The Muse of Concrete: Creating Bye Little Block! – a Graduation Film at MOME

2021. 05. 21. 10:00 – 11:30, FACEBOOK LIVE


In this masterclass Éva Darabos will discuss why the block of flats areas are so important for her and will offer a glimpse into where her inspiration was coming from to create her award-winning short animation, Bye Little Block! which received the Best Design Award at The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), and won awards in Poznań and Barcelona. She will share her personal experiences about how the whole project started and how the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and her crew helped her to develop the original idea into a graduation film. There are many aspects to discuss: technical steps, adapting to a new role, teamwork, communication. Later, she will give a fresh and retrospective insight into her student years at MOME Anim. In the end, she will share her feelings about film festivals, the afterlife of Bye Little Block!, her future plans and projects and about HEN animation studio she co-founded with Melinda Kádár, Lili Korcsok and Bori Mákó.


Éva Darabos (director)


A young woman learns that soon she will have to move from the blockhouse flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner of the flat she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground a surreal panorama of the blockhouse area she used to call home unfolds.


Éva Darabos was born and grew up in Budapest and fell in love with drawing and filmmaking in her late teens. She was admitted to MOME’s animation department in 2013 where she finished her BA degree then continued her studies on the MA programme. During her studies, she spent an Erasmus semester in Turku, Finland at TUAS’s animation department. After her animation studies, she completed the Design and Visual Art Teacher’s MA at MOME in 2020. Besides developing her film ideas she works as a freelance animation artist. Bye Little Block! (2020) is her graduation film.  




As a co-director:

Patkánylyuk Vendéglő (Rathole Diner) (d. Sade LAHTI, Emma RAUTALA, Konsta HORMIA, Essi PERUANIEMI, Éva DARABOS, 2018)

As a director: 

Sellőkonzerv (Canned Mermaid) (2015) Student film

Meander TV (2016) Student film

Kaláka együttes: Semmit sem talál az ember (2016) Student film

Pá kis panelom! (Bye Little Block!) (2020) Graduation film


Celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2020 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design has always played a decisive role in the development of Hungarian design life and has been since its creation an outstanding institution of the local art and design scene. At the heart of the institution’s mission is world-class education, research and development of design and creativity. Éva Darabos after finishing the BA and MA animation programme, now works at the university as a teacher to help prepare applicants for its admission procedure in its pre-university course called PreMOME. By talking about her experiences she hopes this could give an insight of MOME’s characteristics and its community.