Mária Horváth (1952) graduated as a goldsmith at the Vocational Middle School of Arts in Pécs. In 1971 she joined the Kecskemét Film Studio in its infancy. She has two daughters, two granddaughters, as well as some film plans that have yet to be realised. In 1990, she received the Balázs Béla Award. In her films she strives to create a synthesis of poetry and animation. She has received many awards for her films Miracles of the Night (1982), Door 8 (1983), Hungarian Folk Tales II (1985), Wide Man’s Friends (1995), Songs of Small People (1996), Hungarian Folk Tales Series VI (2002), and many others.