Bálint Kenyeres was born in 1976 in Budapest. After studying philosophy, film history and film theory, he graduated as a film director at the Budapest Film and Theatre Academy in 2006. Since then he is a member of the European Film Academy. His film “Zárás” (Closing Time) was premiered at the Venice Film Festival and got selected for more than 30 other film festivals, won a dozen awards. His previous short Before Dawn was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, won a jury prize at Sundance and got the European Film Academy Prix UIP for the best European short in 2006. It was selected at 140 festivals, won 30 awards.