HUNGARIAN FILM WEEK RETURNS

Variety spoke to Agnes Havas, head of the Hungarian National Film Fund about the three Hungarian features playing in Karlovy Vary, the imminent rise of the production incentive to 25%, and the return of the national movie kudofest, the Hungarian Film Week.


The Hungarian film biz is on a roll, and keen to maintain its momentum - says Leo Barraclough, columnist of Variety.

The renaissance of Hungary’s film biz continues a year on from the Crystal Globe victory at Karlovy Vary for Janos Szasz’s “The Notebook,” the first film to receive coin from Hungary’s new movie support org, the Hungarian National Film Fund, which launched in late 2011. The film went on to be selected as Hungary’s Oscar entry and reached the Academy’s short-list of nine films. It was acquired in North America by Sony Pictures Classics.

At Cannes this year, another Hungarian film, Kornel Mundruczo’s “White God,” won the main prize in the Un Certain Regard section, and was acquired in North American by Magnolia Pictures.

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