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…

Made in Hungaria begins shooting

Filming began on the adaptation of hit stage musical Made in Hungaria on July 16, and will continue through the end of summer.

Hungarian film support system confirmed by EU

On Wednesday, July 16, the European Committee accepted the Hungarian film law and film support modification without discussion, Culture and Education minister Istvan Hiller minister announced on Thursday morning at…

Two films in preparation for Uj Budapest Filmstudio

Caroline Strubbe's feature, the €2.2 million Lost Persons Area, started shooting on July 3 in Rotterdam where it continues photography for six weeks.

Mokep and Pannonia merger announced

National film distributor MOKEP ( and national animation film factory Pannonia Film Ltd. (/ are set to merge in September.

Balint Kenyeres chosen for Young Europeans project

European Film Award winner Balint Kenyeres will direct his feature length debut Yesterday for Zentropa's pan-european project (, Young Europeans (

Hungarians shoot first English language film

Pinprick by Daniel Young will be the first Hungarian film shot in English. Shooting started March 10 for 24 days. The film is now in post-production and on schedule, producer…

Director of international hit Fresh Air launches new project

KARLOVY VARY: One of Hungary's hottest new production outfits, KMH Film (, has announced that it is in pre-production on a new film by Agnes Kocsis titled Adrian Pal which…