Dorottya Szalay was born in 1985 in Hungary. She graduated as a film theorist, film historian in 2011. She wrote her thesis on the “beat cinema”, an unusual trend of the American avant-garde film. In the last few years she has been focusing on Central and Eastern European experimental film and video art. Her articles have been published in several significant Hungarian and a few international offline and online film periodicals. She is the editor of a Hungarian online avant-garde film forum kontracinema.com. Currently she am based in Prague investigating the Czech experimental film scene.