The Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee animation film director, Marcell Jankovics has died aged 80. Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the filmmaker worked on more than 100 films as director, figure designer, animator and specialist.
The NFI - Film Archive is presenting the recently restored animation cult film Bubble Bath (Habfürdő) online.
Our beloved colleague Gyöngyi Balogh died on 25 March 2021, in her 71st year, having courageously endured a lengthy illness.
Mari Törőcsik, the greatest actress of modern Hungarian film and theatre, died on 16 April, in her 86th year, after an extended illness.
Jubilee year: on 30 April 2021, we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the first directed Hungarian film, A táncz (The Dance).
28 October is International Animation Day, and on this occasion we take a look at what the National Film Institute has achieved in 2020 to preserve Hungarian animation and what projects are still ongoing.
‘A Season of Classics Films’ is a series of free screenings between December 2020 until June 2021 across Europe to raise awareness of the work of European film archives.
The restored version of Late Season, a ground-breaking Holocaust film shot in 1966, features on the programme of the Venice Classics section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
The National Film Institute is making unforgettable Hungarian comedies from the past 80 years available free, online for 10 days to mark Hungarian Film Day on 30 April. Hyppolit, the Butler, The Witness, Dollybirds and Moscow Square plus many others can be watched with English subtitles until 10 May.
The National Film Institute offers free online access to 39 Hungarian Classics with subtitles – literary adaptations, historical films and animations contributing to digital education introduced in Hungary due to the coronavirus outbreak. Precious entertainment for all members of the family staying at home.
With a retrospective consisting of 10 films restored by the National Film Institute - Film Archive - Hungary, Bergamo Film Meeting pays homage to the innovative gaze of Hungarian director Márta Mészáros.
Introduction by Eszter Fazekas, digitalization and film restoration manager of the Budapest Film Archive, on the Márta Mészáros day organized in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 13 February 2019.
2019 sees yet another Hungarian participant at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Classics.
A long-forgotten photo album preserving scene stills of the film featuring young Hungarian aristocrats was brought back to life, and through this an 10-minute fragment of the originally 50-minute-long film has been reconstructed from stills.
Works by Ferenc Molnár have inspired many films, from the earliest days to the present day. Important movie directors such as Mihály Kertész, Fritz Lang, Charles Vidor, Zoltán Fábri and Billy Wilder adapted his dramas. In the following, we examine the filming stories behind 12 Molnár works.
The story, the creators and the reconstruction of the first Hungarian film, The Dance – an exhibition on the Day of Hungarian Film.
Starting today, a total of eight Hungarian films that were restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive will be presented at Toute la Mémoire du Monde festival organised by La Cinémathèque française. For five days, the French Film Institute will showcase restored films.
The audience of the 2017 Berlinale celebrated a new film by Ildikó Enyedi. She’s return after 18 years was magnificent. On Body and Soul won its first international award, the Golden Bear, in Berlin. After this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, the Berlinale presents yet another of Enyedi’s works.
Q&A with György Raduly, director of the Hungarian Film Archive.