Hungary Closes Cinemas

BUDAPEST: New restrictive measures came into force on 11 November 2020 in Hungary. This is the second time in 2020 that the Hungarian film theatres had to close because of…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Wraps Shooting

BUDAPEST: Fanni Szilagyi completed the production of her first feature film at the end of October. Ice Cream Could Be Dangerous / Veszélyes lehet a fagyi is a magic realist…

FNE at Verzio 2020: Return to Epipo

BUDAPEST: Return to Epipo, the first full-length documentary by Judit Oláh, will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place…

FNE at Verzio 2020: Immortal

BUDAPEST: The multiple award-winning Estonian/Latvian creative documentary Immortal directed by Ksenia Okhapkina will try its luck once more, this time in the International Competition of the 17th edition of the…

FNE at Verzio 2020: Give Me Shelter

BUDAPEST: Give Me Shelter directed by Mihály Schwechtje will screen in the Hungarian Competition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which will take place online in an…

Hungarian Cinemas Face Stricter Regulations

BUDAPEST: New COVID-19 restrictions have been introduced, limiting the capacity in Hungarian cinemas to one-third. Since the reopening at the end of June, wearing masks has been compulsory.

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary 2020 Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute - Hungary (NFI) has distributed almost 23 m EUR / 8.32 b HUF in film grants in the first 10 months of 2020. The production…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Rapper Film Larry Completes Shooting

BUDAPEST: Szilárd Bernáth's first feature film Larry completed filming on 30 September 2020. The story of a young rapper growing up in a tough neighbourhood stars rising young actor Benett…

FESTIVALS: Verzio Fest 2020 Goes Online

BUDAPEST: The 17th edition of the Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will take place online in an extended form, running 10 – 22 November 2020.

Hungary and Serbia Head to CARTOON Springboard

VALENCIA: CARTOON Springboard, a new pitching event for young talents from European animation schools, has selected projects from Serbia and Hungary for its 27 – 29 October 2020 event, which…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Ildiko Kosztolni - Hungary

Ildiko Kosztolni is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

FESTIVALS: Postponed Cinemira Festival Opens in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third edition of the Hungarian children’s film festival Cinemira is set to unspool on 24 and 25 October 2020, after postponing its original April dates due to the…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Oscar Winner Kristóf Deák Shoots The Grandson

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák is currently shooting his first feature film The Grandson / Az unoka, a thriller and coming-of-age film with shades of black comedy. Deák won the Academy Award…

PRODUCTION: Filming of The Game Has Begun in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming on the Hungarian spy film called The Game / A játszma directed by Péter Fazakas started at the beginning of September 2020. The film’s 43 shooting days will…

FNE INTERVIEW with Csaba Káel, Head of National Film Institute - Hungary

BUDAPEST: Film New Europe talked to Csaba Káel, the Head of the National Film Institute - Hungary (NFI), about the priorities of the institution established in January 2020 and how…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian-Romanian Director Cristina Grosan Develops Sophomore Feature

BUDAPEST: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is in late development and production financing with her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Her first foreign language film is a Czech/Italian/Hungarian/Slovak coproduction.

Hungarian Comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy Gets Indian Adaptation

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian black comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy (2015) directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros is being adapted in India. Aafat-E-Ishq directed by Indrajit Nattoji has recently started shooting and will…

PRODUCTION Hungary and Serbia Team Up on Frust

BUDAPEST: Hungarian indie production company Joyrider and Serbian production house Firefly are coproducing Frust, an offbeat comedy/drama series.

Netflix Acquires Mundruczo's English Language Debut

BUDAPEST: Pieces of a Woman, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s first film in English, has been picked up by Netflix.

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Kata Dobó Shoots Family Musical Stop My Stepmom!

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kata Dobó is currently in production with Stop My Stepmom! / El a kezekkel a papámtól!, the first grandiose family musical film in Hungary for decades. The…