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Monte-Carlo Main Prize from Kusturica to Bad Poems

Bad Poems by Gábor Reisz won the Best Film Award at the 16th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.

ZagrebDox awarded Easy Lessons

Dorottya Zurbó’s first full-length documentary was awarded at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox, the regions influential docu film festival. Easy Lessons was developed and produced in the frame of the Fund’s Incubator Program.

An Entertaining Journey Through Arts, Action, Humour and Genres

The first animated feature to be fully supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund is Ruben Brandt, Collector, a thriller with a unique visual world by Milorad Krstić. After several years of mostly insignificant Hungarian animated features that fluctuated in quality, it was a great success for both the press and the animation industry, as well as for the audience.

Terminator and Co.

The Hungarian service film industry is booming, and in 2018 we welcomed more projects than ever before. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Timothée Chalamet and Antonio Banderas all made exciting projects here, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here is a quick look at what films and TV shows were made in our country last year.

Budapest Goes Viral

When celebrities film in Budapest, they keep postin' it on their social media. And sometimes it goes viral!

Promising Stories Get the Chance to Become Low Budget Films

The Hungarian National Film Fund’s Incubator Program was launched in 2015 to support talented young directors who have not yet made their first feature. During the past three years, over 200 film projects were submitted to the programme, and 14 young directors got the opportunity to make their debut feature films. Ágnes Havas, CEO of the HNFF, said that the growing number of applicants year after year is a clear sign of success. The Incubator Program not only helps make debut films but it is also a great platform to build a community for young and talented filmmakers who reflect on the world and on the activities and events around them.

Ready, Set, Fast Forward!

2018 was an exciting year for the Hungarian film industry: Kate McKinnon rapped in Hungarian on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Will Smith danced on top of the Chain Bridge, as part of his Keke challenge, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was giving constant live feeds from Hungarian gyms.

Berlinale: Entropia won the Teddy Award

Flóra Anna Buda’s graduation film, Entropia recieved the Teddy Award for Best Short Film, which is the offical Queer Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

A Flat-Out Masterpiece: Restored Sátántangó Debuts at the Berlinale

25 years after its original release, Béla Tarr’s masterpiece has received 4K digital restoration, and the result will be shown for the first time at the Berlin Film Festival this year.

An Entertaining Journey Through Arts, Action, Humour and Genres

The first animated feature to be fully supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund is Ruben Brandt, Collector, a thriller with a unique visual world by Milorad Krstić. After several years of mostly insignificant Hungarian animated features that fluctuated in quality, it was a great success for both the press and the animation industry, as well as for the audience.

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