PRODUCTION: Hungarian Quarantine Zone Film Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

BUDAPEST: The first episode of the five-episode film The Quarantine Zone directed by Dániel Indi Zsótér began filming on 7 September 2020. The low-budget film, which is independently produced by…

PRODUCTION: Ádám Császi in Production With Three Thousand Numbered Pieces

BUDAPEST: Ádám Császi is currently shooting his sophomore feature Three Thousand Numbered Pieces / Háromezer számozott darab, a mix of fiction, absurdity and sociographic reality, aiming at answering if it…

Hungarian Classic Animated Film Son of the White Mare Released in USA After 40 Years

BUDAPEST: Marcell Jankovics’ classic Son of the White Mare (1981) was released virtually in the USA in partnership with USA cinemas, on 21 August 2020, 40 years after its official…

Hungary Selects Pilatus for Golden Globes

BUDAPEST: Hungary will screen Pilatus / Pilate, directed by Linda Dombrovszky and based on a novel by Hungarian author Magda Szabó, for representatives of the Golden Globe Awards.

Hungary Announces Foreign Film Travel Guidelines

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Institute announced the procedures for foreigners in the film industry traveling to Hungary. The guidelines were published on 10 August 2020.

Hungarian Film Classics in Cannes and Venice

BUDAPEST: The Upthrown Stone (1968) by Sándor Sára and Late Season by Zoltán Fábri have been selected in 2020 Cannes Classics and Venice Classics of the 73th Cannes Film Festival…

Domestic and International Film Production Makes Strong Restart in Hungary

BUDAPEST: With two domestic feature films in shooting since June 2020, a Netflix production filming since mid-July and several domestic and international productions set to start shooting, Hungarian film production…

OBITUARY: Hungarian-American Producer Andy Vajna

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74 after a long illness, according to the Hungarian National Film Fund

Hungary Raises Tax Incentives from 25% to 30%

BUDAPEST: Hungary will raise its production incentives from 25% to 30%. The submission of the Hungarian Film Fund approved by the European Commission aims at preserving its competitiveness in Europe.

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Review COMPETITION On Body and Soul

BERLIN: Hungarian cinema seems to be on a winning streak after László Nemes’s Son of Saul taking a string of international prizes including the Oscar for best foreign film. Now…
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Son of Saul Wins Oscar and Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the gala held at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood on 28 February 2016. The debut feature of László Nemes…

The Wednesday Child Wins Trieste Film Festival

TRIESTE: The Wednesday Child by Lili Horváth received the Trieste Award for Best Feature Film at the 27th Trieste Film Festival which took place from 22 to 30 January 2016.
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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.