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We bring you a selection of short films and video presentations that provide an insight into the projects of MOME Media Design students.
They are highly diverse in terms of both genres and subjects. Some of them reflect on personal experiences, and some on sociohistorical phenomena, but they all share a critical attitude and social sensitivity.
About the MOME Media Design program
The rapidly changing world of digital media poses a constant and exciting challenge to media designers and media artists. They need not only new ideas and creativity, but also a holistic and critical approach, clear thinking and reliable, convertible work methods. The interdisciplinary program of the MOME Media Design Department helps students master all that.
Creator / Director
Lili Mária László
You Can’t Run Away From Kisses
True Colors of Old People
The Stage of Impossibilities
Mátyás Kálmán: Hungaro-pessimism, 2018
Does hungaro-pessimism really exist? Are Hungarians more pessimistic than other nations of the world? Our short documentary addresses these questions, building on a variety of disciplines as well as on everyday experience.
A precise account of the national psychology of Hungarians might always be beyond our reach, but everyone agrees that it exists and that it is unique. While pessimism is not a specifically Hungarian phenomenon, several studies suggest that Hungarians are particularly prone to exaggerate the negative aspects of the world, and this way of thinking became an important part of our national identity as well.
The film features representatives of different disciplines in order to grasp this multifaceted phenomenon which we believe has a decisive influence on the mood of most of us, just as researchers frequently come across it within their own fields.
The structure of the film builds on interviews with experts accompanied with animations and short excerpts from historic footages. We also touch upon the historical fear surrounding the “death of the nation”, xenophobia and the old notion of being “long torn with ill fate”.
Hungaropessimism is a light, entertraining movie which explores the mysteries of the elusive Hungarian folk soul with comprehensive interviews, spectacular scenes and archive footages.
Virág Tajti: True Colors of Old People, 2021
I actively take part in the home care of my grandmother so despite my young age I have profound insight into the difficulties of the elderly. We used to have deep conversations with my grandma but these days we mostly talk about practicalities and her bright personality gets too little attention.
Elderly people tend to wear dark and faded clothes as those are the colours our society identifies with old age. But what are their personal favourite colours? We made interviews with eldery people from various parts of Hungary who were happily sharing how much they love bright colours.
Shoulds and Should Nots is an installation made of clothes which shows the discrepancy between their favourite colours and the colours that society associates with them. We collected clothes with typical patterns and textures for the installation. The layout is inspired by the perfectly folded clothes in my grandma’s wardrobe.
Kálmán Tarr: The Stage of Impossibilities, 2017
The Stage of Impossibilities is an evolving project around creating non traditional controls of Marionettes for disabled children. The video presents how an interdiscipliary cooperation of various professions can lead to a working solution.
Lili Mária László: You Can’t Run Away From Kisses, 2020
Hajni’s period is late. She is afraid of being pregnant, therefore she visits the boy who might be the father of her child. They spend the night together at the boy’s house, trying to get closer to each other – in different ways. Hajni has to decide whether to tell her secret or try to solve the problem on her own.
Anna Török: Day-in Day-out, 2021
This is a story about a toxic relationship, where one’s harmful lifestyle is too much for the main character to bear. The film focuses on the radical differences between two personalities and their respective approaches to life, people’s capacity for change and the redefining of their identity.
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