FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Tamas Liszka: Budapest Cinemas Group

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hungarian Tamas Liszka who is head of the Budapest Cinemas Group, about the challenges he has faced as a cinema operator during the pandemic, as well as about the post-pandemic recovery of the Hungarian exhibition. Tamas talks about films, audiences, and solidarity, which cinema critically needs today.

25-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A with Producer and PISF Expert Kamil Przełęcki

WARSAW: Polish film and television producer, and PISF expert Kamil Przełęcki, talks to FNE about the realities of the Polish film production market recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

24-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Exhibition: Polish Box Office Buoyant

WARSAW: The Polish box office is currently noting an increase in attendance figures and revenue despite the fourth wave of COVID-19, giving distributors hope of further recovery in 2022.

23-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Distribution with Mozinet’s Bálint Szalóky

BUDAPEST: Bálint Szalóky is the head of PR at Mozinet, one of the leading art film distributors in Hungary. He talks to FNE about the recovery of distribution in Hungary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

22-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Oksana Sarkisova Director of Verzió Film Festival

BUDAPEST: FNE spoke to Oksana Sarkisova, Director of Hungary’s Verzió Film Festival, which took place with screenings in Budapest 9-14 November in cinemas, and with its Industry section online 15-21 November 2021.

19-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Exhibition: Audiences Return to Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas in Slovakia remain open despite the rising numbers of Covid cases. They were allowed to restart operations, albeit under certain conditions, from 17 May 2021, according to a decree by the Slovak government, announced on 12 May this year.

17-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Exhibition with Cinema City’s Andrea Buda

BUDAPEST: Andrea Buda, the marketing director of film theatre operator Cinema City, talks to FNE about how Hungarian exhibitors bounce back in 2021, as the vaccination rate increases and pandemic numbers start to wane.

16-11-2021

Watch the recording of the FNE YR2021 Verzió Film Festival Panel

The livestream took place on 12 November 2021 when documentary producers from the V4 countries shared their experiences during the pandemic and how they can work together during the recovery to incorporate lessons learned.

15-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Distributor Máté Takács: Fórum Hungary

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hungarian distributor Máté Takács who is publicity manager of Fórum Hungary, about the challenges he has faced as a distributor during the pandemic, as well as about the post-pandemic recovery of the Hungarian distribution and exhibition. Máté talks about the lessons learned and the future of the film industry in Hungary, as well as the new feature film The Grandson (2022) directed by Kristóf Deák and distributed by Fórum Hungary.

11-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Gábor Osváth: Producer Hungary

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Gábor Osváth, emerging producer from Hungary, about the challenges he has faced as a producer during the pandemic, as well as about the post-pandemic recovery of the Hungarian film industry, love of romantic comedies, and the importance of international coproductions. Gábor is known for his work on Balaton Method (2015), Captives (2019) and Nagykarácsony (2021).

10-11-2021