Tamás Almási

Tamás Almási
Directing in the Field
Documentary Film Directing
Course Supervisor and Mentor in Film Exercises (2013-17)

Ethics in Documentary History
Course Supervisor and Lecturer (2013-14)

Graduation Semester MDP
Course Supervisor and Mentor (2013-17)

Tamás Almási is one of the most well-known Hungarian film directors. He has made both documentaries and fiction films, which were screened and broadcasted worldwide.

His works have been showcased and warded at a number of highly prestigious festivals in Europe and overseas, among them, the Sarajevo Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize (2015), the 54th Semana Internacional de Cine, Valladolid 2009 (Main Prize); Houston World Fest 2009 (Silver Remy Prize); Cairo International Film Festival 2008; Houston World Fest 2005 (Gold Prize of the Jury); FIPA - Biarritz 1997, 2002; Cinema du Réel - Paris 1999 (Special mention of Prix International de la SCAM); Chicago 1998 (Silver Plaque in the International Television Competition); Golden Gate Awards - San Francisco 1997 (Certificate of Merit); Karlovy Vary 1997 (Special mention for documentary); Prix Italia Television Naples 1996 (Documentary Awards Special Commendation); Prix Europa - Berlin 1992, 1996; Nyon Documentary Festival 1992 (Silver Sestertius Award); CILECT Festival, Washington 1977 (Main Prize).

He won six times the main documentary film award of the Hungarian Film Week, and in 2010 he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious award Hungary gives to outstanding artists.

He had served as a jury member at several Hungarian and international film festivals, and has given lectures in Europe and overseas. He is a tenured professor at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE), head of the Documentary Film Directing Master Program (DokMA) at SZFE, founding member of the Doctoral School of the University, and president of the Film and Video Habilitation Committee.

Tamás Almási is a founding member of DocNomads program, and as the course director (2012-18) of DocNomads-Budapest he was involved in the development of its curriculum, and was a leading instructor of its 2nd and 4th semesters.


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