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Riviera IFF Main Prize to AS FAR AS I KNOW

Hungarian first feature film, AS FAR AS I KNOW, produced in National Film Institute’s Incubator Program won the Riviera International Film Festival’s Best Movie main prize. The chairman of the jury was the Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Kenneth Lonergan. Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy’s feature debut is starring Gabriella Hámori and Balázs Bodolai.

Marcell Jankovics (1941-2021)

The Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee animation film director, Marcell Jankovics has died aged 80. Over his career that spanned six decades, he worked on more than 100 films as director, figure designer and animator.

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.

Fantasporto: 4 Awards for Hungarian Movies

Péter Bergendy won Best Director award for his POST MORTEM and Piros Zánkay brought home the Best Screenplay award. Director’s Week prized Lili Horvat’s romantic drama PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME as Best Film and Natasa Sork for the leading role as Best Actress.

‘Preparations…’ awarded Best Film at 45th Cleveland IFF

Lili Horvát’s romantic drama PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME has won the George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition at Cleveland Int’l Film Festival.

Mari Törőcsik (1935-2021)

Mari Törőcsik, the greatest actress of modern Hungarian cinema and theatre, died on 16 April, in her 85th year, after a long illness.

Lili Horvát named Best Director at Dublin FF

The Dublin Film Critics’ Circle awarded Lili Horvát Best Director at the Dublin Film Festival for her psychological noir PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME. The Hungarian film which tells the story of Marta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon is in the competition for the Independent Spirit Award as one of the five nominees in the Best Int’l Film category.

Natasa Stork is the Hungarian Shooting Star 2021

European Film Promotion announced the 10 European actors who will be honoured as EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021. Hungary will be represented by Natasa Stork, the leading actress of PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, which is Hungary’s Oscar Entry.

Hungary: The Most Popular Filming Destination in Continental Europe

“You are spoilt for choice in Hungary. The variety of landscapes is incredible. In popular Budapest alone you will find everything from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters, opera houses and sports stadiums. All location palettes are on offer in the capital city, from classical to modern, industrial to upscale, hipster to retro, with castles and rural landscapes. this makes it easy to double for many different countries, including Paris, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Moscow” (kftv.com)