Péter Akar

AkarPeterHe begun his studies at ELTE University in 2004 and later graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts (SZFE) as a screenplay writer. After working mostly as a 1st AD he went on to study documentary directing at the MA course of the National Film and Television School in the UK. He has made several documentaries for British TV stations such as Channel 4 and STV. His film Sing Your Heart Out has won the prestigious Grierson Award and the Royal Television Society’s Award. Apart from documentaries he has worked on TV series in Hungary both as a writer and a director. He was involved in the founding of the Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF).

Selected filmography

  • Egynyári kaland (One Summer Night Affair, 2016-2019)
  • Voices of Britain (2016)
  • Lost in Transition (2015)
  • Conversations about Scotland (2014)
  • Sing Your Heart Out (2014)
  • Building Nr.6 (2011)
  • Állomás (Station, 2009-2011)

Areas of Teaching/Courses Taught

  • Screenplay writing
  • Directing
  • Documentary making

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