Hungarian channel introduces 3 screen model

Hungarian commercial channel TV2 ( launched the first online TV show in Hungary on June 2.

Hungarian grants announced

The Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary ( has awarded grants totaling €520,000 to 33 animation projects in 2009.

Production: Judit Elek in pre-production with Retrace

Judit Elek, the new Film New Europe ambassador, is in pre-production with Retrace, a Hungarian-Swedish-Romanian co-production.

Production: Gravedigger in postproduction

A feature film adaptation of Rilke's Gravedigger by Hungarian cinematographer-director Sandor Kardos is in postproduction, producer Andras Muhi told FNE

Production: Heat in preproduction

Mihaly Schwechtje's feature film debut Heat, an international co-production with an estimated budget of €1.4 million, is in preproduction, producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.

Hungarian box office up, attendance down

Attendance at Hungarian cinemas went into its seond year of decline, dropping 7.3% to 10,352,494, while box office increased 2.1% to €35 million, and the number of the screenings increased…

TV2 agrees to digital switchover

Antenna Hungaria Group ( and commercial TV channel TV2 owner MTM-SBS Television ( signed a contract concerning digital terrestrial transmission the two companies announced in a common statement on May…

Lottery to fund Hungarian culture

Hungary's cultural tax will be dissolved on January 1, 2010, and the budget of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary ( will be covered by 90% of the national lottery's…

Fee reduction petition fails

The Hungarian Board of the National Radio and Television Commission (ORTT, rejected a final petition from the two leading Hungarian commercial TV channels seeking a reduction in their annual…

Decreasing Hungarian ad market

The Hungarian ad market could see a 20% decrease in 2009.

Production: Jodorowsky in Lynch-Kantor co-production

Cult-director Alejandro Jodorowsky (known for his 1970 midnight movie El Topo) is in pre-production to direct the American-French-Hungarian co-production King Shot, co-producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.

RTL Klub CEO claims media title

For the second year in a row Dirk Gerkens, CEO of the commercial TV channel RTL Klub (, has been named the most influential person in the Hungarian media by…

Hungarian box office on the rise

Hungarian box office and attendance are on the rise, despite a drop in the number of screenings during the first quarter of 2009 according to the National Film Office.

New decision at MMKA

The Motion Picture Foundation of Hungary ( announced support for 25 festivals and film events at a total amount with €305,000.

Hungarian-Romanian-Swedish co-production to film in Sweden

Hungarian director Judit Elek will begin filming her Communist-era co-production Returning Home in Sweden in July.

Hungarian channels seek recession relief

Hungary's two leading commercial TV channel are still hoping for a reduction of their yearly broadcasting concession fee.

Digital broadcast deal for RTL Klub

Hungary's leading commercial TV channel RTL Klub signed an 11 year contract on digital terrestrial transmission with the Antenna Hungaria Group, the companies announced in a joint statement.

Kadar anniversary documentary in post-production

Hungarian communist era leader Janos Kadar is the subject of a documentary by Peter Muszatics, now finishing post-production.

FNE in Cannes: Show your talent online - Hungarian Start-ups with International Objectives and, two fresh online initiatives from Hungary are holding a small presentation during the Cannes International Film Festival to promote the opportunities they provide for young filmmakers from…

EFP Producer on the Move: Hungary's Gabor Sipos

Laokoon Film's Hungarian Producer on the Move Gabor Sipos, age 32, grew up surrounded by the film production business.