Hypewriter Extends Submission Deadline

BUDAPEST: Hypewriter, the international pitch forum for original tv series ideas, has extended its submission deadline until 31 August 2021. The forum is organised by Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary.

Rise of the Raven To Be Most Expensive Hungarian Series

BUDAPEST: A ten-part big budget Hungarian series Rise of the Raven (working title) is being made about John Hunyadi, a leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th century,…

FNE at Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021: Perfect As You Are

BUDAPEST: The romantic dramedy Perfect As You Are / Így vagy tökéletes by Péter Varsics opened the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021. Varsics won the festival’s best first feature director…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Hungarian Cinema in Cannes

In the year that marks its 120th anniversary, the Hungarian film industry is celebrating four films in Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection.

FNE at Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021: Ravine

BUDAPEST: Balázs Krasznahorkai's family drama Ravine / Hasadék debuted and won the best feature film prize at the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, which took place in Veszprém 23 - 26…

FESTIVALS: Ravine Wins Best Feature at Hungarian Motion Picture Awards

BALATONFÜRED: The jury of the Hungarian Film Academy chaired by István Márta chose Ravine / Hasadék by Balázs Krasznahorkai as the best feature film at the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards,…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to Resume Filming in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The action/adventure/fantasy Brahmastra directed by Ayan Mukerji and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, is set to resume shooting in Hungary sometime after August 2021, when the travel restrictions…

Hungarian/Slovak Family Drama Wild Roots Acquires Worldwide Distributor

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has acquired the distribution rights to the Hungarian/Slovak coproduction Wild Roots / Külön Falka. Hajni Kis’ debut feature will have a market screening at…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Feature Heights and Depths Halfway Through Shooting

BUDAPEST: The first part of the shooting of Heights and Depths / Magasságok és mélységek has been completed. Sándor Csoma's debut feature is about recovering from mourning and is based…

Paprika Studios Announces 3rd Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Paprika Studios opens the call for submissions for the 3rd edition of the Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum, which will take place on 30 August 2021, during…

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 5,381,199 EUR / 1.86 billion HUF for the production of three projects and 94.6 m HUF / 273,689 EUR for the…

OBITUARY: Hungarian Animation Director Marcell Jankovics

BUDAPEST: The acclaimed Hungarian animation director, graphic artist, book illustrator and cultural historian Marcell Jankovics died at the age of 79. He was a key figure in the Hungarian culture…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Historical Adventure Hadik Receives Record Production Grant

BUDAPEST: The historical adventure film Hadik by János Szikora, which is currently in preproduction, received 4.6 m EUR / 1.6 billion HUF from the National Film Institute – Hungary, one…

FESTIVALS: New Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Announces 2021 Dates

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, the annual showcase of Hungarian cinema, will take place this year in Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi from 23 to 26 June. Its predecessor, the…

Hungarian Cinemas Reopen for Immunity Certificate Holders

BUDAPEST: A wide range of services will reopen in Hungary, including cinemas, when the number of vaccinated people reaches 4 million, which is expected to be reached on 30 April…

Szabolcs Hajdu's Treasure City Sold to UK and Ireland

BUDAPEST: Sovereign Film Distribution has acquired the rights to Treasure City / Békeidő for the United Kingdom and Ireland. "Sovereign Films joined the film when we were working on the…

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Two Animated Features

BUDAPEST: Two animated films received production grants from the National Film Institute – Hungary. Director Marcell Jankovics is making a film version of his Toldi series based on János Arany’s…

Focus Features Picks Up British/Hungarian Coproduction Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

BUDAPEST: Focus Features has bought the worldwide distribution rights to Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. The British/Hungarian coproduction is directed by Anthony Fabian, who has Hungarian roots and has recently…

HBO in Production with Hungarian Drama Series

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has begun filming the eight-part, 40-minute Hungarian dramatic series The Informant, written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The series is…

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungary’s Balaton Brigade Wins Berlinale Co-Pro Series

BUDAPEST: The spy series Balaton Brigade produced by Gábor Krigler for Joyrider won the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on 2 March 2021. This was the first time that a Hungarian project…