Hungarian Filmmakers Protest Restructuring

Nine Hungarian film directors (Ildikó Enyedi, Benedek Fliegauf, Szabolcs Hajdu, Miklós Jancsó, Ágnes Kocsis, Márta Mészáros, Kornél Mundruczó, György Pálfi and Béla Tarr) published a statement protesting the centralization of…
09-02-2011

Hungarian Producers Lodge Appeal Against Cinema City Multiplex Acquisition

BUDAPEST:The MPSz (National Association of Hungarian Producers) has lodged an appeal with the Hungarian competition office (GHV) to investigate whether the acquisition of Hungarian multiplexes by Israeli based Cinema City…
07-02-2011

Bibliotheque Pascal Wins Hungarian Critics Award

BUDAPEST: Bibliotheque Pascal, directed by Szabolcs Hajdu, was named best film from 2010 by Hungarian film critics.
01-02-2011

Hungary’s CHB Hosts Meeting Point at Berlinale

Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB, www.hungaricu.de) is presenting its fourth Cinema Total event from 12-15 February 2011 at the Berlin Film Festival.
24-01-2011

Art House Cinemas Protest Funding Crisis in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungary is facing the closure of as many as half of its art house cinemas in the next year, following the government reduction in funding for film industry activities.…
17-01-2011

Vajna Appointed to Top Hungarian Film Post

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán named Hungarian-born film producer Andrew G. Vajna as the government commissioner for the film industry starting from 18 January 2011. Vajna will hold the…
17-01-2011

Glass Tiger 3 Finds Box Office Success

BUDAPEST: Glass Tiger 3, which opened in Hungarian cinemas in December 2010, sold 227,000 tickets in four weeks. A comedy is about a bunch of friends in the country trying…
16-01-2011

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Considers April Date

BUDAPEST: The 2011 Hungarian Film Week (www.hungarianfilmweek.com) is planned for April in a new scaled down, low-budget version of the event. The HFW has traditionally held at the end of…
16-01-2011

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Chaos in Hungary

Almost complete stoppage of Hungarian film production, blocking of all public funding for film production and distribution, the uncertain future (and possible postponement or cancellation) of Hungarian Film Week, total…
16-12-2010

Crisis: Hungarian Government Cuts Funding to Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation. HFW Postponed

The Hungarian parliament has decided to dramatically cut funding for the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) in its 2011 budget. The move has also put the future of the…
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Hungary Chooses Media Directors

Hungary's Public Media Foundation has announced the selection of four directors for the country's public media branches.The board of directors named Balazs Medveczky as general dirctor of Hungarian TV (www.mtv.hu)…
22-11-2010

Hungarian Film Week Announce Funding Problems

Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary (MMK - http://english.mmka.hu/) announced that "it doesn't have the financial possibilities to organize the Hungarian Film Week" due to a hold on all funding…
21-11-2010

Hungarian Filmmakers Protest Funding Cuts

Hungarian filmmakers published an open letter to the prime minister in an ongoing struggle over the future of film funding in Hungary. The letter, published on 16 November, urged the…
16-11-2010

Hungarian Media Bill Could Limit TV Expansion

A new Hungarian media bill now being drafted would limit commercial TV corporations to a 35% share of the viewing market, according to a local news reports. Index.hu says a…
11-11-2010

Hungary launches first on-line series

MAB, the first series created directly and only for internet broadcast in Hungary is set for launch (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogInq8enG8I&feature=related). The project was initiated by Ádám Horgas, a director of alternative…
11-11-2010

FNE Visegrad 2010: Coproductions in Hungary

Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past six years, following the passage of important legislation that set up a tax rebate system that allows producers…
10-11-2010

FNE 2010 Visegrad Special: Hungary

Hungary began a transition in its film funding and administration system in 2010 which is expected to have a complete overhaul in 2011. FNE looks at the film and TV…
09-11-2010

Government Plans Restructuring of Hungarian Film Financing System

The Hungarian government plans to restructure film funding in its 2011 budget, according to local news reports. Film financing, which is currently handled by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK,…
03-11-2010

Run to Ground picked up for world sales

Vienna based EastWest Film Distribution has acquired sales rights to the Hungarian/UK film Run to Ground, an English language dark thriller shot in Hungary. The film is directed by Zsombor…
28-10-2010

Applications are Open for Hungarian Film Week

Hungarian Film Week (http://www.hungarianfilmweek.com) has announced a call for applications through 15 November 2010. For the first time, animation films are also eligible to apply and are expected to be…
27-10-2010