Opening Night

8 November 2022 - 7:00PM
The event will be
in English

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
November 8, 2022 (Tuesday) 7 PM


Welcome speech by Dr. Anett Bősz, Deputy Mayor of Budapest for Human Services.
Concert by Mariia Chuprynenko, Ukrainian singer-songwriter.


OPENING SPEECH by Nóra L. Ritók, educator, founder of the Real Pearl Foundation.


OPENING FILM: AWAY – world premiere

directed by Ruslan Fedotow, Hungary - Belgium - Portugal, 2022, 28 min., in Ukrainian with English and Hungarian subtitles

Andrii and Alisa, Ukrainian teenagers, have escaped the shelling of their native Kharkiv to Budapest. They hold after-school drawing classes for Ukrainian refugee children, and await news from their families back home. News reports and phone calls with family bring the harsh everyday reality of the war into their lives, while their street art protest engages and provokes the passersby.


The screening is followed by a discussion with the director, moderated by Oksana Sarkisova, Festival Director.

The evening will end with a reception at Trafó’s café.