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Contemporary Hungarian Film: Achievements and Challenges

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Speakers

Professor and Head, Department of Security Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest
Professor and Head, Department of Film Studies, King Sigismund College, Budapest
Film Director, Budapest
Senior Legal Secretary, Department of Science, Research and Development, Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, Vienna Chair

PhD DLA Andras SZEKFU

Professor and Head, Department of Film Studies, King Sigismund College, Budapest

 Dr. Szekfu earned his MA and his doctor's degree at Eotvos Lorand University Budapest. He has a Ph.D. from Pecs University, a habilitation at the University of West Hungary, Sopron, and a DLA in Film Studies from the University of Theater and Film, Budapest. Also, he is Titular Professor at Pecs University. Currently Dr. Szekfu is Head of the Department of Film Studies at King Sigismund College, Budapest. His present fields of research are (Hungarian) documentary cinema and film theories of the silent era (Ivan Hevesy, Bela Balazs). Dr. Szekfu has been frequent lecturer at Hungarian, Czech and Romanian universities. Twice he was guest professor at Salzburg University, and for 9 Semesters he was guest lecturer at Vienna University. He is Vice President of the Hungarian Communication Studies Association and member of the Presidium of the Hungarian Film Club Association.

Laszlo VITEZY

Film Director, Budapest

1973 Graduation at the Hungarian Academy of Theatre & Film Arts as cameraman and director
1973-1979 Member of the board of directors of Balázs Béla Studio, short film director of the News and a Documentary Film Studio
1981 One of the founders, executives and Director of the Társulás Studio, at the same time he is an external editor-director of the Hungarian Television
1988 One of the founders of the Mozgókép Democratic Trade Union
1989 Participant of the debate series of the Oppositional Round Table and national Round Table
1987-1995 Main director then executive of the cable channel of Zugló where he opens a documentary film and reporter workshop
1992-2002 Continuously working at the Hungarian Television, main director of the News, founder and editor-director of the political debate programme called Aktualis, producer and director of several documentary film series
1998-2002 Presidential advisor of Hungarian Television
2002-2004 Presidential advisor of Hir television

Dr. Rüdiger STIX

Senior Legal Secretary, Department of Science, Research and Development, Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, Vienna

 Graduations: Theresian Military Academy
 University Vienna (Mag.iur. et.Dr.iur.)
 ZMNE University Budapest (PhD)
1975 Austrian Army
1979 Professional Officer of the Austrian Army
1980 Company Commander (HVK1)
1981 MoD (juridical service, PersA)
1983 Cabinet of the MoD
1986 Deputy Head of the office of the MOD, afterwards head of the scientific support department of the MoD
1991 Vienna state legislative and City Council, with functions esp. in Urban Planning and Infrastructure, Traffic, Science, Europe, etc.
2001 After promotion (Ministerialrat), working in the Cabinet of the MoD
  Academic Work esp. at MoD/Vienna and Corvinus University, VGT department
2006 Science, Research and Development Departement at Generalstaff/MoD