still from "White Plastic Sky", dir. Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó

White Plastic Sky, dir. Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó

Full-lenght films
For adults
08.00 PM


2123. Faced with diminishing resources, the human race can only survive through a trade-off: at the age of 50, every citizen is gradually turned into a tree. When Stefan discovers that his beloved wife Nora has voluntarily signed up for donating her own body before her time, he sets out on an adventurous journey to save her at all costs.


- Festival du film d'animation, Annecy, France;

- Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, Germany;

- International Film Festival, Beijing, China;

- Bard College Berlin, Germany;

- International Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Emden-Norderney, Germany;

- Mediterranean Film Festival, Split, Croatia;

- International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR, Poznań, Poland;

- Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Neuchatel, Switzerland;

- China Animation Week, Beijing, China;

- Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina;

- Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland;

- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa, Israel;

- Filmtett Hungarian Cinema in Romania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;

- CinEast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 

- Philadelphia Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA;

- Science New Wave Festival, New York, USA;

- Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival, Mumbai, India;

- Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, UK;

- TAIFAS - Festival of Films, Art and Balkanic Culture, Tmisoara, Romania;

- ANIMAFEST GDANSK - International Animation Film Festival, Gdansk, Poland;

- Days of East European Films, Dresden, Germany;

- Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Sitges, Spain;

- Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Neuchatel, Switzerland;

- Ottawa International Animation Festival; Ottawa, Canada;

- Torino Film Festival, Torino, Italy;


- Special Mention, The World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb, Croatia, 2023;

- Best Feature Film, The Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, Hungary, 2023;

- The Silver Méliès Prize, The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, France, 2023; 

- SK Telekom AI Creative Award, Bucheon International Animation Film Festival, South Korea, 2023

Tibor Bánóczki i Sarolta Szabó

Photo of a dark-haired woman with glasses. The woman is wearing a white T-shirt and a gray jacket.

Sarolta Szabó (1975, Budapest, Hungary) and Tibor Bánóczki (1977, Sárospatak, Hungary) are a Hungarian filmmaker duo,  known for their mysterious and often bizarre worlds. After graduating at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest, Hungary) Sarolta continued her studies at Royal College of Art and Tibor at the National Film and Television School (UK). Here they started their artistic partnership focusing on animated film projects. 

In 2010 they moved to France where they completed two animated short films Les Conquérants and Leftover which were selected in numerous festivals such as Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand. Both films were shortlisted for the César Award. 

Currently they live and work in Hungary. White Plastic Sky is their first animated feature film.

Photo of a man with a gray beard and glasses. The man is wearing a checkered cap, a black T-shirt and a patterned jacket.


 Tibor Bánóczki (as director and writer) 

2014 – Leftover – animated, short, drama 15’ (co-directed with Sarolta Szabó) 

2011 - Les Conquérants -  animated, short 15’ (co-directed with Sarolta Szabó) 

2009 - Sleep – animated music video 4’ (co-directed with Sarolta Szabó) 

2008 - The Clap Dudes -  animated, television, music 26’ (co-written with Sarolta Szabó) 

2007 -  Milk Teeth – animated, short 12’ 

2002 - The Youth is Reassuring -  comedy 76’ 

2001 - Dead Water - animated, short 6’ 


Sarolta Szabó (as director and writer) 

2014 – Leftover – animated, short, drama  15’ (co-directed with Tibor Bánóczki) 

2011 - Les Conquérants -  animated, short  15’ (co-directed with Tibor Bánóczki) 

2009 - Sleep – animated music video 4’ (co-directed with Tibor Bánóczki)  

2008 - The Clap Dudes -  animated, music, television 26’ (co-written with Tibor Bánóczki)