gergely palos portrait

Gergely Pálos

Gergely Palos is a cinematographer living in Stockholm and in Budapest.

He’s studied cinematography at the University of Drama and Film in Budapest, Hungary.

Gergely’s work as cinematographer includes Roy Andersson’s most recent, award winning feature film, A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2014 where it was awarded  the Golden Lion for Best Film.

Gergely recently finished Anderssons latest film,  About Endlessness which is going to have premiere in 2019.

He has worked on several short films, commercials and documentaries.

Born in Budapest, on the 28th of July 1984


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2015-2018  About Endlessness​ feature film, dir. Roy Andersson

2017 ​ Dark chamber​ short dir.: Otto Banovits

2017 Lilla Hora short, dir. Palle Lundquist

2015 ​ Hunden​ short film - dir.: Emerson Berglund

2015 ​ Sötet kamra​ short film – dir.: Palffy Detti,

2015​  Obehaget måste kompenseras​ short film – dir.: Neil Witgard,

2015  Parham - ​I skuggan av hjältar​ musik video – dir.: Henrik Zammel

2012-2014 ​ A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence feature film - dir: Roy Andersson  (71st Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion award for the best film, Guldbagge Awards 2015 - Bästa scenografi, Sveriges Oscarbidrag - 2015)

2013 ​ The Developer​ shortfilm – dir.: Robert Odegnal (Shriekfest Los Angeles International Film Festival 2014 - Prize for the best Sci-Fi short film)

2011 ​ One day of Betty​ feature film – dir.: Ivonne Kerekgyarto (SXSW Film Festival – Game Changer Award, Go east - official competition)

2010 ​ Deserter​ shortfilm – dir.: Gábor Odegnál

2010 ​ Girls​ shortfilm – dir.: Teréz Koncz (Best short film of Sirius Film Festival – Longborough 2014) Rendez-Vous Dog short film – dir.: Peter Szeiler

2009 ​ HVG 30​ short film dir.:Ferenc Török

2009  ​Journey deep into the night​ short film – dir.: Gergely Palos August short film - dir.: Papp Gábor

2008  ​Introduction to General Linguistics​ director short film dir:: Peter Szeiler (Karlovy Vary Fresh Film Festival - Special Prize of the Jury)

2005 ​ Sinking village​ documentary – dir.: Márton Szirmai (Best short documentary - Ecocinema 2008 Greece, Special awards - Hungarian Filmweek 2008 Hungary, Asterfest Film Festival, Cinefest Film Festival, Slow Film Festival, AlterNative Film Festival)

2004 ​ Film about Hanna​ documentary – dir.: Gergely Palos (38th Budapest Independent Film Festival - Prize for the best film)


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2015 ​ Inferno​ feature film (2nd Unit) – dir.: Wade Eastwood, Sony Pictures Entertainment

2011  ​The Borgias​ TV-series season II. “C” cam

2011  BBC Benzinkut​ short film – dir.: Aron Ferencik



2006 – 2011  MA at University of Film and Theater, Budapest – cinematography department

2011  Berlinale Talent Campus

2009 . Erasmus scholarship to University Lusofona (Lisabon)

2003 - 2006  ELTE-BTK University, History and Film History studies