First-Ever US Release of Twilight by György Fehér in 4K Restoration

BUDAPEST: György Fehér’s masterpiece Twilight / Szürkület (1990) will see its first-ever U.S. release in a brand new 4K restoration. The exclusive New York engagement starts at Film at Lincoln…

Hungarian/Slovak White Plastic Sky Scores Sales

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based outlet Films Boutique has sold the post-apocalyptic animated sci-fi White Plastic Sky / Műanyag Égbolt directed by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki to France and Taiwan. The…

Hungarian Crime Series Supported by NFI Premieres on Duna TV

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian crime series Locked Up Secrets directed by Csillag Mano will air on Duna TV starting 20 March 2023. The 8-episode series was produced by Megafilm Service with…

Hungexpo Studios: New Film Studio in Budapest City Centre

BUDAPEST: Hungexpo Budapest, originally an exhibition and event site, now also serves the film industry with its studios and locations for international productions. Since 2020 it has been dedicating its…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Hungarian Cinema in Berlin

Strong presence of Hungarian Cinema in Berlin

Visual Europe Group Hungary Builds Largest Virtual Film Studio in CEE

BUDAPEST: Visual Europe Group Hungary has invested 11 m EUR in the largest virtual film studio not only in Hungary, but also in Central and Eastern Europe.

PRODUCTION: 1242: Gateway to the West Wraps Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: First Hungarian/British/Mongolian coproduction 1242: Gateway to the West by Péter Soós wraps shooting in Hungary on 13 February 2023. The film produced by Kornél Sipos through Nyugat Kapujában Kft…

Entries Open for 2023 Budapest Debut Film Forum

BUDAPEST: Debut films and series' projects at an early stage of development can apply to the 5th edition of the Budapest Debut Film Forum, which will be held within the…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions in Hungarian Cinemas Increased by 61.2% in 2022

BUDAPEST: Total admissions increased from 6.2 m in 2021 to 10.1 m in 2022, and the total gross increased from 24.9 m EUR / 9.7 billion HUF to 44.4 m…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Prepares Special 3rd Edition

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is prepping a special 3rd edition from 7 to 10 June 2023 as one of the three towns hosting the screenings, Veszprém, is the…

FESTIVALS: IFFR Honours Hungarian Director Judit Elek with Major Retrospective

BUDAPEST: The International Film Festival Rotterdam is paying tribute at its 53rd edition (25 January – 5 February 2023) to the Hungarian director Judit Elek by screening 18 most famous…

FESTIVALS: Entries Are Open for 16th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival

KECSKEMÉT: Hungarian and European works completed after 1 February 2021 can be entered into the competition programmes of the 16th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, which will be held 21 –…

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2023 Ready to Kick Off

BUDAPEST: The 9th edition of Budapest International Documentary Festival will screen 60 films between 21 and 29 January 2023. In addition to Budapest, there will be screenings in ten other…

Hungarian Award-Winning Sci-fi Available to Stream for Free

BUDAPEST: Ádám Freund's short film Earthly People / Földiek is available to stream for free on Vimeo. In 2017 the film was nominated for the Student Academy Award from among…

National Film Institute – Hungary Studios in Fót Set to Open in 2024

BUDAPEST: The largest state-funded studio development of all time supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) and consisting of four new studios and service facilities, is currently under…

GRANTS: Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 4.47 m EUR / 1.8 billion HUF for the production of two feature films and one long documentary.

First Hungarian/Vietnamese Coproduction to Be Released on Valentine’s Weekend of 2023

BUDAPEST: The Romantic film The Flower of the Apple Tree / Az almafa virága directed by Dóra Szűcs will be released in Hungary by Vertigo Media on 16 February 2023.…

TV Series Dune: The Sisterhood Started Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The filming of Dune: The Sisterhood, a prequel series to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, directed by Johan Renck and produced by HBO Max, Legendary Television and Villeneuve Films, has started…

Newly Launched in Hungary RTL+ Will Present 12 Exclusive Productions in 12 Months

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new subscription streaming service RTL+ offers series and shows produced specifically for this platform without advertisements. The service offers more than 5,000 hours of content and promised to…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Balint Dániel Sós Shoots Debut Feature Starring Szabolcs Hajdu

BUDAPEST: Balint Dániel Sós is currently shooting Minden rendben (working title Growing Down), a drama starring Szabolcs Hajdu. The film is supported by the Incubator Programme of the National Film…