OBITUARY Hungarian Director Miklos Jancso

BUDAPEST: Cannes winning Hungarian film director Miklós Jancsó died 31 January 2014 at age 92.

PRODUCTION: Palfi Free Fall in Fast Forward

BUDAPEST: European Film Award winner György Pálfi (Hukkle, Taxidermia, Final Cut) is already in production with Free Fall, a film that originated from a concept in November 2013.

Grants for Hungarian Films in January 2014

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has announced grants for six new productions.

Sony Picks up Szasz's Notebook

BUDAPEST: Sony Classics Pictures has picked up Janos Szasz’s Hungarian Oscar hopeful The Notebook.

Second Hungarian Grant for Fliegauf Film

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund gave a grant of 7.5m HUF (EUR 25,000) for preproduction works on Bence Fliegauf's new film, Hímpor.

FNE Warsaw AV Summit Country Profile: Hungary

The launch of the new Hungarian National Film Fund saw the first results of its funding in 2013, ending a long drought in Hungarian film production. Foreign film production continued…

Coming Out Strong at Hungarian Box Office

BUDAPEST: Coming Out directed by Dénes Orosz and produced by Megafilm has emerged as the best Hungarian domestic film opening of 2013. The film is distributed in Hungary by Hungaricom.

GRANTS: Hungary Funds Seven Animation Projects

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Media Authority awarded 64m HUF in grants for animation films. All of the seven new productions will be broadcast first on Magyar Televízió.

National Media Authority Funds Documentaries

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s National Media Authority will distribute 117m HUF to 16 documentary productions and 74m HUF for nine science films.

Hungary Campaigns to Build Domestic Audiences

BUDAPEST: Nimrod Antal (Kontroll, Vacancy, Predators) has been lured back to Hungary ten years after making his 2003 international breakthrough (and debut) movie Kontroll to create a promotional film to…

Skylink Adds Hungarian Channels

The Czech and Slovak digital satellite platform Skylink announced it will add broadcasts of Hungarian channels.

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Julianna Ugrin

FNE interviews Hungarian documentary producer Julianna Ugrin, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Houdini Works Magic in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Houdini, a four-hour miniseries starring Adrien Brody, began filming in Budapest on 14 October 2013.

Fuso Adds Disney on Demand

BUDAPEST: OTT platform Fuso will add Disney Movies on Demand to its Hungarian service.

Hungarian Fuso Inks Deal with Miramax

BUDAPEST: Hungarian video-on-demand company Fuso has signed a deal Miramax, the US company’s first SVoD deal in the territory.

Hungarian FilmLab Acquires CORTEX

BUDAPEST: Postproduction house Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), announced the purchase of MTI Film’s dailies processing division CORTEX:Dailies Ultimate Edition.

Janos Szasz’s KVIFF Prize Winner Hits Hungarian Screens

BUDAPEST Hungarian director János Szász’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival winner The Notebook opened last weekend (18 September 2013) with 25 copies in Hungary.

Hungary Extends Tax Rebate through 2019

BUDAPEST: The European Commission approved the continuation of Hungary’s tax rebate system for films through 31 December 2019. Production companies can claim 20 percent of costs under the scheme.

FESTIVALS: Germany, Singapore Take Top Prizes at 10thCinefest Hungary

MISKOLC: Katrin Gebbe’s Nothing Bad Can Happen (Tore tanzt) won the Emeric Pressburger Grand Prize of the 10th edition of the Jameson CineFest, named in honor of the Miskolc-born Academy…

PRODUCTION: Hartley-Merrill Winner Goes into Production

BUDAPEST: Weekend, the Hungarian winner of the International Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award, will begin a seven-week shoot on locations in Budapest, rural Hungary and in Transylvania in Romania in mid-October.