Szabolcs Hajdu (b. 1972, Debrecen, Hungary), Hungarian film and stage director, screenwriter and actor, graduated from the University of Drama and Film in Budapest in 2000. That same year he made his debut with the film Sticky Matters (Macerás ügyek), which was followed by Tamara (2004) and, notably, White Palms (Fehér tenyér, 2007), screened in the Cannes section Directors’ Fortnight. His next film Bibliothèque Pascal received its premiere at the Berlinale in 2010 and went on to win numerous awards. Mirage (Délibáb, 2014) was first viewed by audiences at the Toronto IFF. The low-budget, independent feature film, It’s Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) earned him Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe and Best Actor Award in 2016.
Szabolcs Hajdu has been teaching acting and film direction at university workshops in a number of countries since 2003.
1997: Necropolis / Nekropolisz (short)
1998: Knock, Knock – Pagoda for Little Mara / Valaki kopog – Kicsimarapagoda (short)
2000: Sticky Matters / Macerás ügyek
2004: Everyday Encyclopedia 1 / Hétköznapi enciklopédia I. (short)
2006: White Palms / Fehér tenyér
2007: Off Hollywood
2010: Bibliothéque Pascal
2010: The Wild Side / A te országod (short) (part of East Side Stories sketchfilm)
2014: Mirage / Délibáb
2016: It’s Not The Time of My Life / Ernelláék Farkaséknál
2016 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Actor
2011 – Tiburon International Film Festival Best Screenplay
2006 – Budapest Hungarian Film Week Best Director
2006 – Kosice Art Film Fest Best Screenplay