Raleigh Budapest Studio opens

U.S. based Raleigh Studios has announced the opening of its newest facility in Budapest.

FESTIVALS: Final call for BuSho film fest

The 6th BuSho film festival, running September 1-5, 2010 in Budapest, has announced its final call for online entries on May 1, 2010.

South Korea picks up Made in Hungaria

Made in Hungaria has been acquired by Chris Lee Pictures International on behalf of Korea Telecom.

Liza, The Fox-Fairy going to Atelier

Accomplished short film and commercial director Károly Ujj-Mészáros' first feauture film, Liza the Fox-Fairy now in pre-production. has been invited to Cannes Film Festival's sixth Cinefondation Atelier.

MFI announces sciptwriting contest

MFI and Scriptbase are offering a full scholarship to the Script 2 Film Workshop, held on the Aegean islands of Nissyros and Samos.

Almási takes Hungary's Kossuth Prize

Tamás Almási has received Kossuth Prize for his outstanding documentary and feature films, presented on March 15 by László Sólyom, the President of Hungary.

PRODUCTION: Kenyeres in preproduction with Yesterday

Hungarian director, Bálint Kenyeres, European Film Award (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) short film winner, has finished the script for his feature debut Yesterday based on Agota Kristof's novel, and the project is now…

Surgata appointed Budapest Film CFO

Budapest Film Ltd. (www.budapestfilm.hu) has named Orsolya Surguta as CFO and Gabriella Vajda as the company's new marketing director.

Hungarians launch New Faces

Seven young Hungarian film directors have formed the group "New Faces" (www.newfaceshungary.com), a move to refresh Hungary's commercial industry.

New Hungarian studio awaits April opening

Raleigh film studio executives had a first look at their new HUF17 billion Hungarian film studio located outside Budapest.

Hungarian state film funding set through 2013

MMKA (Motion Picture Foundation of Hungary) and the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture (www.okm.gov.hu) have signed a three year agreement securing the budget of the main funder of Hungarian…

FNE at HFW 2010: Bibliotheque Pascal Takes Top Hungarian Prize

BUDAPEST: Bibliotheque Pascal directed by Szabolcs Hajdu collected the top prize at the 41st Hungarian Film Week (2-8 February) at the annual showcase of new Hungarian production.
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FNE Visegrad Country Focus: Hungary 2009

FNE Visegrad Country Focus: Hungary 2009 Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past five years since the passage of important legislation that set up a…

FNE Interview with Ferenc Grunwalsky

FNE: What was the most important development in your country's film industry over the past year? Ferenc Grunwalsky: The most remarkable day is just coming now, this Thursday. In July…

Fazekas wins Hungarian pitching forum

Máté Fazekas won the second annual Hungarian script pitching forum II. Magyar Forgatókönyv Börze for his script The Captain (A százados) during Hungarian Film Week (Magyar Filmszemle, http://magyarfilmszemle.hu).

FNE at Hungarian Film Week: Poligamy

Poligamy the debut feature of Dénes Orosz, is a romantic comedy with a twist. ,

FNE at Hungarian Film Week: The Days of Desire (A vágyakozás napjai)

The Days of Desire, a black and white film directed by József Pacskovszky, was originally intended as a television movie, before a decision was made to produce it as a…

FNE at Hungarian Film Week: The Camera Murderer (Látogatók)

The Camera Murderer, a German language psycho-thriller from director Róbert Pejó (Dallas Pashamende) is a chamber film, taking place in a house over a lake.

FNE at Hungarian Film Week: The Bunkerman (A bunkerember)

The Bunkerman, The seventh feature of documentary filmmaker Dezső Zsigmod is based on a true story.

FNE at Hungarian Film Week: Kolorádó Kid

The beginning of production on Kolorádó Kid the debut film of journalist András Vágvölgyi B. dates back to 2006.