OBITUARY: Hungarian Producer Áron Sipos

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film producer Áron Sipos has died at age 75. He was a co-founder of FocusFox Studio.

FESTIVALS: Verzio International Human Rights Documentary FF 2022 Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege by Abdallah Al-Khatib received the award for best human rights film in the International Competition of the 19th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary…

Sony Pictures’ Gran Turismo Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Sony Pictures has confirmed on Twitter that the Gran Turismo film directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Archie Madekwe, Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom and Darren…

Films Boutique Acquires Hungarian/Slovak Animated Sci-Fi White Plastic Sky

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based outlet Films Boutique has picked up the post-apocalyptic animated sci-fi White Plastic Sky / Műanyag Égbolt directed by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki. The Hungarian/Slovak coproduction imagines,…

FESTIVALS: Verzio Human Rights Documentary FF 2022 Announces Lineup

BUDAPEST: The Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has announced the selection of its 19th edition, which will be held in Budapest in November 2022. Ten films, including Croatian…

Marcell Jankovics’s Last Work Released in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Toldi, the last work of Marcell Jankovics, who passed away in 2021, was released in 74 cinemas in Hungary on 20 October 2021, one day before Jankovics’s birthday.

National Film Institute – Hungary Organises Online Auction for Items Used in Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) is organising, between 18 and 21 October 2022, an online auction for items once used in the Mafilm studios and owned by…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Dániel Hevér Shoots Debut Feature Some Birds

BUDAPEST: Dániel Hevér is currently in production with his first feature film, Some Birds / Valami madarak. The project was prepared in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute…

FESTIVALS: CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival 2022 Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Chinese Return to Dust by Ruijun Li received the main prize of the 18th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, the Emeric Pressburger Award. The festival was held in Miskolc…

FNE Podcast: Tímea Kókai Nagy: Responsible for International Affairs at CineFest Miskolc IFF

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to communication manager at Pro Progressione Tímea Kókai Nagy, responsible for International Affairs at CineFest Miskolc IFF, about the general goals and…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Hungary Selects Blockade as Oscar Entry

BUDAPEST: Blockade by Ádám Tősér has been selected as Hungary’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

FESTIVALS: Verzió Documentary Film Festival Opens New Calls of Applications

BUDAPEST: Documentary filmmakers, film critics and students are invited to apply for the Film Critics Workshop, the DocLab Workshop and the Student Jury at the 19th edition of the Verzió…

FESTIVALS: CineFest 2022 Announces Full Lineup

BUDAPEST: CineFest has grown into the best film festival in Hungary with hard work and a strong lineup year after year. The 18th edition, which will be held 9 –…

The 5th Budapest Classic Film Marathon Proposes a Budapest, Vienna, Hollywood Programme

BUDAPEST: The 5th edition of the Budapest Classic Film Marathon, a festival of restored films, will be held from 13 to 18 September, organised again by the National Film Institute…

PRODUCTION: Big Budget Epic Series Rise of the Raven Produced by Robert Lantos Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The big budget 10-hour series Rise of the Raven produced by Robert Lantos is currently shooting near Budapest with an international cast. More than 600 actors and stunt people…

PRODUCTION: Ádám Breier Shoots Bittersweet Dramedy The Lefkovices Are Mourning

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Ádám Breier is currently shooting his debut feature, the bittersweet dramedy The Lefkovices are Mourning / Lefkovicsék gyászolnak, made in the Incubator Programme of the National Film…

The Last Work of Marcell Jankovics To Be Released in Hungarian Cinemas

BUDAPEST: As a tribute to Marcell Jankovics, who passed away in 2021, his latest work Toldi will be theatrically released in Hungary by Kecskemétfilm and Mozinet on his birthday on…

PRODUCTION: Oscar-Nominated Lajos Koltai Explores Life of Revolutionary Hungarian Doctor Ignác Semmelweis

BUDAPEST: Lajos Koltai, who had been nominated as cinematographer for an Academy Award for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena in 2001, started shooting a new film as a director on 19 July…

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2022 Opens Submissions

BUDAPEST: The Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF) has opened the submissions for its 9th edition, which will be held 21-29 January 2023.

Cameras Start Rolling for Dune: Part Two in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming of Dune: Part Two has begun in Budapest as it was announced on the film’s Facebook-page on 18 July 2022. Shooting in Budapest of this Warner Bros. Pictures…