PRODUCTION: Robert Pejo in Pre-Production on Paw (Mancs)

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Robert Pejo is in pre-production on his new film, Paw, a story based on the real life of the famous Hungarian rescue dog and his trainer Laszlo…

CineFest received MEDIA funding

CineFest, the international film festival held in the northern Hungarian city of Miskolc, has received funding support from the MEDIA program of the European Union ( for the second year.…

FESTIVALS: Documentary Project Development Workshop and Film Festival

BUDAPEST: More than 40 documentary films from 15 countries will be presented at the 6th Dialect Film Festival ( in Budapest. The event will take place June 23-38, and the…

PRODUCTION: Glass Tiger 3 begins filming in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third sequel of the very successful Hungarian cult-comedy Üvegtigris (Glass Tiger 3) produced by Filmpartners Ltd. ( will start shooting on June 21 in Hungary. Péter Rudolf, the…

German funding added to Istvan Szabo’s new feature

BUDAPEST: Academy Award winning director Istvan Szabo is working on an new film, The Door, an adaptation of a Hungarian novel, written by Magda Szabo, which has been translated to…

MMK Promises Grant Support for 17 New Hungarian Films

BUDAPEST: A total of 17 film projects have been accorded a declaration of intent for funding by the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA - Included on the list are…

Cartoon Forum heads to Hungary

Cartoon Forum, the European coproduction forum for TV and new platform animation, will be held in a new EU country for the first time this year, in the Hungarian border…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Istanbul in production

Hungarian director Ferenc Török is in production with Instanbul, a Hungarian/Turkish/Irish/Dutch coproduction starring Johanna Ter Steege.

FNE at Cannes IFF 2010: Hungaricom Acquires Major Animation Catalogue

CANNES: Budapest based Hungaricom ( has acquired world rights for the Kecskemetfilm ( animation catalogue with over 300 short films and 10 animated features. Hungarian animation studio Kecskemetfilm, founded in…
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Magyar Telekom sees increase in TV revenues

Despite a 6.4% decline in Q1 revenues, Hungary's Magyar Telekom ( saw growth in it mobile internet and TV market.

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Tamas Liszka

Hungarian "Producer on the Move" Tamás Liszka is breaking new ground in the field of animation in Hungary, and earning high praise along the way.

Cannes IFF 2010 Hungarian Cinema: Tender Son in Competition

CANNES: Hungarian film has a major presence at Cannes IFF this year with Kornel Mundruczo's Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project in Competition and Agnes Kocsis's Adrienn Pal in Certain…
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FNE at Mediawave: Mediawave panels look at European cooperation

The Hungarian international film festival Mediawave ( wrapped its first edition in Szombathely on May 8, with three days of panels focusing on European cooperation in production, distribution, and regional…

Digital video studio opens in Hungary

Focus Fox Digital Video Studio ( announced the opening of a €1.4 million facility featuring sound and color correction technology in Budapest.

Raleigh Budapest Studio opens

U.S. based Raleigh Studios has announced the opening of its newest facility in Budapest.

FESTIVALS: Final call for BuSho film fest

The 6th BuSho film festival, running September 1-5, 2010 in Budapest, has announced its final call for online entries on May 1, 2010.

South Korea picks up Made in Hungaria

Made in Hungaria has been acquired by Chris Lee Pictures International on behalf of Korea Telecom.

Liza, The Fox-Fairy going to Atelier

Accomplished short film and commercial director Károly Ujj-Mészáros' first feauture film, Liza the Fox-Fairy now in pre-production. has been invited to Cannes Film Festival's sixth Cinefondation Atelier.

MFI announces sciptwriting contest

MFI and Scriptbase are offering a full scholarship to the Script 2 Film Workshop, held on the Aegean islands of Nissyros and Samos.

Almási takes Hungary's Kossuth Prize

Tamás Almási has received Kossuth Prize for his outstanding documentary and feature films, presented on March 15 by László Sólyom, the President of Hungary.