PRODUCTION: Balázs Lóth Preps Historical Adventure with Record High Production Grant

BUDAPEST: Balázs Lóth is currently in preproduction with the historical adventure film Now or Never! / Most vagy soha!, for which he received a record amount of funding of 12.2…
23-03-2022

Kino Lorber to Release Miklós Jancsó Collection on Blu-ray

BUDAPEST: Kino Lorber will release The Round-Up (1966), The Red and the White (1967), The Confrontation (1968), Winter Wind (1969), Red Psalm (1971), and Electra, My Love (1974) on a…
21-03-2022

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Romanian Documentary Whose Dog Am I? in Postproduction

BUDAPEST: The docu-comedy essay Whose Dog Am I? / Ki kutyája vagyok én? / Al cui câine sunt? by Robert Lakatos is on the finishing line of postproduction. The film…
17-03-2022

FESTIVALS: Verzió Film Festival 2022 Calls For Submissions

BUDAPEST: The 19th edition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival calls for documentary films addressing human rights and social issues. The festival will take place in person…
21-02-2022

FNE Visegrad 2021: Q&A with Viktoria Petrányi, Co-Founder of Proton Cinema

BUDAPEST: Producer Viktoria Petrányi, the co-founder of Proton Cinema, whose long list of credits includes Hungarian award-winning titles such as White God, as well as acclaimed international productions, talks to…
21-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Film Production Booms in 2021 Despite the Pandemic

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry will close a record year in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with a spend of more than 200 billion HUF / 544m EUR, the country’s…
16-12-2021

Hungary’s Gentle Competes at Sundance

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film Gentle / Szelíd by László Csuja and Anna Nemes has been selected to compete at Sundance, the first Hungarian film to do so. The festival runs…
14-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Distributors in Hungary See Cause for Optimism

BUDAPEST: Although film distributors in Hungary had predicted an upheaval in film distribution patterns as a result of COVID-19 – with streaming and VOD as likely winners – their worst…
13-12-2021

Kino Lorber Releases Miklós Jancsó's Films in USA

BUDAPEST: Kino Lorber has released six films by Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó, with screenings taking place at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles in November 2021.
09-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Exhibitors See Return of Audiences After COVID Closures

BUDAPEST: The number of cinema-goers has been rising only slowly in 2021, following the period of shut down forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
08-12-2021

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…
25-11-2021

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…
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…
19-11-2021 m

Hungarian Production Designer Márton Ágh Secures EFA Award

BERLIN: The Hungarian production designer Márton Ágh will receive the European Production Design 2021 award from the European Film Academy at the European Film Awards, to be presented on 11…
17-11-2021

Martin Scorsese Joins Kornél Mundruczó’s Evolution

BUDAPEST: Martin Scorsese has become the executive producer of Evolution, Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber's next feature. Scorsese was a producer on Mundruczó’s Oscar-nominated film Pieces of A Woman. The…
16-11-2021

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…
16-11-2021

FNE at Verzió Film Festival 2021: Arica Take Top Prize at Hungarian Doc Fest

BUDAPEST: Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén won the best film award at the 18th edition of the Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which concluded its in…
15-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021 Livestream: Join Us in Budapest

BUDAPEST: FNE YR2021 Visegrad Livestream with Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
12-11-2021

FNE at Verzió Film Festival 2021: Verzió Launches Places to B Fest Network

BUDAPEST: Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B –…
12-11-2021

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,…
11-11-2021