Kőrösi elected as MMKA president

Writer and editor Dr. Zoltán Kőrösi 48) has been selected as the new president of the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (MMKA).

Jancsó film to open Hungarian Film Week

The 41st Hungarian Film Week (www.hungarianfilmweek.com) will screen 16 films in competition, with Miklós Jancsó's So Much For Justice! set to open the festival on February 2.

Hungary prepares for MMKA leadership change

Five candidates are under consideration to become the new president of the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (MMKA, www.mmka.hu): Ferenc Tolvaly, producer András Muhi, scriptwriter Zoltán Kőrösi, producer Andrew…

Hungary launches new regional film fund

Hungary is reaching out to neighboring Slovakia with the launch of the North Hungarian Film Fund, which follows the establishment of similar funds in the south and the west of…

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: FNE Interview with Ferenc Grunwalsky

FNE spoke with Ferenc Grunwalsky, President of the Motion Picture Public Fund of Hungary (MMK), about the current state of the Hungarian film industry.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Hungarian grant, funding, and rebate programmes

The major grant and funding organization for Hungarian film is the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (MMKA), which dispersed some HUF 5.4 billion (20 million euro) in 2009.

MAFILM opens rebuilt sound stage with double capacity

Two years after a fire total destroyed its biggest sound stage, MAFILM has opened the rebuilt facility.

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Hungary 2009

Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past five years since the passage of important legislation that set up a tax rebate system that allows producers…

Malnay named Chello Central Europe managing director

Levente Malnay joins Chellomedia as managing director of Chello Central Europe as of December 1.

MTV Networks Hungary names new managers

MTV Networks Hungary has appointed Gábor Horváth Dori as its new general manager and Gábor Vörös as deputy general manager.

Hungarian women's channel to launch in 2010

The ProSiebenSat1 group, owner of one of the major Hungarian commercial TV channel TV2 ( http://tv2.hu/ ) will launch TV3, a channel providing contents mostly for a female audience, in…

PRODUCTION: Zsombor Dyga shooting Run to Ground

The young Hungarian director Zsombor Dyga is shooting his new feature thriller Run to Ground.

PRODUCTION: Helen Mirren to star in István Szabó film

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will play the main role in the film in The Door for Hungarian director István Szabó.

UPC drives Hungarian digitalization

UPC has become the leading provider of digital services in Hungary.

Béla Tarr at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the American premiere of Satan's Tango (Sátántangó), Béla Tarr's masterpiece.

New docu-series on Spektrum

On the Spot, a Hungarian documentary series, is launching on TV channel Spektrum on November 7.

Kenyeres conquers Chicago

History of Aviation (A repülés története), a short film by Bálint Kenyeres, won the main prize (the Golden Hugo) at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Production: Tamás Sas filming Night of the Singles

Tamás Sas (Nine and Half Dates, S.O.S. Love) is in production with a romantic comedy, Night of the Singles (Szinglik éjszakája).

Hungarian box office on the rise

Both cinema attendance and box office showed growth in Hungary through August, 2009.

New studios under construction in Budapest

Eight new studios are in construction in Budapest, with the first expected to open its doors in spring 2010 and the remainder completed by the end of 2010.