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Ildikó Enyedi, awards winner and Oscar nominated film director, has started her career as a concept and media artist. She was a member of the art group Indigo and the Balázs Béla Studio, the only independent film studio in Eastern Europe before 1989. She later turned to feature film directing and script writing, wrote and directed five features and several shorts. With these works she’s won more than fifty international prizes. Her film, My 20th Century, was chosen as one of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of All Time and selected among the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times. In addition to prizes awarded to her as a filmmaker, she has also received recognition as a script writer (as winner of the Grand Prize of the Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize). She lectures at European masterclasses (Switzerland, Poland) and teaches at the University of Film and Theatrical Arts in Budapest. 

She was member of the main jury at Berlin, Venice, Moscow and San Sebastian Film Festivals (among others). She was awarded the Balázs Béla and the Merited Artist Prizes, and has received the Republic President’s Order of Merit Cross. She is a member of the European and the American Film Academy. A mother of two, she lives in Budapest.


The Conversations of Donkey and Rabbit (2020)
Experimental short film made for the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

The Story of My Wife (2020)
Feauture film based in Milán Füst’s novel.

On Body and Soul (2017)
Golden Bear for Best Film – 67th International Film Festival Berlin
FIPRESCI Award – 67th International Film Festival Berlin
Berliner Morgenpost Reader\’s Jury Award –  67th International Film Festival Berlin Ecumenical Jury Award – 67th International Film Festival Berlin
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film by the American Film Academy (2018)
Awarded: Sydney Film Prize
Golden Arc for Best Screenplay – Moscow
Silver Grape – Lagow
Gorki List Audience Award – Palic
Audience Choice Award – Mumbai Film Festival 2017
Nominated: European Film, European Director, European Screenwriter, European Actress – European Film Awards

TERAPIA HBO (2012-2015)
TV series based on “In Treatment”
Critics Award for Best TV directing of the Year 2014

First Love (2008) Feature 18’ (Inforg Studio)
Miami Film Festival – Grand Prix
Genoa, X Science Festival – Grand Prix
Locarno Special program

EUROPA (2004)  Part of sketch film by ten Hungarian directors 
Venice, special program

Geschichten in Gesishtern (2000)  Film montage for the official representation of Hungary at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Simon Magus (1999)
Hungarian Film Week (1999) – Best DirectorBest CinematographerBest Actor
Locarno Film Festival – Jury’s Special Award
Corato Film Festival (1999) – Grand PrixBest Actor
Norwegian Film Festival (1999) – Grand Prix
Arcachon Film Festival (1999) – Best Actor
Teheran Film Festival (1999) – Best Actress
Salerno Film Festival (2000) – Best Screenplay
Lecce International Film Festival (2000) – Best Film

Tamás and Juli, part of “the year 2000 as seen by…” collection (1997)

Venice Film Festival (1997) – Official selection
Belfort Festival (1997) – Grand Prix

Magic Hunter (1994)
Sundance Institute, USA (1993) – Best European Film Script
Hungarian Film Week (1995) – Best Director
Venice (1995) – in competition

Winter War (1991)
Mediawave, Győr (1991) – Grand Prix
Potsdam (1992) – Grand Prix

My 20th Century (1989)
Hungarian Film Week (1989) – Best Director, Best Cinematographer
Foreign Film Critics’ Award
Cannes (1989) – Golden Camera Award
Edinburgh Film Week (1989) – The Jury’s Special Award
Chicago (1989) – Best Cinematographer
New York Times (1989) – Listed among the Best 10 Films of the Year, 
Listed among the Best 12 Films of Hungarian Film History

Will-o’-the-wisp (1988) Black & white short feature 40’ (BBS)

The Mole (1987) Black & white feature 62’ (BBS)

Invasion (1986) Black & white short feature 42’ (BBS)

The Viewer (1983) Experimental black & white short film 26’  

Flirt (1981) Experimental black & white short film 38’ (BBS)

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