FIAF 2022 Congress to Be Held in Budapest

BUDAPEST: The 78th Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) will be hosted in Budapest by the National Film Institute – Hungary 24-29 April 2022.

Hungarian Series The Informant Broadcast to 61 Countries on HBO Max

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian spy drama series The Informant / A besúgó, written and directed by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, was released in 61 countries worldwide on HBO Max on 1 April 2022.

Big Budget International Productions Heading to Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungary is ready to welcome new international productions in 2022, including Dune: Part Two by Denis Villeneuve and the Netflix miniseries All the Light We Cannot See, after a…

Academy Award for Hungarian Set Designer Zsuzsanna Sipos

LOS ANGELES: Hungarian set designer Zsuzsanna Sipos has been awarded an Academy Award for production design together with Canadian production designer Patrice Vermette for Dune, at the 94th ceremony held…

PRODUCTION: Balázs Lóth Preps Historical Adventure with Record High Production Grant

BUDAPEST: Balázs Lóth is currently in preproduction with the historical adventure film Now or Never! / Most vagy soha!, for which he received a record amount of funding of 12.2…

Kino Lorber to Release Miklós Jancsó Collection on Blu-ray

BUDAPEST: Kino Lorber will release The Round-Up (1966), The Red and the White (1967), The Confrontation (1968), Winter Wind (1969), Red Psalm (1971), and Electra, My Love (1974) on a…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Romanian Documentary Whose Dog Am I? in Postproduction

BUDAPEST: The docu-comedy essay Whose Dog Am I? / Ki kutyája vagyok én? / Al cui câine sunt? by Robert Lakatos is on the finishing line of postproduction. The film…

FESTIVALS: Verzió Film Festival 2022 Calls For Submissions

BUDAPEST: The 19th edition of the Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival calls for documentary films addressing human rights and social issues. The festival will take place in person…

FNE Visegrad 2021: Q&A with Viktoria Petrányi, Co-Founder of Proton Cinema

BUDAPEST: Producer Viktoria Petrányi, the co-founder of Proton Cinema, whose long list of credits includes Hungarian award-winning titles such as White God, as well as acclaimed international productions, talks to…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Film Production Booms in 2021 Despite the Pandemic

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry will close a record year in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with a spend of more than 200 billion HUF / 544m EUR, the country’s…

Hungary’s Gentle Competes at Sundance

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film Gentle / Szelíd by László Csuja and Anna Nemes has been selected to compete at Sundance, the first Hungarian film to do so. The festival runs…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Distributors in Hungary See Cause for Optimism

BUDAPEST: Although film distributors in Hungary had predicted an upheaval in film distribution patterns as a result of COVID-19 – with streaming and VOD as likely winners – their worst…

Kino Lorber Releases Miklós Jancsó's Films in USA

BUDAPEST: Kino Lorber has released six films by Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó, with screenings taking place at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles in November 2021.

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Exhibitors See Return of Audiences After COVID Closures

BUDAPEST: The number of cinema-goers has been rising only slowly in 2021, following the period of shut down forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Tamas Liszka: Budapest Cinemas Group

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hungarian Tamas Liszka who is head of the Budapest Cinemas Group, about the challenges he has faced as a cinema operator during the…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Distribution with Mozinet’s Bálint Szalóky

BUDAPEST: Bálint Szalóky is the head of PR at Mozinet, one of the leading art film distributors in Hungary. He talks to FNE about the recovery of distribution in Hungary…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Oksana Sarkisova Director of Verzió Film Festival

BUDAPEST: FNE spoke to Oksana Sarkisova, Director of Hungary’s Verzió Film Festival, which took place with screenings in Budapest 9-14 November in cinemas, and with its Industry section online 15-21…
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Hungarian Production Designer Márton Ágh Secures EFA Award

BERLIN: The Hungarian production designer Márton Ágh will receive the European Production Design 2021 award from the European Film Academy at the European Film Awards, to be presented on 11…

Martin Scorsese Joins Kornél Mundruczó’s Evolution

BUDAPEST: Martin Scorsese has become the executive producer of Evolution, Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber's next feature. Scorsese was a producer on Mundruczó’s Oscar-nominated film Pieces of A Woman. The…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Exhibition with Cinema City’s Andrea Buda

BUDAPEST: Andrea Buda, the marketing director of film theatre operator Cinema City, talks to FNE about how Hungarian exhibitors bounce back in 2021, as the vaccination rate increases and pandemic…