The Master

András Galánfi, an artist-teacher living in Hajdószoboszló (Hungary), on the edge of Hortobágy, was awarded the Kossuth Prize in 2017. In the same year he also received the „Honorary Heritage Shepherd of the Hortobágy” honour for his work in promoting and preserving culture.
Nature- and folk-art inspired playgrounds, rustic log furniture, wooden sculptures proclaim his artistic performance, and as a result of his pedagogical activity, a world-famous, school combining artisan crafts with Hungarian folklore, has been created.

  • József Sáfrány
  • József Sáfrány
  • Almási Zsuzsa
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary, Romania
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő (Hungary)
    May 25, 2019
    Hungarian Premier
    first prize in Cultured values category
Distribution Information
  • Hungarian Academy of Arts
    Country: Hungary
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - József Sáfrány

I have been working in the film-TV business since 1971.
In the beginning, I was a lightman, then assistant of a cameraman, later an assistant of director, finally since 1982 I have been working as a film writer and director, and I have photographed most of my films myself.
I was a founding member of the Natura Section of the Hungarian Television (MTV.
I have made more than 200 nature and historical documentary movies for the last 35 years. My films regularly take part in international film festivals. I have got more than 20 festival awards so far.

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