Moscow IFF Competition: Retrace/Visszatérés

In Retrace/ Visszatérés, directed by Hungary's Judit Elek, a woman from a Transylvanian village travels to Ceauşescu's Romania for the first time since finding refuge in Sweden as a child…

Hungary Approves Digital Film Archives

BUDAPEST: An amendment to Hungary's film law has been approved, allowing the Hungarian National Film Archives to be transformed into the Hungarian National Digital Archive (MaNDA).

World War Z to Film in Hungary

Hungary has been added to the list of locations for filming of the zombie thriller World War Z. The film is shooting in Malta through 30 June 2011 and will…

Hary Potter Release Delayed in Hungary

Hungarian media reports that the upcoming installment of the Harry Potter franchise will be postponed in Hungary due to fears of piracy.

HBO Go Launched in Hungary

HBO launched HBO GO, its streaming service for HBO customers, on 6 June 2011 in Hungary.

Hungarian Banks Threaten to Close Film Producers Accounts

BUDAPEST: The bank accounts of 19 production companies faced closure as of 1 June 2011, as loan agreements expired on 31 May. Andrew Vajna, Hungary's newly appointed film commissioner, is…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Hungary

BUDAPEST: When it comes to TV, Hungary prefers to go it alone. Without any natural linguistic partners and lacking the strong regional ties shared by Czechs and Slovaks, the Balkans,…

Hungarian Film Funding Approved

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government has approved a proposal to renew film funding. According to local news reports, the cabinet met on 31 May 2011 and approved the plan proposed by…

Digital Subscriptions Rise in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Digital subscriptions climbed by slight over 1% during the month of March, according to the latest data released by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority.

Vajna Pledges Support for Hungarian Scripts

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new commissioner for the film industry pledged to finance the development of scripts at a meeting of film professionals during the 42 Hungarian Film Week (5-8 May 2011…

FNE at HFW 2011: Hungarian Film Week winners

BUDAPEST: Pal Adrienn directed by Agnes Kocsis and produced by Ferenc Pusztai won the main prize for best feature film and best producer at this year's edition of the Hungarian…
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FNE at HFW 2011: Competition Lineup

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week ( has announced its feature film competition line-up. The HFW which is traditionally held the first week of February was delayed this year when the…

Vajna Unveils New System for Support of Hungarian Film Production

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new film commissioner, Andy Vajna, has unveiled plans for the restructuring of the country's film industry. A new body, the Hungarian National Film Fund will be responsible for…

Hungarian Government to Shut Down MMK

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government has announced that it will close the embattled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK on 31 May 2011. The MMK was responsible for film funding in…

EFP Producer on the Move: Attila Csaky

Hungarian Producer on the Move Attila Csaky's production experience dates back to 1989, when he served as a production assistant on Before the Bat's Flight is Done directed by Peter…

MMKA fined for avoiding procurement

BUDAPEST: The embattled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation ( has been fined 2 million HUF for avoiding procurement on several activities where it should have asked for a tender. The MMK…

Hungarian Film Commissioner Andy Vajna Takes Lead in Debt Negotiations

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film producers who are in trouble with the banks after the financial collapse of Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation ( are pinning their hopes on Hungary film commissioner Andy…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Scheduled for May

BUDAPEST: After months of uncertainty the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation ( and the Association of Hungarian Filmmakers announced on 1 March that the 42nd Hungarian Film Week will take place…

Hungary Sets Broadband Goal

The Hungarian government laid out a plan for complete broadband coverage for the entire country. Hungary, with broadband access that reaches 80% of internet users, is already ahead of the…

Budget Cuts Endanger Plans for Hungarian Public Televisions to Play Bigger Role in Film Production

BUDAPEST: Plans for the newly restructured public television in Hungary to play a greater role in film and TV drama production have been endangered by government cuts to the new…