The University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SZFE) is the oldest art institution of higher education in Hungary that educates theoretical and practical professionals in the fields of theatre, film and television. The history of the institution goes back to 1865 when the actor training in Hungary began and the School of Acting opened its gates. On January 1st, 2000, the institution was awarded the title of University.
The institution celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation in academic year 2015/2016, the results of a hundred and fifty years of work, which earned unprecedented honour, rank and prestige both at home and in the world. Oscar-winning artists like Mihály Kertész, Vilmos Zsigmond, István Szabó and Géza Röhrig also studied at SZFE. The great director, Béla Tarr or Mari Törőcsik who won the Grand Prize in Cannes were also among our students. Over the past decades, the majority of today’s prestigious Hungarian actors and directors got a diploma at this institution.