Weronika Jurkiewicz is a writer, director and producer whose work focuses on intimate, local stories as a way to comment on larger social issues, usually touching on subjects related to trauma, gender and politics. She is an alumna of DocNomads European Joint Master's Program in Documentary Filmmaking, as well as the Dual BA Program between Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University in New York. The Vibrant Village is her first film.
Ilona Gaal is a sociologist and journalist who has worked in hospice care for 10 years beside patients as a volunteer and communication specialist. Terminal Phase is her first documentary.
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.
Eszter Hajdú is a film director, scriptwriter and producer based in Portugal and Hungary. She regularly lectures at universities, and holds workshops and masterclasses for film students and human rights activists. Her films cover social and political taboos.
2018 - Hungary 2018
2013 - Judgement in Hungary
2010 - Demon Hands
2008 - A fideszes zsidó, a nemzeti érzés nélküli anya és a mediáció
György Dobray (born in 1942, in Budapest, Hungary) graduated from the Department of Cinematography of the Film Academy in 1965. He produced documentary, educational and literary films for the 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.
2018 - Ketten
2017 - Próbajáték
2005 - Gólyamese
2002 - Szerelem utolsó vérig (feature fiction)
1990 - K2
1988 - Szerelem második vérig (feature fiction)
1988 - K
1985 - Szerelem első vérig (feature fiction)
Return to Epipo
Director Judit Oláh completed her MA in film studies at Eötvös Loránd University in 2014. Parallel with her academic studies in film theory and history, she attended the faculty of filmmaking. During her studies, she worked on several films in different positions. With the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund, she made her first short film Beauty Queen in 2015, which was screened at several festivals. Since then, apart from working on television documentaries and live-action shorts, she has been working on her first feature-length documentary, Return to Epipo. Judit is a Nipkow fellow. She participated in the Archidoc, Eurodoc and Dok Incubator workshops, and the Midpoint 2019 short-film script development training program. She is a script-consultant trainee at Midpoint Feature Launch 2020.
2014 - Beauty Queen (short fiction)
2013 - Loop (short fiction)
2013 - Leaving (short fiction)
András Surányi has directed feature films, documentaries, TV films and radio productions. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and an external member of the European Film Academy. His films participated successfully in several international festivals.
István Gábor Takács studied to be a psychologist and has worked as a human rights activist, video filmmaker, trainer and contributor at the Law Reporter Foundation. He led the video program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union between 2007 and 2015, and worked for five years in the needle exchange program of the Drug Prevention Foundation. He is the author of several articles on harm reduction, and the cinematographer, film editor and co-director of over 700 online videos.
Lili Rontó is a Hungarian graphic artist. She earned her degree at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2003. She produces graphic art for the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development and the Academy Publishing House and other book publishers. She produces album covers, poster designs, animation clips, logos and many more. Her unique style of drawing and painting has been recognized at several exhibitions. She also produced the music with István Gábor Takács for Kostya Proletarsky.
Give Me Shelter
Mihály Schwechtje is an award-winning filmmaker, theatre director and university lecturer. His recent works address the problems of modern socitey, his protagonists are victims of the social structure. His fist feature fiction film focuses on the issue of bullying in school and on the internet. He is currently developing his second feature fiction, which has been selected to the Nipkow Program in Berlin. He lectures at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest in Hungary.
2018 - Remélem legközelebb sikerül meghalnod :) (feature fiction)
Csaba Szekeres is a director, screenwriter and the creator of several documentary films. He focuses on films with a personal touch that explore the border between documentaries and feature films, while placing an emphasis on storytelling.
2014 - Exodus to Paradise
2008 - Nexus
2004 - Anima formosa
The Euphoria of Being
Réka Szabó studied mathematics and informatics, while pursuing contemporary dance. She is the artistic director of The Symptoms, a contemporary dance-theatre company in Hungary. After making two experimental shorts, The Euphoria of Being is her first feature-length documentary.