Stills from Pannonia: A Certain Drama showing as part of MIAF 2021
Various (2021)

ACMI & Melbourne International Animation Festival present

Pannonia: A Certain Drama

Unclassified (15+)
Film program


General Admission




ACMI Member



28 Oct –2 Nov 2021

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A showcase of films ranging from the comical to the operatic from the legendary Hungarian studio.

The Pannonia Studio has a fascinating history. Formed in 1951 in communist era Hungary, it produced hundreds of animated shorts and more than 20 animated features – including the classic Son Of White Mare by Marcell Jankovics. The animated shorts being made at Pannonia were unlike anything else being made in Eastern Europe at the time. Some of the works seemed to offer a surprisingly sharp social commentary and many of them burst with a colourful and psychedelic or surrealist energy.

Pannonia: A Certain Drama showcases a diverse suite of films that utilise the unique properties of animation to amplify a sense of drama in all its many facets and inspirations from the comical – though lethal – excesses of life in a military state to the operatic thunder of century’s old classical music.

Short films

Gabor Homolya
Hungary, 2 mins, 1989 (NL)

Dora Keresztes
Hungary, 4 mins 41 secs, 1985 (Subs)

Dreams On Wings
Marcell Jankovich
Hungary, 8 mins 18 secs, 1968 (NL)

Slightly Tipsy
Miklos Varga
Hungary, 2 mins 43 secs, 1999 (NL)

Jozsek Gemes
Hungary, 3 mins 11 secs, 1968 (NL)

Horse In The House
Gyorgy Csonka
Hungary, 5 mins 36 secs, 1975 (Subs)

Aki Bujt, Bujt
Peter Szoboszlay
Hungary, 5 mins 7 secs, 1968 (NL)

Behind The Bars
Gyula Macskassy, Gyorgy Varnai
Hungary, 1 mins 33 secs, 1970 (NL)

Sandor Reisenbuchler
Hungary, 9 mins, 1978 (NL)

Changing Times
Istvan Kovacs
Hungary, 3 mins, 1977 (NL)

Miracles Of The Night
Maria Horvath
Hungary, 8 mins 4 secs, 1982 (Sung)

The Wind
Csaba Varga
Hungary, 6 mins, 1985 (NL)

Ab Avo / Homoknyomok
Ferenc Cako
Hungary, 7 mins, 1987 (NL)

Jozsef Gemes
Hungary, 2 mins 11 secs, 1970 (Subs)

The Fly
Ferenc Rofusz
Hungary, 3 mins, 1980 (NL)

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 75

Event duration

75 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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