Szabolcs Hajdu, born 1972, Debrecen, Hungarian, is a 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, which was followed by Tamara (2004) and, notably, White Palms (2007), screened in the Cannes section Directors’ Fortnight and subsequently at the 41st KVIFF (Special Mention from the East of the West jury). His next film Bibliotheque Pascal premiered at Berlinale in 2010 and went on to win numerous awards. Mirage (2014) was first viewed by audiences at the Toronto IFF. Szabolcs Hajdu has been teaching acting and film direction at university workshops in a number of countries since 2003. In 2016, his film IT’S NOT THE TIME OF MY LIFE won the Crystal Globe for Best Feature at KVIFF.