BUDAPEST: CineFest has grown into the best film festival in Hungary with hard work and a strong lineup year after year. The 18th edition, which will be held 9 – 17 September 2022 in Miskolc, will screen three Hungarian films including two world premieres in the competition programme.

BUDAPEST: Lajos Koltai, who had been nominated as cinematographer for an Academy Award for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena in 2001, started shooting a new film as a director on 19 July 2022. The romantic drama The Invisible Killer / A láthatatlan gyilkos follows a life-changing year from the life of doctor Ignác Semmelweis, also known as the „saviour of mothers”.

BUDAPEST: Filming of Dune: Part Two has begun in Budapest as it was announced on the film’s Facebook-page on 18 July 2022. Shooting in Budapest of this Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment production is handled by Mid Atlantic Films.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director András Fésős is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Rise Up and Walk / Kelj fel és járj, starring Romanian actor Bogdan Dumitrache. The film tells the story of a father and son's difficult reunion, and it involves several spectacular firefighter rescues.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian drama series The Informant, Romanian series Hackerville and Ruxx, and Czech series The Sleepers are among the FNE partner countries’ original content removed from HBO Max. Warner Bros. Discovery also announced that it would halt all local original productions for HBO Max in several European countries, including Central and Eastern Europe.

BUDAPEST: Golden Bear-winner Ildikó Enyedi starts shooting the pilot episode of the TV series Angel’s Trumpets / Angyaltrombiták at the end of June 2022. The bloody and humorous revenge story was written by young Katalin Besenyei, who pitched it at the Hypewriter TV Series Pitch Forum in 2021 to a jury having Enyedi among its members. The project was awarded and Enyedi eventually boarded the project.

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed  293,513 EUR / 117.4 m HUF for the production of five documentaries and two animated series.

BUDAPEST: Hajni Kis's first feature Wild Roots / Külön falka was chosen as the best feature film and won in two more categories at the Hungarian Film Awards, which were handed out on the closing day of the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival (9-12 June 2022). The most prizes, a total of five, were swept by The Story of My Wife / A feleségem története by Ildikó Enyedi, including the award for best director.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 24.5 m EUR for feature film production so far in 2022. Director Balázs Lóth is the biggest winner from the list of 17 feature films (including four international coproductions) as his historical adventure film Now or Never! / Most vagy soha received a record-high production grant of 12.1m EUR / 4.7 billion HUF.

BUDAPEST: The absurd romantic comedy Cat and Muse / Cicaverzum is shooting in various Budapest locations from 6 May to 15 June. One of the main characters in Rozália Szeleczki’s feature is a talking cat.

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