In a new, rising trend in contemporary auteur cinema, many documentary filmmakers and directors are choosing animation over live-action. Meanwhile, animation professionals are creating documentaries. After screening a short film compilation from Primanima World Festival of First Animation (Kino, November 11, 4.00 PM), Primanima’s program director, animated film historian Anna Ida Orosz, film historian and culture researcher Andrea Pócsik, and Borbála Tompa director will talk about why it’s worth bringing a "true story” to life through animation, and the challenges of interview-based animation filmmaking.
Primanima is an international festival and competition of first animations. It is held annually in Budaörs, Hungary. Its co-founders, Anna Ida Orosz and Tamás Patrovits, launched the festival in 2012 with the aims of providing a platform and opportunity for young, talented animators to present their debut works, to build professional connections, and to join international networks. In this regard, Primanima fills a void in both the Hungarian and European festival scene. The festival has separate categories for children's films and, since 2019, films for teenagers. The Primanima Masters competition program was launched during the festival’s tenth edition.