Detailed professional background

All films are watchable, but there are so many that are a waste of time.

Viktor DUDÁS
filmexpert, journalist, film manager, networker

He began his professional career in 1997 as founder editor-columnist of the Hungarian edition of the MAX magazine which he became the Editor-in-Chief of in 1999. He started working at VOX mozimagazin – VOX movie magazine – in 2001 as managing editor. Between 2003 – 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine which became leader on the market during his guidance ahead of the Hungarian editions of Cinema and Total Film. In the meantime, he contributed to the foundation of the first independent Hungarian film award, named VOX-CarTM. It was the first Hungarian movie award ceremony broadcasted on TV.

Besides his work as an Editor-in-Chief and brand-manager, in 2004 he started working on getting Hungarian films on the international market. He continued this activity in 2012 under the auspices of the Hungarian National Film Fund working with legendary Hollywood producer Andrew G. Vajna. Thanks to his work, after a gap of more than 20 years, elements of the Hungarian State movie heritage became again subject to trade on the international movie market. From 2013 to the end of 2017, he worked as chief consultant at the MTVA (Hungarian Media Services and Support Trust Fund a.k.a Hungarian Public Media). He was actively involved in the market launch of the Hungarian public media’s own-produced content, while also carrying out acquisition activities.

His critical opinions on films and his views on film-related issues are regularly sought by all areas of the media, which he expresses through his own #filmszakerto brand. We may say currently he is the most on-screen film expert in Hungary. You can see him two or three times a week on different channels. He is an exclusive proficient on several TV-channels on all film-related issues, be it stars, films or series.
He has been a commentator for nine Academy Awards broadcasts in Hungary, and he presented Golden Globes and MTV Movie Awards as well, among several other film awards.

In 2023, he was elected a member of the International Branch of the Critics’ Choice Association, the largest independent film critics’ organisation in North America.

In his professional career, radio and show hosting have been present almost all the time. Between 2004 and 2008, he was a weekly film news supplier on Danubius Radio, the country’s leading commercial radio station at the time. From 2007 to 2009, he hosted the weekly Radio Café programme Filmtabletta. In 2012, he was the presenter of the Lánchíd Rádió’s film program. He is currently the presenter and producer of his new weekly CINEmanna on MannaFM and also provides worldwide movie news and current film premieres in a separate programme.

Thanks to his broad international network – gained diverse experiences at international film fairs like Cannes, Berlin, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, Paris –, he is currently working with film studios, developing scripts, and providing sales and PR advice for projects.

People go to the cinema for the happy film, for the tragedy there is life.

Contact

If you’re interested in my opinion on any film-related issue, I’m happy to share it.

filmszakerto/at/gmail.com