Árpád Bogdán began his career in acting and stage directing while in college, when he also organized creative workshops for disadvantaged children. His directorial debut, Happy New Life, premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2007, and was awarded the Manfred Salzgeber Award - Special Mention. His latest feature-length fiction, Genesis, also premiered at Berlinale, in 2018, and won a number of awards.
2018 - Genesis
2007 - Happy New Life
Máté Bartha is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Budapest. He obtained two MAs, at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, and at the University of Theatre and Film Arts. His most recent photography project, Kontakt, was awarded the Robert Capa Grand Prize Hungary in 2018.
Péter Hegedűs is an award-winning filmmaker and academic whose films have received critical acclaim and have been broadcast around the world. After establishing his production company, Soul Vision Films, he made Inheritance: A Fisherman’s Story, based on an ecological disaster in Hungary. The film was shortlisted for the 2003 Academy Awards. He is currently program director for the Master of Screen Production program at Griffith Film School, in Brisbane, Australia.
2016 - Strudel Sisters (documentary short)
2015 - Eva (documentary short)
2014 - Big Stories, Small Towns
2003 - Inheritance, a Fisherman's Story
2000 - Grandfathers and Revolutions
Glória Halász studied Film and Media Studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Several of her documentaries have been distributed internationally and won important prizes, including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival). She has also produced numerous video clips and commercials.
2018 - Three Dances
2017 - Rupa's Boutique
2016 - What a Circus!
A Woman Captured
Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian director and editor. Her special interest is creative documentaries and fiction films. Her first feature-length documentary, A Woman Captured, was invited to the competition program of the 2018 Sundance Festival. The European Film Academy selected it as one of the 15 best documentaries of the year.
János Domokos is a documentary filmmaker and producer who received the Béla Balázs Prize. He started making films in 1991. At the beginning of his career he made experimental documentaries, it being typical for the time, but experimentation followed in all of his films. He has also worked as a festival organizer, made TV programs, music videos, short and feature, as well as subjective and factual documentaries.
A Country Divided
Gábor Zsigmond Papp graduated from Budapest’s ELTE with a degree in History and Literature, and the Hungarian Film Academy of Budapest. In 1990–1991 he won the Scholarship of the European Community to the University of Bologna. Since 1996 he has worked as a freelance filmmaker, and a director of documentaries, TV programs and radio plays. He also translates English and Italian children books.
Bálint Révész started working in the film industry as a child actor. After university he became an editor, writer, producer and director. In 2012 he graduated at the University of Brighton, and had already received awards in South Korea and Japan. His production company, the Gallivant Film, produces feature films, documentaries and develops international co-productions. His film Granny Project premiered internationally at DOK Leipzig and won the MDR award.
Dorottya Zurbó graduated from Budapest’s ELTE, with a degree in Film Studies. In 2014 she completed the DocNomads, international documentary filmmaker MA program at the Hungarian Film Academy, where she is currently completing her PhD. Her short film, Distance (2017), was selected for the competition program of the Jihlava International Documentary Festival. Her documentary, The Next Generation (2017, co-director), premiered at the IDFA Competition for First Appearance.
Don’t Stare at Me!
Dávid Balla studied at the Budapest Metropolitan University, and the Werk Academy. He has worked with MáSzinház since 2013. His short debut film, Stray Soul (2014) was followed by his MA diploma film, Welcome Home (2017).