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Balazs Zachar

Profession: ProducerProducerProducer
Country: Hungary

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.

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Anna dedicates her life for her perfect family. She keeps everything under control and in return she provides a convenient life for her husband and their three kids. However Anna is a functioning ...
MIDPOINT participants: Balazs ZacharDavid Csicskar
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Klara Is Here

Klára and Péter are retirees, who have been married for 50 years. Klára has been suffering from dementia for a long time and Péter takes care of her devotedly. However, the constant care takes a ...
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Mute transition

It is the 1989/1990 school year, that unique time when the Iron Curtain has fallen, but the wind of the new world is yet only gently fluttering the country’s flag.The nation waits for its first free ...
MIDPOINT participants: Judit OlahBalazs ZacharJudit Olah
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