Ádám Császi is a film/theater director and screenwriter, born in Hungary in 1978. He graduated from Budapest’s University of Theater and Film Arts in 2010 where he was taught by István Szabó, Miklós Jancsó and Béla Tarr. His first feature Land of Storms premiered in Panorama at the Berlinale 2014 to widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award and Teddy Award. It was in competition in Sarajevo, Chicago, Seattle, and Guadalajara in 2014, and won the Special Jury Prize at the Taipei Film Festival 2014 as well as the Audience Award at Tel Aviv 2014. Land of Storms also went to about 40 international festivals and sold to 14 countries, including US, UK, France, Germany, and Spain. Császi's scripts have been recipients of the following programs and scholarships: Official Selection of Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015, Nipkow Programm 2015, Frontieres Montreal 2017, ScriptEast Program 2016, eQuinoxe Int'l 2016, Midpoint Central European Script Center 2010, Holland Film Meeting Official Selection 2015. His theater directorial work debuted in 2017 in two highly esteemed Budapest theaters and he is also the recipient of the most prestigious Hungarian playwright scholarship, Örkény 2017. (Plays in 2017: Young Jean Lee: Church, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt: The Visitor. Plays in 2018: Cyril Gely: Diplomacy, Reginald Rose: Twelve Angry Men, Dan LeFranc: Big Meal, Nicholas Wright: Mrs Klein). Császi is also involved in one of the most prestigious Hungarian theater education projects where they teach young marginalized Roma people self-expression through art. His filmography includes his short Seven Days that received the Special Prize at the Hungarian Film Week in 2003, and Weak Days that won Best Short Film there in 2008 and was screened by FIPA. His 2009 short film, Celebration, was invited to screen at the Warsaw Film Festival and at Brest European Short Film Festival in 2010. Császi has past experience teaching film theory and practice, script consulting and directing commercials, TV documentaries and music videos. Császi is fluent in English and intermediate in German, and has already directed German-language film.