Born in 1985 in then-Yugoslavia as a Hungarian minority, István Kovács spent most his youth in the Southern Hungarian town of Szeged. He got enrolled to the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest in 2011, where he got his Director BA degree in the class of János Szász. ‘The Sound of Concrete’, which was his graduation movie, screened at 30+ international ﬁlm festivals, winning several awards. He studied in the MA directing class at SZFE, with Ildikó Enyedi (“On Body and Soul”) being his head teacher. “A Siege” is his MA graduation movie.