Judit Elek (Hungary, 1937), a founding member of the Balazs Bela Studio, debuted with shorts and documentaries, and then directed Sziget a Szarazfoldon/ The Lady from Constantinople (1969).
In the next decade she mostly directed documentaries.
Then came her most productive decade, during which she made:
Vizsgalat Martinovics Ignac Szaszvari Apat es Tarsainak Ugyeben/ The Trial of Martinovics and the Hungarian Jacobins (1980),
Majd Holnap/ Maybe Tomorrow (1980),
Maria-nap/ Maria's Day (1984),
Tutajosok/ Memoirs of a River (1989), for which 14 sheep were burned alive.
Her last films were
Ebredes/ Awakening (1995) and
A Het Nyolcadik Napja/ The Eighth Day of the Week (2006).