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Benedek Fliegauf was born in 1974 in Budapest and never attended film school. He worked as an assistant director for television and continued on the path toward directing, screenwriting, set design and sound engineering. WOMB is his fourth feature film. With his three previous features, he became one of Hungary's most internationally-recognized young directors. His 2007 feature MILKY WAY won Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmakers of the Present and Barcelona (L'Alternativa) Independent Film Festival's Feature Film Prize. DEALER won the Berliner Zeitung Audience Award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, as well as several Best Director prizes (Mar Del Plata, Wiesbaden, Lecce). His debut feature FOREST won the Wolfgang Staudte Prize and Gene Moskowitz Critics Prize at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.