Course Supervisor and Lecturer
Lóránt Stőhr (dr. habil) graduated in Film Studies (2001) and obtained his DLA degree in Film and Video Art (2007) and PhD in Art Theory (2017) at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. Since 2010, he has been an associate professor at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest.
Since 1999, he has been working as a film critic at the Hungarian weekly paper, Élet és Irodalom. He is a member of the Association of Hungarian Film Critics. From 2004 to 2006 he was the member of the editorial board at Filmkultúra, the online film magazine of Hungarian Film Archive.
He has worked in different other areas of Hungarian film culture. He was a member of the Art Film Distribution Committee at National Film Office, from 2004 to 2011, and the Committee of Documentary at Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary from 2005 to 2009.
He published several essays on melodrama, documentary and Hungarian cinema, and a book on later modern film melodrama in 2013 (Bitter Tears. Film Melodrama in Late Modernism. Fassbinder, von Trier, Wong Kar-wai, Mundruczó. Szeged: Pompeji). His current research project examines Hungarian cinema and documentary. His book on contemporary Hungarian documentary was published in 2019 (Subjectivity, presence, narrativity. Change of paradigm in contemporary Hungarian documentary, Budapest, Gondolat).