Tuza-Ritter Bernadett

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2014-2017: University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest (Documentary Film Director – MA)
2006-2009: University of Theatre and Film, Budapest (Editor – BA)



HSE, Hungarian Film Academy, European Film Academy


Language skills

English, Italian


BERNADETT TUZA-RITTER is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing in Budapest, Hungary. Her first feature length documentary A WOMAN CAPTURED has been premiered at IDFA Main Competition 2017 and Sundance Film Festival 2018 and was nominated for the European Film Awards. The film won several awards and became part of a world campaign called WHY SLAVERY and has been broadcasted on 70+ TV channels around the world. Member of HSE, Hungarian Film Academy, European Film Academy and Hungarian Documentary Association.

Awards for Woman Captured:

* Nominated for Best European Documentary at European Film Awards 2018
* Nominated for Best Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2018

* Hungarian Film Critics Award 2018 – Best Documentary
* Boston Global Cinema Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary Feature Film
* Millennium Film Festival Brussels 2018 – Objectif de Bronze / Best Film for Human Rights
* Hungarian Film Award 2018 – Best Documentary
* ZagrebDox 2018 – Special Mention
* Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt 2018 – Jury Award
* GoEast 2018, Wiesbaden – BEST DIRECTOR
* GoEast 2018, Wiesbaden – FIPRESCI Jury Award
* International Women Film Festival 2018 Cologne, Germany – AUDIENCE
* Mediawave 2018, Hungarian Competition – BEST DOCUMENTARY
* CivilDOC Competition – CinéDOC-Tbilisi, Georgia – BEST FILM
* Amnesty International Special Mention Award – Millennium Docs against Gravity, Poland
* Grand Jury Special Mention Award – Sheffield DocFest 2018
* DokuFest Kosovo 2018 – Human Rights Award
* Mexico Documentary FF – Best Documentary
* Grand Prix for the Best Film – IFF Message to Man 2018, Russia
* Student Jury Award – IFF Message to Man 2018, Russia
* MAIN AWARD – Aljazeera Balkan Documentary Film Festival, Sarajevo
* Golden Athena Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY – Athens International Film Festival, Greece
* Hot Springs – Best Documentary
* MAFSZ – Művészeti Akadémia Díja / Award of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
* Frontdoc Italy – Youth Jury Award
* Verzió – Magyar Közönségdíj / Hungarian Audience Award
* Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival – Best Documentary
* Peloponnesos International Documentary Festival – Audience Award
* Diploma for outstanding achievement – Minsk International Film Festival Listapad
* Festival of Documentary Film in Ljubljana – Amnesty International Slovenia Human Rights Film Award
* One World Romania Film Festival 2019 – Grand Prix for the Best Film
* Festival International Du Film D’Aubagne 2019 – Grand Prix for Best Original Score
* Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival – Best Documentary