Karoly Palfai bio
Karoly Palfai was born on 20 September, 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. Born into an artistic family, he has been intrerested in paiting and photography since early childhood. At age 16, he was already taking photos for newspapers and magazines. After working as a photojournalist for years, he became Bravo Sport magazine’s full-time sports photographer and worked there for ten years. His shots appeared in numerous Hungarian and international magazines, and his Formula 1 photos were even selected by Agence France-Presse (AFP) agency. His father took photographs as a war correspondent in the Vietnam War, which location Karoly revisited himself 30 years later, to capture all the changes since the battle. Karoly’s exhibition of this material in Hanoi was visited by more than 300 thousand people. Putting photography aside in 2010, he worked both as a sports manager and organized international events (European and world championships), as an event manager. He is currently the head of marketing at the Hungarian Handball Federation. For the past 10 years, he has been practicing spirituality, devoting his freetime to self-development and helping others as a buddhist master and self-awareness coach. Having always been interested in different people’s fates and characters, he began writing film stories, primarily from the perspective of the soul, the individual who experiences these life events.
Karoly first began producing commercials and charity appeals. In 2018, his first music video with Hungarian band Kowalsky meg a Vega (song: „lehetetlen nincs”) was released, which was created by Palfai and reached almost 6 million views.
In 2019 he decided to get behind the camera again and shoot his first-ever short film, ‘LECHO’, based on the idea of empathy. A number of his new projects, including short films and full-length feature films, are now in pre-production.