We Once Were Birds

Director: HORVÁTH Mária
tv-series ° 2020 ° 07 ' 38 " ° Colour ° Producer: Mikulás Ferenc Animator: Sulyok Bence ; Tóth-Pócs Roland Script: Czipott Géza Production manager: Vécsy Vera Sound: Madácsi Imre Background painter: Szűcs Emese ; Csontos Gizella Storyteller: Nyakó Júlia Cameraman: Tóth-Pócs Roland IT employee: Ari Károly Editor: Kungl Mátyás Musician: Oláh József ; Parno Graszt zenekar Storyboard, character design: Horváth Mária Layout: Balajthy László 3D rigging: Csontos Gizella 3D supervisor: Tóth-Pócs Roland Post production: Kungl Mátyás 3D modeling: Gruber Fruzsina 3D rigging: Nagy Tamás Flute: Seres Barbara


This is the tale of the origins of the Roma. A flock of birds living free arrives in a rich land. They feast and feast until eventually they can no longer take off. “Our claws became legs, Our wings became hands, And so we remained on the ground. Instead of the soaring into the skies. Once birds, we became people.”



- Anibar 2021 / Kosovo (Competetion program)
- Kecskemét Animation Film Festival 2021 / Hungary (Hungarian competition: Best TV series 1st award, Best Script, Best 3D; European competition: Best TV series)
- Ars Sacra Film Festival 2021 / Hungary (Category award of animation film)
- International Children's and Youth Film Festival 2021 / Hungary (Competetion program)
- Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2021 / USA (Competetion program)