7th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
October 11 - 18  2007

MUSIC HALL THEATER
9036 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills California
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Maestro

Five minutes before the Big Performance, behind the curtains Maestro is getting
ready for the execution. Time is slowly ticking away...

Biography of Director

Mr. Geza M. Toth is a 36 years old hungarian artist, working as an animation film
maker, associate professor DLA, PhD of the Animation Department of the
Hungarian University of Art and Design (MIE). As a Research Fellow and Guest
Tutor he worked in London (Royal College of Art), also the Film Academy of Tallin
(Estonia), Ahmedabad (India), and Baden-Württemberg (Germany).
In the past 5-6 years he has created approx. 120 animation signals, commercials
and short films. His productions were successfully screened more than 100
different festivals. At this moment he is working on the film adaption of Bela
Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.

AWARDS / RECOGNITION

Academy Award Nominaton for Best Animated Short Film

CineFest Miskolc, Hungary – Grand Prize 2005

Les Nuit Magiques, France – Grand Prize 2005

MAFSZ Budapest, Hungary – Grand Prize 2005

Anifest3, Hungary - Audience Prize, Special Prize 2005

GLITCH FilmFest, Montréal, Canada – Special Prize 2005

Trencianske Teplice FilmFest, Slovakia – Special Prize 2005

Dakino Film Festival, Bukarest, Romania – Special Prize 2005

Pécsi Mozgókép Fesztivál, Pécs, Hungary – Special Prize 2005

JDAF Nagoya, Japan – Special Prize of Nagoya CCI Charman 2005

BALKANIMA ’05 Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro – Balkanima Special 2005

Aubagne International FilmFest, France – Grand Prize, Audience Prize 2005

International Ízmir Short Film Festival, Ízmir, Turkey – Golden Cat Award 2005

CINANIMA International Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal – Audience Prize 2005

KAFF Hungarian Animatiion FilmFest Kecskemét, Hungary – Special Prize 2005

ANIMACOR International Film Festival Cordoba, Spain – 2nd Prize /Best short film
2005

China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival, Changzou, China – Grand
Prize 2005

Belo Horizonte International Short FilmFest, Belo horizonte, Brasil – Best
Screenplay 2005