FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2023 Ready to Kick Off

BUDAPEST: The 9th edition of Budapest International Documentary Festival will screen 60 films between 21 and 29 January 2023. In addition to Budapest, there will be screenings in ten other…

Hungarian Award-Winning Sci-fi Available to Stream for Free

BUDAPEST: Ádám Freund's short film Earthly People / Földiek is available to stream for free on Vimeo. In 2017 the film was nominated for the Student Academy Award from among…

National Film Institute – Hungary Studios in Fót Set to Open in 2024

BUDAPEST: The largest state-funded studio development of all time supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) and consisting of four new studios and service facilities, is currently under…

GRANTS: Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 4.47 m EUR / 1.8 billion HUF for the production of two feature films and one long documentary.

First Hungarian/Vietnamese Coproduction to Be Released on Valentine’s Weekend of 2023

BUDAPEST: The Romantic film The Flower of the Apple Tree / Az almafa virága directed by Dóra Szűcs will be released in Hungary by Vertigo Media on 16 February 2023.…

TV Series Dune: The Sisterhood Started Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The filming of Dune: The Sisterhood, a prequel series to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, directed by Johan Renck and produced by HBO Max, Legendary Television and Villeneuve Films, has started…

Newly Launched in Hungary RTL+ Will Present 12 Exclusive Productions in 12 Months

BUDAPEST: Hungary's new subscription streaming service RTL+ offers series and shows produced specifically for this platform without advertisements. The service offers more than 5,000 hours of content and promised to…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Balint Dániel Sós Shoots Debut Feature Starring Szabolcs Hajdu

BUDAPEST: Balint Dániel Sós is currently shooting Minden rendben (working title Growing Down), a drama starring Szabolcs Hajdu. The film is supported by the Incubator Programme of the National Film…

OBITUARY: Hungarian Producer Áron Sipos

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film producer Áron Sipos has died at age 75. He was a co-founder of FocusFox Studio.

FESTIVALS: Verzio International Human Rights Documentary FF 2022 Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege by Abdallah Al-Khatib received the award for best human rights film in the International Competition of the 19th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary…

Sony Pictures’ Gran Turismo Shoots in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Sony Pictures has confirmed on Twitter that the Gran Turismo film directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Archie Madekwe, Djimon Hounsou, Geri Halliwell, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom and Darren…

Films Boutique Acquires Hungarian/Slovak Animated Sci-Fi White Plastic Sky

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based outlet Films Boutique has picked up the post-apocalyptic animated sci-fi White Plastic Sky / Műanyag Égbolt directed by Sarolta Szabó and Tibor Bánóczki. The Hungarian/Slovak coproduction imagines,…

FESTIVALS: Verzio Human Rights Documentary FF 2022 Announces Lineup

BUDAPEST: The Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has announced the selection of its 19th edition, which will be held in Budapest in November 2022. Ten films, including Croatian…

Marcell Jankovics’s Last Work Released in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Toldi, the last work of Marcell Jankovics, who passed away in 2021, was released in 74 cinemas in Hungary on 20 October 2021, one day before Jankovics’s birthday.

National Film Institute – Hungary Organises Online Auction for Items Used in Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) is organising, between 18 and 21 October 2022, an online auction for items once used in the Mafilm studios and owned by…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Dániel Hevér Shoots Debut Feature Some Birds

BUDAPEST: Dániel Hevér is currently in production with his first feature film, Some Birds / Valami madarak. The project was prepared in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute…

FESTIVALS: CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival 2022 Announces Winners

BUDAPEST: Chinese Return to Dust by Ruijun Li received the main prize of the 18th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, the Emeric Pressburger Award. The festival was held in Miskolc…

FNE Podcast: Tímea Kókai Nagy: Responsible for International Affairs at CineFest Miskolc IFF

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to communication manager at Pro Progressione Tímea Kókai Nagy, responsible for International Affairs at CineFest Miskolc IFF, about the general goals and…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Hungary Selects Blockade as Oscar Entry

BUDAPEST: Blockade by Ádám Tősér has been selected as Hungary’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

FESTIVALS: Verzió Documentary Film Festival Opens New Calls of Applications

BUDAPEST: Documentary filmmakers, film critics and students are invited to apply for the Film Critics Workshop, the DocLab Workshop and the Student Jury at the 19th edition of the Verzió…