Die Hard Resumes Production in Hungary

The fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, resumed filming in Hungary, following a fire on the set.

PRODUCTION: Liza, the Fox-Fairy Begins Filming

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian-Swedish coproduction Liza, the Fox-Fairy, the feature film debut of Karoly Ujj Meszaros written by Meszaros and Balint Hegedus, is currently in production with shooting due to wrap…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Heavenly Shift in Preproduction

BUDAPEST: Márk Bodzsár will begin filming his first feature, Heavenly Shift, at the end of August 2012. The film, described as a sort of „Fargo meet Pulp Fiction," follows a…

FNE at KVIFF: Hungary Back in East of the West

The Hungarian contender for the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com) East of the West competition, Dear Betrayed Friends directed by Sara Czerhalmi, has reclaimed its competition slot. The festival had previously…

June 2012 Grants for Hungarian Films

BUDAPEST: Hungarian Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) has designated production grants for two feature films and one documentary, and preproduction support for one feature film. Production funds will go to Heavenly Shift…

PRODUCTION: Szabolcs Hajdu Preps Mirage

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Acclaimed Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu (White Palms, Bibliothèque Pascal) is in preparation with a Hungarian/ Slovak/British coproduction, Mirage, a drama exploring the Hungarian Puszta and the way the Hungarians…

FESTIVALS: Record Submissions for Jameson CineFest

MISKOLC: Hungary's Jameson CineFest (www.cinefest.hu) announced it received a record number of entries for the 9th edition, 14-23 September 2012.

PRODUCTION: Die Hard 5 Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The fifth installment of Die Hard directed by John Moore is currently shooting in Budapest through August 2012.

FNE Exclusive: Q&A with Andy Vajna, Hungarian Film Commissioner

FNE at Cannes IFF 2012: FNE met up on the terrace of Carlton for an exclusive session with Hungarian Film Commissioner Andy Vajna together with Agnes Havas head of the…
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EFP Producer on the Move: Judit Stalter

BUDAPEST: "I feel lucky because my job is my hobby too", says Judit Stalter, Hungary's European Film Promotion 2012 Producer on the Move. "If I don't work, I'm always watching…

FESTIVALS: Mediawave International Competition

{mosimage}Five feature films will compete in the main competition of the 22nd edition of the Hungarian Mediawave IFF (www.mediawavefestival.hu , taking place 26-30 April in Fort Monostor.

PRODUCTION: Heat in Early Development

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Mihaly Schwechtj is developing Heat, a black-comedy set in a small village an involving love, friendship, sex, lies and some pregnant goats. Höség/Heat is produced by László Kántor with…

PRODUCTION: New Robert Pejo film in Development

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Robert Pejo is developing Paw, an inspiring story of an amazing rescue dog and his trainer and focusing on friendship, compassion and love, producer László Kántor told FNE. "It…

PRODUCTION: Kenyeres Balint in Preproduction with Hier

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kenyeres Balint will shoot his first feature, Hier, in Morroco for seven weeeks and in Hungary for one week fall 2012.

Forgacs Documentary Premieres at Hungarian Film Week

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Honeyland - German unity @ Balaton (Mezfold - Nemet egyseg a balatonnal), a documentary from Hungarian director Péter Forgacs (www.forgacspeter.hu), is set to screen at Hungarian Film Week before…

Hungarian Film Week Revived with 43rd Edition

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The 43 Hungarian Film Week will take place from 2-5 February 2012 in Budapest under the leadership of BélaTarr who is reviving the tradition of a pre-Berlin slot for…

Istanbul, My Dream to be Released in Hungary

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Ferenc Török's third feature film Istanbul, My Dream will hit Hungarian cinemas on 16 February 2012. The story written by Török follows a woman who finds herself in Istanbul…

Hungarian 2012 Grants Announced

BUDAPEST: Károly Ujj Mészáros's first feature, Liza, the Fox Fairy, János Szász's The Notebook and Gyula Nemes's Zero received a total amount of 400 M HUF as production grants from…

Turkish Series Conquers Hungary

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: The Turkish crime show Ezel has been breaking TV viewer records in Hungary since its debut in April 2011. According to Today's Zaman, Turkish programmes have become the most…

Pay TV Subscriptions Rise in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Official data shows that pay TV subscribers reached 3.2 million in Hungary by the end of November 2011.