Réka Anna Szakály was born in Hungary, Tatabánya in 1995. She graduated in 2020 with a master’s degree in animation from Moholy-Nagy University. Her diploma film Reduction has been screened at several international festivals, and got on the BAFTA Student Award shortlist. She won the Best Hungarian Animation award at Friss Hús International Film Festival. Réka is a founding member of the creative group of Hungarian Animations for Community Purposes, their short films are dealing with current social issues. Currently she is working as a production assistant on a feature animated film.