Verzió DocLab Launches HBO Development Award

BUDAPEST: The 9th edition of Verzió DocLab, an intensive five-day international editing workshop and pitch forum for long documentary directors and editors, will include a new prize, the HBO Development…

PRODUCTION: Attila Vidnyánszky Shoots Adaptation of Famous Hungarian Novel Very Merry

BUDAPEST: The director of the Hungarian National Theater, Attila Vidnyánszky, is currently in production with Úri muri, megazisten!, an adaptation of Zsigmond Móricz’s famous 1928 novel Very Merry / Úri…

Wim Wenders, Guest of Honour at Budapest Classics Film Marathon

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest Classics Film Marathon, organised by the National Film Institute – Hungary, will bring more than 100 restored classics screenings in the Hungarian capital…

PRODUCTION: Film Based on Heroic Military Mission Gets Major State Support in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film Operation Sámán by Zsombor Dyga will start shooting in Hungary in August 2024, benefitting from a grant of approximately 7.13 m EUR / 2.8 billion HUF…

Semmelweis Receives Six Awards at MOZ.GO – Hungarian Motion Picture Awards

VESZPRÉM: Semmelweis by Lajos Koltai received the awards for Best Feature Film and Best Director at the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, held in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi 12 - 15…

PRODUCTION: László Nemes Starts Shooting Orphan in Budapest

BUDAPEST: Oscar-winning Hungarian director László Nemes will start shooting his third feature film, Orphan / Árva, in June 2024. French Charades and Polish New Europe Film Sales will handle the…

PRODUCTION: Shooting Begins for Hungarian Musical Film How Could I Live Without You?

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian director Dénes Orosz is currently in production with his feature film How Could I Live Without You? (working title) / Hogyan tudnék élni nélküled?, a romantic musical…

FNE at Cannes 2024: Hungarian Cinema in Cannes

Hungary on Main Stage at Cannes - Hungarian film professionals have contributed to such outstanding successes as Oscars and BAFTAs winner Poor Things, box-office hit Dune movies and Cannes official…

FESTIVALS: Renamed Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2024 Boasts Premieres and New Programmes

BUDAPEST: Organised for the fourth time by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI), the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is going to take place in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi on…

Hungary and China Sign Cooperation Agreement

BUDAPEST: Government Commissioner and head of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) Csaba Káel, and Mao Yu, head of the China Film Administration, signed an agreement on wide-ranging cooperation…

Hungarian Film Day Celebrated on All Hungarian Screens

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Day, held on 30 April since 2018, is celebrated during a whole week from 29 April to 5 May 2024 with the participation of the National…

BOX OFFICE: All about the Levkoviches Has Over 30,000 Admissions in Hungary

BUDAPEST: All about the Levkoviches / Lefkovicsék gyászolnak is the most successful project made in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI), which helps first-time directors.…

PRODUCTION: Ildikó Enyedi Starts Filming Silent Friend with Léa Seydoux and Tony Leung Chiu-wai

BUDAPEST: The German/French/Hungarian/Chinese coproduction Silent Friend directed by Ildikó Enyedi started shooting in Marburg, Germany on 9 April 2024. It is coproduced by Inforg-M&M Film and supported by the National…

BBC Acquires Hungarian/Romanian Cold War Thriller Series Spy/Master

BUDAPEST: The Cold War series Spy/Master produced by Hungary’s Proton Cinema and Romania’s Mobra Films has been acquired by the BBC from Warner Bros. Discovery for BBC iPlayer and TV…

BOX OFFICE: Now or Never! Sets Opening Record in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The domestic historical drama Now or Never! / Most vagy soha! directed by Balázs Lóth set a box office record in Hungary with 75,551 admissions and 405,483 EUR /…

Sky Max Series Amadeus to Be Shot in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s capital city will stand in for Vienna in the TV series Amadeus, which will be shot in Budapest from 6 May to 1 September 2024.

Academy Award for Hungarian Set Designer Zsuzsa Mihalek

LOS ANGELES: Hungarian set designer Zsuzsa Mihalek received the Academy Award for Best Production Design for her work on Poor Things, while Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest was…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Mihály Schwechtje in Postproduction with A Hunt for Hedgehogs

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director/writer Mihály Schwechtje is currently in postproduction with his feature film A Hunt for Hedgehogs / Sünvadászat, which is an independent, 100% Hungarian coproduction.

Hungary Celebrates 110 Years of Animation

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) has declared 2024 as a commemorative year to celebrate 110 years of Hungarian animation and will organise several events throughout the year.

PRODUCTION: Tamás Kollarik, Sándor Takó and Ádám Tősér Shoot Documentary about Hollywood’s Hungarian Born Founding Fathers William Fox and Adolph Zukor

BUDAPEST: Hungarian directors Dr. Tamás Kollarik PhD, Dr. Sándor Takó and Ádám Tősér are currently in production with their long documentary Fox vs Zukor - The Hollywood Story. The film…