Germans buy majority stake in Budapest Film

Ferenc Port, CEO of Budapest Film and Alexander van Dülmen, CEO of Germany's A Company Consulting and Licensing signed an agreement for the the German company to acquire a 51%…

Magyar Telekom launches thematic channels

Origo Zrt. (, part of the Magyar Telekom ( group, launches two thematic channels on September 28, Life Network and The Ozone Network, both available in analogue and digital cable…

Nation-wide cinema days have record success

Moziünnep (, an annual cinema promotion event in Hungary, saw a record success for the September 17-20 screenings.

The Father's Acre competes for European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has announced that the debut film of Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Father's Acre (Apaföld) will represent Hungary in the European Film Awards.

Nickelodeon airs on TV2

Nickelodeon is broadcasting for the first time on Hungarian terrestrial TV.

New boss at Hungarian Viasat3 and TV6

Camilla Hammer, currently the COO of Free-TV Emerging Markets within MTG (, has also been appointed the new CEO of Viasat3 ( and TV6 ( in Hungary.

Summer box office in Hungary

U.S. films drew strong summer box office, with several titles competing for the top spot.

Newcomer in Hungarian distribution

Though the market of the independent films has shrunk in Hungary, a new distribution company recently entered the market: Palace Pictures.

Production: Jancsó in post-production with So Much for Justice

Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó has finished a four-week shoot on the Hungary/Poland/Austria co-production Oda az igazság! (So Much for Justice!) and is now in post-production.

Marcell Jankovics to receive World Arts Award

Hungarian director Marcell Jankovics has been named the 2009 recepient of the Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts.

Production: Mundruczó films Frankenstein project

Kornél Mundruczó (Delta, Johanna, Pleasant Days) is in production with The Frankenstein Plan, developed out of his 2007 theatrical piece.

Eagle of the Ninth films in Hungary

Fous Features' Roman epic The Eagle of the Ninth is filming in Hungary before moving on to Scotland.

Production: Adrienn Pál in post-production

Director Ágnes Kocsis (Friss levegő/Fresh Air) has completed filming and is in post-production with her new film, Adrienn Pál.

Digital TV reaches 1 million mark

Digital TV households have crossed the 1 million mark, reaching 42.4% of Hungarian households.

Production: Womb nears completion

Producer András Muhi, Inforg Stúdió ( has annonced that Womb, the new film from Golden Leopard winner Benedek Fliegauf, will complete its final cut on August 20.

Production: Szasz launches new project

Janos Szasz has started pre-production on a new project, the adaptation of the novel of Agota Kristof titled Le Grand Cahier (The Big Notebook).

Hungarian Audience Numbers Up But Indie Distribution Losing Ground

In the first five months of 2009 the income of Hungarian film distributors has increased by 12% compared to the same period in 2008, reaching HUF 3.99 billion (EUR 14.7…

Controversial trends in film distribution in Hungary

In the first five month of 2009 the income of Hungarian film distributors has grown 12% compared to the same period of 2008, reaching HUF 3.99 billion (EUR 14.7 million).

Hungarian TV channels punished

Hungarian commercial channel TV2 ( has been ordered to temporarily suspend broadcasting by the National Radio and Televison Comission (ORTT

FNE at KVIFF: Winner of Hungarian Film Week Plans New Project

KARLOVY VARY: The director producer team that made Lost Times which won the main prize at this year's Hungarian Film Week and had its international premier in the East of…
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