Artist Bio

PAPRIKA FILM PRODUCTIONS is Edit Jakab, a currently Budapest-based filmmaker and professor.

Her award-winning films have screened at 80+ film festivals around the world, including Female Eye, Oxford, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival and Prvi Kadar in Sarajevo. She has so far received 27 awards for her films.

Jakab is Associate Professor at Károli Gáspár University; she teaches screenwriting, filmmaking, media analysis and linguistics in the Communication and Media Sciences Department. She has a joint PhD in Theoretical and Slavic Linguistics from Princeton University, and an MFA in Film from Ohio University.

She is in the process of getting together the funds for her first feature whose working title is Rootless. Rootless explores one long day in the life of a court interpreter for the asylum hearings of the Hungarian Roma in NYC while grappling with a personal tragedy that                           reshapes her existence.