In this year's trailer for the festival, Flóra Anna Buda condenses the motto I AM BECAUSE WE ARE into pink circles of colour that network, connect, from singular existence to a shared togetherness. An explosive, pleasurable connection that carries us into the great universe of short form.
Flora Ana Buda, born 1991 in Budapest, Hungary. The iron curtain has only just fallen – everything is in upheaval, socially, politically, with major implications for the private sphere. Buda studies animation and illustration at the renowned Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest. She premiered her graduation film »Entropia« at the Berlinale Shorts, where it won the Teddy for Best Queer Short Film. A project study program, supported by the European Union, allowed her to study at Animation Campus Vyberg in Denmark. She currently lives and works in Paris.
Buda is one of the young voices of an Eastern European animation scene, whose main representative is Reca Busci. Conscious of traditions, colors and new narrative strategies that reference the modern novel have found their way into these women's work. Buda's interest lies in the dream world, scientific knowledge, and the intertwining with her own personal history. Colourful, expressive, surreal, romantic, sexy, different. Life in 3D.