Prof. Karoly Bardos

Title: Associated Arts Professor
Company:  New York University
Location:  New York, New York, United States

Prof. KarolyBardos, Associated Arts Professor at New York University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in filmmaking and higher education.

Regarded as an international pioneer of cellphone cinema and mobile filmmaking, Prof. Bardos celebrate an illustrious career that has spanned the entertainment industry as well as academia. He is recognized as the first person to teach a university course on cellphone cinema, which has popularized so widely over the last decade that mobile phone films are now included in international film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival. Besides teaching the course in the United States, he has introduced it to universities in India, China, the Dominican Republic and Latin America. Prof. Bardos’ interest in film began as a child in Hungary. When he was 12 years old, he was selected out of 2,000 kids to become a child actor in the feature film “Professor Please.” From there, he starred in several films, not knowing that he would eventually become a professor himself.

Today, Prof Bardos is an associated arts professor at New York University. In this role since 1992, he previously taught at St. John’s University, the Hungarian Film Institute, and the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies. His additional noteworthy roles in his career include producer and director for American-Hungarian TV Channel 17 in Miami and Channel 25 in New York, director and editor for The World of Films for Channel PBS, producer for the Center for the Media Arts in New York, New York, and screenplay writer of “Father of the Moving Picture,” “The Crown,” “Forced March,” and “The Containment.” Prof. Bardos’ successes are supported by his education, which includes a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and an ABD from the University of Budapest. In recognition of his professional excellence, he was the recipient of a first place prize at the International Educational Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan, a Best American Short Feature award at the U.S. American Film Festival, a First Place Prize from the International Rehabilitation Film Festival, a Blue Ribbon award from the American Film Festival and a Second Place prize from the National College Advertising Awards. Prof. Bardos is a member of the American Association of University Professors, the University Film and TV Association, the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, the American Film Institute Alumni Association and the Writers Guild of America. Looking ahead to the future, Prof. Bardos intends to continue in his work while taking on new opportunities in his field.

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