Judit Elek’s film The Lady from Constantinople back at Cannes
For the seventh time, a newly restored Hungarian film has been invited to the Cannes Classics selection – showing restored works – of the most prestigious international motion picture festival.2023.05.11.
Elemér Ragályi (1939-2023)
Cinematographer Elemér Ragályi, one of the most influential artists of modern Hungarian film, dies at the age of 83.2023.03.31.
IFFR pays tribute to Judit Elek with major retrospective
Celebrating her 85th birthday in 2023, Hungarian film director Judit Elek’s eighteen most famous works are presented at International Film Festival Rotterdam, along with the festival’s publication,...2023.01.27.
Premiere of opera film Orfeusz és Eurydiké on the longest night
This year, the Hungarian National Film Institute (NFI) presents the recently restored opera film Orfeusz és Eurydiké (Orpheus and Eurydice, 1985) as part of the European project A Seas...2022.12.14.
Budapest Classics Film Marathon returns in September
‘Budapest, Vienna, Hollywood’ – National Film Institute is organizing the fifth international festival of restored films, Budapest Classics Film Marathon, between 13-18 September.2022.07.06.
Budapest hosting Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives
After 60 years, Budapest is once again the venue for the Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) between 24-29 April 2022. The Hungarian National Film Institute is host of...2022.04.22.
NFI – Film Archive Congratulates Márta Mészáros
EFA Honours Márta Mészáros with Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the first time the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award goes to a female director from Central/Eastern Europe.2021.11.05.
Törőcsik, Jancsó and Jankovics in focus at Budapest Marathon
Immortal artists of Hungarian cinema are at the heart of Budapest Classics Film Marathon organized by National Film Institute – Hungary.2021.09.14.
4th Budapest Classics Film Marathon arrives in September
From 21st to 26th September, the National Film Institute is organizing – for the fourth time – Budapest’s largest international film event, Budapest Classics Film Marathon.2021.08.30.
Marcell Jankovics, icon of Hungarian animated films dies at 80
The Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee animation film director, Marcell Jankovics has died aged 80. Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the filmmaker worked on more than 100 film...2021.05.31.
Bubble Bath (Habfürdő) – online debut of the musical animation to the rhythm of a heartbeat
The NFI - Film Archive is presenting the recently restored animation cult film Bubble Bath (Habfürdő) online.2021.05.11.
Gyöngyi Balogh (1950-2021)
Our beloved colleague Gyöngyi Balogh died on 25 March 2021, in her 71st year, having courageously endured a lengthy illness.2021.04.20.
Mari Törőcsik (1935-2021)
Mari Törőcsik, the greatest actress of modern Hungarian film and theatre, died on 16 April, in her 86th year, after an extended illness.2021.04.16.
NFI celebrates 120 years of Hungarian cinema with a series of programmes
Jubilee year: on 30 April 2021, we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the first directed Hungarian film, A táncz (The Dance).2021.01.25.
Restored Incandescent Love
The National Film Institute – Film Archive digitized and restored Gyula Macskássy’s Tungsram commercial Izzó szerelem/Incandescent Love (1939) using a special technique.2020.12.09.
Start made on the restoration of György Kovásznai’s iconic animation film Bubble Bath
28 October is International Animation Day, and on this occasion we take a look at what the National Film Institute has achieved in 2020 to preserve Hungarian animation and what projects are still ongo...2020.10.29.
Season of Classic Films
‘A Season of Classics Films’ is a series of free screenings between December 2020 until June 2021 across Europe to raise awareness of the work of European film archives.2020.10.15.
Restored version of Zoltán Fábri’s film Late Season at the film festival in Venice
The restored version of Late Season, a ground-breaking Holocaust film shot in 1966, features on the programme of the Venice Classics section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.2020.07.27.
The Upthrown Stone back at Cannes
This year, for the fifth time, the official programme of Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics, selected a Hungarian film classic restored by the National Film Institute.2020.07.27.
Book dedicated by Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor, who established Paramount Pictures film studio and was one of the founders of Hollywood filmmaking, was born in the village of Ricse on 7 January 1873 and he died in Los Angeles on 10 Ju...2020.06.10.
Unforgettable Comedies Free Online
The National Film Institute is making unforgettable Hungarian comedies from the past 80 years available free, online for 10 days to mark Hungarian Film Day on 30 April. Hyppolit, the Butler, The Witne...2020.04.29.
List of restored films
The list of films restored within the National Film Digitalization and Film Restoration Programme. Last update: September 2022.2020.03.30.
Hungarian Classics Free to Watch
The National Film Institute offers free online access to 39 Hungarian Classics with subtitles – literary adaptations, historical films and animations contributing to digital education introduced in Hu...2020.03.27.