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Japanese guests at MOME

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Kiskakas Animation Celebration hosted Japan was the guest of honour country in 2015. To the invitation of the Japan Foundation in Budapest, Professor Ito, leader of the animation department of Tokyo University of the Arts and Ilan Nguyen, a teacher of the department could personally participate the program.

The guests visited the MOME campus as well: Ilan Nguyen held two presentations about Japanese animation film history, while Prof. Ito introduced their university. Later they had a meeting with József Fülöp, rector and they also visited the MOME animation department. Miyake Shota, deputy director and Péter Bognár, program coordinator from the Japan Foundation in Budapest accompanied them.

The venue of this year’s Kiskakas Film Days was Toldi Cinema, where contemporary Japanese animations had a separate screening block (curated by Ms Sayoko Kinoshita, director of the Hiroshima International Animation Festival) and the program also featured a selection of the best student works from the Animation Department of the Tokyo University of the Arts.

As a tradition Kiskakas presented MOME Fresh, the latest student films created at MOME Anim. Some of the most exciting, recent works from the international partner institutions of MOME Anim were shown in the screening block of the Animation Sans Frontières (ASF) educational project.