June 2012 Grants for Hungarian Films

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…

PRODUCTION: Szabolcs Hajdu Preps Mirage

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Acclaimed Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu (White Palms, Bibliothèque Pascal) is in preparation with a Hungarian/ Slovak/British coproduction, Mirage, a drama exploring the Hungarian Puszta and the way the Hungarians…

FESTIVALS: Record Submissions for Jameson CineFest

MISKOLC: Hungary's Jameson CineFest (www.cinefest.hu) announced it received a record number of entries for the 9th edition, 14-23 September 2012.

PRODUCTION: Die Hard 5 Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The fifth installment of Die Hard directed by John Moore is currently shooting in Budapest through August 2012.

FNE Exclusive: Q&A with Andy Vajna, Hungarian Film Commissioner

FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: FNE met up on the terrace of Carlton for an exclusive session with Hungarian Film Commissioner Andy Vajna together with Agnes Havas head of the…
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EFP Producer on the Move: Judit Stalter

BUDAPEST: "I feel lucky because my job is my hobby too", says Judit Stalter, Hungary's European Film Promotion 2012 Producer on the Move. "If I don't work, I'm always watching…

FESTIVALS: Mediawave International Competition

{mosimage}Five feature films will compete in the main competition of the 22nd edition of the Hungarian Mediawave IFF (www.mediawavefestival.hu , taking place 26-30 April in Fort Monostor.

PRODUCTION: Heat in Early Development

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Mihaly Schwechtj is developing Heat, a black-comedy set in a small village an involving love, friendship, sex, lies and some pregnant goats. Höség/Heat is produced by László Kántor with…

PRODUCTION: New Robert Pejo film in Development

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Robert Pejo is developing Paw, an inspiring story of an amazing rescue dog and his trainer and focusing on friendship, compassion and love, producer László Kántor told FNE. "It…

PRODUCTION: Kenyeres Balint in Preproduction with Hier

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kenyeres Balint will shoot his first feature, Hier, in Morroco for seven weeeks and in Hungary for one week fall 2012.

Forgacs Documentary Premieres at Hungarian Film Week

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Honeyland - German unity @ Balaton (Mezfold - Nemet egyseg a balatonnal), a documentary from Hungarian director Péter Forgacs (www.forgacspeter.hu), is set to screen at Hungarian Film Week before…

Hungarian Film Week Revived with 43rd Edition

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The 43 Hungarian Film Week will take place from 2-5 February 2012 in Budapest under the leadership of BélaTarr who is reviving the tradition of a pre-Berlin slot for…

Istanbul, My Dream to be Released in Hungary

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Ferenc Török's third feature film Istanbul, My Dream will hit Hungarian cinemas on 16 February 2012. The story written by Török follows a woman who finds herself in Istanbul…

Hungarian 2012 Grants Announced

BUDAPEST: Károly Ujj Mészáros's first feature, Liza, the Fox Fairy, János Szász's The Notebook and Gyula Nemes's Zero received a total amount of 400 M HUF as production grants from…

Turkish Series Conquers Hungary

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Turkish crime show Ezel has been breaking TV viewer records in Hungary since its debut in April 2011. According to Today's Zaman, Turkish programmes have become the most…

Pay TV Subscriptions Rise in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Official data shows that pay TV subscribers reached 3.2 million in Hungary by the end of November 2011.

The Hungarian film industry pins hopes on the end of 2011 releases

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry is pinning its hopes for the 2011 box office on two December releases in a year that saw the market share for domestically produced films…

First round of scripts disappoints new Hungarian National Film Fund

BUDAPEST: The scripts submitted to the new Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) in its first round have been described as “disappointing” by MNF chief Agnes Havas and Hungary’s Film…

National films see a huge downfall in Hungarian cinemas

By the end of November, the most successful Hungarian film among the premieres of 2011 reached about 20.000 viewers in the cinemas. The film Vad Magyarország (Wild Hungary) is a…

The Hungarian National Film Fund is waiting for better scripts

The Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) discussed its first experiences with film professionals on an open debate in Budapest, on 13th December 2011. The new support body, that took…