Nation Award Committee consisting of eleven artists with the Kossuth State Awards. The award is given to provide appropriate living conditions for personalities with high artistic accomplishment and reputation.
New Artists of the Nation
Seven Hungarian artists were given the Artist of the Nation Award on 5 November, the birthday of HAA as a public body at Vigadó, the centre of HAA. These personalities are the following: Ilona Budai folk music singer; György Fekete interior designer (former and honorary President of HAA); Miklós Kampis architect; László Kunkovács photographer, ethnographer; László Lator poet, translator, essayist; István Orosz graphic artist and Ferenc Rófusz animator. The award were handed over by the President of HAA, György Vashegyi and the Minister of Human Capacities, Miklós Kásler.
Screenings from the history of Hungarian animation
Hungarian animation goes back to a hundred years with outstanding works. HHA's screening series beginning on 8 October, continuing on every Monday and ending on 10 December at Premier Kultcafé, Budapest gives special opportunities to watch the best and determining Hungarian animation films made during the past decades. As film historian Zsolt Pápai pointed out in the periodical, Filmvilág in 2007, "several of the most glorious chapters of Hungarian cinematography have been written by animators".
Three interrelated exhibitions at Műcsarnok
An exhibition of József Gaál (1960), a fine artist, arts writer and a professor at the University of Fine Arts can be seen at Műcsarnok, the institution of HAA until 11 November.
In connection with the display of József Gaál there is another exhibition (also open until 11 November) of the group called MORPH with three members: János Kalmár, Attila Mata and Tamás Szabó.
With these two displays a third one is also interrelated and can be seen until 20 January 2019. Its title is Hidden stories - the life reform movements and the arts.
Exclusive screening of Ferenc Rofusz's new animation
President of Hungary, János Áder and his wife, Anita Herczeg also attended the exclusive screening of the new film - entitled The Last Supper - by Oscar-winning Hungarian animation director, Ferenc Rofusz at the new office building of HAA in Andrássy Street on 3 October 2018. Among the participants were HAA's President, György Vashegyi, HAA's Secretary-General, Tamás Gergely Kucsera, HAA's former and honorary President, György Fekete as well as several colleagues of Ferenc Rofusz.