Hungarian Digital Subscriptions Rise

BUDAPEST: Digital TV subscriptions in Hungary rose by over 19,000 during the month of September, according to a report in the Budapest Business Journal.
21-11-2011

Hungary Introduces Draft Amendment in Parliament

BUDAPEST: A draft amendment to the Hungarian film act has been introduced in the Hungarian parliament. The new bill will alter the basis for funding Hungarian cinema.
02-11-2011

FNE Visegrad Special: Coproductions in Hungary 2011

BUDAPEST: The tax incentive scheme in Hungary set up in 2004 together with special grants for international coproduction from the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) was responsible for a…
12-10-2011

FNE at Jameson Cinefest: Austria's Breathing Take Main Prize

MISKOLC, HUNGARY: The 8th Jameson CineFest (www.cinefest.hu) awarded tthe Austrian film Breathing (Atmen) directed by Karl Markovicx the Emeric Pressburger Prize, named for the Oscar-winning native son of the northeastern…
26-09-2011

FNE Visegrad Prix for Best Intentions

MISKOLC, HUNGARY: Hungarian coproducer Emoke Vagasi of Cor Leonis Films picked up the FNE Visegrad Prix for best coproduction for the film Best Intentions at the 8th Jameson Cinefest held…
25-09-2011

FNE Visegrad: 2011 Hungarian Film Industry Overview

BUDAPEST: Most of the Hungarian film professionals spent the last year waiting for the government to restructure funding for the Hungarian film industry. The Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has just…
23-09-2011

FNE Visegrad 2011: Coproductions in Hungary 2011

BUDAPEST: The tax incentive scheme in Hungary set up in 2004 together with special grants for international coproduction from the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK www.mmka.hu) was responsible for a…
21-09-2011

Call for Grants in Hungary

BUDAPEST: More than one year after the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK) stopped supporting the Hungarian film industry, the Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF, www.filmalap.hu) has published its first call…
20-09-2011

FNE Visegrad Special: 2011 Hungarian Film Industry Overview

BUDAPEST: Most of the Hungarian film professionals spent the last year waiting. The main supporter of the sector, the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMK) became insolvent in mid-2010, leaving production…
20-09-2011

FESTIVALS: Jameson Cinefest Announces Film Line-up

MISKOLC: The 8the Jameson Cinefest Hungary (17-25 September 2011, www.cinefest.hu) has selected 14 films to screen in competition and six films screening out of competition.
05-09-2011

The Hungarian National Film Fund Names Committee Members

BUDAPEST: After its establishment three months ago, the Hungarian National Film Fund has announced the names of the five film professionals who will make the decisions on grants for the…
15-08-2011

Hungarian Filmunio Appoints New Director

BUDAPEST: Katalin Vajda has been named the new director of Hungary's Filmunio, the national organization that promotes Hungarian films internationally. She replaces Eva Vezer, who announced that she would not…
14-08-2011

FNE IDF DocBloc: Documentary film in Hungary: Lost in transition?

Why was the MMKA shut down? What does the future hold for Hungarian documentary filmmakers? Should they take more initiative and make more attractive films? In his in-depth article, journalist…
12-08-2011

RTL Increases Stake in Hungarian Station

BUDAPEST: The German television group RTL has acquired an addition 31% of the shares of the Hungarian commercial station RTL Klub ( www.rtlklub.hu ), Following acquisition of the final 26%…
01-08-2011

Vajna Bails out Hungarian Producers

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund announced on 20 July 2011 that it has reached an agreement to purchase the claims of three banks with loans to Hungarian film producers.
20-07-2011

Debt Consolidation Moves Forward in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund will receive HUF 5.97 billion (EUR 22.5 million) to consolidate the debts of the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu). The 11 July 2011 decision…
13-07-2011

Hungarian TV Announces Job Cuts

BUDAPEST: Hungarian state media will eliminate 600 jobs in TV and Radio. The move will cut an estimated HUF 3 billion on salaries, which is to go toward production.
04-07-2011

Hungarian government funds six new feature films

KARLOVY VARY: The Hungarian government has quietly funded at least six new feature films in the last few weeks according the Hungarian daily newspaper Nepszabadsag. While Hungarian filmmakers continue to…
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Magyar Filmunio Closes

BUDAPEST: Magyar Filmunio (www.magyarfilmunio.hu), the Hungarian film promotion organisation established in 1992 by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu), will cease operations on 1 July 2011. The contract of Eva…
29-06-2011

Government Decision Closes MMK

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian government will close the troubled Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (www.mmka.hu).
23-06-2011