Historical Briefing Of The Festival
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF) is two festivals in parallel: the festival of Hungarian animation films and the international festival of European animation cinema and television feature films.
We organised the first animation film review twenty years ago, in 1985. In the start this film review was only for Hungarian films with one or two foreign programmes.
In 1996, prior to the organisation of the 4th KAFF, the organisational council decided to include European animated films not only in the informational programme, but also in the competition.
Until 2005 KAFF was organised every three years. We reported it at KAFF 2005 that for an easier harmonisation to the international festival calendars and for an easier organisation we thought it would be better to hold KAFF bi-annually rather then tri-annually.
The 9th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival and the 6th International Animation Feature Film Festival will be organised between 17 and 21 June 2009.
In addition to the film screenings musical and theatrical shows, exhibitions and professional discussions will take place in our town. Kecskemét is a small town with a hundred thousand inhabitants, with several arts workshops and with a lively cultural life, 80 km south of Budapest.
Festival offers accommodation and catering in Kecskemét for the directors of the competitive session.