BOX OFFICE: Lajos Koltai’s Semmelweis Is Most Watched Domestic Film in Hungarian Cinemas in Five Years

BUDAPEST: The biopic Semmelweis, Lajos Koltai’s return to directing after over 15 years, has become the domestic film with best admissions in Hungarian cinemas in the past five years. Since…

FilmBox Hungary Launches Dedicated Channel Feed

BUDAPEST: SPI International launched a new version of the FilmBox channel in Hungary in January 2024. The endeavour will be further strengthened through a partnership with RTL Saleshouse, facilitating advertising…

OBITUARY: Hungarian Film Director and Producer László Vitézy

BUDAPEST: Renowned Hungarian film director and producer László Vitézy died at the age of 83. He had received the Grand Prize of the Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival for Peacetime / Békeidö…

National Film Institute-Hungary Brings Domestic Cinema to Rural Communities

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute-Hungary (NFI) plans to organise a series of 10 free film clubs in 180 rural communities by the summer of 2024 under the programme Moziklub –…

FESTIVALS: The 10th BIDF Kicks Off in Budapest and Ten Cities across Hungary

BUDAPEST: The 10th edition of the popular Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF) is held in Hungary’s capital city as well as in 10 other towns from 27 January to 4…

Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to Budapest for the shoot of Breakout directed by Scott Waugh, whose filming stopped due to the SAG – AFTRA strike…

PRODUCTION: Bernadette Mayer Shoots Hungarian Drama I Never See You

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian director/writer/DoP Bernadette Mayer is currently in production with her feature film I Never See You (working title) / Sose látlak. The project is a winner of the…

Mayday Starring Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh to Be Shot in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Cold War action adventure Mayday starring Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh will be shot in Budapest as well as in San Diego and Montreal starting 5 February 2024.

FESTIVALS: Anniversary 20th Edition of Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Full List of Winners

BUDAPEST: A Golden Life (Burkina Faso) by Boubacar Sangaré was awarded Best Documentary in the International Competition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which celebrated its 20th…

FESTIVALS: Anniversary 20th Edition of Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

BUDAPEST: The Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary edition from 22 to 29 November 2023 in Budapest and online the following week.

PRODUCTION: Borbála Nagy Shoots Debut Feature about Dilemmas of Motherhood

BUDAPEST: The filming of Borbála Nagy's debut feature The Origin of the World / A világ eredete started recently and will have a total of 30 shooting days in Hungary,…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: Tactile Universe

COTTBUS: Veteran Hungarian producer András Muhi brought his new project Tactile Universe to the 25th anniversary edition of connecting cottbus, which took place 8 – 10 November 2023. The psychological…

PRODUCTION: Megafilm Service to Start Shooting Military Story Series

BUDAPEST: Megafilm Service Kft. will shoot the six-episode TV series The Protected Facility / A védett létesítmény (working title) directed by Linda Dombrovszky from mid-November 2023 to April 2024.The production…

PRODUCTION: Caroline Strubbe in Postproduction with Belgian/Dutch/Hungarian The Silent Treatment

BUDAPEST: Belgian director/writer Caroline Strubbe is putting the final touches on her new project, the feature film The Silent Treatment, whose premiere is planned in the spring of 2024.

PRODUCTION: Lea Podhradská Shoots Hungarian/Slovak Documentary My Father's Daughter

BUDAPEST: The Slovak-Hungarian director/writer Lea Podhradská is currently in production with the creative documentary My Father's Daughter / Apám lánya, about her sister who disappeared without a trace from Slovakia…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Csaba Vékes Shoots Sports Comedy Starring Dallas Star Patrick Duffy

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/writer Csaba Vékes is currently in production with the sports comedy The Rebound / Lepattanó, which will premiere in September 2024. The film stars American actor Patrick Duffy,…

Modi Directed by Johnny Depp Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media and social networks are busy reporting that Johnny Depp is currently shooting in Hungary Modi, a film about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, in which Budapest stands in…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Hungary Selects Four Souls of Coyote as Oscar Candidate

BUDAPEST: The animated film Four Souls of Coyote by Áron Gauder has been selected as Hungary‘s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the…

FESTIVALS: Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry Wins 2023 CineFest Miskolc IFF

MISKOLC: Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry by Elene Naveriani received the main award, Imre Pressburger Prize at the 19th edition of the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, held 1 – 9 September…

FESTIVALS: Budapest Classics Film Marathon 2023 Ready to Kick Off

BUDAPEST: The 6th edition of the Budapest Classics Film Marathon, organised by the National Film Institute – Hungary, will screen over 100 films in various locations in Budapest from 12…