On Body and Soul won five prizes at the award ceremony of the 4th Hungarian Film Week, which was held on the 11st of March, in Vígszínház.
Crews are busy, soundstages are never empty, and you can hardly walk in the Budapest city centre without bumping into a film set. Here are some of the projects that were or are being filmed in Hungary!
In recent years the box office of Hungarian films has started to show signs of life: ‘White God’ was a nice surprise and ‘Son of Saul’ became the hit no one saw coming - these and a few others foreshadowed what 2017 proved to be true: Hungarian audiences are hungry for local movies.
The Hungarian film industry is having to deal with skills shortages. This concerns a wide range of jobs including script supervisor, production accountant, storyboard artist and post-production coordinator.
Winning the Grand Prix at the Berlinale, selected to Cannes and Sundance, nominated at the Student and the main Academy Awards, and winning numerous other incredible prizes at festivals across all continents – this is how 2017 turned out to be for Hungarian cinema. Men and women, both freshly graduated and experienced filmmakers, in genre movies and artistic expressions; the list is long and constantly growing.
2017 was a year to remember for the Media Council’s Media Patronage Programme: the short film ‘Sing’ won the Academy Award in the Best Short Film category, making it the first Hungarian film ever to do so. Congratulations to the director Kristóf Deák and to the producer Anna Udvardy!
Interview with Ádám Paszternák, the director at Creative Europe Desk Hungary.
There is a new wave of Hungarian animation which is defined by animators graduated from Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest from the last few years.
Réka Tenki is a rising talent in the Hungarian film and theatre world. International audiences recently met her in Ildikó Enyedi’s ‘On Body and Soul’, where she played the psychologist, and more recently she was the star of the noir crime story ‘Budapest Noir’.
Alexandra Borbély had an amazing year - she not only played the lead in ‘On Body and Soul’ to rave reviews, but the movie ended up winning Berlinale’s Golden Bear and eventually an Oscar nomination. And between these Alexandra was chosen Best Actress at the European Film Awards. We talked to the young actress about her amazing year and her upcoming exciting new projects.