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Jenő Hódi

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Screenwriter, director, producer, and the founder-director of the Budapest Film Academy. Winner of several international film prizes, his latest work won two “Best Director” awards in Spain and in Italy. He has made over a dozen films and sold nearly 20 screenplays. He received his Masters degree in film at Columbia University, New York, under the guidance of Milos Forman, Brian De Palma, John Avildsen and Dusan Makavejev. In Los Angeles, he participated in such recognized workshops like actor-director Milton Katselas’ master class, Stella Adler’s actor training and the writer-director workshop of Actor’s Studio. MORE

 

 

 

Alexis Latham

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Since his graduation at Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1990, Alexis Latham has worked as an actor, director and trainer all over Europe. With his Scallabouche theatre company founded in 1998, he has directed, performed and created countless theatre performances, in addition, he appeared in several films and on television as well. Currently, he is working as the leading trainer at Impact Works. With his company, they regularly hold improvisational theatre performances in Hungary and abroad. MORE

 

 

 

István Szabó

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Oscar and Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian director. He is the best-known, and one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film directors of the past few decades. He achieved his greatest international success with Mephisto (1981), which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and a Cannes Award for the Best Screenplay. Colonel Redl (1985) and Hanussen (1988) were also nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe Awards, and the former was the winner of a Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival. His most known English-language films are Meeting Venus (1991), Sunshine (1999) and Taking Sides (2001). His latest one, Being Julia (2004), brought an Oscar nomination for actress Annette Bening. In 1996, he was awarded the Hungarian Pulitzer Memory Prize for his TV documentary series, The Hundred Years of Cinema. His latest success, The Door (2012) was written on the basis of Magda Szabó’s novel (The Door) and it stars such actresses like Oscar-winning Helen Mirren, also Martina Gedeck, who has starred in the Oscar winner German film, The Lives of Others. MORE

 

 

Iván Kamarás

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Jászai Mari Award winning actor. He has performed in more than 40 plays on stage, and has starred in several films. In theatre, the audience could see him in the leading part of pieces of Shakespeare, Schiller, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams. He also starred in such standouts as GlassTiger 3 (2010), Europe Express (1998) and Out of Order (1997). He had also landed roles in international productions for film and television, such as Hellboy II, Silent Witness or The Mark. MORE

 

 

 

 

Krisztina Goda

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Screenwriter and director. She has directed several award winning Hungarian feature films, including Just Sex and Nothing Else, Children of Glory and Chameleon. She obtained her director’s degree at National Film and Television School (London), and her screenwriting degree at the Univesity of California, Los Angeles. MORE

 

 

 

 

Róbert Koltai

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Róbert Koltai is a Hungarian actor film director, actor and screenwriter. He has appeared in over 90 films since 1967. He appeared in the 1976 film Man without a Name, which was entered into the, 26th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding achievement. He also appeared in Béla Tarr’s 1981 film, The Prefab People. From the 1990s onwards, Koltai also worked as a successful film director. MORE

 

 

 

 

Sándor Csányi

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Jászai Mari Award winning actor. He had small roles in a number of films until 2003 when he starred in Nimród Antal’s critically acclaimed Kontroll. In 2004, he won the Hungarian Film Critics’ Award as best actor and the British Fringe Report Awards for best acting in 2005 for Kontroll. He has since become the leading man in Hungarian cinema, starring in such films as Coming Out, Kameleon, Just Sex and Nothing Else, Rokonok, S.O.S. Love!, Stop Mom Theresa and Children of Glory. MORE

 

 

 

 

Tibor Szervét

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Jászai Mari Award winning film and theater actor, theatre director. He has performed in more than 80 plays on stage, and has starred in several films and television series. His most famous role was in A kind of America 1. and 2. He also played the leading role in the Hungarian version of Married with Children. MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Ubrankovics

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Júlia Ubrankovics is an acclaimed film, television and theater actress. She has played lead and supporting roles in over 15 films encompassing features films, TV movies and TV series. She was awarded Best Actress at the 40th Hungarian Film Week in 2009 for her leading role in the film Virtually a Virgin. She also has 12 years theatrical experience with performances in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Munich, Graz, Budapest and Hamburg. MORE

 

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