Budapest Film Academy is launching a masterclass series including six workshops!

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Budapest Film Academy offers a limited number of scholarships to some ELTE students who would do one or two minor internship tasks for the Budapest Film academy in exchange for the masterclasses.

All ELTE students will get four credits in the Fall semester for completing this course.

The topics of the six three-hour lectures are:

– developing an original idea into a screenplay

– adaptation

– short film production and marketing – entering the world of professional filmmaking

– developing the director’s concept

– the necessary cinematographic and technical knowledge for filmmakers

– the meeting of art films and commercial films

The lecturers of the workshops are:

Karol Hoeffner, screenwriting professor, the Head of the Screenwriting Department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles

Jeno Hodi, director – screenwriter – producer, director of the Budapest Film Academy

Andras Balint Kovacs, Head of the Department of Film Studies at Eotvos Lorand University

Janos Vecsernyes, cinematographer – director
It’s a great honor for us that Karol Hoeffner has accepted our invitation to give lectures to our students.


Karol has already taught at BFA previous courses and had sensational classes that the students really enjoyed. That is why we are glad that we will now have two lectures held by her as part of our masterclass series.

Karol Ann Hoeffner is the Graduate Director of Screenwriter and Assistant Professor for Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she oversees two program tracks: Writing for the Screen and Writing and Producing for Television. Before coming to LMU, she worked full-time as a screenwriter in Hollywood where she wrote numerous original movies as well as novel adaptations for television mini-series and movies-of- the-week. Karol also wrote several successful novels.

The classes will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays between May 25 and June 9 at 10:00-13:00.

You can apply via email at

The application deadline is May 18th.