Hungarian Film Classics in Cannes and Venice

BUDAPEST: The Upthrown Stone (1968) by Sándor Sára and Late Season by Zoltán Fábri have been selected in 2020 Cannes Classics and Venice Classics of the 73th Cannes Film Festival…

Domestic and International Film Production Makes Strong Restart in Hungary

BUDAPEST: With two domestic feature films in shooting since June 2020, a Netflix production filming since mid-July and several domestic and international productions set to start shooting, Hungarian film production…

OBITUARY: Hungarian-American Producer Andy Vajna

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74 after a long illness, according to the Hungarian National Film Fund

Hungary Raises Tax Incentives from 25% to 30%

BUDAPEST: Hungary will raise its production incentives from 25% to 30%. The submission of the Hungarian Film Fund approved by the European Commission aims at preserving its competitiveness in Europe.

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Review COMPETITION On Body and Soul

BERLIN: Hungarian cinema seems to be on a winning streak after László Nemes’s Son of Saul taking a string of international prizes including the Oscar for best foreign film. Now…
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Son of Saul Wins Oscar and Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the gala held at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood on 28 February 2016. The debut feature of László Nemes…

The Wednesday Child Wins Trieste Film Festival

TRIESTE: The Wednesday Child by Lili Horváth received the Trieste Award for Best Feature Film at the 27th Trieste Film Festival which took place from 22 to 30 January 2016.
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Son of Saul and Mustang to Get Oscar Nods

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul, the debut feature of the Hungarian László Nemes, and Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, were nominated in the Foreign Language category for the 88th edition of the…

Son of Saul Wins Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film

BUDAPEST: Son of Saul, the debut feature of the Hungarian László Nemes, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on 11…

Obituary: Cinematographer Vilmos Szigmond

BUDAPEST: Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond passed away at 85 on 1 January 2016.

NATPE Europe Returning to Budapest

PRAGUE: Just two years after relocating NATPE Europe to Prague, the TV market will be returning to Budapest in 2016.

Vajna Buys Hungary’s TV2

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

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.

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…

Hungarian Classics to be Distributed on VOD in the US

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

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…

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…

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.

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…