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.
29-07-2021

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,…
26-07-2021

FNE at Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021: Perfect As You Are

BUDAPEST: The romantic dramedy Perfect As You Are / Így vagy tökéletes by Péter Varsics opened the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021. Varsics won the festival’s best first feature director…
13-07-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Hungarian Cinema in Cannes

In the year that marks its 120th anniversary, the Hungarian film industry is celebrating four films in Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection.
10-07-2021

FNE at Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021: Ravine

BUDAPEST: Balázs Krasznahorkai's family drama Ravine / Hasadék debuted and won the best feature film prize at the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, which took place in Veszprém 23 - 26…
08-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ravine Wins Best Feature at Hungarian Motion Picture Awards

BALATONFÜRED: The jury of the Hungarian Film Academy chaired by István Márta chose Ravine / Hasadék by Balázs Krasznahorkai as the best feature film at the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards,…
28-06-2021

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to Resume Filming in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The action/adventure/fantasy Brahmastra directed by Ayan Mukerji and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, is set to resume shooting in Hungary sometime after August 2021, when the travel restrictions…
25-06-2021

Hungarian/Slovak Family Drama Wild Roots Acquires Worldwide Distributor

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has acquired the distribution rights to the Hungarian/Slovak coproduction Wild Roots / Külön Falka. Hajni Kis’ debut feature will have a market screening at…
22-06-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Feature Heights and Depths Halfway Through Shooting

BUDAPEST: The first part of the shooting of Heights and Depths / Magasságok és mélységek has been completed. Sándor Csoma's debut feature is about recovering from mourning and is based…
21-06-2021

Paprika Studios Announces 3rd Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Paprika Studios opens the call for submissions for the 3rd edition of the Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum, which will take place on 30 August 2021, during…
18-06-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 5,381,199 EUR / 1.86 billion HUF for the production of three projects and 94.6 m HUF / 273,689 EUR for the…
07-06-2021

OBITUARY: Hungarian Animation Director Marcell Jankovics

BUDAPEST: The acclaimed Hungarian animation director, graphic artist, book illustrator and cultural historian Marcell Jankovics died at the age of 79. He was a key figure in the Hungarian culture…
01-06-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Historical Adventure Hadik Receives Record Production Grant

BUDAPEST: The historical adventure film Hadik by János Szikora, which is currently in preproduction, received 4.6 m EUR / 1.6 billion HUF from the National Film Institute – Hungary, one…
24-05-2021

FESTIVALS: New Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Announces 2021 Dates

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, the annual showcase of Hungarian cinema, will take place this year in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi from 23 to 26 June. Its predecessor, the…
06-05-2021

Hungarian Cinemas Reopen for Immunity Certificate Holders

BUDAPEST: A wide range of services will reopen in Hungary, including cinemas, when the number of vaccinated people reaches 4 million, which is expected to be reached on 30 April…
30-04-2021

Szabolcs Hajdu's Treasure City Sold to UK and Ireland

BUDAPEST: Sovereign Film Distribution has acquired the rights to Treasure City / Békeidő for the United Kingdom and Ireland. "Sovereign Films joined the film when we were working on the…
23-04-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Two Animated Features

BUDAPEST: Two animated films received production grants from the National Film Institute – Hungary. Director Marcell Jankovics is making a film version of his Toldi series based on János Arany’s…
06-04-2021

Focus Features Picks Up British/Hungarian Coproduction Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

BUDAPEST: Focus Features has bought the worldwide distribution rights to Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. The British/Hungarian coproduction is directed by Anthony Fabian, who has Hungarian roots and has recently…
02-04-2021

HBO in Production with Hungarian Drama Series

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has begun filming the eight-part, 40-minute Hungarian dramatic series The Informant, written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The series is…
26-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungary’s Balaton Brigade Wins Berlinale Co-Pro Series

BUDAPEST: The spy series Balaton Brigade produced by Gábor Krigler for Joyrider won the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on 2 March 2021. This was the first time that a Hungarian project…
08-03-2021