One of the most important tasks of the International Department of the National Film Institute is to promote Hungarian feature films as well as the shorts, documentaries and animations in its portfolio abroad, and their film festival representation.
Its main goal is to make sure that Hungarian films and their creators are visible at the most significant festivals worldwide (e.g. Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, Venice, Toronto, Sundance), and offer comprehensive information about them to the international professional community and audiences.
The National Film Institute has its own stand and pavilion at the Berlinale and at the Cannes Film Festival, where all information can be found on new Hungarian productions and projects, and where its relationship with the players of the national and international professional community can be fostered.
The Department has a close relationship with several hundred film festivals and numerous professional organisations. Besides the festival submission and festival representation of films, it takes part creatively in the organisation of film weeks, retrospective screenings, thematic cultural programmes, professional projects, conferences and meeetings.
Csaba Zoltán Papp
director: Márk Kostyál
release date: 2017. February 16.
Sultry heat, dinginess, unspoken social problems and hierarchical infighting. This is the town of Tűzkő, somewhere in present-day Hungary. This is where Misi arrives to inherit his grandfather’s house and property. Misi is a disillusioned and frustrated young...Browse the full festival catalogue
director: Roland Vranik
release date: 2017. January 26.
Award-winning Hungarian director Roland Vranik's third feature film considers the many nuances of integration through the means of an unorthodox love story The Citizen follows Wilson, who, after losing his entire family to the horrors of war and making the perilous journey to Europe...Browse the full festival catalogue
director: Árpád Sopsits
release date: 2016. November 10.
Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű.
A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and...Browse the full festival catalogue
director: Csaba Bereczki
release date: 2016. December 15.
The story of five secretive characters, told with Klezmer music.
Five 21st century young and not so young men someplace in the world. They are musicians in search for someone and something which might have been born in their imagination. Once upon a time in the beginning of the 20th...
The English language Hungarian Film Magazine, published by the National Film Institute, reports about the international success of Hungarian films regularly. The magazine is also available online: