Hungarian funds for scriptwriting announced

By Gyorgy Karpati
    The Board of the Motion Picture Section of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (www.nka.hu) announced its latest funding decisions on March 31, covering scriptwriting and digitalization of films.

    In a closed invitation tender, the National Film Archive of Hungary (www.filmintezet.hu) received 33,000 euros for the digitalization of Hungarian films.

    The Board also supported 62 scripts in total with €130,000. The recitients included Berlin and Locarno winner Benedek Fliegauf for his latest screenplay Galoca (€3300), White Palms director Szabolcs Hajdu for Mofetta (€4000), as well as the Cannes, Venice and Karlovy Vary winner Peter Gothar, Arpad Bogdan, Emmy-winner Elemer Ragalyi, and Academy Award nominated animation director Geza M. Toth.

    The 2009 budget of the Motion Pictures Section at the NCFH is €1.2 million euros, approximately the same amount as 2008.