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Hungarian-American filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs in preproduction for her new documentary, Children of Champions

  Klaudia Kovacs (Photo: Peter Sorel) In The Hollywoodtimes Today, Victoria Stevens exhibits multi-award-winning filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs , ...


Klaudia Kovacs (Photo: Peter Sorel)

In The Hollywoodtimes Today, Victoria Stevens exhibits multi-award-winning filmmaker Klaudia Kovacs, an Oscar-contender for the Best Documentary, who was in preproduction phase for her latest production, Children of Champions, when COVID hit. This new documentary was supposed to be shot in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics which had been canceled until 2021. With this sudden halt in production, Kovacs prepared a plan B for the documentary just in case the 2020 Olympics doesn’t happen next year.

“What I want to do is shoot at the 2021 Olympics. The film is about how being an Olympian impacts parenting skills. How the Olympian parenting style shapes their children in their mentality and approach to life. I want to make this a very diverse film which obviously Tokyo and Japan play a huge role because of the location of the next Olympics. However, a filmmaker always has a plan B because things sometimes don’t happen the way you planned, especially in the world of documentaries. So, if the Olympics don’t happen next year, my documentary will still be made anyway. That being said, my preference is to include the excitement and the emotional high that comes from the Olympic games,” said Kovacs.

Center image: Photos by Anita

“The film will be an opportunity to prepare viewers to see what approaches seem to have better results. You have to look at this as a complex issue. Just because someone is a good performer academically, sports-wise, or in business, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are happier individuals. So, it depends on what you, as a parent, put the emphasis on and that’s the process I’m in right now: discovering what and how each country and culture has contributed to parenting and in what way. I really want to make this a global documentary and I don’t want to single out any specific nation. I’m interested in what approach produces children who are happy and able to deliver according to their abilities,” stated Kovacs.

There are many organizations that are very supportive of Kovacs’ documentary and what she is trying to accomplish. Three of these organizations are the Hungarian Olympic Committee, the Hungarian Swimming Association, and the Sport Museum of Eger, Hungary; which is the town where she was born and raised. However, Kovacs is currently looking to cultivate additional relationships with all the Olympic societies in the US as well as Japan and other European countries. Kovacs is still working on building relationships with sponsors and other possible backers for this film.

“Right now, I’m looking for major corporate sponsors and affluent individuals in the USA and worldwide who want to financially back my film. In addition, I’m working closely with the International Society of Olympic Historians so that the film is factually correct,” said Kovacs.

When creating documentaries, Kovacs looks for international stories that haven’t been told, which will benefit many generations to come and have a global impact. She believes that how you tell the story is paramount.

Currently, Kovacs is in the casting process. She is looking for big-name Olympians and Team USA members. If someone wants to be apart of her documentary and can contribute in any way, she welcomes them to reach out to her via her website ( or on social media. Kovacs can be reached on Facebook along with Instagram. Her handle is klaudiakovacsdirector which is also the name on her Facebook account.

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