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.

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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, November 24 to December 6

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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You name it, Budapest, Hungary can double up

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.