New Mafilm studio construction underway

Construction of a new Mafilm studio in Fot, replacing a studio destroyed by fire two years ago, began in February.

Hungarian Istanbul in preproduction

Rising young Hungarian director Ferenc Torok (Overnight) has signed on to make Istanbul, a Hungarian-Dutch-Turkish-German co-production.

Hungary predicts ad decline in 2009

Hungarian media experts predict a 10% drop in TV advertising in 2009, according to local reports.

Mancs in preproduction

Mancs, a Hungarian-French-German-Irish co-production movie about a famous life-saving dog, will begin filming in autumn.

Yesterday in preproduction

European Film Academy Award winner Balint Kenyeres is in preproduction for his feature film debut Yesterday, producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.

Magyar Telekom projects growth via TV

Hungary's Magyar Telekom reported a slight drop in revemues, but predicts growth in its new media and TV sectors.

Hungarian-Irish co-operation agreement signed

A bilateral agreement was signed during the Berlinale between the Irish Film Board ( and the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (

FNE IN BERLIN: EFP Shooting Star Orsi Toth

Hungarian actress Orsi Toth is an actress of few words, a rare thing in a profession where language and lengthy dialogues are the tools of the trade.

I'm Not Your Friend in cinemas

Following its premiere of the 40th Hungarian Film Week, Gyorgy Palfi's (Taxidermia, Hukkle) I'm Not Your Friend was released in cinemas in Hungary on February 5.

Made in Hungaria opens in Hungary

The 40th Hungarian Film Week will close with Made in Hungaria ( directed by Gergely Fonyo.

Deak's Aglaja in preproduction

Krisztina Deak is in preproduction with Aglaja, a Hungarian-German-Romanian-Polish-Swiss co-production to be shot in May, Andras Muhi producer and head of the Hungarian Inforg Studio ( told FNE.

Fliegauf’s Womb in Preproduction

Berlin- and Locarno-Awarded Benedek Fliegauf's next film Womb will be shot in March, according to Andras Muhi, producer and head of Inforg Studio.

Hungary buys Obama biography

Hungarian channel ATV picked up BIOGRAPHY: Barack Obama from AETN.

Torn From the Flag wins Hi-Def festival

Torn From the Flag, Klaudia Kovacs' indie documentary on the global effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, took the main prize at the Beverly Hills Hi-Def film festival.

Eurimages support for Hungarian/Bulgarian films

The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund has approved financing for two Hungarian films, including one Bulgarian co-production.

Hungary's 2008 box office hit: 9 and ½ Dates

Hungarian audiences fell in love with the Valentine's Day release 9 and ½ Dates (

Hungarian Director Attila Gigor

Following stints as a bit actor, film journalist, assistant director and creator of two short films, several music videos and commercials, the 30-year-old Hungarian filmmaker Attlia Gigor, neé Attila Galambos,…

Hungarian Actress in the Spotlight: Orsolya Toth

Recently named as the Shooting Star representing Hungary at the upcoming Berlinale, Orsi Toth (as she is often billed) has been at the core of all but one of the…

The Film Fund Gyor is established

The Film Fund Gyor (, the first Hungarian regional film fund was officially opened with a ceremony on December 1.

A Kind of America 2 hits cinemas

A Kind of America 2 (, the sequel of the last decade's most successful Hungarian movie, opens in Hungary on December 18.