Géza M. Tóth
Géza M. Tóth (born 16 June 1970) is an Oscar nominated Hungarian filmmaker. Founder and leader of KEDD Animation Studio, university professor and the rector of University of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest. He is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He is a multifarious artist, works in a huge palette of the arts. He made some theatrical production (Das Rheingold, Prince Bluebeard’s castle, St. Matthew Passion, XYZ, The Miraculous Mandarin), animations for kids (Berry and Dolly season 1-3) and educational films (The history of Hungarian Opera, Opera130- The Palace on the Boulevard). He also made television commercials, series (Modern folk tales), animation inserts and lots of illustrations in children’s book.
As a filmmaker he made several successful and unique short films (Maestro, Ergo, Mama, Yes, Icar, The Pied Piper) which were in competition in the most prestigious film festivals, such as Icar (1996) at Berlin International Film Festival, or the Pied Piper (1992) which was in competition for Annecy Film Festival’s Cristal prize. His works were nominated in more than 200 Hungarian and International film festivals, like Maestro (2005) as the Best animated short film at the American Filmacademy’s Oscar. His works won around 100 prizes.
In 2002, he founded KEDD Animation Studio, where he is working continuously in different kind of projects, and collaborates with the most talented professionals in order to maintain the highest standards.
Besides, he is working in the artistic higher education since 1994. With his artistic DLA and a pedagogical Phd he taught at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, where later he was the professor and head of department of the animation programme. He taught at several art universities abroad, like at the London College of Art for a year. Since 2014, he is the rector of the University of Theater and Film Arts in Hungary.
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