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Angel Film Awards President of Jury Professor Karl Bardosh

Prof. Karl Bardosh

Accumulating over 30 years of professional experience in Europe, Asia, Brazil, Hollywood and New York in all genres of film and television, Prof. Karl Bardosh of New York University has been an award-winning director, producer, writer, editor of features, shorts, television series and documentaries.

Throughout these years Prof. Bardosh has been a trendsetting pioneer in many areas of film and television: He had initiated the world's first network television educational series on the Aesthetics of Film (Hungary, 1968) pioneered a new genre, Poetry Music Videos with Allen Ginsberg (USA, 1984) and had written, directed and edited the first American documentary on Bollywood and Indian Parallel Cinema for the American Public Broadcasting System (Bombay, 1992) that was run in prime time for three years. Former Hollywood star, Rita Gam she was the Host/Producer of the television series.

Currently, Prof. Bardosh is invited back to India make a follow-up documentary about the Hollywood-Bollywood connection 18 years later.

Bardosh wrote and directed the short feature film, 'Iron and Horse' produced at the American Film Institute, shot (in Panavision-Technicolor) by Oscar Winner Vilmos Zsigmond starring Academy Award Nominee Lynn Carlin.
The film won Best Short Feature of the Year Award at the USA Film Festival and was the first AFI film that was picked up for theatrical distribution by Warner Brothers at the Melbourne International Film Festival. (1976)
Integrating films and videos, Prof. Bardosh had designed the first Virtual Memorial on the Internet. (AltaVista, New York, 1998)

Prof. Bardosh was the Co-Producer/ Writer of 'Forced March' the first and only international dramatic feature film co-production about the Nazi labor camps in World War II. (1990)

Championing ethnic television in America, Prof. Bardosh had started Hungarian American Television in 1978 that is still running as a weekly broadcast on Time Warner Cable TV.

Prof. Bardosh had directed the very first experimental multi-camera live switching broadcast streamed on the Internet for the Microsoft Corporation featuring interviews with various stars of Broadway. ('Backstage at the Tony Awards' -1997).

In 2004, 'The Sit Down' a multi-camera live-on-tape reality show pilot directed by Prof. Bardosh was nominated for the 'Rose d'Or', the oldest and most prestigious award in international television.

Prof. Bardosh has also pioneered Cell Phone Cinema in India, in co-production with Executive Director, Sandeep Marwah at the Asian Academy of Film and Television, (Film City, Noida, January, 2007).

In his recent NYIIFVF Best Director of a Feature Award winner film, 'Out of Balance' -he was the first one to use live action inter-cut with color and black and white rotoscoped sequences to express different layers of memory. (Rio de Janeiro, South Florida, 2006-08).

In his book, The Complete IdiotÂ’s Guide to Digital Video published by Penguin-Alpha Books, Prof. Bardosh has introduced the concept of filmmaking with an unbroken chain of digital software starting with Digital Screenwriting (November, 2007).

In addition, Prof. Bardosh has been frequently serving as Script Doctor, Creative Consultant and Dramaturge on international co-productions and as Artistic Director, Judge and Panelist for international film festivals and competitions. He has been Artistic Director and President of the Jury for the Filmmaking Marathon of the CinePecs International Film Festival under the aegis of the European Union. Also as Artistic Director and President of the Jury Prof. Bardosh has just introduced Cell Phone Cinema at the first Mobile Screenfest of Australia, and at the new Beverly Hills Festival of Film, Television and New Media.

Recently, as a guest lecturer at Chapman University's Summer Film School, Prof. Bardosh has introduced his new course: 'No Excuse Cinema' ' a historical and critical overview of artistic masterpieces and commercial breakthroughs in world cinema, all made on shoestring budgets and also developed 10 ultra-low budget full length feature films as first professional projects for recent graduates.

Prof. Karl Bardosh has been teaching 24 different courses during his 17 years tenure at the New York University -Tisch School of the Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.


Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy- B.A. 'University of Budapest
Mass Media Communication (Film/TV)-M.A.-University of Budapest
Film Theory 'Ph.D. Studies (ABD) 'University of Budapest
Feature Film Director Fellowship- American Film Institute, Hollywood