BUDAPEST: Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has
designated production grants for two feature films and one
documentary, and preproduction support for one feature film. Production funds will go to Heavenly Shift by Márk Bodzsár and Mirage
by Szablocs Hajdu, and the documentary Stream of Love by Ágnes Sós. Preproduction
support will go to Péter Gárdos's Fever at Dawn.
Márk Bodzsár's debut feature Heavenly Shift/Isteni műszak, aka Örök béke
received 714,000 Euro (205m HUF). Produced by Hungary's Unio Film (www.uniofilm.hu)
in co-production with Hungary's Sparks, the film follows a young refugee from
the Yugoslavian war who gets involved in the funeral business as a trainee of
the Hungarian Paramedics in order to rescue his fiancée from the war.
Previously developed at Nipkow Programm (www.nipkow.de), this is
the first film project to have gone through the development process provided by
the Hungarian National Film Fund's Development Division, representatives of the
Hungarian Film Fund told FNE. Awarded one of the most promising projects at the
Tallinn Baltic Event's Co-Production Market (www.be.poff.ee) in Dec
2011, Heavenly Shift will be shot in Hungary between the end of August
and October 2012, for 42 days. It is set to be finished in spring 2013.
Szablocs Hajdu's Mirage/Délibáb received 1,044,880
Euro (300 million HUF) after receiving 73,800 Euro from the Slovak Audiovisual
Fund (www.avf.sk). The
new film is produced by Hungary's Mirage Film Studio and Filmpartners (www.filmpartners.hu), the British company Fourth Culture Films (www.fourthculturefilms.com) and Slovakia's MPhfilms (www.mphilms.sk). The only actors confirmed are Romanians Orsolya
Török-Illyés and Răzvan Vasilescu who both worked with Szablocs Hajdu on Bibliothèque
Pascal. The project was pitched at Sarajevo Cinelink (www.sff.ba/en/cinelink)
and Paris Cinema (www.pariscinema.org). The dates of shooting are not
Ágnes Sós doesn't know how much money she will receive
for Stream of Love/Szerelem patak (working
title), a documentary of an elderly peasant widower who wants to try his luck
and get married again. The film is produced by DokuArt.
Film Fund also granted 26,052 Euro (7.48m HUF) as
preproduction support for Péter Gárdos' Fever
ad Dawn/Hajnali láz, produced by Dénes Szekeres through Tivoli Filminvestments.
Click HERE to see Grant Chart