PRODUCTION: Kenau in Preproduction

BUDAPEST: Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet (Het Paradijs/Paradise, The Heineken Kidnapping) will start shooting Kenau, a historical drama about a legendary Dutch folk hero, on 24 February 2013. The film is…
25-01-2013

PRODUCTION: Fekete Prepping Mom and Othe Loonies

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Ibolya Fekete (Bolshe Vita, Chico) is in pre-production on her next film, Mom and Other Loonies in the Family (Anyám és más futóbolondok a családban).
21-01-2013

Hungarian Film Fund back new Mundruczo film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has granted 1.6m EUR to Fehér Isten/White God, thenew project of Kornel Mundruczo and to Utóélet/Afterlife, the directorial debut of Virág Zomborácz, as well…
21-01-2013

PRODUCTION: Gyorgy Palfi Developing The Voice

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director György Pálfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia) will participate in the Berlinale Co-production Market with The Voice. The filmmakers are looking for coproducers and a world sales agent.
17-01-2013

Hungary Launches Film and TV Awards

BUPAPEST: Actor and director Hakan Yildiz and a collection of independent filmmakers are organizing Hungary's first official film and TV awards, the HUFTAs (www.hungarianfilmtvawards.com), scheduled to take place 1 June…
07-12-2012

PRODUCTION: Bibiliotheque Pascal Director in Preproduction with Mirage

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu (Bibiliotheque Pascal, White Palms) is currently in preproduction for a Hungarian/Slovak coproduction, Mirage (Délibáb).
06-11-2012

Hungary Launches Film and TV Awards in 2013

BUDAPEST: The HUFTA’s, Hungary’s first official film and TV awards event, is planned for 1 June 2013 in Budapest.
06-11-2012

New Development Grants for Hungarian Films

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund (www.mnf.hu) has awarded 29,750 EUR (8.5 m HUF) in development grants to four projects directed by JúliaSára, János Edelényi and Gábor Rohonyi, and Mónika…
22-10-2012

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Feature Documentary Love Streams in Production

BUDAPEST: Hungarian documentary filmmaker Ágnes Soós is currently shooting Love Stream (Szerelempatak), a look at searching for love in old age.
17-10-2012

PRODUCTION: Laokoon in development on Hungarian comedy Kills on Wheels

BUDAPEST: Director and screenwriter Attila Till is completing the development phase of Kills on Wheels, the story of a wheelchair-bound gang of assassins.
10-10-2012

Hungary Prepares to End Terrestrial Broadcasts

BUDAPEST: Hungary will begin switching off analogue terrestrial broadcasts at the end of October 2012, beginning with the end of analogue broadcasting of public broadcaster Magyar Televizio’s (www.mtva.hu) leading channel…
04-10-2012

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Hungary - Gábor Böszörményi, Mozinet Ltd.

FNE together with Europa Distribution have launched its new Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they…
27-09-2012

PRODUCTION: Hit Kids Book Filming in Croatia

ZAGREB: Writer/director Silvije Petranović is in production with The Brave Adventures of Lapitch, Croatia’s best-selling children’s novel, with a 2013 release timed to mark the book’s 100th anniversary.
25-09-2012

FNE at Cinefest Miskolc 2012: Winners

MISKOLC: The Lithuanian Vanishing Waves by Kristina Buozyte won the Emeric Pressburger Prize of the 9th Jameson CineFest (14-23 September 2012). The Grand Prix of the festival, named upon Adolph…
25-09-2012

FNE exclusive: Court decision gives Hungarian Film Fund control of film studios: FNE asks Andy Vajna what’s next

BUDAPEST: A Hungarian court decision has transferred the property of the former Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA) to the Hungarian National Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu). 
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PRODUCTION: The Quiet American - Ron Holloway in Production

BUDAPEST: Ferenc Moldovanyi (Another Planet) is working on a creative documentary about the veteran American film critic Ron Holloway who died in 2009 at age of 76.
28-08-2012

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Hungary

This year has seen the beginning of the revival of the Hungarian film industry, with filmmakers once again able to access funding after a nearly two year hiatus.
30-07-2012

Hungarian National Film Fund Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: Ádám Császi's Hungarian-German coproduction Land of Storms/ Viharsarok received 208,000 Euro/60 M HUF on July 12. Other three projects received script development grants.
20-07-2012

New Hungarian Development Grants Announced

BUDAPEST: Two new features and one long documentary received a total of 8 million HUF/27,256 EUR as development grants from the Hungarian National Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) on 28 June 2012.
10-07-2012

Die Hard Resumes Production in Hungary

The fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, resumed filming in Hungary, following a fire on the set.
09-07-2012