FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is Hungary's Oscar Bid

BUDAPEST: Lili Horvát’s sophomore feature Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time / Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre is Hungary's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion…
26-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Doc Fest Versio Hands Out Six Awards

BUDAPEST: Welcome to Chechnya by David France won the 17th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which took place 10 - 22 November 2020. The festival moved to an…
25-11-2020

PRODUCTION: British/Hungarian Mrs Harris Goes to Budapest

BUDAPEST: The British/Hungarian coproduction Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is currently filming in Hungary until the end of November 2020. The film will move on to Paris and London to…
24-11-2020

National Film Institute - Hungary Launches Streaming Platform

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute - Hungary launched Filmio, a platform streaming Hungarian films, on 19 November 2020. More than 220 productions are available on the site, including 160 feature…
23-11-2020

Hungary Closes Cinemas

BUDAPEST: New restrictive measures came into force on 11 November 2020 in Hungary. This is the second time in 2020 that the Hungarian film theatres had to close because of…
12-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Wraps Shooting

BUDAPEST: Fanni Szilagyi completed the production of her first feature film at the end of October. Ice Cream Could Be Dangerous / Veszélyes lehet a fagyi is a magic realist…
12-11-2020

FNE at Verzio 2020: Return to Epipo

BUDAPEST: Return to Epipo, the first full-length documentary by Judit Oláh, will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place…
10-11-2020

FNE at Verzio 2020: Immortal

BUDAPEST: The multiple award-winning Estonian/Latvian creative documentary Immortal directed by Ksenia Okhapkina will try its luck once more, this time in the International Competition of the 17th edition of the…
10-11-2020

FNE at Verzio 2020: Give Me Shelter

BUDAPEST: Give Me Shelter directed by Mihály Schwechtje will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place online in an…
10-11-2020

Hungarian Cinemas Face Stricter Regulations

BUDAPEST: New COVID-19 restrictions have been introduced, limiting the capacity in Hungarian cinemas to one-third. Since the reopening at the end of June, wearing masks has been compulsory.
06-11-2020

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary 2020 Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute - Hungary (NFI) has distributed almost 23 m EUR / 8.32 b HUF in film grants in the first 10 months of 2020. The production…
04-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Rapper Film Larry Completes Shooting

BUDAPEST: Szilárd Bernáth's first feature film Larry completed filming on 30 September 2020. The story of a young rapper growing up in a tough neighbourhood stars rising young actor Benett…
30-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Verzio Fest 2020 Goes Online

BUDAPEST: The 17th edition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will take place online in an extended form, running 10 – 22 November 2020.
28-10-2020

Hungary and Serbia Head to CARTOON Springboard

VALENCIA: CARTOON Springboard, a new pitching event for young talents from European animation schools, has selected projects from Serbia and Hungary for its 27 – 29 October 2020 event, which…
27-10-2020

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Ildiko Kosztolni - Hungary

Ildiko Kosztolni is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.
23-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Postponed Cinemira Festival Opens in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third edition of the Hungarian children’s film festival Cinemira is set to unspool on 24 and 25 October 2020, after postponing its original April dates due to the…
19-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Oscar Winner Kristóf Deák Shoots The Grandson

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák is currently shooting his first feature film The Grandson / Az unoka, a thriller and coming-of-age film with shades of black comedy. Deák won the Academy Award…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Filming of The Game Has Begun in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming on the Hungarian spy film called The Game / A játszma directed by Péter Fazakas started at the beginning of September 2020. The film’s 43 shooting days will…
14-10-2020

FNE INTERVIEW with Csaba Káel, Head of National Film Institute - Hungary

BUDAPEST: Film New Europe talked to Csaba Káel, the Head of the National Film Institute - Hungary (NFI), about the priorities of the institution established in January 2020 and how…
02-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian-Romanian Director Cristina Grosan Develops Sophomore Feature

BUDAPEST: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is in late development and production financing with her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Her first foreign language film is a Czech/Italian/Hungarian/Slovak coproduction.
30-09-2020