State-of-art E-cinema opens in Budapest

Hungarian distribution and exhibition power house, Budapest Film Zrt. ( will open its newly reconstructed Toldi Cinema, the first E-cinema in Budapest, on October 2.

Professional film school opens in Hungary

Film critic Andras Rez is launching a film school, Werk Academy (WFA, for practical training for directors, producers, editors and screenwriters.

Palace Cinemas launches distribution arm in Hungary

Palace Cinemas, a leading force in the Central European exhibition business, is moving into distribution in Hungary by launching Palace Pictures.

Hungarian distributor Linda Potyondi, Cirko Film

Linda Potyondi was managing an art house cinema in the the town of Pecs until 2006, when she became distribution and press manager at Cirko Film, which grew a distribution…

Hungarian-shot John Adams wins 13 Emmy Awards

The $110 million, Hungarian-filmed, HBO Films's ( seven-part mini-series John Adams, won five awards at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards ( on September 22, after snapping up eight Creative Arts…

Renessaince TV series from Bela Tarr

The National Cultural Fund of Hungary ( is supporting a Renessaince television series project from production company T.T. Filmmuhely under the artistic direction of Bela Tarr.

Kasztner story lures filmmakers

Considered something of a Hungarian Oskar Schindler, although less known, Rudolf (Rezso) Kasztner, the Jewish rescuer in Budapest during the Holocaust, was the subject of yet another documentary at the…

Fluke in postproduction

Tamas Kemenyffy's directorial feature debut Fluke ( is in postproduction, following a month-long shoot, and will be released in Hungary October 23, the director told FNE.

Experimental Antigone in the works

Gabor Dettre, whose latest movie Tableau screened in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, has completed principal photography with the cast on his experimental film based on Sophocles' Antigone.

Debra Winger plans project with Hungarian director Janos Szasz

Debra Winger confirmed that she has been in talks with Hungarian director, Janos Szasz to act in his upcoming film.

Budapest preps for Hungarian Film Week

Walter Carvalho has finished the rough cut on Budapest, co-producer Peter Miskolczi told FNE.

Hungarian crime comedy sets October release

Hungarian thriller comedy Para ( is in post production and will be released October 16, director Peter Fazakas told FNE.

Iszka’s Journey vies for Oscar spot

Csaba Bollok's Iszka's Journey will represent Hungary at the Oscar competition in the foreign language film category.

Hungarian-shot Disney film premieres September 12

Disney Studios' The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which was shot in Hungary last year will be released in Ireland and the UK on September 12.

Former child actor’s directing debut

Former child actor Barnabas Toth told FNE he began filming his feature film debut The Shark in Me, on August 15. The shooting will last 30 days, ending September 26.

Antenna Hungaria launches Mobile TV services

Antenna Hungaria Rt. ( which recently won two digital (terrestrial) licences for €1.8 million (HUF420 million) will set up several digital broadcasting services

Jandera begins filming September 8

Viktor Oszkar Nagy's debut film Jandera will start September 8, producer Peter Miskolczi told FNE.

Prima Primavera completing post-production

The English-Hungarian-Dutch-Bulgarian coproduction Prima Primavera ( is completing post-production, director Janos Edelenyi told FNE.

New branding for Story TV4!

Story TV4! will receive a branding make-over when it splits into two channels in mid-September.

Antenna Hungaria wins 12-year digital licences

Hungary's National Communications Authority (NHH, awarded a 12-year digital (terrestrial) broadcasting licence to French-owned Antenna Hungaria Rt. (AH,, NHH announced on July 25.