KAFF Animation Collection

KAFF Animation Collection

Hungary’s Kecskemét Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year. The decision to organise a festival to celebrate both Hungarian animation and the city of Kecskemét itself was made over forty years ago with the foundation of the Pannonia Film Studio at Kecskemét.The era is customarily defined as the golden age of Hungarian animation film production. In 1996 a separate competition programme was established for European animated feature films as well. Hence, KAFF is two in one: the Kecskemet Animation Film Festival presents the latest Hungarian animated films, the Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV-Specials shows European-made animations. At first KAFF was heId every three years, then in 2005 KAFF became a biennial. In 2011 the most prominent Hungarian and European animation artists will gather for the tenth time between June 15 and June 19 to celebrate Hungarian and European animation films.
 
KAFF 2011 celebrates among others the round birthdays of such acclaimed Hungarian animation directors as Marcell Jankovics and Zsolt Richly who turn seventy and Ferenc Cakó, István Orosz, Zoltán Szilágyi Varga who have their sixtieth birthday this year. In this online collection you can find a piece from each birthday director.
2011 is a double celebration for the residents of Kecskemét and for the fans of animation, as in addition to the 10th KAFF, Kecskemétfilm Studio is also celebrating another important anniversary: the 40th year of its foundation. In the spirit of the jubilee the finest award-winning films of the previous nine festivals are included in this special edition and some of the most successful earlier creations of the studio are available to a broad audience, too.
 
Our exchange programme was supported by the Hungarian National Cultural Foundation (www.nka.hu)
 
 


 
To learn more about the programmes of KAFF 2011, visit their website: www.kaff.hu
 
For more information about the films and this collection, read our blog entries!
 
Check out the very best of KAFF and Hungarian animation here at Daazo.com!

Films
There is no particular story, a bunch of small scenes following one another. These scenes provoke different feelings, but all in all from subjective view on the fantasy and the real world…
709
09:36
A grotesque love story of a bunny and a dog. "Oh, those misunderstandings..."
7,103
03:50
From an American's perspective, Hungary is just one of the provinces in the country called Europe.
9
01:02
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