Hungarian directors

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Zoltán Fábri
He was born in 1917 and between the two World War he finished his primary and secondary school. After them he graduated in the College of Fine Arts, which helped him later to be a production-designer. He liked to learn and joined the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He bacame a director and actor. In the beginning of his career he was a production-designer...
 
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Miklós Jancsó
Miklos Jancsó was born in 1921 in Vac, Hungary. His mother Angela Poparada was Romanian and his father Sandor Jancsó Hungarian. Jancsó received a degree in Law from the University of Cluj-Napoca in 1944. After fighting in WWII and a brief period as a POW, he chose to join the Film and Theater Academy in Budapest...
 
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István Szabó
Director, Sunshine
Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an agent of the III/III department...
 
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Béla Gaál
Director, Az aranyember
Director. He read law in Budapest, then in 1913 he completed the course on acting of the National Association for Acting. In 1914 he published a volume of poetry entitled Kóborlások. In 1918 he founded the Madách Theatre, which he became the director of. Between 1920-27 he is the director of Star. At...
 
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Dezsõ Ákos Hamza
Loved drawing and painting at primary school, and decided to be an artist. He graduated as a drawing teacher. Worked as a journalist in the beginning, much of the time in foreign countries. In Paris he worked as an assistant director, when he knew R. Clair. In Hungary he founded a film factory in 1938. First he was a production manager, and learnt directing...
 
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Pál Sándor
Pál Sándor is a renowned director and producer of both the Hungarian and international film industry. After graduating the Theatre and Film Academy as a film director, he worked from the mid-nineteen sixties in Studio 3 of Mafilm and close to twenty years in Hunnia Filmstudio where he was deputy director between 1985 and 1989...
 
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Tamás Almási
Director, Puskás Hungary
Tamás Almási is one of the most well known Hungarian documentary film makers. He has worked as an assistant director with István Szabó, Miklós Jancsó, and Zoltán Fábri. He graduated from Academy of Film and Theatre of Budapest in 1979. He started his career as a feature film director, which has had a very important impact on his documentaries...
 
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János Szász
Director, A nagy füzet
János Szász was born in Budapest in l958. He studied drama and stage direction at the Academy of Theater and Film Arts, and spent four important years at the National Theater Budapest. For the stage, he directed "Ghosts" by Henrik Ibsen, "The Deer King" by Carlo Gozzi and "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams...
 
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Béla Balogh
In 1904 he was a member of the Népligeti Színkör (Acting Group of the People's Park) then he entered into engagement in the country as singer romantic lead and theatre director. Later he went to Budapest. In WWI he became disabled. After his discharge he played in Royal Orfeum and Crystal Palace. Later he became an usher of the Opera and movie managing director...
 
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Márton Keleti
He learnt directing from Pál Fejös, and László Vajda as an assistant director. In 1937 he made his first film followed by 2 other films in the same year, (A harapós férj, a Viki and Torockói menyasszony). Between 1939 and 1944 he couldn't make films because he was Jewish. After the 2nd WW, he made the first Hungarian film (A tanítónö)...
 
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Tamás Sas
Director, Presszó
 
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Károly Makk
Director, Love
 
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Zsombor Dyga
Director, Tesó
 
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Ferenc Török
Director, Moszkva tér
Ferenc Török was born on April 23, 1971 in Budapest, Hungary. He has received Béla Balázs Award, a state recognition for outstanding achievement in filmmaking. Török is a member of the European Film Academy. He is known for Moszkva tér (2001), Szezon (2004), Overnight, (2007), Isztambul (2011) and Senki szigete (2014).
 
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Péter Forgács
Peter Forgacs (b. 1950) independent filmmaker and media artist based in Budapest. His works have been exhibited world wide. Since 1978 he has made more than thirty films. He is best known for his "Private Hungary" series of award-winning films based on home movies from the 1920s and 1970s, which document...
 
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Péter Tímár
Special Effects, Zimmer Feri
 
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Péter Gárdos
Director, Hajnali láz
After graduating from university, he joined the Newsreel and Documentary Studio as an assistant director, then as a director. He has directed a number of documentaries
 
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Béla Ternovszky
Animation Department, Macskafogó
 
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Zoltán Kamondi
Director, Kísértések
He was born in 1960 in Budapest. After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Art, he went on to get a degree in film directing at the Academy of Drama and Film, where he graduated in 1988. He has won many awards with his short films at festivals. His greatest success was his examination film KIKI AND THE MALES which won the Best Director Award at the West-Berlin Short Film Festival...