Successful Opening for Son of Saul Domestically

BUDAPEST: László Nemes’s debut feature Son of Saul opened third at the Hungarian box office and sold 10,541 tickets in its first weekend. It was also selected as the official…

FNE at Cannes 2015: Competition: Son of Saul

CANNES:Hungarian director László Nemes makes a powerful directorial feature film debut with his Holocaust drama Son of Saul set in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in the final days of World…
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Production Spending in Hungary Reaches 46 billion HUF

BUDAPEST: According to the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the country saw an average of 250 cinema and television films produced with a production value of almost HUF 46…

Ridley Scott and Matt Damon Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Ridley Scott is currently shooting The Martian in Hungary. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.

Obituaries: Hungarian Filmmakers Janos Zsombolyai and Andras Erkel

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film has lost two of its leading filmmakers. Veteran film director and cinematographer Janos Zsombolyai (75) passed away on 4 January and acclaimed animator Andras Erkel (52) on…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Muhi is Development with Spiral

COTTBUS: Hungarian producer Andras Muhi of Inforg-M&M Film is in development with Spiral, a drama with comedic elements directed by Cecilia Felmeri, a much-awarded short film director making her feature…

Hungarian Film Week Makes Successful Return

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) has made a successful return after a two year absence and the only prize winners were the audience and guests who were able to…
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PRODUCTION: Hungary’s Laokoon Shooting Kills on Wheels

BUDAPEST: Attila Till’s second feature Kills on Wheels, currently shooting until the end of October, is a thriller involving a crippled young man who finds excitement in joining a gang…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Returns

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) returns after a two year absence as a newly minted event organised by the Hungarian National Film Fund, National Media and Info-communications Authority and…
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Tax Rebate for Film Production in Hungary Increased

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Parliament has approved the increase of the indirect film support ratio from 20 to 25% of eligible costs. The European Commission approved the increase earlier this year…

Jamie Campbell-Bower and Gerard Depardieu to star in It's Showtime Siberia!

BUDAPEST: Academy award nominated Robert Dornhelm is to direct historical drama It's Showtime Siberia!, with shooting starting in March 2015. The film is a coproduction betwen Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Budapest Film Zrt, Hungary

Budapest Film Zrt. is the largest art house cinema network in Hungary, operating six cinemas in the capital city including a multiplex (Corvin Cinema), an event cinema (Kino Café), as…

Hungary Raising Film Rebates to 30 Percent

PRAGUE: The Hungarian National Film Fund has received approval from the European Commission to raise film cash rebates from 20 percent to 25 percent. The Hungarian system also allows for…

New Hungarian Media Tax Law Draws Media Concern

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian parliament has passed a new law which will tax advertising revenues up to a top rate of 40 percent, drawing protests from the media.

Vajna Gets Controversial Casino Concession

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media reports that a casino company owned by Hungarian film commissioner Andrew Vajna received concessions to operate five gambling casinos in Budapest, a government decision that led to…

FESTIVALS: Kox Takes Mediawave Award

Polish director Bodo Kox’s The Girl from the Wardrobe won the best feature film prize at the 24th Mediawave film festival in Hungary.

EFP Producers on the Move 2014: Eszter Gyárfás

BUDAPEST: Hungarian producer Eszter Gyárfás will bring Kornel Mundruczó's next feature Make A Wish to European Film Promotion’s 2014 edition of Producers on the Move at Cannes

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Hungary - Szalóky Bálint, Mozinet Ltd.

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

GRANTS: Hungary Announces 2014 Grants for TV Productions

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Media Authority awarded announced 722 m HUF (2.4 m EUR) to eight television film productions.


BUDAPEST: Eva Vezer, who presided over European Film Promotion from 2009-2011, died on 28 March 2014 after a long illness.