“Hungarian cinema is back,” declares Agnes Havas, chief exec of the Hungarian National Film Fund, after Janos Szasz’s “Le Grand Cahier" (The Notebook), the first film funded by her young org to…
Hungarian Motion Picture Public Foundation
MOSCOW -- A Budapest court has transferred more than $27 million worth of state-owned film studios and other property to Hungary's new film fund.
Eastern Europe is a study in contrasts.
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Hungary's annual showcase of national film is to go ahead in April after a financial crisis forced the cancellation of its usual early February date.
Hungary's national film week is going international to match the country's growing profile as a center for European and international co-productions.
As the first former Eastern Bloc country to set up a 20% rebate system for foreign productions back in 2003, Hungary has proved itself to be arguably Europe's most dedicated magnet for foreign…