Tamás Almási is one of the most well known and most successful Hungarian documentary film directors. He graduated from the Academy of Theatre and Film Budapest as a film director in 1979. He directs, but sometimes also photographs his own films. So far, he has made more than forty full-length documentaries and some feature films, which have been screened at a number of highly prestigious festivals in Europe and overseas earning him numerous awards. His films have been broadcast in almost forty countries. He has also been teaching filmmaking at the University of Theatre and Film Budapest since 1999. In 2005 he obtained his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts). Currently he is a professor at theUniversity of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest.