Hungarian Pannonia animation studio faces uncertain future

The state-owned Pannónia Film Kft., once the leading force in a booming Hungarian animation sector, is facing an uncertain future due to inaction on the part of its owner, the…

Fantasy film by Gabor Csupo shoots in Hungary (update)

The Secret of Moonacre, a feature by former animation maven and three-time Emmy Award winner Gabor Csupo, is shooting entirely in Hungary, leaving most of its $27 million (€19 million)…

Macedonian-Swiss writer wins Central European Pitch Forum

A Swiss-based writer from Macedonia, Mitko Panov, was named winner of the first Central European Pitch Forum in the city of Pecs, Hungary.

Aron Gauder joins forces with Iceland on Egill (update)

Young Hungarian animation director Aron Gauder is in full throttle working on his full-length 3D feature Egill, a follow-up to his acclaimed The District!, with an Icelandic company cast as…

Liberty Group acquires Filmmuzeum channel in Hungary

Hungary’s Filmmúzeum, a television channel that showcases mainly old classic films, has been sold to leading content-provider Chellomedia CEE Holdco B.V. following a go-ahead by Hungarian competition authorities

MTV dedicated Hungarian service launched

MTV Networks International launched a new 24-hour dedicated Hungarian service on Oct. 1, with its own local programming in addition to its library of international material.

Hungarian animated film The District! set for North American release

Montreal-based Atopia Distribution ( has acquired North American rights to Aron Gauder's biting animated comedy The District!

Fantasy film by Gabor Csupo shoots in Hungary

The Moon Princess, a feature by former animation maven and three-time Emmy Award winner Gabor Csupo, is shooting entirely in Hungary, leaving most of its $30 million (€21.3 million) budget…

Miklos Jancso plans historical epic on King Mathias

Iconic director Miklos Jancso (, Hungary's internationally acclaimed filmmaker, is preparing his next feature film, The Justice is Gone!, a large-scale epic about the 15th Century Hungarian King Mathias that…

Colorfront launched as most advanced DI house in Europe

The Hungarian brothers who invented the DI color manipulation system used in many Hollywood blockbusters have announced the launch of Colorfront (, a state-of-the-art DI and visual effects post-production facility…

Budapest Film introduces first movie download service

Hungary's first online film downloading portal, Filmklik (, has ended its three-month trial period and is now expanding its inventory to make more than 300 films available by year-end.

First Hungarian sci-fi feature aims for winter release

In an unusual move, a group of young filmmakers has completed principal photography on the self-financed Lines of Destiny, Hungary's first-ever sci-fi feature, and is readying it for a year-end…

Four million euro pledged for Hungarian docs

Hungary's Motion Picture Foundation (, the state film fund, and Duna Television (, the country's leading cultural channel, have pledged to add 100 million forints (€4 million) to fund documentaries…

Hungary submits Taxidermia for Oscar nomination

A Hungarian committee of film officials has selected Taxidermia, a controversial film dealing with "three stories, three ages, three men" and directed by György Pálfi, for consideration for the Academy…

Famed Hungarian cinematographer dies

Laszlo Kovacs, a prolific cinematographer from Hungary that ended up working in Hollywood, passed away Saturday night. He was 74.

Update: 49-million euro Nutcracker shooting in Hungary

Moscow-based director Andrei Konchalovsky started the 13-week shooting on one of the biggest film projects of his career - a big-ticket retelling of The Nutcracker - The True Story (working…

Hungarian film opens Bangkok International Film Festival

Children of Glory, directed by Kristina Goda, has opened the Bangkok International Film Festival ( The 2006 film saw 425,489 admissions in its native country of Hungary.