Fekete Ibolya, director

1976 degree as a high school teacher in Hungarian and Russian language and literature at the Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen, Hungary

Since 1980 she has been working as literary consultant and script writer in feature films

Since 1989 she has been making documentaries

1990-2002 dramaturge at the Hunnia Film Studio;
she was one of the initiators and collaborators of the internationally co-produced television series ‘CENTRAL EXPRESS’.

In 1995 she shot her first feature film

1997 Béla Balázs Prize

Since 2003 she teaches at the Film Academy in Budapest


Filmography as a scriptwriter:

1983 KÖNNYU TESTI SÉRTÉS (TIGHT QUARTERS), script consultant directed by György Szomjas

1984 ESZMÉLÉS (TO SEE THE LIGHT)
, literary consultant
directed by Ferenc Grunwalsky

1985 FALFÚRÓ (THE WALL DRILLER)
, co-author
directed by György Szomjas)

1986 MR. UNIVERSE, co-author
directed by György Szomjas

1987 ISTEN VELETEK, BARÁTAIM (FAREWELL TO YOU), literary consultant directed by Sándor Simó

1989 KÖNNYU VÉR (FAST AND LOOSE), co-author
directed by György Szomjas

Filmography as director/scriptwriter:

1989-90 BERLINBOL BERLINBE (BERLIN AND BACK), documentary
1991-92 AZ APOKALIPSZOS GYERMEKEI I-II. (CHILDREN OF THE APOKALYPSE I-II), documentary

1995 BOLSE VITA (BOLSHE VITA), feature film

Awards:

27th Hungarian Film Week:
Best First Feature, Gene Moskowitz Prize by International Film
Critics

Sochi International Film Festival: Grand Prix, FIPRESCI Prize

Lagów, Central European Film Festival: Main Prize

Prix Europa Berlin: Prix Europa Special Award

Cottbus: Main Prize,

Don Quixote Award of the International Federation of Film Societies

London: Satyajit Ray Award

Angers: Main Prize (shared)

Budapest: Hungarian Film and Television Critics’ László B. Nagy Award

1997 NÉGY DAL KELET-EURÓPÁBÓL (FOUR SONGS FROM EASTERN EUROPE)
, documentary

NAVIGATING THE MILLENIUM-series, ARTE

2001 CHICO, feature film

Awards:

Karlovy Vary: Best Director, Ecumenical Jury’s Award

Berlin: John Templeton European Film Award

Budapest, Hungarian Film Week 2002: Grand Prix, Best Editing

Lagów: Main Prize

Istanbul, Cinema and History: Main Prize, Film Critics’ Prize

Budapest, Hungarian Film Critics’ Award: Best Director

2004 UTAZÁSOK EGY SZERZETESSEL (JOURNEYS WITH A MONK), documentary

Awards:

Budapest, Hungarian Film Week 2005:

Prize of the Ministry of Youth, Family, Social Affairs and
Equal Opportunities

1991-2003 several television documentaries for the Hungarian Television (MTV) and Duna TV