Pannonia Film Studio

Pannonia Film Studio (also known as MAFILM Pannónia Filmstúdió) is the largest animation studio in Hungary, based in the capital of Budapest.


The animation division of the Hungarian Film Production Company was founded by Gyula Macskássy in 1951. It became independent, taking the name "Pannónia Filmstúdió", in 1956. For more than three decades the studio created many cartoons; a list is shown below. In 1990, with Hungary changing its political system, Pannónia lost its monopoly on Hungarian cartoon production, and the Hungarian National Television Company has stopped financing its cartoon series. Nonetheless, Pannónia continued to produce animated films as late as 2004.

People working at PannóniaFilm

Aside from Macskássy, PannóniaFilm's roster of notable animators includes György Várnai, Tibor Csermák, József Nepp, Attila Dargay, Marcell Jankovics, József Gémes, Tamás Szabó Sípos, Béla Ternovszky, Ottó Foky, István Imre, Ferenc Rófusz, György Kovásznai, Sándor Reisenbüchler, István Orosz, Líviusz Gyulai, Béla Vajda, Kati Macskássy, Dóra Keresztes, Zsolt Richly, Éva M Tóth, Géza M Tóth and Sófia Péterffy.


Animated short films

Cartoon series

Full-length animated films


In 1981, Pannónia's three-minute production, The Fly (A légy) by Ferenc Rófusz, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. This was the biggest success of the studio.

Other awards


  2. 1 2 3 1.Kecskeméti Animációs Filmszemle. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1985.
  3. 1 2 3 4 2. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1988.
  4. 1 2 3. Kecskeméti Animációs Filmfesztivál. Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 1993.
  5. 1 2 KAFF 2002 - Díjak (English: "KAFF 2002 - Award"). Kecskeméti Animáció Film Fesztivál. 2002.

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