7th Anilogue International Animation Festival is here again @ Budapest

From all over the world. Thirteen full-length films and 300 short films will be screened at the International Animation Film Festival.

The genre animation films is a limitless field for experimental art of every color, exciting and often unconventional, bold and passionate. Some like it watching live action films for them more inspiring, so that cinema maybe next door.

Looking for a place watching foreign animation films filled with entertainment don’t go any further cause in Budapest kick off November, 27. to the Uránia National Film Theater where in the coming 5 days a
superb selection of local and international films featuring, also documentaries and mainstreams.

FIVE days: November, 27 – December, 1. … FIVE venues: Urania, Art+, French and Polish Institute and Magvető Café … FIFTYFIVE dazzling programs from the most creative minds all over the world.

This year’s Anilogue on its way to town with a huge movie package … During the five days delivering the premieres of 13 brand new animated feature films – 5 of them running in competition – and 300 short films, 50 of which are in competition. This year – for the first time – short animations made for children will compete separately, in 2 categories:  age 4+ and 8+ refer to the age of the target audience.  Around 99% of the screened films either speaks in English or has English subtitles.

On November 27 the Urania shoot off with Aardman Studio’s – Farmageddon (An alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun – the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home.

There are 5 full-lenght animations in competition this year.  Japaneese Masaaki Yuasa’s love story Ride Your Wave the young surfer Hinako wants to teach firefighter Minato how to ride the waves. In return, Minato helps her to navigate the waves in her life.

The Hiroyasu Ishida’s new film Penguin Highway (takes place in a small Japanese town in the summer, where – surprisingly – a raft of penguins arrives. Where have they come from and what are they doing there?)

The Prince’s Voyage from Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard … an monkey once injured lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilizations. With Tom’s help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct.

Spanish Salvador Simo directed BuñuelLabyrinth of the Turtles (tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left without a dime after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or.

Finally Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec created The Swallows Of Kabul (based on a world-famous novel  Summer 1998, Kabul (the ruins are occupied by the Taliban and in love despite the daily violence and misery. Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.)

Some gems will be screened outside the competition section too. Gints Zilbalodis’s Away is a unique one! (A boy and a little bird are travelling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and return home.) The film was made by a single person, the film has received several coveted awards abroad.

The Japaneese language,  DanMachi Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?  –Arrow of the Orion in the city of Orario, beneath an impossibly tall tower, lies the dungeon adventurers who form partnerships with the gods themselves have any hope of defeating the monsters that lie within. To counter this threat, the goddess Artemis arrives in search of a champion, Bell Cranel, a newbie adventurer partnered with a low-tier goddess.)

Chris the Swiss is a touching documentary (takes place in Croatia, in 1992., in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances.) The director of the film, Anja Kofmel was his cousin. Now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story.

Finally in Happiness Machine twenty women artists created ten animated films to reflect various aspects of the Common Good Economy, its chances and risks, its theory and practice.

Apart from the full-length animations 300 short films will be screened and with 99% of  them either speaks in English or has English subtitles. More info about screening dates, venues, tickets: http://www.anilogue.com

Update Aggie Reiter

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