Hungarian 2012 Grants Announced

BUDAPEST: Károly Ujj Mészáros's first feature, Liza, the Fox Fairy, János Szász's The Notebook and Gyula Nemes's Zero received a total amount of 400 M HUF as production grants from…
18-01-2012

Turkish Series Conquers Hungary

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Turkish crime show Ezel has been breaking TV viewer records in Hungary since its debut in April 2011. According to Today's Zaman, Turkish programmes have become the most…
18-01-2012

Pay TV Subscriptions Rise in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Official data shows that pay TV subscribers reached 3.2 million in Hungary by the end of November 2011.
11-01-2012

The Hungarian film industry pins hopes on the end of 2011 releases

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry is pinning its hopes for the 2011 box office on two December releases in a year that saw the market share for domestically produced films…
30-12-2011

First round of scripts disappoints new Hungarian National Film Fund

BUDAPEST: The scripts submitted to the new Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) in its first round have been described as “disappointing” by MNF chief Agnes Havas and Hungary’s Film…
29-12-2011

National films see a huge downfall in Hungarian cinemas

By the end of November, the most successful Hungarian film among the premieres of 2011 reached about 20.000 viewers in the cinemas. The film Vad Magyarország (Wild Hungary) is a…
17-12-2011

The Hungarian National Film Fund is waiting for better scripts

The Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) discussed its first experiences with film professionals on an open debate in Budapest, on 13th December 2011. The new support body, that took…
15-12-2011

PRODUCTION: Hajdu in Production with The Gambler

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director and writer Szabolcs Hajdu in in mid-production with The Gambler, the follow-up to his 2010 film Bibliotheque Pascal, Hungary's candidate for the foreign language Oscar in 2011.
11-12-2011

New law to pump 13 M EUR into Hungarian film industry in 2012

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Parliament has approved a new Hungarian Film Law which will pump 4 bln HUF (cca. 13 m EUR) into the national film industry. Under the new law…
24-11-2011

Hungarian Digital Subscriptions Rise

BUDAPEST: Digital TV subscriptions in Hungary rose by over 19,000 during the month of September, according to a report in the Budapest Business Journal.
21-11-2011

Hungary Introduces Draft Amendment in Parliament

BUDAPEST: A draft amendment to the Hungarian film act has been introduced in the Hungarian parliament. The new bill will alter the basis for funding Hungarian cinema.
02-11-2011

FNE Visegrad Special: Coproductions in Hungary 2011

BUDAPEST: The tax incentive scheme in Hungary set up in 2004 together with special grants for international coproduction from the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) was responsible for a…
12-10-2011

FNE at Jameson Cinefest: Austria's Breathing Take Main Prize

MISKOLC, HUNGARY: The 8th Jameson CineFest (www.cinefest.hu) awarded tthe Austrian film Breathing (Atmen) directed by Karl Markovicx the Emeric Pressburger Prize, named for the Oscar-winning native son of the northeastern…
26-09-2011

FNE Visegrad Prix for Best Intentions

MISKOLC, HUNGARY: Hungarian coproducer Emoke Vagasi of Cor Leonis Films picked up the FNE Visegrad Prix for best coproduction for the film Best Intentions at the 8th Jameson Cinefest held…
25-09-2011

FNE Visegrad: 2011 Hungarian Film Industry Overview

BUDAPEST: Most of the Hungarian film professionals spent the last year waiting for the government to restructure funding for the Hungarian film industry. The Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has just…
23-09-2011

FNE Visegrad 2011: Coproductions in Hungary 2011

BUDAPEST: The tax incentive scheme in Hungary set up in 2004 together with special grants for international coproduction from the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) was responsible for a…
21-09-2011

Call for Grants in Hungary

BUDAPEST: More than one year after the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK) stopped supporting the Hungarian film industry, the Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) has published its first call…
20-09-2011

FNE Visegrad Special: 2011 Hungarian Film Industry Overview

BUDAPEST: Most of the Hungarian film professionals spent the last year waiting. The main supporter of the sector, the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK) became insolvent in mid-2010, leaving production…
20-09-2011

FESTIVALS: Jameson Cinefest Announces Film Line-up

MISKOLC: The 8the Jameson Cinefest Hungary (17-25 September 2011, www.cinefest.hu) has selected 14 films to screen in competition and six films screening out of competition.
05-09-2011

The Hungarian National Film Fund Names Committee Members

BUDAPEST: After its establishment three months ago, the Hungarian National Film Fund has announced the names of the five film professionals who will make the decisions on grants for the…
15-08-2011