László Szabó, now 23, has wanted to become a filmmaker ever since he was six. He obtained a BA degree at Cinematography and Media Studies in Eger. After having graduated, his dream came true and was admitted as a documentary director student to the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. His other aspiration is to make films of underprivileged groups of people who cannot make their voices heard (e.g. a mother of three striving to make a living of a 100-euro monthly income). He wishes to portray frugal everyday heroes in his films, through which he hopes to reach out to them.
Hanna Sára Kádár, now 26, enrolled to the DOKMA documentary filmmaking Masters in 2020. As of this year, she is studying documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VSMU). She met the protagonists of Separated while she was volunteering for an organization, and likes to spend her afternoons with them since then.
Never in Love
This Cannot Be Atoned For
László Halász is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Hungary. Since 2012, as a member of the Zöld Pók Foundation, he has been involved in several video projects for NGOs. His focus is on groups and individuals on the margins of society. He worked as a cinematographer in László Bihari's film No Country For Poor Men (Nem szegényeknek való vidék), and Sári Haragonics's film, Szia Sári!. He has also made music videos for the music group Várkonyi Csibészek. This Cannot Be Atoned For is his first directorial work.
Anna Gyimesi was born in 1985, in Budapest. After receiving her degree in medicine in 2011, she turned to filmmaking. She graduated from the film directing program of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in 2019 and from documentary film directing in the Docnomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course in 2021. Heritage is her student film which she made at Luca School of Arts, Brussels.
The Two of Us
György Dobray (born 1942, in Budapest, Hungary) graduated from the Department of Cinematography of the Film Academy in 1965. He has produced documentary, educational and literary films for Hungarian Television, and fiction films for the Hungarian Film Production Company. He is currently working on documentary and TV films, as well as a fiction film. He received the Hungarian Balázs Béla Award in 2010.
2020 - Kövek (Stones)
2017 - Próbajáték (Trial Game)
2005 - Gólyamese (Stork Story)
2002 - Szerelem utolsó vérig (feature fiction)
1988 - Szerelem második vérig (feature fiction)
1985 - Szerelem első vérig (feature fiction)
Tales from the Prison Cell
Ábel Visky was born in 1987, in Bákó, Romania. After graduating in photography, film and media studies at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca, he studied film directing with Ildikó Egyedi at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Both his feature film (Romanian Sunrise) and documentary (Zsolt and Kriszta) have brought him success.
2016 – Semmi bogár (rövidfilm)
2015 – Rominian Sunrise (rövidfilm)
2012 – Kriszta és Zsolt
Sabbath in Shadow
Zsuzsa Shiri studied sociology and history in ELTE in Budapest and received MFA in TAU. She is living in Israel since 1992, and works as journalist from 2003. From 2006 she was the Israeli correspondent of the Hungarian radio channel Kossuth Radio, and since 2011 she is the Israeli correspondent at the Media Services and Support Trust Fund, MTVA, the Hungarian public-service broadcasting company.
Balázs Wizner (1972) is a sociologist and documentary film director. He worked for the Institute of Sociology in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He made documentary films and public service commercials as the head of Metaforum Film Studio. He currently works as a video journalist for AFP, as director of photography in documentary films and in oral history research projects.
My Digital Nomad
Kata Oláh is a producer and director. Since shifting her focus to directing a few years earlier, her films have received several national and international awards. Her first feature-length documentary film, The Bar Mitzvah Boys, was nominated to compete in the PRIX EUROPA 2018. In 2019, the Hungarian Film Academy awarded her the Best Editor prize for her TV documentary, Couture Behind the Iron Curtain. Her short documentary, Mignon, received the Best Short Documentary award at the Budapest International Documentary Festival. Her independent production Zuniverzum, a short fiction shot during the pandemic, has been purchased for HBO Go. My Digital Nomad is her latest documentary.
2020 - Zuniverzum (fiction short)
2019 - Mignon (documentary short)
2017 - A Bármicvó fiúk (The Bar Mitzvah Boys)
2016 - Beágyazott emlékeink (Mother's Imprint)
2015 - Helló, Szia, Csókolom
2014 - Hangjegyesek
2010 - Romazsaruk (Roma Cops)
I Still Remember
Flóra Chilton finished her studies as a cinematographer at the Budapest Metropolitan University. She was one of the cinematographers of the film, It's Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál), which won the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary. Chilton is currently working as an independent director.