The portrait film 101 Hungarian Folktales has been nominated for the Hungarian Motion Picture Award
The portrait film presents the extraordinary life of the head of Kecskemétfilm’s film studio and director of the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Ferenc Mikulás, one of the most influential figures in the history of Hungarian animation. His best-known work both in Hungary and abroad is the animation series Hungarian Folktales with 100 episodes. In addition to supporting series and individual auteur films, the film studio founded and led by him is involved in some of the world’s best animation films frequently nominated for the Academy Award.
In addition to Tamás Novák, 101 Hungarian Folktales was co-directed by attorney and film writer dr. Zsuzsanna Vincze of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, who had previously worked on various audiovisual projects, film publication and events as a producer, editor and expert. The co-producer of the film was dr. Sándor Takó, a teacher of film law at the MOME Animation department.
Shot in part at MOME’s film studio, the film includes interviews with colleagues and fellow film creators, such as the recently deceased Marcell Jankovics, as well as representatives of the younger generation and international film professionals in addition to a wealth of animation contents and archival footage. The portrait film also features MOME Rector, reformer of the university’s animation education, animation film director and university professor József Fülöp, as well as teacher of the Animation department Tamás Kollarik, who is active in numerous areas of film making.
Each year, the Hungarian Motion Picture Award is awarded in several categories based on the votes of members of the Hungarian Film Academy. The award ceremony will take place in June this year.
The full list of nominees is available here: https://mozgokepfesztival.hu/hir/megvannak-a-magyar-mozgokep-dijak-idei-jeloltjei