Hungary’s Zsuzsa Mihalek is among the nominees for the 2024 Academy Award for Production Design announced on Tuesday.
End-of-winter Buso festivities to begin in Mohacs on Thursday
The end-of-winter masked carnival Buso festivities, a registered UNESCO cultural heritage event, begins in Mohacs, in southern Hungary, on Thursday.
Hungarian, Turkish public media chiefs sign cooperation pact
Hungarian and Turkish public media chief executives on Monday signed an agreement on cooperation and an exchange of content in connection with the joint Hungarian-Turkish cultural season, the press and marketing office of Hungary's Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) said.
2024 Sziget Festival to feature Fred Again, Sam Smith, Big Thief
Organisers of next year's Sziget Festival in Budapest on Tuesday announced 40 performers expected to attend the event, including Fred Again, Martin Garrix, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Louis Tomlinson and Big Thief.
1929 Hungarian silent film recovered, remastered to be shown under EU programme
Prisoner Number Seven, a 1929 silent film believed to have been lost, will be screened in Budapest's Urania cinema on December 15 as part of this year's Season of Classics Films programme supported by an EU cultural scheme, the National Film Institute (NFI) said ...
Semmelweis wins best film in Toronto
Semmelweis, a feature directed by Lajos Koltai, has won the main prize, based on the audience's rating, at the 19th Toronto European Film Festival, the National Film Institute (NFI) said.
International Veszprem Jazz Festival to start on Thursday
The Veszprem Jazz Festival to be held as part of the Veszprem-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture scheme will feature international stars, experimental performances crossing musical borders, as well as young Hungarian jazz musicians playing between Thursday and Sunday.
Reisz’s ‘Explanation for Everything’ bags two awards at Chicago Film Festival
Hungarian filmmaker Gabor Reisz's "Explanation for Everything" won awards in two categories at the 59th Chicago International Film Festival, the film's distributor, Cirko Film, said on Saturday.
Historical feature Semmelweis to receive pre-premiere in New York
Lajos Koltai's romantic historical film feature focusing on the life of celebrated Hungarian obstetrician Ignac Semmelweis, known as the savior of mothers, will be screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on the October 23 national holiday marking the 1956 ...
Palace of Arts announces international star orchestras, world-class soloists in 2024 schedule
The Palace of Arts (Mupa) will include in its 2024 schedule international star orchestras and world-class soloists, such as Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Maria Joao Pires and Daniel Harding, Philippe Jaroussky, Bela Fleck, Francesco Corti and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
The Game wins best film at Parma Film Festival
Peter Fazakas's The Game (A jatszma) was awarded the Violetta d'Argento prize at this year's Parma Film Festival, the National Film Institute said on Monday.
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Drama series revives memories of Polgár sisters’ reign
Men chess kings bad losers to Hungary’s queen
Netflix chess drama “The Queen’s Gambit,” has proved to be a winner worldwide and has thrown the spotlight back on Hungary’s famous chess player sisters the Polgárs. Judit Polgár, who is considered by far the strongest female player of all time and the only ...
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Films go online in pandemic
Another victim of the killer coronavirus pandemic is the ninth annual international Jewish and Israeli Film Festival between November 24 and December 6, which this year will be held online in its entirety. Seventeen recent titles on Jewish life, culture and history will be ...
Budapest to host MTV European Music Awards
This year's MTV European Music Awards ceremony will be held in Budapest on November 8, offering television viewers a virtual show broadcast from Budapest and London, the Hungarian Tourism Agency (MTU) said in a statement on Tuesday.
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World on a cheap plate for film-makers
Now we find out, too late as usual – Isabelle Huppert and Lesley Manville, two of our favourite lady actors, were in Budapest filming this October and November. If we’d known we probably could have tracked them down in the sure knowledge that they ...
Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Kings of Leon for return of Sziget Festival
Sheffield quartet Arctic Monkeys, English singer-songwriter and model Dua Lipa and Nashville brothers The Kings of Leon are the biggest names announced so far for the return of Budapest’s Sziget Festival from its two-year, coronavirus-enforced hiatus next August 10-15.
Szekely Festival returns to Budapest after two-year hiatus
The Szekely Festival dedicated to Szekler gastronomy, handcrafts and music will return to Budapest after a two-year hiatus from Friday to Sunday, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said.