KISKAKAS Animation Celebration featuring Japanese Animation at MOME

Venue: Moholy-Nagy University of Design Budapest (MOME), Auditorium

23rd April Thursday
10:00-12:00
An introduction to the history of Japanese animation film 1
Held by Ilan Nguyên, Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI) in English.
12:00-13:30
Screening of Japanese animated short films
The films are screened in Japanese with English subtitles or dubbing.
13:30-14:00
Presentation about the Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI)
Held by Prof. Yuichi Ito, leader of GEIDAI’s Animation Department. In Japanese with English translation.

24th April Friday
10:00-12:00
An introduction to the history of Japanese animation film 2
Held by Ilan Nguyên, Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI)

A rather well known country in the world history of cinema, Japan is also one of the most important producing countries for animation films, but that long and huge tradition of animated cinema is still largely unknown, even inside Japan.
During these sessions, we will try to summarize the history of this national production, that has developed in its own manner, and still relies on specific trends and raises issues of its own, ahead from the rest of the world.

The Tokyo University of the Arts (better known as GEIDAI) was the first national art university in Japan that was founded more than 120 years ago. The Graduate School of Film and New Media was established in 2005, and its Department of Animation led by Professor Yuichi Ito, the acclaimed animation filmmaker, was founded in 2008. Ever since the department has been producing some of the most exciting and freshest works in Japanese animation; in 2010, the Department was recognized as the “Best Animation School” at Animafest, the Zagreb World Animation Festival.

The program on Facebook.

The web site of KISKAKAS Animation Celebration 2015 (detailed program coming soon).

Supported by the Japan Foundation in Budapest.