In recent years, the market conditions for film production in Hungary have changed significantly; a growing number of international and domestic productions are looking for increasingly high level of services. NFI also has great ambitions to play a bigger part in this competition. We started a HUF 42 billion studio development in Fót last year. For the long-term development of the Hungarian motion picture sector, the largest state-funded Hungarian studio development of all time will be implemented within the framework of the Government's Economic Protection Action Plan.
As part of the above-mentioned development, the MAFILM department will continue to operate under the name NFI Studios. The department has two main pillars: NFI Studios builds on MAFILM’s many decades of history and its locations. This includes the Róna Street studios known as the cradle of Hungarian film production, as well as the invaluable experience that the employees of MAFILM gained during the production of numerous successful Hungarian and international films made here.
On the other hand, the basis of NFI Studios’ activities will be the new production base in Fót. With the development of the studios, which started in 2021, one of the most modern film production centers in Hungary will be established here. With four new studios totaling 10,000 square meters, the development will increase studio capacity fivefold. Two new studios are scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2024, and filming in the other two studios may start by the end of the first half of 2024.