Julia Deak


I was born in Budapest. Following my degree studies in Hungarian Literature, I went on to become a qualified journalist. After winning two journalism writing competitions, I joined Hungarian State Television, where, for seven years, I was responsible for the making of cultural documentary films. I have been awarded prizes for my work there. During that period I also wrote screenplays for my own films and television programs.
Later, I pursued my career as an independent, free-lance writer. I have had two prose volumes published by a respected publisher, and my novellas and book reviews have appeared in a well-known literary monthly.
In recent years I have devoted myself to making short films. I write these films herself, and am the director, cinematographer, producer and editor rolled into one. My short film,  Noises won a place at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, and also featured in the exhibition Art on the Wall, organised as part of the
Festival in Los Angeles, and also featured in the exhibition Art on the Wall, organised as part of the Festival.  In addition to its involvement in these events, Noises was included in Poetry in Motion , a framework programme within the Regensburg International Short Film Week 2015. These events  were covered widely in the Hungarian press,  and many online magazines also reported on my success abroad as a short film maker.  My new short film is Identification / 19 min. The film was successfully launched in 2017.  Identification was awarded the Best Short Film Platinum Award at the 2017 European Independent Film Festival, the Best Short Film Award at the 2017 Switzerland International Film Festival, and at the LA Shorts Awards, Best short Film, Gold Award. 
ntification was awarded the 

The awards of the Identification in 2018: 

Accolade Competition, Award of Merit, American Movie Awards, Special Marquee, Global Film Festival Awards, Global Film Festival Award, European Independent Film Award, Platinum Award, International Independent Film Awards, Honorable Mention, Spotlight Short Film Awards, Spotlight Bronze Award, The IndieFest Film Awards, Award of Merit, and  Best of Show.


For me making short films is not a springboard to greater things, but has been instead a happy discovery of an infinitely flexible form of expression. If I am my own boss, I am free to enjoy the fact that this art form is not restricted by boundaries. 

Identification /short film/

Seventy years on, and the street has barely changed. The houses look almost identical;  people go about their business. A line of parked cars now stands in the square that the women marched across.
It was experiencing this indifference, the indifference of ordinary workaday life, which steps over and across everything, that gave birth to my film.


Identification deakjulia7@gmail.com