Szabolcs Hajdu

Born in 1972 in Debrecen, Hungary, Hajdu Szabolcs is director, actor and screenwriter, graduated from the University of Theater and Film Arts of Budapest in 2000.

The same year, he shoots his first film, “Sticky Matters” (Macerás ügyek), which won the Best First Film Award at the Hungarian Film Week and the Special Jury Prize at the Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist in 2001. His second film, “Tamara” (2003), won the Special Jury Prize for Best Visual Design at the Hungarian Film Week in 2004. “White Palms” (Fehér tenyér, 2006) is screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, after at the 41st KVIFF where it obtains the Special Mention of the jury of the East of the West.

“Bibliothèque Pascal” premiered at the Berlinale in 2010 and won numerous awards, “Mirage” (Délibáb, 2014) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, “It’s Not the Time of My Life” (2016) premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the Crystal Globe Award for Best Film and Best Actor (Szabolcs Hajdu) and its latest film “Treasure City” (Békeidő, 2020) premiered at the Geneva International Film Festival.


  • 2020 Treasure City
  • 2016 It’s Not the Time of My Life
  • 2014 Mirage
  • 2012 East Side Stories
  • 2009 Bibliothèque Pascal
  • 2007 Off Hollywood
  • 2006 White Palms
  • 2003 Tamara
  • 2001 Sticky Matters