Hungarian directorsby ltarex | created - 17 Apr 2013 | updated - 20 Sep 2014 | Public
1. Zoltán Fábri
Director | Az ötödik pecsét
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....
Director | Csillagosok, katonák
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 ...
3. 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 ...
5. Steve Sekely
Director | A Noszty fiú esete Tóth Marival
Hungarian-born director, a former journalist. From 1930 he made films in his own country, as well as in Germany. In Hollywood from 1939, he turned out mostly routine low-budget features for Poverty Row companies like PRC, Monogram, Grand National and Eagle Lion. Did arguably his best work on a ...
7. Béla Gaál
Director | Az új földesúr
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. ...
Director | Szíriusz
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 ...
Director | Simon Menyhért születése
Zoltán Várkonyi was born on May 13, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and director, known for Simon Menyhért születése (1954), Fekete gyémántok (1976) and Egri csillagok (1968). He was married to Vera Szemere and Dóra Fáy Kiss. He died on April 10, ...
16. Zoltán Huszárik
Director | Szindbád
Zoltán Huszárik was born on May 14, 1931 in Domony, Hungary as József Huszárik. He was a director and writer, known for Sinbad (1971), Tisztelet az öregasszonyoknak (1971) and Elégia (1965). He was married to Anna Nagy. He died on October 15, 1981 in Budapest, Hungary.
20. Pál Sándor
Director | Herkulesfürdöi emlék
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 ...
21. Gábor Bódy
Director | Amerikai anzix
Gábor Bódy was born on August 30, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Amerikai anzix (1975), Nárcisz és Psyché (1980) and Kutya éji dala (1983). He was married to Veronika Baksa-Soos (Veruschka Body). He died on October 25, 1985 in Budapest.
24. Pál Schiffer
Director | Cséplö Gyuri
Pál Schiffer was born in 1939 in Hajdúszovát, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Cséplö Gyuri (1978), A pártfogolt (1983) and Elektra, avagy bevezetés a kapitalizmus politikai gazdaságtanába (2003). He died on October 3, 2001.
26. Tamás Almási
Director | Tititá
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 ...
27. Ágnes Kocsis
Director | Pál Adrienn
Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest. She majored at Eötvös Lóránd University in Polish Language and Literature, Aesthetics, and Film Theory, then received a degree in Film Direction from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. Her three short films have been screened at numerous festivals; A vírus...
30. 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"...
Writer | Onkel Toms Hütte
Géza von Radványi was born on December 17, 1907 in Kassa, Hungary, Austria-Hungary as Géza Grosschmid. He was a writer and director, known for Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), Európa nem válaszol (1941) and Mädchen in Uniform (1958). He was married to Mária Tasnádi Fekete and Eva ...
35. András Jeles
Director | Álombrigád
András Jeles was born on March 27, 1945 in Jászberény, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Álombrigád (1989), A kis Valentinó (1979) and József és testvérei - Jelenetek a parasztbibliából (2004).
38. Béla Balogh
Director | Elnémult harangok
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. ...
41. Márton Keleti
Director | A tizedes meg a többiek
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 ...
43. Frigyes Bán
Director | Zavaros éjszaka
Frigyes Bán was born on June 19, 1902 in Kassa, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Zavaros éjszaka (1940), Szegény gazdagok (1959) and Szent Péter esernyöje (1958). He was married to Kató Timár and Éva Vass. He died on September 30, 1969 in Budapest, ...
44. Róbert Koltai
Actor | A miniszter félrelép
Róbert Koltai was born on December 16, 1943 in Budapest, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for A miniszter félrelép (1997), Sose halunk meg (1993) and Csocsó, avagy éljen május elseje! (2001). He has been married to Judit Pogány since August 7, 1971. ...
47. Károly Makk
Director | Egymásra nézve
Károly Makk was born on December 22, 1925 in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Another Way (1982), Love (1971) and The Gambler (1997). He was married to Marianne Krencsey, Hanna Dömötör and Virág Dõry. He died on August 30, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.
53. János Gulyás
Cinematographer | Pofonok völgye, avagy Papp Lacit nem lehet legyözni
János Gulyás was born on September 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pofonok völgye, avagy Papp Lacit nem lehet legyözni (1980), Túlvilági beszélö (1992) and Én is jártam Isonzónál (1986).
57. Ferenc Török
Director | 1945
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 ...
64. Péter Forgács
Director | Az örvény
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 ...
Director | Macskakaland
Qualified with a law degree in 1937 and worked as a court clerk and subsequently as a lawyer. In the early 40's, he became a member of the International Photographers Association and joined the photographic section of the Natural History Museum. By the end of the decade, he was shooting footage for...
70. Félix Máriássy
Director | Egy pikoló világos
Félix Máriássy was born on June 3, 1919 in Márkusfalva, Hungary. He was a director and assistant director, known for Egy pikoló világos (1955), Álmatlan évek (1959) and Imposztorok (1969). He was married to Judit Máriássy. He died on January 26, 1975 in Szöny, Hungary.
80. 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...