Hungarian Film Week ends with victory for Mundruczo

Kornél Mundruczó's Delta won the main prize for best feature film at Hungarian Film Week in a year that most critics said was dominated by Hungarian documentaries. In his acceptance…
06-02-2008 m

Hungarian Filmlab celebrates bumper year

The Hungarian Filmlab is already celebrating its Oscar victory even though the awards ceremony has not taken place yet. Both Joseph Cedar's Beaufort (Israel) which was nominated for a foreign-language…
05-02-2008 m

39th Film Week underlines Hungarian film law success

This year's Hungarian Film Week underlines the overwhelming success of the Hungarian Motion Picture Act, which is now in its fourth year of operation. The system of support it introduced…
03-02-2008 m

Hungarian Film Week gets under way

The 39th Hungarian Film Week opened this week during a time described as one of momentous change for the industry. Among the most important issues is the European Union's objections…
31-01-2008

Hungarian Film Week announces competition

Eighteen titles are competing for the Golden Reel Award during the 39th Hungarian Film Week which kicks off Jan. 29. The festival, which runs through Feb. 5, will also host…
24-01-2008

HBO Hungary eyes local film market as co-producer

With the aim of participating in future local productions, HBO Hungary is forging ties with Hungarian talent on a four-part mini series it will air later this month. The series,…
03-12-2007

Korda Studios, Colorfront join forces

In an effort to lure more international productions to Hungary, Korda Studios and the Colorfront DI house have clinched a deal to offer high-end digital intermediate and post-production facilities via…
02-12-2007

Del Toro praises Korda Studios as Hellboy II wraps in Hungary

The owners of the new €91 million Korda Studio held a joint news conference with director Guillermo del Toro Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of principal photography on Universal's…
29-11-2007

Carvalho

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho is set to shoot Budapestas his directorial debut, with principal photography in both the Hungarian capital and his homeland.
27-11-2007

Hungarian Filmjus pledges 51,800 euros for script-writing

The board of Filmjus, Hungary's audiovisual copyright protection body, set aside 13.3 million forints (Є51,800) for screenwriting and project development in its latest round of allocations.
27-11-2007

Faked media event boosts Hungarian comedy

As Hungary's premiere comedian, Robert Koltai, storms the local box office with his latest film Train Keeps a Rollin', an accompanying publicity event is having unforeseen ramifications.
26-11-2007

49M-plus euro Nutcracker musical wraps in Hungary

After 15 weeks of shooting at Hungary's Stern Studios in Pomaz (www.sternstudios.com), Nutcrakcer - The Untold Story has completed both principal and second-unit photography.
04-11-2007

Hungarian co-producer drops Julie Delphy project The Countess

Julie Delphy's long-gestating historical drama The Countess is on shaky ground again after the Hungarian co-producer, Tivoli Films International (www.tivolifilms.com), backed out when its American producers slashed the budget in…
31-10-2007

Hungarian MTV fined for violating ad code

Hungary's National Radio and Television Commission, or ORTT, has ordered Magyar Televizio to pay an 800,000 forint (€3,190) fine for "implied advertising," a violation of the 1995 media law.
31-10-2007

Kusturica and Fatih Akin to produce 1.5 million euro Mamarosh

The €1.5 million German-Serbian-Hungarian production Mamarosh has set a shooting date of March 2008 after Eurimages (www.coe.int/eurimages), a Film Fund of the Council of Europe, agreed to extend the validity…
25-10-2007

MTV sues MTV over use of brand (update)

Hungary's public broadcaster, Magyar Televizio (mtv, www.mtv.hu), has filed suit with the country's Supreme Court against Music Television, seeking exclusive use of the MTV brand after the latter debuted its…
24-10-2007

Rights to 40 years of Hungarian films stuck in limbo

Foreign sales from Hungary's bountiful postwar film catalogue have been stuck in a bureaucratic limbo since 2004, and a Sept. 30 deadline that was expected to clarify the situation has…
23-10-2007

Brussels objects to Hungarian film subsidy system

Hungary's system of tax rebates for filmmaking, which has been a stunning success in drawing international productions to Hungary, has run afoul of the European Union.
21-10-2007

6.3M euro El Greco biopic premieres in Athens

The Greek-Spanish-Hungarian co-production El Greco held its ceremonial premiere in Athens this week with Queen Sofia of Spain in attendance.
18-10-2007

Hungarian Pannonia animation studio faces uncertain future

The state-owned Pannónia Film Kft., once the leading force in a booming Hungarian animation sector, is facing an uncertain future due to inaction on the part of its owner, the…
16-10-2007