"Four Souls of Coyote" by Aron Gauder

Hungary nominates Four Souls of Coyote for Oscar

Hungary is nominating Aron Gauder's animated film, Four Souls of Coyote, for the 2024 Academy Award for Best International Film, the National Film Institute (NFI) said on Friday.

Four Souls of Coyote is based on native American creation myths, with the mythical figure of the Coyote in the focus. The film probes the question whether humanity will be able to “find its place in the grand circle of life before it is too late”, the statement said.

Gauder wrote the script in collaboration with renowned songwriter-director Geza Beremenyi.

The film was awarded the Jury’s Prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, awarded best animated film at the Shanghai festival and has been invited to over 30 festivals, the statement said.

The US Motion Picture Academy will announce the shortlist on January 23, 2024. The award ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on March 10.

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