Dóra Bartal graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest with a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies and a Master’s degree in Film Studies. As a cultural manager, she has organized national and international film festivals and worked at documentary film institutions. Her reviews and interviews have been published in Hungarian and English by Filmvilág, PRAE, Új Szó, Filmtekercs, HVG Online, Nisimazine, and Cineuropa Shorts. She has published studies on gender and popular film in the journals Art Communication & Popculture and Metropolis. Currently, she is a PhD student at the University of Film and Theatre in Budapest researching contemporary Eastern European documentary film.