PRODUCTION: Nagy lands lead in Paw

Hungarian actor Ervin Nagy (Chameleon) will play the main role in Robert Pejó's new feature, Paw (Mancs). According to producer László Kántor, Nagy was chosen over Jean Reno and Christopher…

Mirage heads to CineLink

Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's Mirage will be present at the CineLink market in Sarajevo (

MEDIAWAVE announces film workshop

MEDIAWAVE Foundation is organising its 19th annual Passport Control Film workshop from July 30 to August 7 in Kisharsány, Southern Hungary.

Two Hungarian film projects presented in Paris

Szabolcs Hajdu's (Bibliotheque Pascal, White Palm) Mirage and Bálint Kenyeres's (The History of Aviation) Hier (Tegnap) have been selected for the co-production forum and development platform organised by the Paris…

PRODUCTION: Istanbul begins filming in July

Hungarian director Ferenc. Török's film Istanbul, the story of a middle aged woman who is abandoned by her husband, begins filming in Istanbul July 12 for a 13 day shoot.…

PRODUCTION: Emerson and Co. received funding

Director Krisztina Goda (Children of Glory, Just Sex and Nothing Else) has received a declaration of intent for funding from the Hungarian Motion Picture Association (MMKA - for the…

PRODUCTION: Szász directs Goodbye Komárom

Hungarian director János Szász will be taking on an English speaking project with working title Goodbye Komárom.

PRODUCTION; Szász in pre-production with The Notebook

Hungarian director János Szász is preparing for his new film, an adaptation of Le Grand Cahier (The Notebook), a novel by Agota Kristof.

DISCOP East Announces 2011 dates

The 19th session of DISCOP East will again take place at the Sofitel in Budapest from June 21 to June 23, 2011, with DISCOPRO taking place after the market on…

PRODUCTION: Robert Pejo in Pre-Production on Paw (Mancs)

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Robert Pejo is in pre-production on his new film, Paw, a story based on the real life of the famous Hungarian rescue dog and his trainer Laszlo…

CineFest received MEDIA funding

CineFest, the international film festival held in the northern Hungarian city of Miskolc, has received funding support from the MEDIA program of the European Union ( for the second year.…

FESTIVALS: Documentary Project Development Workshop and Film Festival

BUDAPEST: More than 40 documentary films from 15 countries will be presented at the 6th Dialect Film Festival ( in Budapest. The event will take place June 23-38, and the…

PRODUCTION: Glass Tiger 3 begins filming in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third sequel of the very successful Hungarian cult-comedy Üvegtigris (Glass Tiger 3) produced by Filmpartners Ltd. ( will start shooting on June 21 in Hungary. Péter Rudolf, the…

German funding added to Istvan Szabo’s new feature

BUDAPEST: Academy Award winning director Istvan Szabo is working on an new film, The Door, an adaptation of a Hungarian novel, written by Magda Szabo, which has been translated to…

MMK Promises Grant Support for 17 New Hungarian Films

BUDAPEST: A total of 17 film projects have been accorded a declaration of intent for funding by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA - Included on the list are…

Cartoon Forum heads to Hungary

Cartoon Forum, the European coproduction forum for TV and new platform animation, will be held in a new EU country for the first time this year, in the Hungarian border…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Istanbul in production

Hungarian director Ferenc Török is in production with Instanbul, a Hungarian/Turkish/Irish/Dutch coproduction starring Johanna Ter Steege.

FNE at Cannes IFF 2010: Hungaricom Acquires Major Animation Catalogue

CANNES: Budapest based Hungaricom ( has acquired world rights for the Kecskemetfilm ( animation catalogue with over 300 short films and 10 animated features. Hungarian animation studio Kecskemetfilm, founded in…
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Magyar Telekom sees increase in TV revenues

Despite a 6.4% decline in Q1 revenues, Hungary's Magyar Telekom ( saw growth in it mobile internet and TV market.

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Tamas Liszka

Hungarian "Producer on the Move" Tamás Liszka is breaking new ground in the field of animation in Hungary, and earning high praise along the way.