Klara Trencsenyi (b. 13.03.1975) is a freelance director and cinematographer doing creative and social documentaries. In 2005 she graduated from the Hungarian Film Academy, Budapest as Director of Photography. She directed two mid-length documentaries (A Chance, 2007 and Birds Way, 2009), and a short documentary (3Weddings – Elena&Leo, 2009), and has worked in various international productions as cinematographer, with Dutch, American and Hungarian directors (e.g. the IDFA awarded The Angelmakers, dir. Astrid Bussink, 2005). She has done extensive social and voluntary work with Roma and Irish travelers and worked as photographer and journalist in Kosovo, Ukraine and Romania. She participated in A Sunday in the Country in 2008, Berlinale Talent Campus 2008 and EsoDoc 2006. In 2010 she organized the first creative documentary workshop and pitching forum in Hungary, myDEER 2010. She is currently working on two feature-length creative documentaries.
Az esély (57', Hungary, 2007)
Birds' Way (56', Romania, 2009)
Corvin variációk (39', Hungary, 2011)
Birds Way (Orig.) / 2009 / Romania / 56 min
Birds Way is a magical realist story, an Eastern European fairy tale - a creative documentary that follows the daily routine of an Old Believer community struggling to survive and maintain their traditions in spite of the overwhelming intrusion of modernity.