FESTIVALS: CineFest 2022 Announces Full Lineup

BUDAPEST: CineFest has grown into the best film festival in Hungary with hard work and a strong lineup year after year. The 18th edition, which will be held 9 –…

The 5th Budapest Classic Film Marathon Proposes a Budapest, Vienna, Hollywood Programme

BUDAPEST: The 5th edition of the Budapest Classic Film Marathon, a festival of restored films, will be held from 13 to 18 September, organised again by the National Film Institute…

PRODUCTION: Big Budget Epic Series Rise of the Raven Produced by Robert Lantos Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The big budget 10-hour series Rise of the Raven produced by Robert Lantos is currently shooting near Budapest with an international cast. More than 600 actors and stunt people…

PRODUCTION: Ádám Breier Shoots Bittersweet Dramedy The Lefkovices Are Mourning

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Ádám Breier is currently shooting his debut feature, the bittersweet dramedy The Lefkovices are Mourning / Lefkovicsék gyászolnak, made in the Incubator Programme of the National Film…

The Last Work of Marcell Jankovics To Be Released in Hungarian Cinemas

BUDAPEST: As a tribute to Marcell Jankovics, who passed away in 2021, his latest work Toldi will be theatrically released in Hungary by Kecskemétfilm and Mozinet on his birthday on…

PRODUCTION: Oscar-Nominated Lajos Koltai Explores Life of Revolutionary Hungarian Doctor Ignác Semmelweis

BUDAPEST: Lajos Koltai, who had been nominated as cinematographer for an Academy Award for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Malena in 2001, started shooting a new film as a director on 19 July…

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2022 Opens Submissions

BUDAPEST: The Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF) has opened the submissions for its 9th edition, which will be held 21-29 January 2023.

Cameras Start Rolling for Dune: Part Two in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming of Dune: Part Two has begun in Budapest as it was announced on the film’s Facebook-page on 18 July 2022. Shooting in Budapest of this Warner Bros. Pictures…

Kevin Spacey Steps Back from Genghis Khan Film Set to Shoot in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Kevin Spacey will not play the lead in 1242: Gateway to the West directed by Hungarian director Péter Soós and set to start shooting in Hungary on 17 October…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Actor Bogdan Dumitrache Saves Hungarians in Firefighter Film

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director András Fésős is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Rise Up and Walk / Kelj fel és járj, starring Romanian actor Bogdan Dumitrache. The film tells the…

Warner Bros. Discovery Halts Local Original Productions for HBO Max in CEE and Removes Original Content from Platform

BUDAPEST: Hungarian drama series The Informant, Romanian series Hackerville and Ruxx, and Czech series The Sleepers are among the FNE partner countries’ original content removed from HBO Max. Warner Bros.…

NATPE Budapest International Starts Monday 27 June

BUDAPEST: NATPE Budapest International, the premier global business forum for content producers, buyers and distributors across all platforms, is taking place in Budapest 27-30 June 2022.

PRODUCTION: Ildikó Enyedi Shoots Pilot for Human Trafficking Hungarian Series

BUDAPEST: Golden Bear-winner Ildikó Enyedi starts shooting the pilot episode of the TV series Angel’s Trumpets / Angyaltrombiták at the end of June 2022. The bloody and humorous revenge story…

GRANTS: Hungary Supports Five Documentaries and Two Animated Series

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 293,513 EUR / 117.4 m HUF for the production of five documentaries and two animated series.

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2022 Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Hajni Kis's first feature Wild Roots / Külön falka was chosen as the best feature film and won in two more categories at the Hungarian Film Awards, which were…

GRANTS: Hungarian Feature Film Production Grants Announced in 2022

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 24.5 m EUR for feature film production so far in 2022. Director Balázs Lóth is the biggest winner from the list…

Zsa Zsa Gabor Museum Opens in Budapest

BUDAPEST: A museum has opened in Budapest dedicated to Hungary’s most famous film star Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died in 2016. The museum was opened by her widower Frederic Prinz…

PRODUCTION: A Diabolical Cat Seduces Franciska Törőcsik in Hungarian Romantic Comedy

BUDAPEST: The absurd romantic comedy Cat and Muse / Cicaverzum is shooting in various Budapest locations from 6 May to 15 June. One of the main characters in Rozália Szeleczki’s…

PRODUCTION: Rafael Kapelinski Shoots Polish/Hungarian Coproduction Budapest Diaries

BUDAPEST: The Polish/Hungarian coproduction Budapest Diaries / Budapesti napló by Rafael Kapelinski wrapped shooting in Budapest on 9 May 2022. The historical drama is set in 1981, when the political…

Hungarian Captives Released in the Netherlands

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák's debut feature Captives / Foglyok is currently screening in over 15 cinemas in the Netherlands, where it was released on 28 April 2022.