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Seeing something more in a simple object may be the most ancient of creative gestures. One plays with the object, invents stories about it giving it a real personality. The planned series is built on this creative gesture, taking advantage in the measure of the possibilities offered by animation design.



Production and Creation

Production Year: 2018-2019

Writer, designer, script, storyboard, layout:

Géza M. Tóth

Director and producer: Géza M. Tóth

Graphics: Piros Peter

Music / Sound: Balázs Alpár


Production information

Format: 52x2’30” episodes in development

Type: Object animation

Shooting format: 16:9

Language: "without dialogue"

Genre: comedy

Target audience: 6-100 years

Mr. Dokker

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3D animation story about Mr. Dokker’s one fine day, which happens to be a very important one in his monotonic life.

Mr. Dokker wakes up, he prepares, leaves home, he’s in a traffic-jam, then arrives to the office, he’s dreaming for a while, gives an indecent proposal, walks away huffily, gets into a tiny traffic incident, later in the restaurant shows sexual interest in the waitress, thinking about boobs while having dinner, gets the girl drunk, he’s up to drug abuse, suddenly sees a deer, has a road accident ‘cause of the drunk driving, walks for some sympathy, appears in a kissing scene, appears in a jealousy scene, lays on the ground in a faint, drifts with the current of a river, dives, gets a whiff of death, happens to be on a beach, meets a strange life style, takes part in a memory exchange therapy, walks like a brain-washed idiot, the sun rises on his right, so he quits the scene satisfied.
Created by Károly Körmendi





Year of production: 2012

Running time: 5 min

Animation technique: 3D

Format: 1280x720p

Aspect: 16:9

Sound: Stereo

No dialogues.



Festivals / in competition:

Opuzen Film Festival, Croatia, 2012

Colchester Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2012

MediaWave Festival, Hungary, 2013

Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, 2013


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A tale of a worldwide hangingout.



Written, directed and produced by Géza M. Toth

Cinematography by Mátyás Erdély

Starring: Orsolya Török-Illyés

Production designer: Balázs Hujber

Costume designer: Ibolya Bárdosi

Music by Attila Pacsay

Sound design by Imre Madácsi

Production manager: Andrea Taschler

Production coordinator: Niki Kárász

1st Assistant Director: László Kádár

CGI: István Nyolcas




The film uses a mixed technique: live action and animation. During the shooting the actress was moving on a built roof in a green box, meanwhile the animated background was created afterwards. Since its first premiere in 2009, MAMA is popular at short film and animation film festivals as well.



Year of pruduction: 2008

Running time: 12 min

Shooting technique: 3D

Format: 35 mm

Aspect: 1:1,85

Sound: Dolby Digital

Dialogues: none


MAMA's festival results



Hungarian Film Week 2009 - Special Prize, Student Jury Prize

BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary 2009 – Special Prize

International Filmfest Braunschweig, Germany 2009 – Best Music Award

Anilogue, Budapest, Hungary  2009 – Jury Prize

International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Krakkow, Poland 2009 – The Director’s Award

11th MAREMETRAGGIO FilmFest, Trieste, Italy 2010 – CEI Award



In competition:


2009 – Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2009 –
ANIMANIMA, Cacak, Serbia

2009 - BALKANIMA 6th International Animated Film Festival, Serbia

2009 - WIFF- 22nd Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland

2009 - Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid, Spain

2009 - ANIMATEKA International Animated Film Festival, Ljubjana, Slovenia

2010 - MONSTRA - Lisboa Animated Film Festival, Portugal

2010 - PLANETE Doc Review Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland

2010 - KINOFILM - Manchester European Short Film Festival, UK


2010 - SHORT Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo, Japan


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A story about the music in us.



Written, directed and produced by Géza M. Tóth
Photography by Zoltán Bogdán
Edited by Judit Czakó
Art Director: Géza M. Tóth
Music by Attila Pacsay
Sound design: Imre Madacsi
Animation: Zoltán Bogdán, Árpád Koós, Béla Klingl, Gergely Kozma
Production manager: Niki Kárász



The premiere screening of ERGO was in 2008 in the competition programme of Cannes Film Festival – Semaine de la Critique. Since then the film has been screened at more than 40 film festivals around the world and won prizes from Thailand to Germany.



Year of pruduction: 2008

Running time: 12 min

Animation technique: 3D

Format: 35 mm

Aspect: 1:1,85

Sound: Dolby Digital

Dialogues: none


ERGO's festival results


2008 - Sarajevo IFF, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Special Honorary Mention

2008 - ANIMANIMA - Cacak, Serbia - Special Prize for Best Sound Design

2008 - FCAN - Short Animation Film Festival Neufchateau, Belgium – Grand Prize

2009 – KAFF – Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Hungary - Special Prize for Best Music

2009 - Animation Block Party, USA – Best in Show Award

2009 - Ojai Film Festival, USA - Special Prize

2009 - BKKIAF - Bangkok Animation Film Festival, Thailand – Main Prize of the Jury

2010 - BACKUP Festival - New Media in Film, Weimar, Germany – RED2 Prize

2010 - ANIFEST Rozafa Internatonal Film Festival, Tirana, Albania – Best Sound design

2010 - PATRAS International Film Festival, Patras, Greece – Best Animation

2010 - Mogilev Animaevka 2010. (Best Experimental film)


In competition:

2008 - Cannes Semaine de la Critiques, France

2008 – Aix en Provance, France
2008 - Chieti MATITA Film Festival , Italy

2008 - Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
2008 - Rio de Janeiro, Săo Paulo ANIMA MUNDI, Brasil
2008 - ANONIMUL IFF, Bucharest, Romania

2008 – China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival (CICDAF), China
2008 - Targu-Mures AlterNative, Romania
2008 - Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain

2008 - Ghent Flanders International Film Festival, Belgium

2008 - Varsaw International Film Festival, Poland

2008 – Cinéjeune, Saint-Quentin, France

2008 – TINDIRINDIS Vilnius, Lithuania

2008 – Animacor Cordoba International Film Festival, Spain

2008 - Gonfreville L'Orcher - du Grain á démoudre, France

2008 - Amiens International Film Festival, France

2008 – ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain

2008 – Bergen International Film Festival, Norway

2008 – Opening Ceremony of Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

2008 - Bukarest DaKINO International Short Film Festival, Romania

2008 - Kolozsvár FILMTETTFESZT, Romania

2008 - Festival Of European Films on Wheels, Ankara, Turkey

2008 - Xiamen International Animation Festival, China

2008 - 25th International Istanbul Short Film Festival, Turkey

2008 - ETIUDA&ANIMA, Krakkó Animációs Short, Poland

2008 - Róma I CASTELLI ANIMATI Genzano di Roma, Italy

2008 - TIFF Tirana International Film Festival, Albania

2009 - 12st European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux, France

2009 - ANIFEST 2009 Trebon, Czech Republic

2009 – International Children's festival - GALICJA, Krakow, Poland

2009 - Munich International Short Film Festival, Germany

2009 - In the palace, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 - SICAF, Seoul, Korea

2009 - FEST ANCA, Slovakia

2009 – Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Athens, Greece

2009 - TGHFF - Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan


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In an intimate dressing room Maestro is preparing for his big performance with the help of a studious iron arm.  When everything is set, Maestro goes to the light to perform his scene.



Written, designed, directed and produced by Géza M. Tóth

Music by Attila Pacsay

Animation and visual effects by  Zoltán Bogdán, Béla Klingl, Árpád Koós and Tamás Megyeri

Sound design by Ákos Ambrus and Imre Madácsi



MAESTRO is a short animated film directed by Géza M. Tóth. It was nominated for a 2007 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film and won more than 40 international festivel prizes. This individual project was based on the director’s own invented story. M. Tóth drew his inspiration for the film from his big, traditional family. He recounts growing up with antique furniture, old toys and wooden clocks that charmed him with their secrets. He felt that they all had their own stories to tell. Thus, he decided to use the bird as the caricature for Maestro and the clockwork camera movement to tell the story of Maestro’s preparation for his big “performance”. MAESTRO is the first film M. Tóth has done using 3D computer animation. He felt it was the most appropriate technique to allow the complex camera movement and lighting to illuminate the intricate relationship of the characters. By moving the camera in a clockwise fashion around the dressing room, M. Tóth tried to generate an individual and dramatic story out of a simple, common occurrence. The five minutes of the film is built on one scene, but the camera movement is continuous and jumps like the secondhand arm of a clock. This complex movement combines with the characters’ particular personality to lead you up to the finale in the final seconds of the film.



Year of production: 2005

Running time: 5 min

Animation technique: 3D

Format: 35 mm

Aspect: 1:1,85

Sound: Dolby Digital

Dialogues: none


MAESTRO's festival results

2008 – Inernational Animation Festival Hiroshima, Japan

2008 – FICCO – Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival, Mexico

2007 – Academy Award nomination for Best Animation Short Film

2007 – Kawasaki Digital Short Film Festival, Japan (Superior Prize)

2007 – FIKE-2007 – Evora International Short Film Festival, Portugal (Audience Award)

2007 - LUCANIA Film Festival, Lucania, Italy (Animation 1st Prize)

2007 – Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo, Medina, Spain (Special Prize)

2007 - NAFF Neum Animated Film Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina (Grand Prize)

2007 – SARDINIAFILMFESTIVAL, Sassari, Italy (Shortest Category Grand Prize)

2007 - 19th PRIX Danube Festival of Television Programmes for Children and Youth, Bratislava, Slovakia (Animation 1st Prize, Student Jury Award)

2007 - Fano International Film Festival, Italy (2nd prize)

2007 – Mar de Plata International Film Festival, Spain

2007 - Taiwan International Animation Festival (TIAF), Taiwan

2007 – Cinematik International Film Festival, Pöstyén, Slovakia

2006 - Ankara Festival on Wheels, Turkey

2006 – Bologna Future Film Festival, Italy (in competition)

2006 - Festival européen du film court de Brest, France

2006 – ANIMA, Brusels, Belgium (in competition)

2006 - GRANADA International Young Film-Makers Festival, Granada, Spain (Special mention)

2006 - Jerusalem International Film Festival

2006 – Festival IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (in competition)

2006 – London International Animated Film Festival, UK

2006 – Melbourne International Animated Film Festival, Australia

2006 – Nashville Film Festival, USA

2006 – Patras International Film Festval, Greece (in competition)

2006 – Festival BIMINI, Riga, Estonia (in competition)

2006 – Cinequest San José Film Festival

2006 – Trickfilm Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

2006 - Marematraggio Film Festival, Trieste, Italy (CEI Award)

2006 – Warsaw Film Festival

2006 – Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia (in competition)

2006 - Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Shortvillage Prize, Audience Prize)

2006 - III. VIDEOLOGIA International Film Festival, Volgograd, Russia (Audience Prize)

2006 - BACKUP Festival, Weimar, Germany (Audience Prize)

2006 - CANARIASMEDIAFEST06, Las Palmas, Spain  (Animation Prize - ex aequo)

2006 - River and Rails International Film Festival, Smiths Falls, Canada (Best Animated short)

2006 - HIAFFF - 4th Hida International Animation Festival of Folktales and Fables, Gifu, Japan (Semi Grand Prize)

2006 - HUESCA International Short Film Festival, Spain (Special mention)

2006 - International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Zlín, Czech Republic (Hermina Tyrlova Award)

2006 - 8th International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers, Athens, Greece (Best Animation Award)

2006 - Leeds International Film Festival, UK (Jury’s Special Mention)

2006 - NAOUSSA International Short Film and Video Festival, Greece (Jury’s Special Mention)

2006 - Plein la Bobine Children Film Festival, Sancy, France (Jury’s Award)

2006 - CORTOONS International Short Animated Film Festival, Rome, Italy (Best Short from Europe)

2006 – MULTIVISION Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia (1st Prize)

2006 - ULRICH-SCHIEGG Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany (Special Prize)

2006 – Kimera Cineklub, The Land of The Living Shorts, Campobasso, Italy (1st Prize, Audience Prize)

2006 - Wurzburg Film Weekend  (Short Film Prize)

2005 – Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France (in competition)

2005 – Los Angeles Film Festival, USA (in competition)

2005 – AniMadrid, Spain (in competition)

2005 - Baden Fantoche

2005 - BUSHO Vision 2 Budapest International Short Film Festival, Hungary (Best Animation Award)

2005 - Interfilm, Berlin, Germany (Special Mention – Best Children’s Short)

2005 - SCHLINGEL International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Chemnitz, Germany (in competition)

2005 - Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London, UK (Runner up, Best Animated Short Film)

2005 - Aubagne International Film Festival, France  (Grand Prize (ex aequo), Audience Prize)

2005 - Les Nuits Magiques, Begles, France (Special Prize)

2005 - MATITA Film Festival, Chieti, Italy 

2005 – BALKANIMA, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (Special Prize)

2005 – Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival, Brazil (Best Screenplay: Geza M. Toth)

2005 – MAFSZ – Hungarian Independent Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary (Special Prize)

2005 – DaKINO International Short Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania (Special Prize)

2005 - AniFest3, Budapest, Hungary (Special Prize, Audience Prize)

2005 – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

2005 – CICDAF - China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival, Changzhou, China (Best Short Film)

2005 – TIFF – Tirana Film Festival, Albania (in competition)

2005 – ANIMAMUNDI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005 - Castelli Animati, International Animated Film Festival, Rome, Italy

2005 – Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Rome, Italy

2005 – AlterNative Film Festival, Tirgu Mures, Romania (in competition)

2005 - Mill Valley Film Festival, USA

2005 – Bunter Hund, München, Germany (in competition)

2005 – ANIMACOR, Córdoba, Spain  (Second Prize)

2005 – CINANIMA, Espinho, Portugal (Audience Prize)

2005 -  Cinema Tous Ecrans, Genf, Switzerland

2005 – Giffoni Film Festival, Italy

2005 – Isfahan International Children Film Festival, Iran

2005 - Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey  (Golden Cat Award)

2005 - KROK International Animated Films Festival, Kiev, Ukraine (in competition)

2005 - BUSTER - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Denmark

2005 - DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany

2005 - ANIMATEKA, Ljubljana, Slovenia (in competition)

2005 – KAFF – Kecskemet Animation Film Festival, Hungary (Special Prize)

2005 – GLITCH, Montreal, Canada (Special Prize)

2005 – Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (in competition)

2005 – CineFest, Miskolc, Hungary (Best Animation Film Prize)

2005 – Festival du Film de Vendome, France

2005 – Tindirindis International Animated Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania (in competition)

2005 – Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (in competition)

2005 – JDAF - Japan Digital Animation Festival, Nagoya, Japan (Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman's Prize)

2005 - Pecs Mozgokep Fesztival, Hungary (Special Prize)

2005 – International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Switzerland

2005 - Trencianske Teplice Art Film  Festival, Slovakia  (Special Mention)