Name
Ildikó Enyedi
Country
Hungary
Ildikó Enyedi was born in 1955 in Budapest. She studied Economics and Filmmaking at the University of Budapest and later in Montpellier, France. In the years 1977 to 1985, she belonged to the artist group "Indigo". Subsequently, she worked at the Béla Balázs Studio – the only independent film studio in pre-1989 Eastern Europe; as well as at the "Studio of Young Artists". In 1990 she founded her own production company, the "Three Rabbits Studio", for which she has since worked as a screenwriter and director. Alongside this, she teaches filmmaking at the University of Budapest.

After a number of experimental and narrative short films, since 1989 she has created six feature films that have gained several renowned awards. Enyedi received the Golden Camera Award for the best debut-film at the Cannes Film Festival for "My 20th Century" (1989). With "Magic Hunter" and "Tamás and Juli", she took part in the Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in 1995 and 1997. Alongside her feature films, Enyedi made the film montage "Geschichten in Gesichtern" (Stories in Faces), with which Hungary was presented as the year's guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1999. With "Europe" (2003), she provided – on the occasion of Hungary's entry into the European Union – a short contribution to the film project "Európából Európába" (From Europe into Europe) by ten Hungarian directors, including István Szabó, Miklós Janscó and Benedek Fliegauf. Ildikó Enyedi's short film is her answer to the "United Europe" – a humorous game of tag in which the usual roles can all be jumbled up.

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme presented "Europe" on their short film compilation "6 1/2", giving a small insight to Enyedi's varied, ironic, thought provoking films. After finishing her documentary "What was it all" Ildikó Enyedi embarked on her DAAD fellowship in Berlin and resumed work on her film "Tender Interface" for which shooting begins in early 2006. In this sci-fi film a young girl plays a video game that zaps her back to 1939 New York, where scientists are developing the H-Bomb. The filmmaker and mother of two lives in Budapest.