Janos Edelenyi

Janos Edelenyi

Hungary

Biography

Graduating from the Academy of Films in Budapest, both as a director and director of photography, Janos Edelenyi rejoined the staff of the Hungarian Television, where he had worked prior to film school. Edelenyi's collaboration with Gyorgy Feher on 'Richard III', 'Volpone' and other programs commissioned by the Hungarian Television, has been widely accepted as groundbreaking and redefining the medium by their daring use of extreme close ups.
Two of his documentaries won First Prizes at the National Documentary Film Festival, and he was awarded Price For Best Photography, Grand Prize, Best TV Adaptation Prizes at various other national festivals. Edelenyi has directed and co-produced or/and photographed over 40 documentaries and 7 feature films. He is Executive Director of the Tel Aviv based Prolitera Productions. More recently, he co-wrote the script and served as a Producer for THE LONG SHADOW, a Hungarian-Israeli-American feature film with Michael York and Liv Ullmann, and directed PRIMA PRIMAVERA, starring Andor Lukats and Vesela Kazakova, and THE CARER.

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