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.

Sas sets sights on Stars of Eger

Tamas Sas will direct Stars of Eger, based on Geza Gardonyi's 1899 novel voted the most popular book in Hungary in 2005.

Prima Primavera near completion

The English-Hungarian-Dutch-Bulgarian coproduction Prima Primavera ( is in postproduction, director Janos Edelenyi told FNE.

Palace Cinemas offers live HD broadcast in Budapest multiplex

In an effort to beat the summer doldrums with creative solutions, Palace Cinemas ( is offering live high-definition broadcasts of Formula One ( races.

Hungarian public broadcaster MTV lays off 86 staff

As part of a wide-scale restructuring, the 1700-staffer Hungarian state broadcaster Magyar Televizio (MTV, will lay off 86 people in August, following last week's agreement with the employees' union.

Mundruczo to open Budapest cinema

Following the success of Delta (Cannes FIPRESCI prize and Lux Prize nomination), director Kornel Mundruczo and producer Viktoria Petranyi are lining up new film projects and leasing a Budapest art…