Judit Anna Bánházi

Activity: Writer
Nationality: Hungarian
Lives in: Paris, France / Berlin, Germany / Budapest, Hungary
Writing languages: English, Hungarian
Genres: drama, comedy, thriller, horror, sci-fi, supernatural


Fabian Haslob, Agentur Players Berlin


A graduate of both Serial Eyes and the Midpoint TV Launch Program, Judit is a freelance screenwriter represented by Agentur Players Berlin. Her recent credits include developing shows with Gaumont Germany, Big Window Productions, Kwai, and Constantin Film.

She’s passionate about genre fiction, especially thriller, horror, sci-fi, and dark comedies.

In the past couple of years, she pitched her projects at various festivals and pitch forums including Seriencamp Festival (Creators’ Vision Pitch), Series Mania Festival, and Sarajevo Film Festival. In 2019, ScreenDaily profiled her as one of the five emerging writing talents from Southeast Europe to look out for. In 2020, the short-film she co-wrote with director Borbála Nagy (Land of Glory) won the award for best medium lenght film at the Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, qualifying for an entry to the Oscars.

2020 / LAND OF GLORY / co-writer
political satire/young adult fiction/short film / DFFB

2020 / OUIJA / writer
tv series/drama / Big Window Productions, Kwai (Fremantle Media Group)

2017-2020 / UNDISCLOSED PROJECTS 1-7 / writer, creator
various in-house projects and two original tv shows in development / Gaumont Germany

2019-2020 / THE BORDER / writer, creator, co-showrunner
tv series/ supernatural family drama / Drugi Plan, Betafilm

2018 / TWO HALF LIVES / co-creator, writer
tv series/ supernatural family drama / Constantin Film, Olgafilm

2017-2018 / BETWEEN FRIENDS / story consultant
tv series / daily drama / UFA Hungary

2015-2016 / BETWEEN FRIENDS / storyliner, writer
tv series / daily drama / UFA Hungary

2019 – / Phd Modern English and American Literature and Culture / Eötvös Loránd University Field of research: Non-linear temporal experience in 19th-20th century British and American Genre Fiction
2020 / Series Mania Writers Campus /UGC
2019 / MIDPOINT TV Launch Program 2016-2017 / Serial Eyes Program / DFFB, Berlin
2010 / MA Filmmaking / London Film School (unfinished)
2005-2010 / Film Studies, English Language and Literature / Eötvös Loránd University

2017 / AIR3 Associazione Italiana / Milan
serial writing workshop – tutor

2016-2017 / Comedy Central Hungary, Dumaszínház / Budapest
stand-up comedian
I was a finalist in Comedy Central’s “Magyarország, Szereplek!” Stand Up Comedian Talent Show, making it to the top 10 young comedians of Hungary. I was offered and took a two-year contract with Viacom/Comedy Central Hungary and a one-year contract with Dumaszínház (Hungarian stand-up theatre Budapest) as a performer, where I performed both in Hungarian and in English.

2013-2015 / Freelancer / Budapest, London
assistant director in over 30 international commercials and 10 feature films

2011-2013 / Freelancer / Budapest, London
production assistant, script supervisor, researcher at various companies