Vajna Buys Hungary’s TV2

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media sources report that Andy Vajna, Hungarian film commissioner, has purchased commercial channel TV2.
15-10-2015

PRODUCTION: Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió Rolls out Slate of European Coproductions

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió, one of Hungary’s most active producers and European coproducers has unveiled to FNE a slate of new productions and European coproductions.
01-09-2015

Hungary Announces Features Grants

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund has allotted production grants of approximately 11.5 m EUR for five feature films. Most of the funding went to Gabor Herendi's period romantic drama…
12-08-2015

Hungarian Classics to be Distributed on VOD in the US

BUDAPEST: Cinemadanube.com has signed an agreement with the Hungarian National Digital Archive (MaNDA), for the VOD distribution of 46 Hungarian classics in the US.
19-06-2015

Successful Opening for Son of Saul Domestically

BUDAPEST: László Nemes’s debut feature Son of Saul opened third at the Hungarian box office and sold 10,541 tickets in its first weekend. It was also selected as the official…
18-06-2015

FNE at Cannes 2015: Competition: Son of Saul

CANNES:Hungarian director László Nemes makes a powerful directorial feature film debut with his Holocaust drama Son of Saul set in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in the final days of World…
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Production Spending in Hungary Reaches 46 billion HUF

BUDAPEST: According to the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH), the country saw an average of 250 cinema and television films produced with a production value of almost HUF 46…
11-03-2015

Ridley Scott and Matt Damon Shooting in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Ridley Scott is currently shooting The Martian in Hungary. The film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.
16-01-2015

Obituaries: Hungarian Filmmakers Janos Zsombolyai and Andras Erkel

BUDAPEST: Hungarian film has lost two of its leading filmmakers. Veteran film director and cinematographer Janos Zsombolyai (75) passed away on 4 January and acclaimed animator Andras Erkel (52) on…
12-01-2015

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Muhi is Development with Spiral

COTTBUS: Hungarian producer Andras Muhi of Inforg-M&M Film is in development with Spiral, a drama with comedic elements directed by Cecilia Felmeri, a much-awarded short film director making her feature…
11-11-2014

Hungarian Film Week Makes Successful Return

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) has made a successful return after a two year absence and the only prize winners were the audience and guests who were able to…
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PRODUCTION: Hungary’s Laokoon Shooting Kills on Wheels

BUDAPEST: Attila Till’s second feature Kills on Wheels, currently shooting until the end of October, is a thriller involving a crippled young man who finds excitement in joining a gang…
14-10-2014

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Week Returns

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Week (HFW) returns after a two year absence as a newly minted event organised by the Hungarian National Film Fund, National Media and Info-communications Authority and…
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Tax Rebate for Film Production in Hungary Increased

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Parliament has approved the increase of the indirect film support ratio from 20 to 25% of eligible costs. The European Commission approved the increase earlier this year…
08-10-2014

Jamie Campbell-Bower and Gerard Depardieu to star in It's Showtime Siberia!

BUDAPEST: Academy award nominated Robert Dornhelm is to direct historical drama It's Showtime Siberia!, with shooting starting in March 2015. The film is a coproduction betwen Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia…
19-09-2014

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Budapest Film Zrt, Hungary

Budapest Film Zrt. is the largest art house cinema network in Hungary, operating six cinemas in the capital city including a multiplex (Corvin Cinema), an event cinema (Kino Café), as…
02-07-2014

Hungary Raising Film Rebates to 30 Percent

PRAGUE: The Hungarian National Film Fund has received approval from the European Commission to raise film cash rebates from 20 percent to 25 percent. The Hungarian system also allows for…
27-06-2014

New Hungarian Media Tax Law Draws Media Concern

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian parliament has passed a new law which will tax advertising revenues up to a top rate of 40 percent, drawing protests from the media.
13-06-2014

Vajna Gets Controversial Casino Concession

BUDAPEST: Hungarian media reports that a casino company owned by Hungarian film commissioner Andrew Vajna received concessions to operate five gambling casinos in Budapest, a government decision that led to…
19-05-2014

FESTIVALS: Kox Takes Mediawave Award

Polish director Bodo Kox’s The Girl from the Wardrobe won the best feature film prize at the 24th Mediawave film festival in Hungary.
14-05-2014