Skylink Adds Hungarian Channels

The Czech and Slovak digital satellite platform Skylink announced it will add broadcasts of Hungarian channels.

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Julianna Ugrin

FNE interviews Hungarian documentary producer Julianna Ugrin, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Houdini Works Magic in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Houdini, a four-hour miniseries starring Adrien Brody, began filming in Budapest on 14 October 2013.

Fuso Adds Disney on Demand

BUDAPEST: OTT platform Fuso will add Disney Movies on Demand to its Hungarian service.

Hungarian Fuso Inks Deal with Miramax

BUDAPEST: Hungarian video-on-demand company Fuso has signed a deal Miramax, the US company’s first SVoD deal in the territory.

Hungarian FilmLab Acquires CORTEX

BUDAPEST: Postproduction house Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), announced the purchase of MTI Film’s dailies processing division CORTEX:Dailies Ultimate Edition.

Janos Szasz’s KVIFF Prize Winner Hits Hungarian Screens

BUDAPEST Hungarian director János Szász’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival winner The Notebook opened last weekend (18 September 2013) with 25 copies in Hungary.

Hungary Extends Tax Rebate through 2019

BUDAPEST: The European Commission approved the continuation of Hungary’s tax rebate system for films through 31 December 2019. Production companies can claim 20 percent of costs under the scheme.

FESTIVALS: Germany, Singapore Take Top Prizes at 10thCinefest Hungary

MISKOLC: Katrin Gebbe’s Nothing Bad Can Happen (Tore tanzt) won the Emeric Pressburger Grand Prize of the 10th edition of the Jameson CineFest, named in honor of the Miskolc-born Academy…

PRODUCTION: Hartley-Merrill Winner Goes into Production

BUDAPEST: Weekend, the Hungarian winner of the International Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award, will begin a seven-week shoot on locations in Budapest, rural Hungary and in Transylvania in Romania in mid-October.

FNE at Jameson Cinefest- Miskolc IFF 2013: International Competition Announced

MISKOLC: The 10th Miskolc International Film Festival (12 - 22 September 2013) will screen 17 features in the main competion, and three other regular competition section for short films, documentaries…

Török to Shoot City Romcom

BUDAPEST: Ferenc Török (Istambul, Overnight, Moscow Square) starts his six-week romantic comedy shoot for Nobody's Island 27 August, mostly in Budapest with some seaside locations.

Hungary Backs Five Projects

BUDAPEST: The second summer round of funding by the Hungarian Film Fund sees two new projects in production, both by directors with rising stars, László Nemes Jeles and Lili Horváth.

Production: Csaba Fazekas's Swing Shooting

BUDAPEST: Csaba Fazekas (Boldog születésnapot!) is shooting his second feature, Swing, a musical comedy inspired by Hungarian hits. The story is driven by three desperate women who join together to…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month Gabor Csurdi

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face, especially…

Production: Hungary's Pejo Shooting Paw

Robert Adrian Pejo, the Romanian-born writer-director who won praise for Dallas Among Us in 2005 and for The Camera Murderer at Karlovy Vary in 2010, has announced he is shooting…

Hungary to Tweak Film Funding

KARLOVY VARY: Two years since it was launched, and 18 months since it gave its first grants, the Hungarian National Film Fund ( ) is taking a look at…

Hungary Starts New Chapter with The Notebook

KARLOVY VARY: All eyes will be on the world premiere of Janos Szasz’s The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) screening in the main competition of the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF (…

PRODUCTION: Palfi Casting Epic Toldi

BUDAPEST: György Pálfi (Taxidermia, Hukkle) has moved into the final stages of preproduction for a September 2013 start date on the mega-production Toldi.

Gyorgy Palfi’s Toldi scores in latest round of Hungarian grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has announced the third round of grants in less than a week, with the largest grant, 900 m HUF, going to Gyorgy Palfi’s Toldi.