A Hungarian animation film, Ruben Brandt, Collector won the Grand Prix at the Animafest, Zagreb.
Chronicling the adventures of a prodigious art collector, the movie encompasses thousands of niche references to the masterpieces of European art history. The full-length feature film has so far attracted 50,000 viewers.
The unmatched popularity of the film led the producers to launch a website archiving these little-known facts and allusions titled Okos Mozi, providing fans with an easy-to-access knowledge bank.
Founded by the Hungarian National Film Fund, about one hundred animators have participated in the production process. The soundtrack was composed by Tibor Cári. Producers included Péter Miskolczi, Radmila Roczkov, Hermina Roczkov and János Kurdy-Fehér.
In the past, the piece was awarded the Grand Prix at the Animest IAFF Budapest, the Best Award for the Best Screenplay at the Seville Film Festival Awards. It also won the SkyArtec Awards at Trieste Film Festival, earning the BeTV Special Mentions Award in Brussels.
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