Dorottya Zurbó

Dorottya Zurbó
Documentary Skills
Documentary Film Directing
Directing in the Field
Instructor and Mentor in Film Exercises

Graduation Semester MDP
Project Adviser and Instructor

Dorottya Zurbó is a documentary filmmaker from Hungary.

She graduated from the first edition of DocNomads Joint Masters for which she was awarded full Erasmus Mundus scholarship in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels. She is also an honours graduate in film theory and history from ELTE, Budapest. Currently she is a D.L.A. student at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest where she is also a lecturer in the field of transmedia and experimental documentary.

Her short films have won several awards and have been screened in many festivals (Verzió, Doclisboa, One World, Zagrebdox and Jihlava). Her first feature length documentary (The Next Guardian; co-director) shot in Bhutan was premiered at IDFA in the First Appearance Competition, 2017 and participated in more than 40 international film festivals so far (True/False, Ambulante, DOK.fest München, San Francisco IDFF, MoMA Doc Fortnight).

She completed her second feature lengths documentary (Easy Lessons) supported by the Incubator Program of the Hungarian National Film Fund. The film was premiered at the Locarno Film Festival’s Critics Week section 2018, and participated in many other international festivals (Sarajevo IFF, Camden IDFF, Thessaloniki IDF, HotDocs IDFF, CinéDOC Tbilisi). In 2019 the film received the Hungarian Critics Award for Best Documentary and the Movies that Matter Award in ZagrebDox for the best film promoting human rights.

She was invited to the IDFAcademy Summer School 2015. She was part of Sarajevo Talent Campus 2015. She was awarded with a scholarship for young emerging artists from the Hungarian Academy of Arts for one year in 2015.


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