Palos Film

Pálos György portfolio

Selected Films, Awards, Festivals

Let The Dragon Out, feature documentary, dir., DOP, editor.


Script consultant, creatice producer in Paying a visit to Fortuna (feature documentary)

Producer of  student films at ELTE University

Producer of 6 student film at ELTE University

„Hope”, 16 min, short feature by Marton Szirmai, DOP.

„Drifter”, 77min. Documentary, by Gabor Horcher (former student), creative producer, Award for Best First Appearance , IDFA, 2014
„Minimal”, short feature by Marton Szirmai (former student) cinematographer and creative producer
„The expedition”, short feature by Marton Szirmai (former student) cinematographer and producer
Photo exhibition, HKU, Hong Kong
„Future Cinema”, 52 min. HD, documentary with Gyorgy Czaban, Csilla Gyori

6 short feature films, made by former students, creative producer
“Immigrants in Hungary”, documentary series, with Kata Soos, 3 episodes, 25 min each.

“Summertime”, 9 min., short feature film by Marton Szirmai (former student), cinematographer and creative producer
“Immigrants in Hungary”, documentary series, 3 episodes, 25 min each.

“Adventures of Tom Tomiczky”, long animation film by Tamas Waliczky, creative producer
“Every young people makes stupidities”, documentary, 80 min., HD.
“Young autistic persons at work”, documentary, 65 min., HD, with digital animation. 2010
“As you want it”, documentary, 65 min, HD. – Budapest Film festival, 2010 – Dialect Documentary Film Festival, 2010 – Verzio Documentary Film Festival 2010
“Pressuring each other”, documentary, 65 min, HD.
“Turtle on board”, series of 64 episodes of a digital artistic works for young audience. – Best TV Program Award, Camera Hungaria, 2010

“Who are you to know who I am!’, documentary, 72 min. – Best documentary director, Hungarian Film Festival 2009.
“The Sinking Village”, documentary, 25 min, producer – Best short documentary (Ecocinema 2008– Greece) – Best director (Film.Dok 2008 – Romania) – Special award (Hungarian Filmweek 2008, Hungary) – Best short (Valladolid FF, Spain), – Hungarian Filmcritics award (Budapest Filmweek, Hungary) – Special award (Asterfest 2008 – Macedonia) – Special award (Slow Film Festival 2008 – Hungary) – Jury special award + Danube award (Cinefest IFF 2008 – Hungary) – Best documentary, Critics Award (Hungarian Critics Award, 2009) – Shown at INPUT Conference, Johannesburg, 2008.

“Tripe ans onions”, 10 min., 2006, producer – Best European Film, Circuito Off, Venice Short Film Festival, Italy – Best director, Best subject, Lucania FF, Italy – Best short , Valladolid FF, Spain – Special award, Sarajevo FF, Bosnia Hercegovina – Special award, Perugia Film Festival, Italy, 2007 – Audience award, Europe on Wheels FF, Turkey – Audience award, Victoria Independent FF, Australia – Audience award, AlterNativ Film Festival, Romania, 2007 – Audience award, Busho, Budapest, 2007 – Audience award, Leuven IFF, Belgium, 2007

“Livia Rev, pianist”, documentary, 60 min. “Storno”, 90 min. fiction, 35 mm.

“Two Sundays in Hungary”, documentary, 25 min. – Best TV Program Award, Camera Hungaria, 2002

“Feri and the sweet life”, 90 min. fiction, 35 mm. – Best script award, Hungarian Film Festival 2001 – Best male actor award, Hungarian Film Festival 2001

“Le petit voyage”, 90 min. fiction, 35 mm. – Audience award, Hungarian Film Festival – Best Film award, Avanca – Portugal, – Best female actor, Avanca – Portugal
“Maraton”, documentary, 60 min, by Attila Mispal, cinematographer. – Best documentary award, Mediawave festival

“Orb”, 90 min. fiction, 35 mm – Special Award of Jury, Hungarian Film Festival

“The bread girl’s ballad”, docu-fiction, 90 min. 35 mm.
“KVB-TV”, fiction, 22 min. – Best TV Program Award, Camera Hungaria
“Yes, you can”, documentary, 56 min, by Lars Mullback, cinematographer – Prix Europa for documentaries

“Manifesto of Low Budget Filmmaking”
“All black”, documentary, 15 min. – Tolerance award, Hungary – Best documentary award, Mediawave festival

“Camping Europa”, fiction, 90 min. 35mm – Special award, Budapest Film Festival

Best still photographer award, Budapest

György Ali PÁLOS

Was born in 1959, Cairo, Egypt. Hungarian. Producer, film director, director of photography, sriptwriter, photographer. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the film industry, has been awareded the prestigious Bela Balazs Award and has won several awards at national and international film festivals. Assistant Visiting Professor at School of Creative Media, Hong Kong. Board member of Independent Hungarian Filmmakers Society, also Member of Hungarian Film Director’s Society. Speaks French and English.


Habilitation 2017

Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) 2015
Thesis: Practice and Education of Documentary Film Making.

MA, French and History, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 1986

Academic employment

From September 2015 works at

  • ELTE – BTK University Budapest (cinematography)
  • Metropolitan University Budapest (cinematography)
  • Sapientia University Cluj-Napoca (cinematography)

2012 – 2015 Visiting Professor at

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
Courses: Cinema East and West, Art of Editing, Cinematic Arts Workshop

2000 – 2011 Lecturer

Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.
Courses: Elementary film language, Film making practice, Cinematography, Different genres in Film History, New Digital Technology in Cinema.

Other employment

2007- 2012 Head of Millenaris TV Studio, Budapest. Producer of more than 100 television programs.

2004 – 2007 Writes film and television program critics for Hungarian film magazines, like Magyar Narancs, Pergo Kepek.

Since 2004 – Film producer.

1996 – 2010 Organizer and Shop Steward for INPUT (International Public Television Conference), one the most famous Television Conference about public service and innovation

1995- 2010 Made more than 50 documentaries about pedagogical innovation in the Hungarian educational system.

Since 1995 – Editor of Pergo Kepek, a Hungarian independent film magazine.

Since 1994 – Hosts a call-in talk show on the independent “Radio Tilos” station, Budapest.

Since 1993 – Works as film and television director, D.O.P., scriptwriter, produces eight 35mm feature films, ten short films, about fifty documentary films and more than two hundred television programs.

1986 – 1990 Works as still photographer for feature films.