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

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“The Trail of the Female Chefs” – European Cinema Night – Budapest

The Trail of a Female Chefs – French film

Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest,

Screening: December, 6. 2019.

After the success of the 2018 edition, European Cinema Night is back again in Budapest!

The European Cinema Night tradition began in 2018 at the initiative of Creative Europe MEDIA and co-organized by Europa Cinemas, with the aim to becoming a great, joint celebration of the richly diverse and rich European film culture.

The European Movie Night will be held across 54 European cities. Free screenings of more than 40 European films supported by MEDIA, together with post-screening  Q & A discussions. At the Urania National Cinema Theater encompasses a special theme: the position of women in the world of contemporary gastronomy. Guests: Michelin-starred chef Eszter Palágyi, and two gastronomy bloggers.

Film-loving get your seat,worth it, cause the French movie is full of humor and great venues.

On the big screen gastronomy will play the leading role … Mind you don’t come there being hungry, cause it will get worse.

Entry is free and you can win tickets by completing a short quiz game starting November, 26, 2019 on the Uránia website and Facebook.

The French Institute of Budapest is the collaborative partner of the Urania event.

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First Edition “International Alessandro Narducci Prize” @ Budapest 2019

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Alessandro Narducci  the youngest Italian Michelin-starred chef!

Even though Alessandro Narducci did not live above a pizza restaurant … already had great passion in creating, preparing food specialties in his earlier age.

His parents already saw his addiction in cooking, so as a  gift enrolled him to a cooking school and from there he spread his wings chef’s career. Traveled around the world to catch up, learn through close observation the stratagems from other cook sciences.

Alessandro’s beloved career as a chef and as well been loved by individuals in the professional field was able to share with other individuals his professional life and his private values. His career was short in time ended with a car accident. His parents decided to keep the light on Alessandro’s heritage to the future chef generation as a model by creating an international prize named after their son “Alassandro Narducci Prize.”

The event was organized in the frame of the 9th World Italian Gastronomy Week in Budapest by the Italian Embassy in BudapestItalian Chamber of Commerce (CCIU), Italian Cultural Institute, Italian Institute for Trade Development (ICE Budapest), Italian Tourism Office (ENIT) and Italian Academy of Cuisine at the Budapest’s Italian Culture Institute.  The Tor Carbone IPSEDA School of Catering had prepared in tasting: “Rolling in Puglia on the Pasta Paths”, “Rolling in Tuscany on the Chanti Paths” and “Rolling in Lazio on the Oil Paths, also coupled with tasting the  typical wines from the region of Puglia … Chanti … Lazio.

About the International Alessandro Narducci Prize.

Following the success of the 1st edition of the prize which took place in Rome, the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Hungary and the IPSEEOA Institute „Tor Carbone” decided to replicate this format for the italian community in Hungary, organizing a competition that will be held annually in Budapest- Hungary.

The goal of this unitiative is to promote Made-in-Italy and the Italian Know How, furthermore the synergy with italian hospitality and the training of future generations of chefs.

The rules and the principles behind the prize are coherent with the personality and the chef values represented by Alessandro Narducci.

The prize will be organized in two competitions, for 2 different groups of participants … the chefs and the cooks of the italian restaurant in Hungary with the students of the local cooking schools.

The aim of the competition is to reward both professional cooks and those who are in the beginning of their cooking career. The competitions and the award ceremonies of the Hungarian edition of the prize will take place in November, 2020, as the 5th Week of Italian Crusine will take place.

The competitions and the award ceremonies of the international edition of prizes will take place in the month of May, 2021 in Rome – Italy.

The participants of the 1st edition of the „International Alessandro Narducci prize” will compete in the gastronomic category and other more categories pre-added in the awards, such as: patissere, reception and mise en place.

The jury will be made up of representatives of „ Sistema Italia” of food journalists and of the Hungarian Confederation of Cooks and Hoteliers.

The prize for the winners will be:

A Plaque … A trip to Rome to join the International competition in May, 2021 … A voucher to purchase italian products and a prize kindly offered by Sambuca Molinanri.

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The Basilica Quarter is Transformed by Advent Festive Spirit @ Budapest!

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Top3 European Best Xmas Fair Budapest.

The top market destinations you should never miss when your in Europe for Xmas!

Nothing is far away if you want to feel good … Visit St. Steven Basilica Budapest – Hungary.

District, V., Saint Steven Square – Budapest

November, 22. 2019 – January, 1. 2020.

Quality exhibitors … Environmental awareness are the headlines at this year’s Advent Fair!

On November, 22, for the 9th time, one of the most beautiful festivities in Budapest open the Advent Fair at the Saint Steven Basilica. Was on a social media guided tour whereas spoke about this year’s program having underlining interactive self-help points and a 12-meter huge Christmas tree.

On the social tour visited the selfie spot, where can create a unique pattern on the facade of the Basilica,  take a photo and post your own special creations typing an e-mail address to share with friends or family. Can choose from 5 pre-designed decorations having Xmas greetings in over 40 languages. Following the Prosecco stand where from the region Treviso, Prosecco DOC  wine and also showing the sky high price champion available. Visited The Hungarian Ecumenical Charity Service, where every item brought there income goes to the needy. Another highlight on the square was the giant wreath entering into the Fair’s area. Next stop was really for the young kids and even their parent where they will not walk on by without looking at the small Legoland figures. Many might have already heard or seen the famous Hungarian blue paint materials. Clothes and other handy accessories. The lady on the stand told that there was a time when Antonio Banderas bought a hat from her. We stopped at the B & Q stand where hamburgers are made from the Hungarian grey cattle meat.

In the middle of the market, there is an oval skating-rink where everybody once again experiences in going back in time as being a kid. Skating training for children on Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. It is free to use under the age of 14 and if the skates are not in hand can borrow some for free of charge. If the small ones are insecure on the ice, they can take part in training every weekend.

More than ever, this year’s program is complete with interactive self-help points and a 12-meter twinkling Christmas tree. The 3D light painting goes on every day from 10 o’clock in the morning. The screening goes on within every half an hour from 4.30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The thrill in viewing the light on-and-off on the walls of religious scenes come alive on the Basilica facade. With special plastic glasses can view the animation and which can be purchased on the spot.

Walking around shopping makes you hungry soon-or-later but no worries special gastronomic offers for visitors are there what their eye desires. Stay to enjoy the delicious gourmet food and drinks offerings, homemade handicrafts and artisan culinary delights.

The market will offer typical Hungarian culinary products and will also feature artisan food products and Xmas gift at the wooden chalets ideas from both local and European traders.  So if you have left this year’s Xmas shopping until the last minute. No worries … sneaks into the last-minute Fair.  Discover decorations, toys and gifts as the air comes alive with festive sights, scents and sounds.

During the season of Advent transforming its weekly market into enchanting Xmas fair loosen yourself and enjoy the time at the Saint Steven Basilica filled with holiday cheer. Friends and family give yourselves over to the festive moods, shot mulled wine and perhaps watch next to the rink as the skaters roll, a time for everyone to see  Xmas lights and the view of the grand Basilica as it shines up.

Open from Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. 8 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Furthermore: December, 24: 10 a.m. 2 p.m.

December, 25.- 26. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

December, 31. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

January, 1. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Slip into the Xmas spirit and enjoy the tasty dishes at the many gastronomic wooden stands here in Budapest – Saint Steven Basilica Square.

 

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“Kapj Rá” – Get it!” – Let it Be Fish on Friday – St. Stephen’s Square’s Xmas Fair @ Budapest

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“Get it!” – “Kapj Rá”!

A press conference was held on  Friday, November, 22. at St. Stephen’s Square on the 2018 campaign to promote fish consumption, as well as on the advent appearance. Peter Ondra, executive director of the AMC emphasized that in 2018, promoted 34 events in Budapest and countryside of fish consumption in the marketing organization, including at a number of national events  and national exhibitions. All of these promotions by directly reached more than 1.5 million people. As has been said, is the positive experience of events unconventional, more special cooking methods – eg. with spicy fish balls or with different fish patties – many can raise the awareness of fish food and make them aware that we need to consume fish at least twice a week to maintain our health. The expert added that the recommended weekly amount of about 300 grams, that year more than 15 kg / person oily-fleshed fish.

Ferenc Lévai, member of the board and spokesman of the Hungarian Aquaculture and Fisheries Trade Organization (MAHAL pointed out that the autumn harvest has already begun and that there will be a large selection of fresh fish in stores and markets for the Xmas feast. The expert also said that it is not worth waiting for the holidays to buy the fish, because it retains its flavor and texture even after freezing for 2-3 weeks. On their home page, the fish shop search feature will help everyone find the shop nearest to your area where you can buy fish for the festive also emphasized that fish is not just a holiday food, as there are many creative and imaginative ways of preparing food.  The Kapj Rá”-“Get it!” recipe booklets also  support in giving tips. Last but not least added three comments were added: At first .. fish farming is a sector with zero ecological footprint and does not burden the environment. Secondly …  Let it be a „Kapj Rá„ – „Get it” campaign in Hungary … important for Hungarians to eat fish regularly, weekly.  Plan throughout the year for every Friday to be a Fish Friday.  Thirdly …  visit the chalet  to enjoy mouthwatering fish snacks, but also have interest to see a photo exhibition of fish farming and fish life are welcome.

At the Basilica, the Advent Feast  has started and at the wooden house awaits visitors every day at the spectacular kitchen on weekends for fish enthusiasts by  chef István Csesznegi, where may taste smoked bush paste, green spicy fish balls and carp crunch.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

DSB – International Event of the Week @ Budapest

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Around the World from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

The Diplomatic Spouses Budapest (DSB) was founded as a non-political and non-religious community of spouses of Ambassadors, such as: Italy, Great Britain, USA, Slovenia, Thailand, Finland, Tunisia, Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Ukraine, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa, Kuwait, Slovakia, Ecuador, Mongolia, India and many more countries contributed at this special event. Budapest open its door to strengthen relations of the foreigner countries heritage in culture, gastronomy, interests in traveling to these countries by the Hungarians.
At the international tables were eye-catching rich in flavors of yummy foods, sweets, drinks  and so forth. The children’s corner was busy all day long with activities that stimulate children’s imagination. Having the experience of the day will be hard  to imagen to have at the Intercontinental Hotel in the 5 Halls to arrange  in the coming year the DSB cause it was so full by visitors that no place to even even drop a pin. Certainly, the house was full. Won’t be enough space in the future to arrange the 10th DSB gathering.

The annual charity fair has arranged an awesome daily event for supporting Hungarian children organisation for the needy.

Well done by the DSB organizing team – Mrs. Elda Spasse President and Mrs. Rasa Dagiliene DSB Fair Coordinator.

Slideshow giving an insight to the hustle and bustle!

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Diplomatic Fair @ Budapest -2019

Sunday, November, 24. 2019

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

InterContinental Budapest

District,  V., 12-14. Apaczai Csere J. Street

The 9th Diplomatic Fair is coming along again to entertain, give an insight to traditional art work, spices, groceries, culture, places to visit, of course a chance for a little shopping of foreigners countries by the visitors, organised by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest  (DSB).

On this occasion just as in the past years, respective embassies resent their special food, drinks as well. It is a fine time to have a taste of delicious international delicacies at several the food corners on the first floor. Entertainment within traditional dances, and music.

Popular the raffles  during the day and a children’s corner to entertain and keep them busy whilst parents have a glance on the items out on display.

Some exhibitors showcase the sights of their country in the spirit to make appetite for travelers.  No doubt  Xmas is on is way, therefore grand time to  look around, purchase some spices, cookies and groceries stuff from nations table.

Not otherwise this year as well – the DSB supporting charities. At the event besides all the fun, with the the raise funds for Hungarian charities  to be going to specific projects that benefit the needy.

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Update, video: Aggie Reiter