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Bori Rutkai is the most multifaceted Hungarian children’s song author. There is no family where there is not a Bori Rutkai book on the shelf, or the children are not singing her songs. Bori is a visual artist, singer, composer, writer of tales and song lyrics, who sings joyful and rad songs not only for children, but for the whole family. Her catchy tunes and rhymes, colourful costumes, even more colourful drawings and crocheted puppets will nestle themselves in everyone's head. Bori has been attending our festival since the beginning and was a guest of Primanima in 2022 as a jury member, performer and exhibitor.
The works of Fokion Xenos are not unknown to the audience of Primanima, two of his animations were also in competition in the children's program in previous years and he was one of our jury members and lecturer in 2022. His work Heatwave won the award for the most popular international children's film in 2019, which was shown with great success at more than 70 festivals. He began his studies in Athens, then studied at the NFTS in London, and currently works in both countries. As an animation filmmaker he is interested in playful and bold stories that focus on visual wit and emotional honesty.
Animation film director, graphic artist, art educator, Primanima founder and director Tamás Patrovict and head of the mayor’s cabinet in Budaörs Csaba Vágó share their thoughts on the occasion of the festival’s 10th anniversary.
Thomas Renoldner has tried himself in many different kinds of art forms: drawing, painting, fotography, object art, installation, performance, music. Besides, he is also a master teacher and he is leading a studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Animated film is used by him as a medium to combine the art disciplines he has experimented with. On the 10th of Primanima we were privileged to host his photo exhibition. He was a jury member of the Young Director’s Competition programme, we had the chance to listen to his masterclass and he was also asked to be one of the tutors of the first Primanima Jumpstart programme.