HUNGARY – LINDA DOMBROVSZKY
Linda Dombrovszky studied and graduated at Media and Film Faculty at Pázmány Peter Catholic University and as a director at Faculty of Film and TV at Academy of Drama and Film in Hungary. Linda took part in exchange programs at the University of Mainz and at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. As well she completed a few workshops – Berlinale Talent Campus, Low Budget Film Forum – Le Femis, Midpoint Central European Script Center (FAMU), European Network of Young Cinema-Cineboat.
Linda’s latest documentary Once Upon a Time There Were Two Ballerinas (Volt egyszer két balerina) has just started it’s festival career at Brussels International Short Film Festival, Sao Paolo International Short Film Festival, Budapest International Short Film Festival, and at Verzio Human Rights Film Festival. Her short documentary Duty (Kötelesség), 2011 took part in a big number of international festivals in the panorama selection: Cannes Critic’s week, Munich Short Film Fest, Lago Film Fest, FEST International Short Film Festival-Portugal, Encounters Animation and Short Film Festival-Bristol , East Silver Market – Jihlava Documentary FF, Korea, DMZ DOCS : Destination North 2012, Festival Novos Cineastas, Portugal, 2014, New Directors New Film Festival-Espinho, Portugal, 2016.
Linda’s first short fiction Tramp (Csavargó), 2009 won an award for the best film in Golden Eye 2009, was in program of the Hungarian Filmfestival 2009-Budapest, Pantheon Experimental Film Festival 2009-Cyprus, IFF Etidua and Anima 2009-Cracow, Next Reel Film Festival 2010-Singapore, International Film Festival Zoom Zblizenia 2010, Images Film Festival 2010-Toronto.
Her degree film The Third Day (Harmadnapon, 2013, shortfilm) was in competition at EFA Drama International Short Film Festival. Her mockumentary, Seventies (Hetvenes) won special award at Azerbaijan Film Festival, silver award at Lagow International Film Festival, award of the best dramatic documentary in Golden Eye Filmfestival, award of the best film at Death Crew Film Festival. It was selected in the special program (Fantastiks Films) at Uppsala International Film Festival and at On Vous Ment! Festival, Este Film Festival, Long week of shorts in Shanghai, and at Febiofest.
Linda’s latest short fiction Cube Man (A kockaember) had been finished in May, waiting for its international premiere.