FESTIVALS: Jameson Cinefest Announces Film Line-up

MISKOLC: The 8the Jameson Cinefest Hungary (17-25 September 2011, www.cinefest.hu) has selected 14 films to screen in competition and six films screening out of competition.
05-09-2011

The Hungarian National Film Fund Names Committee Members

BUDAPEST: After its establishment three months ago, the Hungarian National Film Fund has announced the names of the five film professionals who will make the decisions on grants for the…
15-08-2011

Hungarian Filmunio Appoints New Director

BUDAPEST: Katalin Vajda has been named the new director of Hungary's Filmunio, the national organization that promotes Hungarian films internationally. She replaces Eva Vezer, who announced that she would not…
14-08-2011

FNE IDF DocBloc: Documentary film in Hungary: Lost in transition?

Why was the MMKA shut down? What does the future hold for Hungarian documentary filmmakers? Should they take more initiative and make more attractive films? In his in-depth article, journalist…
12-08-2011

RTL Increases Stake in Hungarian Station

BUDAPEST: The German television group RTL has acquired an addition 31% of the shares of the Hungarian commercial station RTL Klub ( www.rtlklub.hu ), Following acquisition of the final 26%…
01-08-2011

Vajna Bails out Hungarian Producers

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund announced on 20 July 2011 that it has reached an agreement to purchase the claims of three banks with loans to Hungarian film producers.
20-07-2011

Debt Consolidation Moves Forward in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund will receive HUF 5.97 billion (EUR 22.5 million) to consolidate the debts of the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu). The 11 July 2011 decision…
13-07-2011

Hungarian TV Announces Job Cuts

BUDAPEST: Hungarian state media will eliminate 600 jobs in TV and Radio. The move will cut an estimated HUF 3 billion on salaries, which is to go toward production.
04-07-2011

Hungarian government funds six new feature films

KARLOVY VARY: The Hungarian government has quietly funded at least six new feature films in the last few weeks according the Hungarian daily newspaper Nepszabadsag. While Hungarian filmmakers continue to…
02-07-2011 m

Magyar Filmunio Closes

BUDAPEST: Magyar Filmunio (www.magyarfilmunio.hu), the Hungarian film promotion organisation established in 1992 by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu), will cease operations on 1 July 2011. The contract of Eva…
29-06-2011

Government Decision Closes MMK

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government will close the troubled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu).
23-06-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: DISCOP Registration Up

BUDAPEST: DISCOP (www.discop.com) founder Patrick Jucaud said pre-registration of both buyers and sellers for the 21-23 June 2011 TV content market was up, with heavy growth from the Balkans and…
21-06-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: NATPE Takes Majority Ownership in DISCOP Budapest

BUDAPEST: DISCOP (www.discop.com) founder Patrick Jucaud and NATPE (www.natpe.org) President and CEO Rick Feldman announced in a joint press conference on 21 June 2011 that NATPE has acquired a majority…
21-06-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Hungarian State TV Grows Competitive Edge

BUDAPEST: Lidia Marton, director of international relations for the new Hungarian broadcasting umbrella organization MTVA (Broadcast Support and Asset Management Fund, www.mtva.hu) told a packed pre-DISCOP audience, "We hope to…
20-06-2011

Agnes Havas Appointed to Lead Hungarian National Film Fund

BUDAPEST: The new Hungarian Film Fund has named producer Agnes Havas as the fund’s director. The fund was created to support the production of Hungarian films by Andrew G. Vajna,…
16-06-2011

Moscow IFF Competition: Retrace/Visszatérés

In Retrace/ Visszatérés, directed by Hungary's Judit Elek, a woman from a Transylvanian village travels to Ceauşescu's Romania for the first time since finding refuge in Sweden as a child…
15-06-2011

Hungary Approves Digital Film Archives

BUDAPEST: An amendment to Hungary's film law has been approved, allowing the Hungarian National Film Archives to be transformed into the Hungarian National Digital Archive (MaNDA).
15-06-2011

World War Z to Film in Hungary

Hungary has been added to the list of locations for filming of the zombie thriller World War Z. The film is shooting in Malta through 30 June 2011 and will…
13-06-2011

Hary Potter Release Delayed in Hungary

Hungarian media reports that the upcoming installment of the Harry Potter franchise will be postponed in Hungary due to fears of piracy.
13-06-2011

HBO Go Launched in Hungary

HBO launched HBO GO, its streaming service for HBO customers, on 6 June 2011 in Hungary.
12-06-2011