Katalin Gödrös is a director, film producer and screenwriter. She was born in Zürich and studied production at the Film Academy in Budapest. In addition to working as a production manager for cinematic films, she made several short films and also worked with ZDF’s ‘Das Kleine Fernsehspiel’ on her first feature film “MUTANTEN“, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2002. Her second film, “SONGS OF LOVE AND HATE” appeared in 2010 in the International Competition at the Locarno Premiere, and was released in the autumn and winter of 2011 in Swiss cinemas and German cinemas. Together with Hugo Film GmbH, she adapted the book “TAUBEN FLIEGEN AUF” by Melinda Nagy Abonji (German Book Prize 2010) to the screen.
From 2009 to 2011 she worked as artistic director of Cinema Total at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, and also for Pitch Stop until 2011, also at the Collegium Hungaricum. Under her leadership, the International Romani Film Commission was founded in 2012. She has been lecturing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin since 2012.
“IN ABSENTIA” led her to gain a scholarship from the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam and the Swiss Creators’ Society. The project was selected for Équinox. The adaptation of “DAS VERSCHWINDEN DES PHILIP S.” by Ulrike Edschmid was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and is now in the financing phase, as well as the production of “JACOBS ROSS” by Silvia Tschui, a cinema project produced by TURNUS Film GmbH. For Swiss television she has, in the last three years, directed three seasons of the hit series “DER BESTATTER“, the refugee drama “Im Nirgendwo“, and the crime series “Ausgezählt” (Broadcast 2019).