Klára Trencsényi

Visiting Professor

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Klára Trencsényi has been a Visiting Professor of Practice at CEU's Undergraduate Program since September 2020.

A film director and cinematographer committed to creative and social documentaries, Klara graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy in Budapest as Director of Photography. Prior to her first feature length, award winning documentary, Train to Adulthood, she directed several mid-length documentaries like Corvin Variations, 2011, Birds Way, 2009, and a short documentary 3Weddings–Elena&Leo, 2009.

Her work has been screened around the world, including DokLeipzig, IDFA Amsterdam, Margaret Mead Festival New York, South East European Film Festival Los Angeles, Sarajevo Film Festival, Guth Gafa Festival Ireland, CinéDoc Tbilisi Georgia, DocLisboa Portugal, One World Festival Bucharest, Encounters Festival South-Africa and shown on television in Europe and Thailand. Klara has worked in many international productions as director of photography with Dutch, American and Hungarian directors and won several awards.

She has received grants from the Creative Media Program of the European Union, the Visegrad Fund and the Nipkow Fellowship Programme and took part in documentary development workshops at DocsBarcelona, CoPro TelAviv, Archidoc Project Development Workshop, LaFemis Paris, IDFA Summer School Amsterdam, Berlinale Talent Campus, A Sunday in the Country in Israel and the European Social Documentary Workshop (EsoDoc) in Italy.

Since 2017 she is lecturer at the Budapest based Metropolitan University, teaching documentary writing, directing and film presentation techniques. She has taught courses of documentary filmmaking at the Central European University, Budapest Technical University and Anderson Art Lab and designed Participatory Video courses at OLIve, Open Learning Initiative for Refugees at CEU.

She is a co-founder of DunaDOCK Creative Documentary Development Forum.


Director of Photography, SZFE University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest
Spanish Philology, Eötvös Lorand University, ELTE BTK, Budapest