After studying at the Film Academy in Budapest (1992-1996), majoring in production, she worked as a production manager for feature films in Berlin. Under her own direction, she made several short films and finally, together with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel, her first feature film »Mutanten«, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2002. Her next feature film »Songs of Love and Hate« premiered in the International Competition in Locarno in 2010. Since 2001, Katalin Gödrös has been writing screenplays, adapting novels for the screen and directing. In addition to her ambitious author-director work, she also takes on commissioned series and television films with commitment.
For fifteen years she has taught directing and screenwriting in Berlin (dffb), Zurich (Focal, ZHDK) and is a mentor at the Drehbuchwerkstatt Zurich/Munich.
In terms of cultural policy, she works closely with the Romani Film Commission and supports the Roma Film Festival Berlin.
2020/21 Das Verschwinden des Philip S.
2020/21 In Absentia
2019 Amen Saleikum
2018 Tatort – Ausgezählt
2015-2017 Der Bestatter
2016 Im Nirgendwo
2010 Songs of Love and Hate