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 Theater and Film Arts, Budapest, in 2019, and from documentary film directing in the DocNomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Course in 2021. Her interests are taboo social dilemmas represented through personal dramas, especially connected to motherhood, womanhood, and social marginalization. Her latest short, Affricate focuses on a single mother raising her disabled teenage daughter while facing her own deeply-buried needs. The film premiered in the short film competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival and screened, among many others, at PÖFF Shorts 2022, Seattle International Film Festival, and OFF-Odense International Film Festival. Recently, she has been focusing on the development of her debut, Soft Hours, under the frame of Midpoint Feature Launch 2023. Falling is her graduation film for the DocNomads Joint Master Programme.
The Silence of the Banana Trees
Eneos Çarka is a DocNomads alum and PhD student in cinema and media studies at USC. His films have screened at numerous festivals, galleries, and cultural events, such as IDFA, FIPADOC, DokuFest, and Festival dei Popoli, among others.
Zsófi Paczolay is the director of the short film Budapest Silo, co-director of the documentary Estou Aqui (Itt vagyok/I Am Here), co-founder of MOHA films collective in Budapest with Bíró Bálint, member of MOHA art collective in Amsterdam, and freelance artist and filmmaker. Her background is in architecture, social work, performance art, movement and basketball.
Who I Could Possibly Be
Lia Lőrinczy completed her first degree in contemporary, fine art curation. Working as a freelance editor on television shows, she developed an interest in motion pictures. In 2020, she joined the Documentary Director MA program at the University of Theatre and Film Arts. Over the last two years, she has made more than five short documentaries, both jointly and independently.
Gergely Mózes is a filmmaker based in Budapest. He is an assistant lecturer at the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, a doctoral student at the University of Theater and Film Arts, and a stipend-receiving member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. He did his BA in film and media studies at Kaposvár University, and his MA in filmmaking at the Budapest Metropolitan University. He also has a degree in Film Theory from the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences. The animated historical documentary Until Death is his debut as a filmmaker.
Gergely Hajnal has directed successful experimental, short, and documentary films. His main characters are often people in extreme life situations who strive towards positivity. For the past ten years, he has organized media trainings, film clubs, and film festivals. In the past almost two decades, he has worked for various media and studios, and has participated in the creation of many documentaries, fiction films, commercials, educational films, and television programs. He creates video clips and scientific-educational films, and directs concert and theater broadcasts. He writes film critiques and reviews, prepares educational material on film, and is a jury member for Hungarian and international film festivals.
I Won't Die
Asia Dér graduated as a documentary filmmaker in the DocNomads international MA programme. Her first feature-length film, Her Mothers (co-directed by Sari Haragonics), has been screened at international film festivals in over 30 countries and has won numerous awards, including Best Film at the DOKER Moscow International Film Festival and at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz. The film was co-produced with HBO and supported by the Sundance Institute. With her previous films, she participated in workshops at ZagrebDox Pro, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, East Doc Platform, Cannes Docs and Docu Rough Cut Boutique. Her documentary film about the life of Lajos Kassák, Howling Like We Do (2022), was awarded the Best Director prize at the FilmArte Art Film Festival in Berlin in 2023. She is currently writing her PhD thesis and teaches in the DocNomads international MA programme. She is a member of the board of the Hungarian Documentary Association (MADOKE) and the Association of Film Artists.
Máté Fuchs is a documentary filmmaker from Hungary. He graduated from the University of Theater and Film Arts (Budapest, Hungary) in 2019. He started his DLA studies in 2021, at Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He has worked on a variety of films, documentaries, and other projects. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Documentary Association (MADOKE), as well as the Freeszfe Association.