Netflix Miniseries Eric Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Shoots in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in a six-part limited series called Eric, created by Abi Morgan. The Netflix production is currently shooting in Hungary with local company Mid Atlantic Films…

PRODUCTION: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó in Postproduction with New Documentary Shot in Bhutan

BUDAPEST: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó return to Bhutan with their new documentary Agent of Happiness / Bruttó Nemzeti Boldogság, which was supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Minority Coproduction The Brutalist Starring Adrien Brody and Felicity Jones Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Brady Corbet is currently shooting The Brutalist, starring Adrien Brody, Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Isaach De Bankolé, Stacy Martin and Alessandro Nivola, in Hungary. The film is…

PRODUCTION: Dénes Nagy Shoots Doc on Famous Composer György Kurtág

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film director/writer Dénes Nagy is currently in production with his long documentary Kurtág, in which he follows the acclaimed Hungarian composer György Kurtág throughout Europe. The film is…

The 5th Budapest Debut Film Forum Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Projects from Hungary and Lithuania received awards at the 5th edition of the Budapest Debut Film Forum, which was held within the Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival,…

NATPE Budapest 2023 Announces First Guests

BUDAPEST: More than 400 buyers from linear TV channels, streaming platforms and distribution companies are expected at NATPE Budapest 2023. This year, the most prominent global TV market focused on…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius 2023: Yassine Marco Marroccu in Production with Hungarian/Moroccan Scirocco

VILNIUS: Moroccan director Yassine Marco Marroccu is currently in production with his feature film Scirocco. This Hungarian/Moroccan project participated in the Coming Soon pitching session at Meeting Point – Vilnius,…

FESTIVALS: Verzió IHRDFF 2023 Launches Call for Submissions

BUDAPEST: The Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has launched the call for submissions for its 20th anniversary edition, which will be held 22 – 29 November 2023 in…

First-Ever US Release of Twilight by György Fehér in 4K Restoration

BUDAPEST: György Fehér’s masterpiece Twilight / Szürkület (1990) will see its first-ever U.S. release in a brand new 4K restoration. The exclusive New York engagement starts at Film at Lincoln…

Hungarian/Slovak White Plastic Sky Scores Sales

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based outlet Films Boutique has sold the post-apocalyptic animated sci-fi White Plastic Sky / Műanyag Égbolt directed by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki to France and Taiwan. The…

Hungarian Crime Series Supported by NFI Premieres on Duna TV

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian crime series Locked Up Secrets directed by Csillag Mano will air on Duna TV starting 20 March 2023. The 8-episode series was produced by Megafilm Service with…

Hungexpo Studios: New Film Studio in Budapest City Centre

BUDAPEST: Hungexpo Budapest, originally an exhibition and event site, now also serves the film industry with its studios and locations for international productions. Since 2020 it has been dedicating its…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Hungarian Cinema in Berlin

Strong presence of Hungarian Cinema in Berlin

Visual Europe Group Hungary Builds Largest Virtual Film Studio in CEE

BUDAPEST: Visual Europe Group Hungary has invested 11 m EUR in the largest virtual film studio not only in Hungary, but also in Central and Eastern Europe.

PRODUCTION: 1242: Gateway to the West Wraps Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: First Hungarian/British/Mongolian coproduction 1242: Gateway to the West by Péter Soós wraps shooting in Hungary on 13 February 2023. The film produced by Kornél Sipos through Nyugat Kapujában Kft…

Entries Open for 2023 Budapest Debut Film Forum

BUDAPEST: Debut films and series' projects at an early stage of development can apply to the 5th edition of the Budapest Debut Film Forum, which will be held within the…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions in Hungarian Cinemas Increased by 61.2% in 2022

BUDAPEST: Total admissions increased from 6.2 m in 2021 to 10.1 m in 2022, and the total gross increased from 24.9 m EUR / 9.7 billion HUF to 44.4 m…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Prepares Special 3rd Edition

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is prepping a special 3rd edition from 7 to 10 June 2023 as one of the three towns hosting the screenings, Veszprém, is the…

FESTIVALS: IFFR Honours Hungarian Director Judit Elek with Major Retrospective

BUDAPEST: The International Film Festival Rotterdam is paying tribute at its 53rd edition (25 January – 5 February 2023) to the Hungarian director Judit Elek by screening 18 most famous…

FESTIVALS: Entries Are Open for 16th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival

KECSKEMÉT: Hungarian and European works completed after 1 February 2021 can be entered into the competition programmes of the 16th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, which will be held 21 –…