Gabor N. Forgacs graduated from the Hungarian Film & TV School at MAFILM (OPAKFI), in Budapest. Than continued his education in the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, California, where he had a chance to  studied from some of the biggest legends like Billy Williams and Dean Cundey.


At the beginning of his career N. Forgacs was contracted by several international TV channel CNN, ORF, ProSieben, Sat for war reporting.  Many documentaries marked his name in the early 90’s, especially the ones filmed in politically conflicted situations, such as John Bosco’s Rwanda, filmed during the Civil war, or the Fish called Adolf, filmed during the the breakup of Yugoslavia. His approach to details and relevance is coming from this period which accompanies all his films. He won his first award at the 1993 Normende Commercial Film Tender.


Attributing much of his collaborative experiences, to his education at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, from 1999 he has actively worked in various positions including Camera Assistant for Vilmos Zsigmond  in Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Angelina Jolie and Dennis Quaid, as well as Camera Operator in The Underworld featuring Kate Beckinsale. 

Worked as cinematographer in a Canadian and US production, the I spy in 2001 directed by Betty Thomas, starring Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson.


He directed several American and Hungarian short feature films in the late 90s. Like The Insanity Plea (1998), Mail Ordered Bride (1998), Raphael (1997), Ten Commandments (1996), Train (1994).


From 2003 he was more active in Hungary where he sets his company, the Parabel Filmstudio. He took part in creating the concept of the new Hungarian Film Law.

In 2004, he was representing Hungary at the Cannes Film Festival with European Film Promotion “Producers on the Move”.


In 2006 he provided production services for a German production Eichmann, directed by Robert Young. In 2007 he worked for the UK/US production film The Nutcracker in 3D, directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, starring Elle Fanning, John Turturro and Nathan Lane.

N. Forgacs started to make a film adaptation for Andrew Cooper’s novel, The House of Storm in 2010.


In 2011 he completed a documentary on the intoxicating Hungarian history about Countess Elizabeth Bathory, which was based on his historical research for his upcoming feature film, The Beauty Never Dies.


In 2012 N. Forgacs began to work on a film adaptation of a fascinating  project, The Great Khmer Empire, a historical adventure film much anticipated by the whole world. He completed the animated version for the storyboard in 2013.

His latest feature film, The Butterflies, took him almost five years to complete. He turned the original idea into one of the most cultural shocking psychodrama. The film was released in summer 2013, at the Moscow International Film Festival and other international sites.