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Member of the Jury UNICA 2015

Sándor Buglya

Born in Hungary, 1945

2004- Professor at SAPIENTIA Hungarian University of Transylvania – Cluj Napoca (RO), Department of Film and Media Studies; has lectured on visual language, cinematography, film directing, dramaturgy,

1992-2007 Cinematographer, director, dramatic adviser at Duna Television – Budapest

1987- Producer of more than 380 films (MOVI Documentary Film Studio, Forum Film Foundation, Duna Television and Danube Region Foundation)

1983-2001 Lecturer at University of Drama and Film (Budapest) and at University of Klagenfurt (Austria), Institute for Media

1976- Has been working as a cinematographer; has directed more then 400 films (shorts, experimental, animated and educational films; long documentaries, feature films, television programmes)

1974-1994 Member of Committee at UNICA (Union Internationale du Cinéma Non-professionnel – UNESCO)

1970- Publications on visual language, creative video, film genres, Hungarian documentaries

1969- Jury member at several film festivals

1968- General Secretary, later on President, then Honorary President of the Hungarian Independent Film and Video Association (MAFSZ)

1965-1975 Independent filmmaker


2002 – 2005 DLA studies at University of Drama and Film – Budapest

1972 – 78 M.F.A. both in cinematography and in directing for Film and Television

1964 – 70 M.D. in Semmelweis Medical University – Budapest


2014- Member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

2013- Honorary Member of the Hungarian Film Association in Transylvania

2007- Honorary Freeman in Perőcsény

2007 Alternative Prize for Film-pedagogical activity (Romania, Tirgu Mures)

2005 Producer Prize, Hungarian Film Festival

2005 Csokonai Prize for three decades of creative and art-pedagogical activity

1994 Béla Balázs Prize

1981, 1985 Different honours for cultural activity

1966- Film awards at several festivals