FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Anton Yudintsev, Founder of Hungarian Gaijin Entertainment

BUDAPEST: FNE spoke to Anton Yudintsev, founder of Gaijin Entertainment, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Hungarian game development industry and its connections with cinema.

FESTIVALS: CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

MISKOLC: Films directed by Stephan Komandarev, Michal Blaško, Tóth Barnabás, Elene Naveriani and Tudor Giurgiu have been selected for the main competition of the 19th edition of the CineFest Miskolc…

Angelina Jolie to Shoot in Hungary for Pablo Larraín’s Biopic of Maria Callas

BUDAPEST: A biopic of the legendary Maria Callas is set to start shooting in Hungary in October 2023, directed by Chilean director Pablo Larraín and starring Angelina Jolie. Budapest will…

Production on Breakout Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger Halts in Budapest

BUDAPEST: The shooting on Breakout directed by Scott Waugh and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger has been stopped in Budapest, due to the SAG – AFTRA strike.

F1 Racing Film Apex Continues Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The filming of Apex directed by Joseph Kosinski has continued shooting in Hungary despite the SAG-AFTRA strike.

SAG-AFTRA Waivers Allow Some Productions to Continue to Shoot in CEE

BUDAPEST: Three feature films received waivers from Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG - AFTRA) for shooting in CEE. Their shooting is taking place…

Brad Pitt in Hungary for Joseph Kosinski's Apex

BUDAPEST: Brad Pitt will visit Hungary in July 2023 for the shooting of Apex directed by Joseph Kosinski, which will be serviced in Hungary by Mid Atlantic Films and will…

Drama Series The Day of the Jackal Starring Eddie Redmayne Shoots in Hungary and Croatia

BUDAPEST: The drama series The Day of the Jackal produced by Carnival Film & Television for Sky/Peacock and starring Eddie Redmayne is currently filming. The shooting started in June 2023…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Nóra Lakos Shoots I Accidentally Wrote a Book

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/screenwriter Nóra Lakos is currently in production with children's film I Accidentally Wrote a Book / Véletlenül írtam egy könyvet. This 4 m EUR Hungarian/Dutch coproduction has already…

Polish Project Camper Wins Pitch & Play LIVE! at NATPE Budapest 2023

BUDAPEST: Polish project Camper, produced by TVP, has won the 7th edition of Pitch & Play LIVE! at NATPE Budapest 2023.

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Peter Fazakas Shoots Crime Comedy Tonight We Kill

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Peter Fazakas is currently in production with Tonight We Kill / Ma este gyilkolunk written by Norbert Köbli, one of the most talented Hungarian young scriptwriters. The…

FESTIVALS: Strong Win for Blockade at Hungarian Motion Picture Awards 2023

BUDAPEST: Blockade / Blokád directed by Ádám Tősér was the biggest winner at the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards, which were announced in 24 categories at the closing ceremony of the…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2023 Underway with Premieres and Film Classics

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival organised by the National Film Institute - Hungary and the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme, is currently screening almost 100 Hungarian films…

Content Budapest 2023 to Celebrate Content Business Across CEE

BUDAPEST: More than 500 buyers will attend Content Budapest (27 – 29 June 2023), alongside 200 commissioners and senior executives from channels, platforms and production companies across the region. The…

Johnny Depp to Shoot Sophomore Directorial Project in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Johnny Depp’s Amedeo Modigliani biopic Modi starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre Niney and Al Pacino, will start shooting in Budapest in the autumn of 2023. Proton Cinema will handle the…

Last Call for dok.incubator HU 2023

BUDAPEST: Applications for the Visegrad coproduction forum and the Open programme of dok.incubator HU are still open till 26 May and 5 June 2023, respectively. dok.incubator HU will be held…

FNE Classics: Films from FNE Partner Countries in 4th ACE’s A Season of Classic Films Programme

CANNES: Nine films from FNE partner countries are among the titles selected for the 4th edition of A Season of Classic Films programme organised by ACE (Association of European Film…

Death of a Unicorn Starring Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega Set to Start Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: A24’s Death of a Unicorn directed by Alex Scharfman and starring Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega, is reported to start shooting in Budapest in July 2023.

FNE at Cannes 2023: Hungarian Cinema in Cannes

Judit Elek’s film The Lady from Constantinople back at Cannes - For the seventh time, a newly restored Hungarian film has been invited to the Cannes Classics selection – showing…

Largest Virtual Film Studio in CEE to Be Finished in Hungary in 2024

BUDAPEST: The 11 m EUR largest virtual film studio in Central and Eastern Europe, whose foundation stone has recently been laid in Fót, near Budapest, will be completed in the…