Austria funds two Hungarian films

By FNE Staff

    The Austrian Film Commission announced grants for a pair of Hungarian co-productions in its latest round of funding.

    The films include Robert Adrian Pejo's Austrian-Hungarian co-production The Camera Murder (Der Kameramörder) and Oskar Roehler's Jüd Süss - Sympathy For The Devil, a German-Austrian-Hungarian co-production.

    Romanian-born Pejo's previous credits include the 1990 Hungarian production Szemétlerakóhely and the 1994 Hungarian film Lipstick (Rúzs) starring János Bán. Hungary's Mythberg Films (www.mythbergfilms.hu) co-produces, along with Austria's Lotus Film. The creative team includes cinematographer Gergely Poharnok.

    German director Roehler's film is produced by Budapest Film Production (www.bpfilms.hu), along with Novotny & Novotny Filmproduction (Austria) and Clasart Film and Television Production (Germany).