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The Day of Hungarian Film was celebrated in New York with a screening at the Museum of the Moving Image on Tuesday, with the participation of the rector of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME).

The event was organized by the Liszt Institute New York, and featured Hungarian animated short films made by former MOME students.

József Fülöp, the rector of MOME, said after the event, that the screening of animated films is a particularly relevant way to celebrate Hungarian film, as 2024 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian animation. He added that in recent decades, animated film and live-action film have been converging through various technological solutions. The rector also pointed out that his visit to New York would be an opportunity to expand the university’s long-standing links with the United States, and noted that the Pannonia Scholarship Program would give the university more opportunities to build further cooperation outside Europe.

The screening, held in the Queens neighborhood of the New York City film studios, introduced animation as a means of artistic expression to the audience with a screening of seven Hungarian short films.

Featured animators and their works:

  • Péter Vácz – Rabbit and Deer
  • Petra Varga – Mimik
  • Zénó Mira – Fox Tossing
  • Péter Bogyó – The Pattern
  • Éva Darabos – Bye Little Block!
  • David Crisp – A World in Chaos
  • Réka Bucsi – Symphony no. 42


Since 2018, Hungarian cinema and its creators are celebrated on April 30. This day marks the anniversary of the first public premiere of the silent film A táncz (1901) by Béla Zsitkovszky and Gyula Pekár. This film was the first staged motion picture in Hungary with dramatized scenes, of which unfortunately only photographs have survived.

Photo: Wikipedia

Record Attendance at the Hungarian Heritage Festival in Washington, D.C.
Record Attendance at the Hungarian Heritage Festival in Washington, D.C.

Over a thousand people attended the event this year.Continue reading

Via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/Museum of the Moving Image

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