FESTIVALS: Hungarian Film Festival Leaves Budapest For New Location

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Festival, long known as the Hungarian Film Week, will move to the Veszprém-Balaton region, Hungarian film commissioner Csaba Káel announced. The annual festival, which has been…
26-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Ten Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 500,000 EUR in a production grant for one feature film, a pre-production grant for one feature film and development grants…
24-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: HUNGARY

BUDAPEST: The year 2020 started as a good one. The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) was established in January 2020 as the successor of the Hungarian National Film Fund,…
24-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Bence Fliegauf Competes for Golden Bear with Forest - I See You Everywhere

BUDAPEST: Bence Fliegauf’s newest film Forest – I See You Everywhere / Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak has been invited to the Main Competition of the 71. Berlin International Film Festival,…
22-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungarian Debut Natural Light Competes at Berlinale

BUDAPEST: The first feature of Hungarian director Dénes Nagy, Natural light / Természetes fény has been invited to the Main Competition of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, which opens…
19-02-2021

Ildikó Enyedi Pitches Hungarian Spy Series in Berlin

BUDAPEST: The Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated director Ildikó Enyedi returns to the Berlin International Film Festival as a jury member, and she will also present the Balaton Brigade…
09-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2021 Moves Online

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest International Documentary Festival runs 1 to 10 March 2021, screening 30 documentaries in competition. The event will be held online, because Hungarian film…
08-02-2021

Hungarian Oscar Winner László Nemes Prepares The Orphan

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the pre-production of The Orphan / Az árva, the third feature film by László Nemes, with 66.5 m Ft / 186,250 EUR.
04-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute Hungary Funds Nine Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 1 m EUR in production grants for five feature films, a pre-production grant for one feature film, and development grants…
02-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Christmas Film in Production

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Dániel Tiszeker is filming Christmas Flame / Nagykarácsony, a classical love story between a cynical firefighter Arnold and a disorganised director of a school performance. The shooting…
01-02-2021

BOX OFFICE: Box Office in Hungary Falls by 70% in 2020

BUDAPEST: Hungarian domestic box office fell by 62% in 2020. The total gross of Hungarian films was 838 million HUF / 2.3 million in EUR in 2019, but fell to…
19-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Vietnamese Coproduction Wraps Hungarian Shoot

BUDAPEST: Dóra Szűcs's second film, Budapest, Where the Love Starts / Budapest, ahol a szerelem kezdődik finished shooting in Hungary, before moving to Vietnam to continue filming. „This is the…
13-01-2021

GRANTS: Hungary Funds Coproduction with Morocco

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the production of one feature film in its December 2020 round. Scirocco / Sirokkó is Moroccan/Hungarian/Italian coproduction and tells the story of…
17-12-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Gentle Monster Takes Shape

BUDAPEST: Gentle Monster / Jámbor szörnyeteg, the story of a woman bodybuilder directed by Anna Nemes and László Csuja, completed the first phase of production on 9 December 2020. Shooting…
15-12-2020

PRODUCTION: Ildikó Enyedi Completes Hungarian/Italian/French/Dutch The Story of My Wife

BUDAPEST: The Berlinale winning director Ildikó Enyedi is finishing post-production on her first English language feature, The Story of My Wife / A feleségem története, after delays caused by the…
04-12-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is Hungary's Oscar Bid

BUDAPEST: Lili Horvát’s sophomore feature Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time / Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre is Hungary's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion…
26-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Doc Fest Versio Hands Out Six Awards

BUDAPEST: Welcome to Chechnya by David France won the 17th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which took place 10 - 22 November 2020. The festival moved to an…
25-11-2020

PRODUCTION: British/Hungarian Mrs Harris Goes to Budapest

BUDAPEST: The British/Hungarian coproduction Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is currently filming in Hungary until the end of November 2020. The film will move on to Paris and London to…
24-11-2020

National Film Institute - Hungary Launches Streaming Platform

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute - Hungary launched Filmio, a platform streaming Hungarian films, on 19 November 2020. More than 220 productions are available on the site, including 160 feature…
23-11-2020

Hungary Closes Cinemas

BUDAPEST: New restrictive measures came into force on 11 November 2020 in Hungary. This is the second time in 2020 that the Hungarian film theatres had to close because of…
12-11-2020