Director of international hit Fresh Air launches new project

KARLOVY VARY: One of Hungary's hottest new production outfits, KMH Film (www.khm.hu), has announced that it is in pre-production on a new film by Agnes Kocsis titled Adrian Pal which…
13-07-2008

Director of international hit Fresh Air launches new project

KARLOVY VARY: One of Hungary's hottest new production outfits, KMH Film (www.khm.hu), has announced that it is in pre-production on a new film by Agnes Kocsis titled Adrian Pal which…
13-07-2008

Hungarian film strives for repeat success

A Kind of America 2, Gabor Herendi's follow-up to the most successful Hungarian film of the past decade, wraps filming on Saturday, July 12.
09-07-2008

Advertising revenue growth prompts Comedy Central launch in Hungary

Entertainment channel Comedy Central (www.comedycentral.com), part of the Viacom media conglomerate (www.viacom.com) is expanding its reach in Eastern Europe with a launch in Hungary.
03-07-2008

First Hungarian production shooting at Korda Studios

The €2.5 million (HUF588 million) romantic comedy, Chameleon, marks the arrival of Hungarian filmmaking to the €91M Korda Studios' premises (www.kordafilmstudio.hu).
03-07-2008

Lajos Koltai to direct famed racehorse film for Hungariafilm

Hungariafilm producer Gabor Losonczi revealed plans to make a movie about the racing horse Kincsem, or as the English called her, the Hungarian Wonder. Production is still one year away,…
29-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition: Barhtalo!

Robert Lakatos' directorial feature film debut Bahrtalo! competes in the East of the West section at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The international co-production is a primarily Hungarian…
24-06-2008

DISCOPRO kicks off DISCOP EAST 08

DISCOPRO, a networking and training program, precedes the Central and East European TV market, DISCOP EAST 08. Taking place in Budapest on June 17, the second annual session includes five…
16-06-2008

Hungarian Film Law modification

The Hungarian Parliament voted 212 to 1 (with 155 abstentions) to accept alterations in the Hungarian film law on June 9. The modification brings the Hungarian film law in line…
15-06-2008

Hungary's MMKA Fund 2008 grants listing

The Hungarian state film financing body, MMKA (www.mmka.hu) has given grants to 31 feature films, TV movies and animated films in May, 2008. A complete list of the films, production…
13-06-2008

DISCOP business heats up prior to June 18 opening

DISCOP EAST 08, taking place June 18-20 in Budapest, is moving into gear even before buyers arrive. Now in its 18th year of operation, the TV market expects to attract…
11-06-2008

First Hungarian Film Showcase set for London

The centennial of Hungarian filmmaking will be celebrated in London with a film showcase running June 26-29. Organized by the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the showcase will be attended by guests…
10-06-2008

RTL Klub CEO tops Most Influential Media Figures List in Hungary

Dirk Gerkens, CEO of M-RTL Klub Zrt. (www.rtlklub.hu), has been named as the most influential figure in the Hungarian media scene by "Marketing & Media." The Sanoma trade paper publishes…
09-06-2008

MMKA Fund's credit point system grants €146,000 to filmmakers

On May 23, the Hungarian film fund MMKA announced it had assigned credit points to several dozen filmmakers, totalling HUF 36 million (€146,000). Animation films received €63,000, €43,000 was granted…
08-06-2008

Hungary's MMKA fund pledges €450,000 for film production

On May 28, Hungary's main state film funding body, the Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, MMKA (www.mmka.hu), pledged over €450,000 (HUF110 million) in refundable grants for five feature films with principal…
02-06-2008

Delta takes FIPRESCI prize at Cannes

Hungarian director Kornel Mondruczo's Delta won the film critics' FIPRESCI award at the 61st Cannes film festival. The award was accepted by German co-producer Susanne Marian on behalf of Mondruczo,…
26-05-2008

HungariCom presents a slate of eight films in Cannes

The independent Hungarian distribution company HungariCom leads off its Marche du Film slate with the Hungarian/U.S. adult animated feature Immigrant.
18-05-2008

Hungarian Revolution cameraman Joseph Miko dies, age 87

Joseph Miko, who filmed the 1956 Hungarian uprising, then fled to the U.S., has died in Los Angeles.
12-05-2008

HelloHD TV launches in Hungary

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) announced that it is supplying high definition digital video recorders to Hello Platform for the launch of the new Hungarian television platform, which launched May 1.
04-05-2008

Two Hungarian films headed for Cannes

Feature film Delta and short film 411-Z have been invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival.
29-04-2008