Balázs Zachar graduated in history and communications in Budapest in 1998, and got a law degree in 1999. From 2003 he was working for the Hungarian Ministry of Culture where he coordinated the preparation of the film law. From 2011 he was the head of legal and EU affairs at the Hungarian Film Fund where he got hands-on experience in film financing and the operation of film funds. In 2016 he joined Pioneer Stillking Films as head of business affairs, he was also the co-producer of the company’s own feature film BUDAPEST NOIR (2017). From 2018 he has worked on several projects with Proton Cinema. He produced short films, among which BREAK (dir: Levente Kölcsey) premiered in Locarno in 2020. In 2021 his first feature as producer, called WILD ROOTS, directed by Hajni Kis premiered in Karlovy Vary IFF. He is a graduate of EAVE Producers’ Workshop of 2018. His second feature Árni (dir: Dorka Vermes) was made in the framework of Biennale College Cinema, and it premiered at Venice IFF in 2023.