First Hungarian sci-fi feature aims for winter release

In an unusual move, a group of young filmmakers has completed principal photography on the self-financed Lines of Destiny, Hungary's first-ever sci-fi feature, and is readying it for a year-end…

Four million euro pledged for Hungarian docs

Hungary's Motion Picture Foundation (, the state film fund, and Duna Television (, the country's leading cultural channel, have pledged to add 100 million forints (€4 million) to fund documentaries…

Hungary submits Taxidermia for Oscar nomination

A Hungarian committee of film officials has selected Taxidermia, a controversial film dealing with "three stories, three ages, three men" and directed by György Pálfi, for consideration for the Academy…

Famed Hungarian cinematographer dies

Laszlo Kovacs, a prolific cinematographer from Hungary that ended up working in Hollywood, passed away Saturday night. He was 74.

Update: 49-million euro Nutcracker shooting in Hungary

Moscow-based director Andrei Konchalovsky started the 13-week shooting on one of the biggest film projects of his career - a big-ticket retelling of The Nutcracker - The True Story (working…

Hungarian film opens Bangkok International Film Festival

Children of Glory, directed by Kristina Goda, has opened the Bangkok International Film Festival ( The 2006 film saw 425,489 admissions in its native country of Hungary.