Film Marathon closes with record audience figures
Budapest Classics Film Marathon, the Hungarian Film Institute’s festival celebrating restored motion pictures, has closed with a record number of full-house screenings, meet-and-greets and international professional programmes, including the first-ever archive film fair. More than 20,000 took part in 110 screenings over the six-day time travel, smashing previous attendance numbers.
Treasures of European Film Culture plaque unveiled at Budapest Nyugati Station
In 2022, the European Film Academy (EFA) honored Budapest Nyugati Station with the title of Treasures of European Film Culture, on which occasion a commemorative plaque was unveiled in the hall of the railway station.
Annecy Jury Award-winning FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE is the Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards©
Directed by accomplished director Áron Gauder, produced by Réka Temple’s Cinemon Ent. FOUR SOULS OF COYOTE is retelling the Native American creation myths while also reflecting on our present.
Film Marathon plays to full houses
Budapest Classics Film Marathon, the largest festival in Hungary of restored motion pictures, runs until Sunday. Cinemas in the capital are once again hosting stars such as Kálmán Latabár, Mari Törőcsik, Johnny Depp, Dezső Garas, Klári Tolnay, Grace Kelly, and John Travolta. THE TIN DRUM, THE FOOTBALL STAR (CSODACSATÁR), RAGING BULL, BLACK NARCISSUS, GREASE, TRAINSPOTTING and more are all projected on the big screen while Hollywood’s greatest Hungarian artists make a return to picture theatres.
Budapest Classics Film Marathon arrives complete with free open-air screenings, curiosities of film history and a legendary work by Giuseppe Tornatore
John Travolta, Dezső Garas, Johnny Depp and the most famous Hungarian vampire of them all, Béla Lugosi, are on show at the Basilica. As part of Budapest Classics Film Marathon, once again an open-air cinema is being set up for four days in Szent István Square, where JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ED WOOD, FOOTBALL OF THE GOOD OLD DAYS (RÉGI IDŐK FOCIJA) and the smash hit GREASE can all be viewed in fully restored, superb quality, for free. The National Film Institute is arranging Budapest’s biggest international film festival for the sixth occasion between 12-17 September.
Romanian-Hungarian coproduction, FREEDOM in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival
Tudor Giurgiu’s latest film, FREEDOM (Libertate), will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo. Exploring a lesser-known episode of the 1989 Romanian Revolution, which brought the end of Communism in the country, the production of FREEDOM was supported by National Film Institute Hungary. The works of Hungarian filmmakers Gergő Somogyvári, Anna Flóra Buda, Anna Gyimesi, Bianka Szelestey, and Domonkos Erhardt were also invited to the various competition programs of the 29th Sarajevo Film Festival beginning on August 11.
Katalin Moldovai's Without Air debuts at Toronto IFF
The Discovery program of one of the world's most prestigious festival, Toronto IFF, was announced today. Katalin Moldovai's first feature film, Without Air has been selected as the only Hungarian work at the 2023 edition beginning on 17 September.
COVID-19 health protection plan for filming - REVISED VERSION
Health protection plan for film shooting during the COVID-19 virus infection
Huge expansion at NFI Studios
Hungary’s historical soundstage complex in Fót will be expanded in a large-scale investment project. As a part of its economic protection programme, the Hungarian Government decided to develop National Film Institute’s NFI Studios increasing its capacity to 12,200 square meters. The high priority expansion project will serve both international and increasing demand of Hungarian productions in the future and create hundreds of new jobs.