Koan: A túlsó part
Koan: The Other Side
Director: SZILÁGYI VARGA Zoltán
3 min. 2009, Colour,
with words, Hungarian, English subtitled
Producer: Kecskemétfilm Kft.
Screenplay: Szilágyi Varga Zoltán
Cinematographer: Cseh János
Animation: Szilágyi Varga Zoltán
Music: Melis László
After watching the film, those who want to and are able to, may get enlightened. He or she may realise that where he or she is at the moment is good.
Major screenings, presentations:
Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál, Balkanima (Szerbia)
Xiamen International Animation Film Festival (Kína)
• Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál - a legszínvonalasabb képi formanyelvért járó különdíj és az ART Mozi Egyesület díja
• Xiamen International Animation Film Festival - Cybersousa Award
SZILÁGYI VARGA Zoltán
Zoltán Szilágyi Varga was born in 1951 in Kíkes (Transylvania). He graduated as a graphic artist at the Ion Andreescu University of Fine Arts in Kolozsvár in 1976. From 1976 to 1985 he worked for Animafilm, the animation film studio of Bucharest (Romania). Between 1984-1986 he finished his studies at the Animation Direction Faculty of College Luca Caragiale for Theatre and Film Art (Bucharest). Since 1987 he has been working at Kecskemétfilm Ltd. as an animation director. He was awarded the Béla Balázs Prize, and was also acknowledged as a graphic artist. His films have won the Main Prize at several international film festivals (Oberhausen, Espinho).
Main films: The Gordian Knot (1980), Arena (1982), Monologue (1983), Pure Image (1988), Cultural Historical Manoeuvre at Night (1992), Apropo (1994), A Monkey’s Tale (1999), Journey to the Centre of the Earth (2001), Koan/Don’t Speak! (2004), Death of Joyous Armenian (2005) – Award of the Best Script at the Annecy International Film Festival, The Widely Travelled Little Mouse / The Patronage by a Relative (2005) co-director Lajos Nagy – Category Award of Television Programme at Chineese Animation Film Festival (2005), Court Record / In Memoriam Peter Mansfeld (2006) – in competition programme at Berlin Film Festival (2007) and Annecy Film Festival (2007), Best Script (Special Award) of 8th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (2007), Bronze Award at Damascus International Film Festival (2007), Special Jury Award of Dervio International Cartoons and Comics Movie Festival (2008), The Best Animated Film in South-Eastern Europe at 5th European Animated Film Festival in Belgrade (2008), The Widely Travelled Little Mouse / Rocking on the Train (2007) – Best Animation (Special Award) of 8th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (2007), Special Jury Awards of Television Programs at CICDAF 2008 (Changzhou / China), The Widely Travelled Little Mouse / Escape from Slavery (2009) - Best Animation Special Award of 9th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (2009), Koan / The Other Side (2009) - Best Visual Language Special Award and Award of Art Cinema Association at 9th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (2009)