Csilla Toldy was born in Budapest and escaped from socialist Hungary in 1981. She now lives in Northern Ireland and works as a poet, writer, poetry filmmaker and literary translator. Her writing has been supported by British Screen, Media and Northern Ireland Screen, and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery. As a scriptwriter, she won the Katapult Prize and The Special Prize of the Motion Pictures Association as the Hungarian winner of the Hartley-Merrill Prize. Axis Mundi was award winner at the Experimental Film Festival in Barcelona and at Toronto International Women Film Festival.
(Photograph by Janet Lees)