MOME Anim diploma film world premier at Berlinale

The animated short film Volcano Island directed by Anna Katalin Lovrity as her graduation film at the Animation department of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME Anim) was invited for the Generation program of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival starting on the 9th of February.

Volcano Island, a 9-minute digital animation film, takes place on a magical island where a young, naive female tiger is chased by an old, white male tiger. “My goal was to create a visually experimental film, in which the scenery plays a dramaturgic role. Therefore the representation of the environment and the landscapes are extremely important, since it helps to understand this symbolic, associative story,” said the director of the film, Anna Katalin Lovrity.

The MOME Anim diploma film, funded by the National Film Fund was invited for the Generation selection of the 67th Berlinale. The program founded in 1978, also organises educational satellite programs, talks for the young audience in addition to the screenings. Films premiering in the selection are competing for the Crystal Bear awards and the special awards of the Generation program’s jury.

In recent years, young animation filmmakers graduating at MOME Anim have been invited to the most prestigious film festivals of the world. The diploma film of Nadja Andrasev, The Noise of Licking won shared Third Prize in the Cinéfondation program of the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, while Symphony no. 42. premiered in the short film competition of Berlinale in 2014, and was later shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

Anna Katalin Lovrity graduated at the MOME Anim MA program in 2016 with her diploma film titled Volcano Island; presently she is a participant of the Animation Sans Frontiéres (ASF) international animation workshop, where she is already working on the development of her next film project.

The producer of Volcano Island was József Fülöp József, its editor Judit Czakó, the world premiere of the film is at Berlinale.