EFP Producers on the Move 2013 Andrea Taschler

BUDAPEST: Budapest native Andrea Taschler trained as a dramaturg but was talked into working in film production. She started out as an assistant director in 2000, moving up the ranks…

ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes: 1989

Hungarian scriptwriter András B. Vágvölgyi competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with 1989, the story of a Budapest ladies man.

New Hungarian Grants for Films in Development

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has given development grants of 47,747 EUR/14 m HUF to four feature films.

M-Appeal acquires Hungarian first feature Land of Storms

WARSAW: German sales outfit M-Appeal has acquired a Land of Storms, a first feature by Hungarian director Adam Csaszi for its Cannes line-up that includes several strong CEE titles. The…

NBC Dracula Series Shoots in Budapest

BUDAPEST: The new NBC series Dracula is shooting the pilot and all ten episodes in Budapest, with filming scheduled to continue until the beginning of summer.

PRODUCTION: Mundruczo Begins Shooting White God

BUDAPEST: Kornél Mundruczó (The Tender Son) has started a 50-day filming schedule on The White God, described as a “sentimental adventure film.”

Two Hungarian Films Receive Funds in March

BUDAPEST: Films from directors Attila Gigor and Zoltán Kamondi received grants in the latest decisions of the Hungarian Film Fund.

Hungarian Ad Market Continues Decline

BUDAPEST: Advertising revenues for the Hungarian TV market fell by 11% in 2012 to just under 49b HUF.

Hungary Announces More Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund has awarded grants to one documentary and two feature films in its fourth round of funding.

Fliegauf and Togay Receive Hungarian Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund awarded a production grant to Bence Fliegauf’s film Parázsló féreglyuk and a script development grant to Can Togay's film Mutabor.

Three New Appointments at HBO Europe

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has appointed three executives in the field of original programming and production.

Hungary Unveils New Rental Fee Structure for Location Shoots

BUDAPEST: National Film Fund announced a new regulations and rental fees for location filming which went into effect as of 1 January 2013.

Hungarian Audiences Reject Mid-Budget Movies

BUDAPEST: Blockbuster films are taking a greater share of the box office, and art house films are stable, but Hungarian audiences are disappearing for mid-budget films.

Production: Mundruczo in Preproduction with The White God

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo (Delta, Tender Son - The Frankenstein Projekt) has begun working on his new project The White God (Fehér Isten).

PRODUCTION: Kenau in Preproduction

BUDAPEST: Dutch filmmaker Maarten Treurniet (Het Paradijs/Paradise, The Heineken Kidnapping) will start shooting Kenau, a historical drama about a legendary Dutch folk hero, on 24 February 2013. The film is…

PRODUCTION: Fekete Prepping Mom and Othe Loonies

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Ibolya Fekete (Bolshe Vita, Chico) is in pre-production on her next film, Mom and Other Loonies in the Family (Anyám és más futóbolondok a családban).

Hungarian Film Fund back new Mundruczo film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has granted 1.6m EUR to Fehér Isten/White God, thenew project of Kornel Mundruczo and to Utóélet/Afterlife, the directorial debut of Virág Zomborácz, as well…

PRODUCTION: Gyorgy Palfi Developing The Voice

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director György Pálfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia) will participate in the Berlinale Co-production Market with The Voice. The filmmakers are looking for coproducers and a world sales agent.

Hungary Launches Film and TV Awards

BUPAPEST: Actor and director Hakan Yildiz and a collection of independent filmmakers are organizing Hungary's first official film and TV awards, the HUFTAs (www.hungarianfilmtvawards.com), scheduled to take place 1 June…

PRODUCTION: Bibiliotheque Pascal Director in Preproduction with Mirage

BUDAPEST: Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu (Bibiliotheque Pascal, White Palms) is currently in preproduction for a Hungarian/Slovak coproduction, Mirage (Délibáb).