The festival hosts the directors of the films selected for the competition, and in addition to the Hungarian filmmakers prestigious representatives of international animation also take part in the celebration in Kecskemét in the jury or as invited presenters. The previous festivals boast such acclaimed guests as John Halas (a director and producer of Hungarian origin) from London, the Italian animation film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi, the ?Grand Madame? of the Annecy Animation Festival Nicole Salomon, the great sage of Russian animation Yuri Norstein, the representative of the Zagreb School Borivoj Dovniković Bordo, the ?father? of Estonian animation Priit Pärn, the daredevil of English animation Phil Mulloy, the Canadian Oscar-winning director Co Hoedeman, and the list could go on and on.

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