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GÉZA M. TÓTH – MAESTRO

Géza M. Tóth (born 16 June 1970) is a Hungarian filmmaker. President of University of

Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest. Awarded film director, founder of KEDD Animation

Studio. Worked as a tutor at several institutes and universities: MOME, Budapest, Royal College of Art, London, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. As a filmmaker he created short films (ex: Icar, Maestro, Ergo, Mama) experimental art projects (ex: St Matthew Passion, XYZ, The Miraculous Mandarin, The Duke's Blubeard's Castle) and animation TV series (ex: Berry and Dolly, VIVA Channel IDs, Modern Folk-tales). His short films successfully participated more than 200 film festivals worldwide and were awarded with more than 70 prizes. His animation film, Maestro was nominated to Oscar in the Best Animation Short Film category.

Maestro is a computer-animated short film. It won the Amaryllis Tamás Award at the 7th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival and was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.  Five minutes before his big performance, the Maestro and his persistent mechanical assistant are getting ready. As the clock ticks, life at the top is not all it seems.

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