New Hungarian Media Tax Law Draws Media Concern

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian parliament has passed a new law which will tax advertising revenues up to a top rate of 40 percent, drawing protests from the media.

Vajna Gets Controversial Casino Concession

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media reports that a casino company owned by Hungarian film commissioner Andrew Vajna received concessions to operate five gambling casinos in Budapest, a government decision that led to…

FESTIVALS: Kox Takes Mediawave Award

Polish director Bodo Kox’s The Girl from the Wardrobe won the best feature film prize at the 24th Mediawave film festival in Hungary.

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Eszter Gyárfás

BUDAPEST: Hungarian producer Eszter Gyárfás will bring Kornel Mundruczó's next feature Make A Wish to European Film Promotion’s 2014 edition of Producers on the Move at Cannes

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Hungary - Szalóky Bálint, Mozinet Ltd.

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

GRANTS: Hungary Announces 2014 Grants for TV Productions

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Media Authority awarded announced 722 m HUF (2.4 m EUR) to eight television film productions.


BUDAPEST: Eva Vezer, who presided over European Film Promotion from 2009-2011, died on 28 March 2014 after a long illness.

Sweet Debut for Hungarian Romcom

BUDAPEST: The romantic comedy What Ever Happened to Timi (Megdönteni Hajnal Tímeát) opened with the best domestic results of the last four years in Hungarian cinemas.

Film network Paramount Channel launches in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The 24 hour TV film network Paramount Channel has launched a new pay TV film channel in Hungary. The new channel will include films from the Paramount Pictures library…

OBITUARY Hungarian Director Miklos Jancso

BUDAPEST: Cannes winning Hungarian film director Miklós Jancsó died 31 January 2014 at age 92.

PRODUCTION: Palfi Free Fall in Fast Forward

BUDAPEST: European Film Award winner György Pálfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia, Final Cut) is already in production with Free Fall, a film that originated from a concept in November 2013.

Grants for Hungarian Films in January 2014

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has announced grants for six new productions.

Sony Picks up Szasz's Notebook

BUDAPEST: Sony Classics Pictures has picked up Janos Szasz’s Hungarian Oscar hopeful The Notebook.

Second Hungarian Grant for Fliegauf Film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund gave a grant of 7.5m HUF (EUR 25,000) for preproduction works on Bence Fliegauf's new film, Hímpor.

FNE Warsaw AV Summit Country Profile: Hungary

The launch of the new Hungarian National Film Fund saw the first results of its funding in 2013, ending a long drought in Hungarian film production. Foreign film production continued…

Coming Out Strong at Hungarian Box Office

BUDAPEST: Coming Out directed by Dénes Orosz and produced by Megafilm has emerged as the best Hungarian domestic film opening of 2013. The film is distributed in Hungary by Hungaricom.

GRANTS: Hungary Funds Seven Animation Projects

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Media Authority awarded 64m HUF in grants for animation films. All of the seven new productions will be broadcast first on Magyar Televízió.

National Media Authority Funds Documentaries

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s National Media Authority will distribute 117m HUF to 16 documentary productions and 74m HUF for nine science films.

Hungary Campaigns to Build Domestic Audiences

BUDAPEST: Nimrod Antal (Kontroll, Vacancy, Predators) has been lured back to Hungary ten years after making his 2003 international breakthrough (and debut) movie Kontroll to create a promotional film to…

Skylink Adds Hungarian Channels

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