Bence Kránicz


Bence Kránicz is an Assistant Lecturer of Film Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. He writes and lectures on contemporary genre films, fantastical genres and studies in film criticism. He wrote his PhD thesis on dialogues of Hungarian film criticism from the period of early writings to 1944, and defended the thesis at the Film, Media and Culture Theory Doctoral Program of ELTE. As external lecturer, he also taught at Metropolitan University of Budapest, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design and KREA Design School. His articles and essays have been published in Hungarian and English journals and books.

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • journalist of the news site
  • contributing editor of Filmvilág magazine

Areas of Teaching / Courses Taught

  • genre film history
  • contemporary genres

Areas of Supervision

  • contemporary genre films in Hollywood and national film industries
  • comic book history and adaptations to film
  • studies in film criticism

Selected publications

  • Humans no more. Apocalypse and the post-socialist condition in Frozen May. Studies in Eastern European Cinema10 (2019/1), pp. 1–14.
  • Superhero Genre and Graphic Storytelling in Contemporary Hungarian and Russian Cinema. In: Pethő Ágnes (szerk.): Caught In-Between. Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 237–253.
  • A korai magyar filmkritika kutatásának problémái (Research Problems of Early Hungarian Film Criticism). Apertúra13 (2018/3).
  • A kritikus tükörképe. Komor András filmkritikái a Tükör folyóiratban (1933–1939) (Critic in the Mirror. Film Reviews by András Komor in Mirror [1933–1939]). Metropolis23 (2019/3), pp. 32–45.
  • Kalandos filmtörténet – Szerzők, műfajok és irányzatok(Film History as Adventure – Authors, Genres and Styles) (co-author: Lichter Péter). Budapest: Scolar, 2019.

Contact Details

Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies
Department of Film Studies
Eötvös Loránd University

Mail: Múzeum krt. 6-8.,
1088 Budapest, Hungary
Room 250, 2nd Floor

E-mail: kranicz.bence _at_