Attila Szász / director

Hungarian writer-director Attila Szász graduated at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest in 1996. He produced almost a dozen short films during the school years.

He was also working as a film critic in both written and electronic press, created and hosted a weekly movie show, edited film trailers, and founded his own distribution company. He delivered international movie and TV series titles to the major Hungarian channels including MTV, HBO, RTL Klub, TV2 and Viasat.

In 2000 he was assigned as editor-in-chief of VOX, Hungary’s biggest movie magazine. A year later he directed his first commercial. In 2002 he quit journalism and started directing full time. 

Since then he has directed over 150 commercials and was invited many times to shoot with international crews all over the world from Beirut, Lebanon to Mumbai, India and Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2004 Attila Szász wrote and directed his first short film, the 30-minute long Now You See Me, Now You Don’t, which was selected to screen at over 100 film festivals in 34 countries on five continents winning 19 awards.

His first feature-length film The Ambassador to Bern was released in 2014. The political thriller based on a true story of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern received rave reviews and was invited to screen at over 30 film festivals and won 9 awards.

His next movie Demimonde, a period mystery drama about the murder of a high profile courtisane in Budapest of 1910s, premiered in competition at Montréal World Film Festival in September 2015.