Ferenc Moldoványi


Ferenc Moldoványi

režisér, producent, distributor

Ferenc Moldoványi was born in Debrecen in 1960. In 1982 graduated from the Debrecen Teacher Training College. From 1982 to 1986 worked as an assistant director at Pannonia Film studios. Meanwhile attended the Philosophy Faculty of the Lóránd Eötvös University in Budapest. From 1987 to 1990 Ferenc Moldoványi studied at the Budapest Academy of Drama and Film. He first graduated as a documentary then as a feature film-director.

Spent a year at the Paris Film School Louis Lumière also published a study in the prestigious French film publication CinémAction. He has taught creative documentary at the Lóránd Eötvös University in Budapest. Has made several documentaries broadcast by numerous television channels with considerable success among viewers and critics as well.

He received the Prize of the International Institute of Human Rights of the Council of Europe for his film "If We Eat a Beaver" in 1995.

His popular television series, made for the 100th anniversary of film, titled "The Cinema and.." has had several broadcasts since 1995 and is considered a classic educational series about motion picture in Hungary. Most of his work has had a world-wide career and been very favourably received by the international press.

A considerable number of professional magazines have published articles and reviews about his works such as the the Variety, Real Screen, Dox magazine, Film und Fernsehen, Filmvilág and Filmkultúra etc. Well-known international newspapers have also followed his films with interest for exmaple the Tagesspiegel, Le Monde, the Berliner Zeitung, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Liberation, Le Soir, the Diario de Mexico, the Journal de Québéc, Le Soleil, Népszabadság, Magyar Hírlap etc.

Founded Engram Film, a production company, in 1995. Has worked as an independent film director and producer of his own projects such as the film "The Way", which was his documentary feature shown at over 30 international film festivals and won several prizes. His last documentary feature "Children- Kosovo 2000" has also been awarded and shown at many prestigious festivals all over the world.

All in all his films have participated in 94 festivals of 41 countries so far, including such prestigious international ones as Berlin, Locarno, Montreal, Karlovy Vary, Valladolid, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Vancouver, London, Amsterdam, Nyon, Biarritz, St. Petersburg, Prague, Yamagata, Denver, Montevideo, Kerala, Cairo, Turin, Mannheim, Strassbourg, Houston, Gothenburg, Tucson, St. Louis etc. His films have won 21 awards so far.

His works were broadcast by the Hungarian Television as well as numerous other renowned broadcasters such as Canal + (France, Belgium), RTBF (Belgium), Sundance Channel (USA) etc. His work was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and also in various big cities of Mexico and it reached the young public in Denmark owning to the Danish Film Institute.

A member of the International Jury at the Nyon Documentary Film Festival in 1998 at FIPA';99 Biarritz and DocAviv -Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival and Festroia in Portugal in 2003.
Member of the Association of Hungarian Film Artists and the Association of Hungarian Journalists and the Federation of International Journalists and the Hungarian Independent Producers' Association.
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