Hungary's MMKA fund pledges €450,000 for film production

On May 28, Hungary's main state film funding body, the Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, MMKA (, pledged over €450,000 (HUF110 million) in refundable grants for five feature films with principal…

Delta takes FIPRESCI prize at Cannes

Hungarian director Kornel Mondruczo's Delta won the film critics' FIPRESCI award at the 61st Cannes film festival. The award was accepted by German co-producer Susanne Marian on behalf of Mondruczo,…

HungariCom presents a slate of eight films in Cannes

The independent Hungarian distribution company HungariCom leads off its Marche du Film slate with the Hungarian/U.S. adult animated feature Immigrant.

Hungarian Revolution cameraman Joseph Miko dies, age 87

Joseph Miko, who filmed the 1956 Hungarian uprising, then fled to the U.S., has died in Los Angeles.

HelloHD TV launches in Hungary

Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) announced that it is supplying high definition digital video recorders to Hello Platform for the launch of the new Hungarian television platform, which launched May 1.

Two Hungarian films headed for Cannes

Feature film Delta and short film 411-Z have been invited to compete at the Cannes Film Festival.

Correction: Nine Miles Down

FNE would like to correct information published on 19 February under the headline Nine Miles Down Wraps in Hungary
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Biopic planned on Hungarian pop singer Miklos Fenyo

Gergely Fonyo will direct a biopic of the famous Hungarian pop singer Miklós Fenyo budgeted at €2 million, titled Made in Hungaria. The director, who previously lived and worked in…

Palfi winds up shoot on Triptichon

Gyorgy Palfi, the director of Taxidermia (2006) and Hukkle (2002), both of which are often described as "unique" and even "bizarre," has just finished the shooting of Triptichon, which by…

Hungarian director Tamas Toth wins independent film award

Hungarian director Tamas Toth picked up the best director prize for his film Wolf at the European Independent Film Festival 2008 in Paris on Sunday. The weekend event featured 102…

Hungarian New Wave directors on webTV

Hungary's New Wave directors, seeking a way to counter declining film admissions, have launched a webTV site ( to get their films before a wider audience. Eight directors and three…

Animated film Princess of the Sun shows competitive edge for Hungary

Hungary proved to have the competitive advantage in landing the animation work for Princess of the Sun, a €5.5 million French-Belgian-Hungarian co-production that was recently presented in Hungary at a…

A cinema for documentaries opens in Budapest

A cinema for documentaries opened in Budapest this week. The DocuArt project is a comprehensive film distribution concept that aims to increase cooperative efforts within the documentary film industry as…

Brazilian coprod Budapest filming in Hungary (update)

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho's €2.45 million directorial debut Budapest is about midway through four weeks of filming in the Hungarian capital after completing a 17-day shoot in Rio de…

New Hungarian government initiative against piracy

The former CEO of a top Hungarian distributor, Andras Kalman, has returned to his former position as executive of the Hungarian Foundation of Public Interest for Copyright Protection of Audiovisual…

Greenhill Studios to open in Pecs in late 2008 (update)

Greenhill Zrt., a consortium of three investors led by Hungarian film director Tamás Sas, has taken further steps towards financing a 7.2-billion-forint (Є27.4 million) state-of-the-art studio complex and media center…

Astra Film Studio set to open in Hungary

Astra Film Studio (, a new Hungarian studio that will cater to mid-budget movies in the $10-30 million range, will open for business in mid-March, Eva Herskovits, one of the…

Hungaricom ramps up sales at Berlinale EFM market

Hungary's leading sales force, Hungaricom Kft, conducted a slew of deals on its 3D animated feature Egon and Donci at the European Film Market held in conjuction with the Berlinale.…

Szolnok IFF in Hungary calls for entries

The organisers of the Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts are calling for entries for the event which will be held Oct. 8-12 this year in Szolnok, Hungary. Entries…

Nine Miles Down wraps in Hungary

Nine Miles Down, the only foreign movie currently in production in Hungary, has completed four weeks of shooting in Hungary, Csaba Czinkoczky, head of the domestic producer Silverback Company (,…