoc
Hungary
1978
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
Péter Szoboszlay
Rudolf Tomsits
Csaba Nagy, Mária Neményi
János Czipauer
Péter Szoboszlay, Edit Szalay
Péter Szoboszlay
Béla Zsebényi
The history of Hungary in the 20th century is told through the collective experiences of the middle-aged generation of the 1970s. The journey leads to the conservative interwar period of the 1940s, the terror of World War II, the Communist personality cult and the campaign to increase labour productivity of the 1950s, and Hungary being “the happiest barrack in the socialist camp” from the 1960s on.

Anna Ida Orosz
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
Ah, America! István Orosz

The story of the migration is told backwards, starting with the settlement of the migrants on U.S. soil and ending with their departure from the provincial railway station in Hungary.

1984

Ah, America!

Animadoc
Hungary
1984
28 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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István Orosz
Zoltán Bacsó, Gábor Balogh
János Czipauer
László Haris, István Orosz, Győző Somogyi, Gyula Szabó
Ferenc Dániel, István Orosz
Béla Zsebényi
The film explores the mass emigration of Hungarian labourers from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The story of the migration is told backwards, starting with the settlement of the migrants on U.S. soil and ending with their departure from the provincial railway station in Hungary.

Anna Ida Orosz

Beyond

Animated Film
Hungary
2015
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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József Fülöp
Milán Kopasz
Csaba Kalotás
Balázs Varju Tóth
Judit Czakó
Milán Kopasz, Vivien Sárkány
Milán Kopasz
Péter Benjámin Lukács
A corpulent woman skipping on the beach … five persons in five places in five different situations. Only a few millimetres removed from normality, at the edge of mystery, interlaced by the editing and directed with an amazing combination of different animation techniques. Milán Kopasz orchestrates scenes that seem unrealistically real and have irresistible powers of attraction.

André Eckardt


Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

Daughter’s Mother

Documentary Film
Hungary,
India
2018
26 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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DocNomads European Masters, NoCut Film Collective
Arya Rothe
Arya Rothe
Arya Rothe
Arya Rothe
Isabella Rinaldi, Rudolf Várhegyi, Péter Attila
Ica is still in her prime, but fading. The 65-year-old lady, witty and with a dry sense of humour, increasingly stumbles over memory gaps, though the city offers her a safe banister through daily life. Her daughter Judit patiently tries to fit Ica’s care into her working life and village idyll. Via stops at a dice game, a furniture store and the “Café Alzheimer” she looks for a shared home suited to the different needs of two closely linked women.

André Eckardt
Kids DOK 2015
Deep Water Tamás Fekete

Dominik is a seven-time Hungarian swimming champion. Sport means everything to him. Then it turns out that he has a damaged spine. If he keeps on training he risks disability. If he pauses, he’s thrown out of the team. He must be strong now. But what does that mean?

Deep Water

Documentary Film
Hungary
2015
22 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Miklós Bosnyák, Tamás Fekete
Tamás Fekete
Ákos Nyoszoli
Marianna Rudas
András Pongor
Dominik is a seven-time Hungarian swimming champion. Sport means everything to him. Then it turns out that he has a damaged spine. If he keeps on training he risks disability. If he pauses, he’s thrown out of the team. He must be strong now. But what does that mean?
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
From Dawn to Dusk – Something Different György Kovásznai, Dezsö Korniss, György Dobray

A male narrator recounts the story of an “average” emancipated single mother in 1960s’ Budapest.

1967

From Dawn to Dusk – Something Different

Animadoc
Hungary
1967
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
György Kovásznai, Dezsö Korniss, György Dobray
Lajos Kiss
János Czipauer
György Kovásznai
György Kovásznai
István Bélai
A male narrator recounts the story of an “average” emancipated single mother in 1960s’ Budapest. She works as an administrator at a big company and – at the end of the day – has to choose between traditional and modern values.

Anna Ida Orosz
International Programme 2015
Frustration Milán Kopasz

When you’re brooding over depressing thoughts, question a lot and are surrounded by people stuck in their banal, everyday routines, you can get very lonely.

Frustration

Animated Film
Hungary
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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József Fülöp
Milán Kopasz
Milán Kopasz
Milán Kopasz
Péter Lukács Benjámin, Milán Kopasz
When you’re brooding over depressing thoughts, question a lot and are surrounded by people stuck in their banal, everyday routines, you can get very lonely. In his strange odyssey by streetcar, taxi and ship Milán Kopasz opens up the interior world of a frustrated man. With a furious monologue, pixilation and cubist-looking collages, Kopasz creates a vivid portrait of alienation.

Nadja Rademacher
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
George Settlement Csaba Nemes

Abandoned homes in the most poverty-stricken part of the former miners’ colony of the city of Pécs are the venue and subject of this film. It intercuts graphics (instead of photos) with the personal appearance of Csaba Nemes as a reporter who deliberately becomes part of the story and the situation.

2011

George Settlement

Animadoc
Hungary
2011
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Csaba Nemes
Csaba Nemes
Abandoned homes in the most poverty-stricken part of the former miners’ colony of the city of Pécs are the venue and subject of this film. It intercuts graphics (instead of photos) with the personal appearance of Csaba Nemes as a reporter who deliberately becomes part of the story and the situation.

Anna Ida Orosz
Next Masters Wettbewerb 2017
Granny Project Bálint Révész

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past – a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Hungary and Germany.

Granny Project

Documentary Film
Hungary
2017
90 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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László Kántor, Bálint Révész
Bálint Révész
Albert Márkos
Ruben Woodin Dechamps
Károly Szalay
Bálint Révész, Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin Dechamps
How does memory work? How can experiences be handed down from generation to generation? How does the act of narration change the experience? Three young men and their grannies go on a quest for their historic and personal legacy. There’s the British spy with a bone-dry sense of humour, the Hungarian communist who survived the Holocaust and the German dancer whose look back turns out to be the most difficult.

Unlike many recent documentaries which focused on conversation and raised their protagonists on a pedestal of awe, the “Granny Project” takes a different approach: playful, not afraid of confrontations, sometimes silly and seconds later honest and emotional. An unconventional attempt of the grandchildren’s generation to ask, on a different level, questions that drove their parents to the streets in the 1960s. This film neither aims to be antagonistic nor accusatory. Instead it’s a perhaps naive but no less necessary attempt to understand the other. When the three grannies sit around a table with their grandsons and various interpreters we realise that two things at least are necessary to really bring the past and present in contact with each other: an honest interest in one’s opposite party and a good translation.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann



Award winner of the MDR Film Prize;
Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award

Animadoc From Hungary 2015
http://communism2010.ro Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha

Waking up from his afternoon nap, a young man finds his computer bugged by the Romanian Communist Party.

2010

http://communism2010.ro

Animadoc
Hungary
2010
1 minute
subtitles: 
English

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Tamás Patrovits, Reanimation Studio
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Waking up from his afternoon nap, a young man finds his computer bugged by the Romanian Communist Party.

Anna Ida Orosz
Animadoc From Hungary 2015
I Think Life's Great Fun Katalin Macskássy

The Komló settlement was a typical example of how unskilled Roma labour was exploited in the growing industrial mass production of the 1970s.

1974

I Think Life's Great Fun

Animadoc
Hungary
1974
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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György Matolcsy, Pannonia Film Studios
Katalin Macskássy
Mária Neményi, Gábor Szabó
Magda Hap
Katalin Macskássy
Béla Zsebényi
The Komló settlement was a typical example of how unskilled Roma labour was exploited in the growing industrial mass production of the 1970s. This collaboration of Roma pupils and their art teachers illustrates audio interviews with children about their harsh everyday life with their own drawings, often translating cruel facts into fairytales.

Anna Ida Orosz

Limbo Limbo Travel

Animated Film
France,
Hungary
2014
16 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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József Fülöp, Christian Pfohl
Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borbála Zétényi
János Másik
Judit Czakó
Laurène Braibant, László Brovinszki, Elsa Duhamel, Aline Faucoulanche, Samuel Guenolé, Gabriel Jacquel, Zsuzsanna Kreif, Barbara Maleville, Jean Philippe Nicolle, Claire Trollé, Borbála Zétényi
Zsuzsanna Kreif, Borbála Zétényi
Tamás Zányi
In a cold society where technology has marginalised communication and interhuman relations, a group of women take a trip to an exotic realm of heat – the habitat of fine facial hair and charming penises: Moustache Island. The film takes a look at the absurd side of sex tourism, creating an illusory world of intense colours and exaggerated stereotypes in which human desire is reduced to possession. A fast-paced adventure.

Victor Orozco

Love

Animated Film
France,
Hungary
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Marc Bodin-Joyeux
Réka Bucsi
David Kamp
Réka Bucsi
Péter Benjámin Lukács
A meteorite overgrown with green lands on a planet populated by strange creatures to kindle light, colour, fertility and love. Plants begin to shimmer, animals become couples or become one with each other in various ways. A tale in three acts about desire, love and loneliness in wondrously surreal snapshots.

Duscha Kistler

Negativnächte

Documentary Film
Germany,
Hungary
1996
28 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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HFF „Konrad Wolf“, Balázs Béla Stúdió
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Attila Grandpierre, Viktor Lois, László Waszlawik
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz