Noémi Veronika Szakonyi is a freelance film director and producer who earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest. She graduated in 2011 from the Beijing Film Academy. After leaving China, she applied to the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest for the directing documentaries Master course. She graduated in July 2015 with an animated documentary. At the end of 2014, Noémi co-founded Match Frame Productions with one of her classmates to support young Hungarian filmmakers. The film production company has become a place where young filmmakers can exchange ideas and apply for Hungarian and international grants. She is also a Sundance Documentary Film Program grantee, thanks to her first feature-length documentary, which received a development grant from the Sundance Institute. Noémi pursued her Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking at New York University Tisch School of the Arts with assistance from HIF’s graduate scholarship program in 2018.