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 –…

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,…

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…

FNE at Verzió Film Festival 2021: Hungarian Competition: Her Mothers

BUDAPEST: Her Mothers directed by Ásia Dér and Sári Haragonics screens in the Hungarian Competition of the 2021 Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which screens in cinemas 9…

Hindi Remake of Hungarian Liza the Fox-Fairy Available for Streaming

BUDAPEST: A Hindi language adaptation of the Hungarian Liza the Fox-Fairy / Liza, a rókatündér by Károly Ujj-Mészáros, called Aafat-E-Ishq, is available on the ZEE5 video on-demand and streaming service…

FNE Visegrad YR2021 Verzió Panel Livestream: New strategies we learned from the pandemic

BUDAPEST: FNE YR2021 Visegrad Livestream with Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Katalin Moldovai in Postproduction with Debut Feature Total Eclipse

BUDAPEST: Romanian-born Budapest-based director Katalin Moldovai is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Total Eclipse (working title) / Teljes napfogyatkozás, whose 32-day shooting was completed on 3 September 2021…

Hungarian Minority Coproduction My Uncle Tudor Nominated for European Short Film Award 2021

BERLIN: My Uncle Tudor by Olga Lucovnicova is among the five titles nominated in the European Short Film 2021 category. The 34th European Film Awards will be held on 11…

FESTIVALS: Verzio Festival 2021 to Take Place in Person and Online

BUDAPEST: The 18th edition of the Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will showcase 64 films from 35 countries in cinemas from 9 to 14 November 2021 and online from…

EFA Honours Márta Mészáros with Lifetime Achievement Award

BUDAPEST: Hungarian legendary filmmaker Márta Mészáros will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 34th European Film Awards Ceremony on 11 December 2021.

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Post Mortem to Represent Hungary in Oscar Race

BUDAPEST: Péter Bergendy’s period horror Post Mortem has been selected by the Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee as Hungary’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

Hungarian Film Industry Is Booming in 2021

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry has recovered after the short shutdown caused by the pandemic and in 2021 Budapest is again a popular destination for international productions, with all studio…

PRODUCTION: Benő Baranyi in Postproduction with Hungarian Time Travel Sci-fi Comedy

BUDAPEST: Benő Baranyi is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Zanox, a sci-fi comedy about a high school student who, after consuming an experimental medicine with palinka, is able…

Budapest Classics Film Marathon Pays Tribute to Iconic Figures of Hungarian Cinema

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute - Hungary is organising, for the fourth time, the Budapest Classics Film Marathon. Budapest’s largest international film event will begin on 21 September 2021. The…

FESTIVALS: CineFest Miskolc 2021 Announces Winners

MISKOLC: Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has received the Emeric Pressburger, the main award of the17th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, which closed on 18 September 2021.

FESTIVALS: CineFest 2021 Starts in Miskolc with Strong Lineup

MISKOLC: The 17th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, kicks off on 10 September 2021 with a strong lineup which organisers hope will attract audiences back to the cinemas.

PRODUCTION: Yvonne Kerékgyártó Shoots Sophomore Feature at Lake Balaton

BUDAPEST: The shooting of We Started Together (English working title) / Együtt kezdtük, Yvonne Kerékgyártó’s second feature film, started in the first half of August and the cameras will roll…

Hypewriter Extends Submission Deadline

BUDAPEST: Hypewriter, the international pitch forum for original tv series ideas, has extended its submission deadline until 31 August 2021. The forum is organised by Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary.

Rise of the Raven To Be Most Expensive Hungarian Series

BUDAPEST: A ten-part big budget Hungarian series Rise of the Raven (working title) is being made about John Hunyadi, a leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th century,…