Emergency Measures to Support Hungary’s Screen Industry

National Film Institute launched the Emergency Fund to support freelance film industry workers and rescheduled the financing of ongoing projects. The application system is continuously in operation, the 30% tax rebate is constantly available for all productions to be filmed in Hungary.

Hungarian Classics Free to Watch

The National Film Institute offers free online access to 35 Hungarian Classics with subtitles - literary adaptations, historical films and animations contributing to digital education introduced in Hungary due to the coronavirus outbreak. Precious entertainment for all members of the family staying at home.

Csaba Káel elected by the International Television Academy

Csaba Káel government commissioner for the development of the Hungarian motion picture industry has been elected member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Hungary: The European Hub for Hollywood

Last year Hungary served as a filming location for dozens of exciting new productions, including some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, Netflix’s hottest new shows and several indie darlings.

VALAN awarded at Fantasporto

Béla Bagota’s first feature film, the Transylvania set psycho thriller, Valan – Valley of Angels, was awarded Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 40th edition of Fantasporto, the leading genre film showcase in Europe.

“Today, Fellini would consider shooting La Dolce Vita in Budapest”

An interview with Csaba Káel, the Government Commissioner for the Development of the Hungarian Film Industry.

Abigél Szőke, the rising star of Hungarian cinema, comes to Berlin

Abigél Szőke rose to fame after playing the lead role in Barnabás Tóth’s post-Holocaust drama, Those Who Remained (‘Akik maradtak’), which opened to rave reviews at last year’s Telluride Film Festival and made its way onto the Oscar shortlist in the International Feature Film category.

Berlinale’s favourite Réka Bucsi is back as a member of the short film jury

Every second year Réka Bucsi is back at the Berlinale. This time, however, instead of a new animation in the short film competition she is a jury member in the Berlinale Shorts programme.

Close-up of two female faces

This year, the 70th Berlinale celebrates its anniversary with a special programme called ‘On Transmission’, not only to show defining movies from the last decades of the festival but also to emphasise the similarities between them.

Of Bears and Hungarians

Film historian and critic László Kolozsi reflects on 70 years of Hungarian cinema at the Berlinale.