Cinenuovo Expands into Hungarian Distribution

BUDAPEST: Hungarian exhibitor Cineuova will launch distribution activities in July 2013, company CEO Dániel Maresch told FNE.

Hungary Gives Grants for Development

BUDAPEST: Two films received development support in the latest round of grants from the Hungarian National Film Fund, in addition to four films which received production support and six films…

FNE at Cannes 2013: Land of Storms start sales including North America

CANNES: Adam Csaszi's male love story Land of Storms which is in postproduction has already been sold by the German sales outfit, m-appeal to several territories during Cannes Film Festival.

EFP Producers on the Move 2013 Andrea Taschler

BUDAPEST: Budapest native Andrea Taschler trained as a dramaturg but was talked into working in film production. She started out as an assistant director in 2000, moving up the ranks…

ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes: 1989

Hungarian scriptwriter András B. Vágvölgyi competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with 1989, the story of a Budapest ladies man.

New Hungarian Grants for Films in Development

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has given development grants of 47,747 EUR/14 m HUF to four feature films.

M-Appeal acquires Hungarian first feature Land of Storms

WARSAW: German sales outfit M-Appeal has acquired a Land of Storms, a first feature by Hungarian director Adam Csaszi for its Cannes line-up that includes several strong CEE titles. The…

NBC Dracula Series Shoots in Budapest

BUDAPEST: The new NBC series Dracula is shooting the pilot and all ten episodes in Budapest, with filming scheduled to continue until the beginning of summer.

PRODUCTION: Mundruczo Begins Shooting White God

BUDAPEST: Kornél Mundruczó (The Tender Son) has started a 50-day filming schedule on The White God, described as a “sentimental adventure film.”

Two Hungarian Films Receive Funds in March

BUDAPEST: Films from directors Attila Gigor and Zoltán Kamondi received grants in the latest decisions of the Hungarian Film Fund.

Hungarian Ad Market Continues Decline

BUDAPEST: Advertising revenues for the Hungarian TV market fell by 11% in 2012 to just under 49b HUF.

Hungary Announces More Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund has awarded grants to one documentary and two feature films in its fourth round of funding.

Fliegauf and Togay Receive Hungarian Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund awarded a production grant to Bence Fliegauf’s film Parázsló féreglyuk and a script development grant to Can Togay's film Mutabor.

Three New Appointments at HBO Europe

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has appointed three executives in the field of original programming and production.

Hungary Unveils New Rental Fee Structure for Location Shoots

BUDAPEST: National Film Fund announced a new regulations and rental fees for location filming which went into effect as of 1 January 2013.

Hungarian Audiences Reject Mid-Budget Movies

BUDAPEST: Blockbuster films are taking a greater share of the box office, and art house films are stable, but Hungarian audiences are disappearing for mid-budget films.

Production: Mundruczo in Preproduction with The White God

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo (Delta, Tender Son - The Frankenstein Projekt) has begun working on his new project The White God (Fehér Isten).

PRODUCTION: Kenau in Preproduction

BUDAPEST: Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet (Het Paradijs/Paradise, The Heineken Kidnapping) will start shooting Kenau, a historical drama about a legendary Dutch folk hero, on 24 February 2013. The film is…

PRODUCTION: Fekete Prepping Mom and Othe Loonies

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Ibolya Fekete (Bolshe Vita, Chico) is in pre-production on her next film, Mom and Other Loonies in the Family (Anyám és más futóbolondok a családban).

Hungarian Film Fund back new Mundruczo film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund ( has granted 1.6m EUR to Fehér Isten/White God, thenew project of Kornel Mundruczo and to Utóélet/Afterlife, the directorial debut of Virág Zomborácz, as well…