Three New Appointments at HBO Europe

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has appointed three executives in the field of original programming and production.

Hungary Unveils New Rental Fee Structure for Location Shoots

BUDAPEST: National Film Fund announced a new regulations and rental fees for location filming which went into effect as of 1 January 2013.

Hungarian Audiences Reject Mid-Budget Movies

BUDAPEST: Blockbuster films are taking a greater share of the box office, and art house films are stable, but Hungarian audiences are disappearing for mid-budget films.

Production: Mundruczo in Preproduction with The White God

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo (Delta, Tender Son - The Frankenstein Projekt) has begun working on his new project The White God (Fehér Isten).

PRODUCTION: Kenau in Preproduction

BUDAPEST: Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet (Het Paradijs/Paradise, The Heineken Kidnapping) will start shooting Kenau, a historical drama about a legendary Dutch folk hero, on 24 February 2013. The film is…

PRODUCTION: Fekete Prepping Mom and Othe Loonies

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Ibolya Fekete (Bolshe Vita, Chico) is in pre-production on her next film, Mom and Other Loonies in the Family (Anyám és más futóbolondok a családban).

Hungarian Film Fund back new Mundruczo film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund ( has granted 1.6m EUR to Fehér Isten/White God, thenew project of Kornel Mundruczo and to Utóélet/Afterlife, the directorial debut of Virág Zomborácz, as well…

PRODUCTION: Gyorgy Palfi Developing The Voice

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director György Pálfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia) will participate in the Berlinale Co-production Market with The Voice. The filmmakers are looking for coproducers and a world sales agent.

Hungary Launches Film and TV Awards

BUPAPEST: Actor and director Hakan Yildiz and a collection of independent filmmakers are organizing Hungary's first official film and TV awards, the HUFTAs (, scheduled to take place 1 June…

PRODUCTION: Bibiliotheque Pascal Director in Preproduction with Mirage

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu (Bibiliotheque Pascal, White Palms) is currently in preproduction for a Hungarian/Slovak coproduction, Mirage (Délibáb).

Hungary Launches Film and TV Awards in 2013

BUDAPEST: The HUFTA’s, Hungary’s first official film and TV awards event, is planned for 1 June 2013 in Budapest.

New Development Grants for Hungarian Films

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund ( has awarded 29,750 EUR (8.5 m HUF) in development grants to four projects directed by JúliaSára, János Edelényi and Gábor Rohonyi, and Mónika…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Feature Documentary Love Streams in Production

BUDAPEST: Hungarian documentary filmmaker Ágnes Soós is currently shooting Love Stream (Szerelempatak), a look at searching for love in old age.

PRODUCTION: Laokoon in development on Hungarian comedy Kills on Wheels

BUDAPEST: Director and screenwriter Attila Till is completing the development phase of Kills on Wheels, the story of a wheelchair-bound gang of assassins.

Hungary Prepares to End Terrestrial Broadcasts

BUDAPEST: Hungary will begin switching off analogue terrestrial broadcasts at the end of October 2012, beginning with the end of analogue broadcasting of public broadcaster Magyar Televizio’s ( leading channel…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Hungary - Gábor Böszörményi, Mozinet Ltd.

FNE together with Europa Distribution have launched its new Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they…

PRODUCTION: Hit Kids Book Filming in Croatia

ZAGREB: Writer/director Silvije Petranović is in production with The Brave Adventures of Lapitch, Croatia’s best-selling children’s novel, with a 2013 release timed to mark the book’s 100th anniversary.

FNE at Cinefest Miskolc 2012: Winners

MISKOLC: The Lithuanian Vanishing Waves by Kristina Buozyte won the Emeric Pressburger Prize of the 9th Jameson CineFest (14-23 September 2012). The Grand Prix of the festival, named upon Adolph…

FNE exclusive: Court decision gives Hungarian Film Fund control of film studios: FNE asks Andy Vajna what’s next

BUDAPEST: A Hungarian court decision has transferred the property of the former Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA) to the Hungarian National Film Fund (
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PRODUCTION: The Quiet American - Ron Holloway in Production

BUDAPEST: Ferenc Moldovanyi (Another Planet) is working on a creative documentary about the veteran American film critic Ron Holloway who died in 2009 at age of 76.