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Orsi Nagypál   [ ɔrʃi  nɒɟpa:l ]
Hungarian writer&director for film and TV


Orsi Nagypal is a Hungarian filmmaker who graduated at the prestigious London Film School in 2010.

She is currently working on the post prod of her second feature, the US indie dystopian drama "The Deal", produced by Dean Devlin.

In 2017 she shot her first feature film in Hungary "NYITVA/OPEN", a sexual dramedy on monogamy and its alternatives. The movie premiered in Montreal IFF in 2018, and arrived to Hungarian cinemas in October 2018 to critical acclaim. 


Since 2011 Orsi is busy directing award winning short films and TV shows, commissioned by HBO Europe and the Hungarian National TV, and since 2019 the US CW. She worked on drama, romcom, fantasy and satire tv series, directed more than 70 episodes - taking the lead director's seat for 52 episodes. 

She is most interested in everyday heroes, human sexuality, and how we find our true selves whilst struggling with  the constrains of our societies. 

MIDPOINT Script Consultant Training, 2019

EKRAN Development Lab, 2014

BINGER Writer’s Lab 2011

Sources2 Development workshop 2011

Save Our Scripts workshop, London 2011

Pitching&Development Training of Bosch Co-Production Prize, 2011

Sarajevo Talent Campus, 2012

Low Budget Film Forum, Les Arcs 2010

Berlinale Talent Campus 2010

Low Budget Film Forum, Budapest 2009

Low Budget Film Forum, London 2008



WRITER & DIRECTOR, 96min, 2018

premiere: Montreal IFF 2019

“East of Paris”

WRITER & DIRECTOR, 14min, 2013

special mention at the Bosch Co-Production Prize 2011

Friss Hús Budapest 2013, audience award

in competition at ALTER-NATIVE FF, Tirgu Mures, Romania 2013

in competition at 25th Trieste Film Festival 2014

in competition at Vilnius Int Film Festival 2014, Lithuania

in competition at Mediawave 2014, Hungary

in competition at Manlleu Film Festival 2014, Barcelona

in competition at Cinefest International FF, Miskolc, 2014

in competition at Short Shorts Tokyop Filmfest, 2015



WRITER & DIRECTOR, 17min, 2012

Short for sarajevo city of film workshop, 2012 , Sarajevo

Sarajevo Film Festival 2012, 8th july - BEST SHORT AWARD

in competition at Vilnius Film Festival, 2013

in competition Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier,  2013

in competition at BUSHO, Hungary, 2013

in competition at Int Bogazici Film Festival, Istanbul 2013

in competition at Mediawave 2014

in competition at Sedicorto, Forli, 2014

screened at BIHFF, New York, 2013, Sofia Film Festival, 2013, GoEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, 2013


“Cold Shower”


HD RED, 13min, 2009

Popfilm, Duna Műhely, Gabriel Film Budapest, Hungary

in competition at the Hungarian Filmweek, 2010

in International Competition at Clermont Ferrand 2011!

in competition at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, US,2010

in competition at CortoSonici Varese Festival, Italy, 2011

in comp. at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia, 2011

in competition at the TABOR Film Festival, Croatia, 2011 

in competition at the KALIBER35 Film Festival, Munich, Germany 2011

Belo Horizonte Short Film Fest, Brazil, 2011, 


9th Zinegoak, International GLT Film Festival, Bilbao 2012, UNinvited Filmfestival 2012, France


“Naked Pact” 


HD RED, 17min, 2009

LFS, Gabriel Film Budapest, Hungary

in competition at the Hungarian Filmweek, 2010

in competition: Ivy Film Festival, USA, 2010

in competition: Whistling Woods Student Film Festival, Pune, 2010

in competition: Huesca International Short Film Festival, 2010

in competition: Manlleu Short Film Festival, 2010, Spain

in competition: CINEFIESTA 2010, Puerto Rico 

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