Son of Saul and Mustang to Get Oscar Nods

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul, the debut feature of the Hungarian László Nemes, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, were nominated in the Foreign Language category for the 88th edition of the…

Son of Saul Wins Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul, the debut feature of the Hungarian László Nemes, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on 11…

Obituary: Cinematographer Vilmos Szigmond

BUDAPEST: Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond passed away at 85 on 1 January 2016.

NATPE Europe Returning to Budapest

PRAGUE: Just two years after relocating NATPE Europe to Prague, the TV market will be returning to Budapest in 2016.

Vajna Buys Hungary’s TV2

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media sources report that Andy Vajna, Hungarian film commissioner, has purchased commercial channel TV2.

PRODUCTION: Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió Rolls out Slate of European Coproductions

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió, one of Hungary’s most active producers and European coproducers has unveiled to FNE a slate of new productions and European coproductions.

Hungary Announces Features Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund has allotted production grants of approximately 11.5 m EUR for five feature films. Most of the funding went to Gabor Herendi's period romantic drama…

Hungarian Classics to be Distributed on VOD in the US

BUDAPEST: has signed an agreement with the Hungarian National Digital Archive (MaNDA), for the VOD distribution of 46 Hungarian classics in the US.

Successful Opening for Son of Saul Domestically

BUDAPEST: László Nemes’s debut feature Son of Saul opened third at the Hungarian box office and sold 10,541 tickets in its first weekend. It was also selected as the official…

FNE at Cannes 2015: Competition: Son of Saul

CANNES:Hungarian director László Nemes makes a powerful directorial feature film debut with his Holocaust drama Son of Saul set in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in the final days of World…
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Production Spending in Hungary Reaches 46 billion HUF

BUDAPEST: According to the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the country saw an average of 250 cinema and television films produced with a production value of almost HUF 46…

Ridley Scott and Matt Damon Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Ridley Scott is currently shooting The Martian in Hungary. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.

Obituaries: Hungarian Filmmakers Janos Zsombolyai and Andras Erkel

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film has lost two of its leading filmmakers. Veteran film director and cinematographer Janos Zsombolyai (75) passed away on 4 January and acclaimed animator Andras Erkel (52) on…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Muhi is Development with Spiral

COTTBUS: Hungarian producer Andras Muhi of Inforg-M&M Film is in development with Spiral, a drama with comedic elements directed by Cecilia Felmeri, a much-awarded short film director making her feature…

Hungarian Film Week Makes Successful Return

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) has made a successful return after a two year absence and the only prize winners were the audience and guests who were able to…
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PRODUCTION: Hungary’s Laokoon Shooting Kills on Wheels

BUDAPEST: Attila Till’s second feature Kills on Wheels, currently shooting until the end of October, is a thriller involving a crippled young man who finds excitement in joining a gang…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Returns

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) returns after a two year absence as a newly minted event organised by the Hungarian National Film Fund, National Media and Info-communications Authority and…
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Tax Rebate for Film Production in Hungary Increased

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Parliament has approved the increase of the indirect film support ratio from 20 to 25% of eligible costs. The European Commission approved the increase earlier this year…

Jamie Campbell-Bower and Gerard Depardieu to star in It's Showtime Siberia!

BUDAPEST: Academy award nominated Robert Dornhelm is to direct historical drama It's Showtime Siberia!, with shooting starting in March 2015. The film is a coproduction betwen Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Budapest Film Zrt, Hungary

Budapest Film Zrt. is the largest art house cinema network in Hungary, operating six cinemas in the capital city including a multiplex (Corvin Cinema), an event cinema (Kino Café), as…