FESTIVALS: Postponed Cinemira Festival Opens in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third edition of the Hungarian children’s film festival Cinemira is set to unspool on 24 and 25 October 2020, after postponing its original April dates due to the…
19-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Oscar Winner Kristóf Deák Shoots The Grandson

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák is currently shooting his first feature film The Grandson / Az unoka, a thriller and coming-of-age film with shades of black comedy. Deák won the Academy Award…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Filming of The Game Has Begun in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming on the Hungarian spy film called The Game / A játszma directed by Péter Fazakas started at the beginning of September 2020. The film’s 43 shooting days will…
14-10-2020

FNE INTERVIEW with Csaba Káel, Head of National Film Institute - Hungary

BUDAPEST: Film New Europe talked to Csaba Káel, the Head of the National Film Institute - Hungary (NFI), about the priorities of the institution established in January 2020 and how…
02-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian-Romanian Director Cristina Grosan Develops Sophomore Feature

BUDAPEST: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is in late development and production financing with her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Her first foreign language film is a Czech/Italian/Hungarian/Slovak coproduction.
30-09-2020

Hungarian Comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy Gets Indian Adaptation

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian black comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy (2015) directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros is being adapted in India. Aafat-E-Ishq directed by Indrajit Nattoji has recently started shooting and will…
16-09-2020

PRODUCTION Hungary and Serbia Team Up on Frust

BUDAPEST: Hungarian indie production company Joyrider and Serbian production house Firefly are coproducing Frust, an offbeat comedy/drama series.
15-09-2020

Netflix Acquires Mundruczo's English Language Debut

BUDAPEST: Pieces of a Woman, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s first film in English, has been picked up by Netflix.
14-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Kata Dobó Shoots Family Musical Stop My Stepmom!

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kata Dobó is currently in production with Stop My Stepmom! / El a kezekkel a papámtól!, the first grandiose family musical film in Hungary for decades. The…
10-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Quarantine Zone Film Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

BUDAPEST: The first episode of the five-episode film The Quarantine Zone directed by Dániel Indi Zsótér began filming on 7 September 2020. The low-budget film, which is independently produced by…
08-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Ádám Császi in Production With Three Thousand Numbered Pieces

BUDAPEST: Ádám Császi is currently shooting his sophomore feature Three Thousand Numbered Pieces / Háromezer számozott darab, a mix of fiction, absurdity and sociographic reality, aiming at answering if it…
07-09-2020

Hungarian Classic Animated Film Son of the White Mare Released in USA After 40 Years

BUDAPEST: Marcell Jankovics’ classic Son of the White Mare (1981) was released virtually in the USA in partnership with USA cinemas, on 21 August 2020, 40 years after its official…
24-08-2020

Hungary Selects Pilatus for Golden Globes

BUDAPEST: Hungary will screen Pilatus / Pilate, directed by Linda Dombrovszky and based on a novel by Hungarian author Magda Szabó, for representatives of the Golden Globe Awards.
13-08-2020

Hungary Announces Foreign Film Travel Guidelines

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Institute announced the procedures for foreigners in the film industry traveling to Hungary. The guidelines were published on 10 August 2020.
12-08-2020

Hungarian Film Classics in Cannes and Venice

BUDAPEST: The Upthrown Stone (1968) by Sándor Sára and Late Season by Zoltán Fábri have been selected in 2020 Cannes Classics and Venice Classics of the 73th Cannes Film Festival…
03-08-2020

Domestic and International Film Production Makes Strong Restart in Hungary

BUDAPEST: With two domestic feature films in shooting since June 2020, a Netflix production filming since mid-July and several domestic and international productions set to start shooting, Hungarian film production…
27-07-2020

OBITUARY: Hungarian-American Producer Andy Vajna

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74 after a long illness, according to the Hungarian National Film Fund
22-01-2019

Hungary Raises Tax Incentives from 25% to 30%

BUDAPEST: Hungary will raise its production incentives from 25% to 30%. The submission of the Hungarian Film Fund approved by the European Commission aims at preserving its competitiveness in Europe.
20-07-2018

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Review COMPETITION On Body and Soul

BERLIN: Hungarian cinema seems to be on a winning streak after László Nemes’s Son of Saul taking a string of international prizes including the Oscar for best foreign film. Now…
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Son of Saul Wins Oscar and Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the gala held at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood on 28 February 2016. The debut feature of László Nemes…
29-02-2016