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Áron Szentpéteri

Áron Szentpéteri


Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2022


Áron was born in 1987. Having completed two independent short films and a degree in cognitive science, he studied film directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE) between 2015 -2017, in the MA class of Ildikó Enyedi. His short film Invisibly (Láthatatlanul) debuted at Cannes in the Cinéfondation selection in 2017. The film was screened at various festivals like Sarajevo, or Angers Premiers Plans collecting several awards including Best Picture at Tel-Aviv ISFF in 2018. It was broadcast by ARTE in France and Germany in 2018. From 2017 till 2020 he was an assistant teacher to the director's class at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE), and now is a member of the FreeSzfe Association. In 2022 he directed, together with Bence Máté, The Hungarian Playbook, a 45-minutes investigative-documentary on the working of the Hungarian state propaganda machine, and its control over the media market. The film was top watched content on Youtube in Hungary, garnering 800.000 views in only one week before the general elections. It was broadcast prime-time in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by ZDFinfo, in Poland by TVN24, and in Sweden by SVT. His latest fiction work, The Prince (A királyfi) is a mid-length film currently in post-production. Rapeseeds in Flower (Repcevirágzás) is his debut feature project.