Lili Horváth (b. 1982, Budapest) studied film at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris in 2001-2002.
She then continued with a course in television and film direction at the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest, where she earned her master’s in 2009 and embarked upon her doctorate.
In 2005 she attended the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg as part of the Erasmus scholarship programme.
Her films to date include the shorts Summer Holiday (Vakácio, 2006) and Swimming Pool Thief (Uszodai tolvaj, 2007), the documentary The Siege of Budapest – Part IV (Budapest ostroma, IV. rész, 2007), the medium-length Sunstroke (Napszúrás, 2009) and the TV drama On the Way Home (Hazafelé, 2009).
She worked as a casting director on Kornél Mundruczó’s film White God (Fehér isten, 2014). In addition to her film work she also writes short stories.
Her first full-length feature film, The Wednesday Child (Szerdai gyerek, 2015) was awarded East of the West Prize at the 50th Karlovy Vary IFF in 2015.
Best Director Prize