Hungarian Banks Threaten to Close Film Producers Accounts

BUDAPEST: The bank accounts of 19 production companies faced closure as of 1 June 2011, as loan agreements expired on 31 May. Andrew Vajna, Hungary's newly appointed film commissioner, is…
03-06-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Hungary

BUDAPEST: When it comes to TV, Hungary prefers to go it alone. Without any natural linguistic partners and lacking the strong regional ties shared by Czechs and Slovaks, the Balkans,…
03-06-2011

Hungarian Film Funding Approved

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government has approved a proposal to renew film funding. According to local news reports, the cabinet met on 31 May 2011 and approved the plan proposed by…
01-06-2011

Digital Subscriptions Rise in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Digital subscriptions climbed by slight over 1% during the month of March, according to the latest data released by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority.
17-05-2011

Vajna Pledges Support for Hungarian Scripts

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new commissioner for the film industry pledged to finance the development of scripts at a meeting of film professionals during the 42 Hungarian Film Week (5-8 May 2011…
10-05-2011

FNE at HFW 2011: Hungarian Film Week winners

BUDAPEST: Pal Adrienn directed by Agnes Kocsis and produced by Ferenc Pusztai won the main prize for best feature film and best producer at this year's edition of the Hungarian…
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FNE at HFW 2011: Competition Lineup

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (www.magyarfilmszemle.hu) has announced its feature film competition line-up. The HFW which is traditionally held the first week of February was delayed this year when the…
04-05-2011

Vajna Unveils New System for Support of Hungarian Film Production

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new film commissioner, Andy Vajna, has unveiled plans for the restructuring of the country's film industry. A new body, the Hungarian National Film Fund will be responsible for…
02-05-2011

Hungarian Government to Shut Down MMK

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government has announced that it will close the embattled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) on 31 May 2011. The MMK was responsible for film funding in…
02-05-2011

EFP Producer on the Move: Attila Csaky

Hungarian Producer on the Move Attila Csaky's production experience dates back to 1989, when he served as a production assistant on Before the Bat's Flight is Done directed by Peter…
01-05-2011

MMKA fined for avoiding procurement

BUDAPEST: The embattled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu) has been fined 2 million HUF for avoiding procurement on several activities where it should have asked for a tender. The MMK…
28-04-2011

Hungarian Film Commissioner Andy Vajna Takes Lead in Debt Negotiations

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film producers who are in trouble with the banks after the financial collapse of Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu) are pinning their hopes on Hungary film commissioner Andy…
25-04-2011

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Scheduled for May

BUDAPEST: After months of uncertainty the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu) and the Association of Hungarian Filmmakers announced on 1 March that the 42nd Hungarian Film Week will take place…
06-03-2011

Hungary Sets Broadband Goal

The Hungarian government laid out a plan for complete broadband coverage for the entire country. Hungary, with broadband access that reaches 80% of internet users, is already ahead of the…
01-03-2011

Budget Cuts Endanger Plans for Hungarian Public Televisions to Play Bigger Role in Film Production

BUDAPEST: Plans for the newly restructured public television in Hungary to play a greater role in film and TV drama production have been endangered by government cuts to the new…
27-02-2011

The Turin Horse Sells in 23 Countries

Berlinale Grand Prix and FIPRESCI winner Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse sold to 23 countries during the European Film Market. More sales are expected.
22-02-2011

Vajna to Deliver New Hungarian Film Strategy in 90 Days

BERLIN: Hungarian born Hollywood producer Andrew G. Vajna announced that he would deliver the new strategy for the future of the Hungarian film industry in just 90 days. It was…
15-02-2011

Vajna to Deliver New Hungarian Film Strategy in 90 Days

BERLIN: Hungarian born Hollywood producer Andrew G. Vajna announced that he would deliver the new strategy for the future of the Hungarian film industry in just 90 days. It was…
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The Hungarian state-owned film studios to merge

BUDAPEST: The four state-owned film production companies that produced the majority of the Hungarian films before 1989 are about to merge. János Rózsa (head of Objektiv, http://www.objektivfilm.hu), Pál Sándor (head…
13-02-2011

Foreign and Film Service Productions on the Rise in Hungary

The 2010 year was the most successful period for foreign film productions and film services in Hungary. Of the 135 million spent on film production in the country, 75% came…
10-02-2011