GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 5,381,199 EUR / 1.86 billion HUF for the production of three projects and 94.6 m HUF / 273,689 EUR for the…
07-06-2021

OBITUARY: Hungarian Animation Director Marcell Jankovics

BUDAPEST: The acclaimed Hungarian animation director, graphic artist, book illustrator and cultural historian Marcell Jankovics died at the age of 79. He was a key figure in the Hungarian culture…
01-06-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Historical Adventure Hadik Receives Record Production Grant

BUDAPEST: The historical adventure film Hadik by János Szikora, which is currently in preproduction, received 4.6 m EUR / 1.6 billion HUF from the National Film Institute – Hungary, one…
24-05-2021

FESTIVALS: New Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Announces 2021 Dates

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, the annual showcase of Hungarian cinema, will take place this year in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi from 23 to 26 June. Its predecessor, the…
06-05-2021

Hungarian Cinemas Reopen for Immunity Certificate Holders

BUDAPEST: A wide range of services will reopen in Hungary, including cinemas, when the number of vaccinated people reaches 4 million, which is expected to be reached on 30 April…
30-04-2021

Szabolcs Hajdu's Treasure City Sold to UK and Ireland

BUDAPEST: Sovereign Film Distribution has acquired the rights to Treasure City / Békeidő for the United Kingdom and Ireland. "Sovereign Films joined the film when we were working on the…
23-04-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Two Animated Features

BUDAPEST: Two animated films received production grants from the National Film Institute – Hungary. Director Marcell Jankovics is making a film version of his Toldi series based on János Arany’s…
06-04-2021

Focus Features Picks Up British/Hungarian Coproduction Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

BUDAPEST: Focus Features has bought the worldwide distribution rights to Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. The British/Hungarian coproduction is directed by Anthony Fabian, who has Hungarian roots and has recently…
02-04-2021

HBO in Production with Hungarian Drama Series

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has begun filming the eight-part, 40-minute Hungarian dramatic series The Informant, written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The series is…
26-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungary’s Balaton Brigade Wins Berlinale Co-Pro Series

BUDAPEST: The spy series Balaton Brigade produced by Gábor Krigler for Joyrider won the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on 2 March 2021. This was the first time that a Hungarian project…
08-03-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Ten Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 500,000 EUR in a production grant for one feature film, a pre-production grant for one feature film and development grants…
24-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: HUNGARY

BUDAPEST: The year 2020 started as a good one. The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) was established in January 2020 as the successor of the Hungarian National Film Fund,…
24-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Bence Fliegauf Competes for Golden Bear with Forest - I See You Everywhere

BUDAPEST: Bence Fliegauf’s newest film Forest – I See You Everywhere / Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak has been invited to the Main Competition of the 71. Berlin International Film Festival,…
22-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungarian Debut Natural Light Competes at Berlinale

BUDAPEST: The first feature of Hungarian director Dénes Nagy, Natural light / Természetes fény has been invited to the Main Competition of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, which opens…
19-02-2021

Ildikó Enyedi Pitches Hungarian Spy Series in Berlin

BUDAPEST: The Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated director Ildikó Enyedi returns to the Berlin International Film Festival as a jury member, and she will also present the Balaton Brigade…
09-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2021 Moves Online

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest International Documentary Festival runs 1 to 10 March 2021, screening 30 documentaries in competition. The event will be held online, because Hungarian film…
08-02-2021

Hungarian Oscar Winner László Nemes Prepares The Orphan

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the pre-production of The Orphan / Az árva, the third feature film by László Nemes, with 66.5 m Ft / 186,250 EUR.
04-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute Hungary Funds Nine Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 1 m EUR in production grants for five feature films, a pre-production grant for one feature film, and development grants…
02-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Christmas Film in Production

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Dániel Tiszeker is filming Christmas Flame / Nagykarácsony, a classical love story between a cynical firefighter Arnold and a disorganised director of a school performance. The shooting…
01-02-2021

BOX OFFICE: Box Office in Hungary Falls by 70% in 2020

BUDAPEST: Hungarian domestic box office fell by 62% in 2020. The total gross of Hungarian films was 838 million HUF / 2.3 million in EUR in 2019, but fell to…
19-01-2021