Botond Püsök



Watersprite Awards, Cambridge UK, 2018 – best documentary: It’s Calm Here

Filmtettfeszt Award, 2017 – best film: Angela

Astra International Film Festival, 2016 – best direction award: Angela



2016-2018 – University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE, Budapest), Documentary Film Directing MA

2004-2008 – Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Film, Photography and Media, Film director BA


Selected Filmography

IT’S CALM HERE 2017, documentary, 12 minutes, © SZFE

Zsolt is a pediatric heart surgeon. He operates and transplants hearts, and his work changes children’s destinies. Nevertheless, he cannot afford to get too close to his little patients. How can he keep his humanity while continuously challenging life and death? 

  • Watersprite Awards / Cambridge UK, 2018 – best documentary 
  • Hungarian Independent Film Festival / Hungary, 2018


ANGELA 2015, documentary, 33 minutes, © SpotFilm

In the heart of Romania, in rural Transylvania, a young Roma girl is preparing to give birth. We embark on her daily journey, finding bits of puzzles about her past: how she was kidnapped to be married or saved by her future husband. As their love story unfolds, we get to know her family’s struggles and the constant pressure of what Roma integration into society means. Although facing an uncertain future while her husband is far away, Angela finds relief and hope in religion.

  • Astra International Film Festival / Romania, 2016 – best direction award
  • Docuart Fest Romanian Documentary Film Festival / Romania, 2016 – best direction award
  • Mediawave International Film Festival / Hungary, 2016 – ON THE ROAD audience award
  • Filmtettfeszt Award / Romania, 2017 – best film
  • Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival / Hungary, 2016