Hungary heads to Botswana for The Stars Must Be Crazy

Hungary's TV2 is headed to Botswana to film the first year of a planned five-year reality TV programme, following the adventures of ten stars dropped off in the Botswana wilderness.

New Hungarian Film Week Board is appointed

The Board of the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary ( appointed a new Hungarian Film Week board to preside over next year's jubilee edition.

Revolution inspire film competition

Hungarian national TV channel MTV ( and the Prime Minister's Office ( announced a screenwriting competition on the theme of the 1956 revolution (

Delta in e-release draws audiences

Cannes FIPRESCI winner Delta by Kornel Mundruczo has collected 12,100 admission since its E-Cinema release on September 11..

Hungarian audiences eat up Movie Feast

This year's Movie Feast, Moziunnep 2008 (, brought more than 400,000 spectators to cinemas, organizer Upper Studio announcemed.

Brand loyalty guides Hungarian kids

According to a survey, 60% of Hungarian children age 8-14 watch their favorite TV programs every day, according to a report on

State-of-art E-cinema opens in Budapest

Hungarian distribution and exhibition power house, Budapest Film Zrt. ( will open its newly reconstructed Toldi Cinema, the first E-cinema in Budapest, on October 2.

Professional film school opens in Hungary

Film critic Andras Rez is launching a film school, Werk Academy (WFA, for practical training for directors, producers, editors and screenwriters.

Palace Cinemas launches distribution arm in Hungary

Palace Cinemas, a leading force in the Central European exhibition business, is moving into distribution in Hungary by launching Palace Pictures.

Hungarian distributor Linda Potyondi, Cirko Film

Linda Potyondi was managing an art house cinema in the the town of Pecs until 2006, when she became distribution and press manager at Cirko Film, which grew a distribution…

Hungarian-shot John Adams wins 13 Emmy Awards

The $110 million, Hungarian-filmed, HBO Films's ( seven-part mini-series John Adams, won five awards at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards ( on September 22, after snapping up eight Creative Arts…

Renessaince TV series from Bela Tarr

The National Cultural Fund of Hungary ( is supporting a Renessaince television series project from production company T.T. Filmmuhely under the artistic direction of Bela Tarr.

Kasztner story lures filmmakers

Considered something of a Hungarian Oskar Schindler, although less known, Rudolf (Rezso) Kasztner, the Jewish rescuer in Budapest during the Holocaust, was the subject of yet another documentary at the…

Fluke in postproduction

Tamas Kemenyffy's directorial feature debut Fluke ( is in postproduction, following a month-long shoot, and will be released in Hungary October 23, the director told FNE.

Experimental Antigone in the works

Gabor Dettre, whose latest movie Tableau screened in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, has completed principal photography with the cast on his experimental film based on Sophocles' Antigone.

Debra Winger plans project with Hungarian director Janos Szasz

Debra Winger confirmed that she has been in talks with Hungarian director, Janos Szasz to act in his upcoming film.

Budapest preps for Hungarian Film Week

Walter Carvalho has finished the rough cut on Budapest, co-producer Peter Miskolczi told FNE.

Hungarian crime comedy sets October release

Hungarian thriller comedy Para ( is in post production and will be released October 16, director Peter Fazakas told FNE.

Iszka’s Journey vies for Oscar spot

Csaba Bollok's Iszka's Journey will represent Hungary at the Oscar competition in the foreign language film category.

Hungarian-shot Disney film premieres September 12

Disney Studios' The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which was shot in Hungary last year will be released in Ireland and the UK on September 12.