Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Get Shorty

Among the shorts nominated for Academy Awards this year is a Hungarian entry by Geza M. Toth. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1494496/
Maestro is a 5-minute animated short as the maestro sits in front of a dressing room mirror and prepares for his show.
Toth is a Hungarian artist and lecturer in the Animation Department at the Hungarian University of Art and Design.
He’s screened at more than 50 festivals and is working on a film adaptation of Bela Bartok’s "Bluebeard’s Castle".
It may be possible to watch Maestro online. I wasn't able to run the video, but it appears to be at several sites, including http://www.portablefilmfestival.com/video/festival-2006/desktop-experiment/maestro.
Maestro showed at the 2006 Reggio Film Festival, hosted by one of our Sister Cities.
Maestro also played at Gifu HIAFF - 2006: Semi Grand Prize; La Bourboule PLEIN la BOBINE-2006: Children Jury's Prize; Leeds International Film Festival - 2006: Special Mention; Bucharest DaKINO International Short Film Festival - 2005: Special Prize; 2006 -Granada International Short Film Festival (in competition); 2006 - Jerusalem International Film Festival); 2006 - London International Animation Festival ; 2006 - Melbourne International Animation Festival; 2006 - Nashville Independent Film Festival; 2005 - Los Angeles IFP Film Festival; 2005 - Mill Valley Film Festival; 2005 - Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival. You can catch Maestro and the other nominated shorts at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Feb. 23–25, showings are 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday. For more info, call the Modern at 817.738.9215, or visit online: http://www.mamfw.org/.