Marcell Jankovics

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Marcell Jankovics
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Born(1941-10-21)21 October 1941
Died29 May 2021(2021-05-29) (aged 79)
Budapest, Hungary
NationalityHungarian
AwardsLeonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts (2009)

Marcell Jankovics (21 October 1941 – 29 May 2021) was a Hungarian graphic artist, film director, animator and author.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Budapest, Hungary. From 1955 he attended the Pannonhalma Benedictine Secondary School. He started working at Pannónia in 1960.

His fourth feature film The Tragedy of Man was in production from 1988 until its release in 2011. He died on May 29 2021.[1][2][3][4]

Accolades[edit]

He received his Oscar nomination for the 1974 animated short movie Sisyphus.[5][6] That movie was used for a GMC Yukon Hybrid ad during the 2008 Super Bowl based on an agreement between the Hungarian film studio Pannónia and GM. He also received a Palme d'Or for the short movie The Struggle at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.[7] He has been presented multiple awards at the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival since 1985. In 2009, he was presented with the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts.[8] In 2021, he received the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival.[9]

Filmography[edit]

His filmography includes:

  • Johnny Corncob (János vitéz) (1973)
  • Sisyphus (1974)
  • The Struggle (Küzdők) (1977)
  • Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) (1981)[10] [11]
  • A Székely asszony és az ördög ("The Transylvanian Woman and the Devil") (1985) - Winner of the 1st KAFF Prize for Best Series.[12]
  • Hol volt, hol nem volt ("A Hungarian Fairy Tale") (1987)[10]
  • Tangram (1988) - Winner of the KAFF Award for Best Animation.[13]
  • Magyar népmesék ("Hungarian Folk Tales") (1988-1996) - Jankovics was awarded the KAFF Prize for Best Film Series together with Zsuzsanna Kricskovics for their work on the episode entitled "Mindent járó malmocska" ("Mill Film").[13] He would go on to win the KAFF Prize for Best TV Series with Mária Horvát in 1996 for their work on the episode entitled "A pityke és a kökény" ("The Han and the Wild Plum")[14]
  • Jankula (1993) - Winner of the KAFF Award for the Category of Cultural History[15]
  • Ének a Csodaszarvasról ("Song of the Miraculous Hind") (2002) - Winner of the KAFF-Sponsored Award of the National Radio and Television Commission.[16]
  • Az ember tragédiája ("The Tragedy of Man") (2007) - Jankovics was awarded the KAFF Prize for Best Visual Language for the sequence entitled "Egy jottányit sem!" ("Not an iota!") from Az ember tragédiája VII. szín ("The Tragedy of Man Part 7),[17] and the Jury's Special Mention at the 8th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials for this work.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hungarian Animation Legend Marcell Jankovics Dies Age 79|Animation Magazine
  2. ^ OBITUARY: Hungarian Animation Director Marcell Jankovics - FilmNewEuorpe.com
  3. ^ Marcell Jankovics, Giant Of Hungarian Animation, Dies At 79|Cartoon Brew
  4. ^ Animation film director Marcell Janovics dies at 79|The Budapest Times
  5. ^ Short Film Winners: 1976 Oscars
  6. ^ 1976|Oscars.org
  7. ^ Cannes Film Festival (1977)-IMDb
  8. ^ "Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts 2009". Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Awards | CineFest". Cinefest Miskolc. Archived from the original on 21 October 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  10. ^ a b Culhane, John (2011). "Marcell Jankovics". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  11. ^ FEHÉRLÓFIA trailer on Vimeo
  12. ^ 1.Kecskeméti Animációs Filmszemle. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1985.
  13. ^ a b 2. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1988.
  14. ^ 4. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 1. Nemzetközi Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1996.
  15. ^ 3. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1993.
  16. ^ KAFF 2002 - Díjak (English: "KAFF 2002 - Award"). Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2002.
  17. ^ KAFF 2007 Díjak (English: "KAFF 2007 Awards"). Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2007.
  18. ^ 11. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál 8. Európai Animációs Játékfilm Fesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2013.

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