The 62nd Berlin International Film festival starts on February 9. The Hungarian National Film Fund’s Intlernational Department represents 52 Hungarian feature films at the first major international film event of the year.
The EFM will be the first opportunity for international buyers to view THE EXAM by Péter Bergendy and THE TRAGEDY OF MAN by legendary Marcell Jankovics.
Magyar Filmunió, the International Division of the Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF) opens up the Hungarian Stand at the European Film Market (EFM) February 9. This year the Film Fund provides full representation of Hungarian films, including sales and festival promotion.
Péter Bergendy’s agent movie, THE EXAM and Marcell Jankovics’s monumental Madách adaptation, THE TRAGEDY OF MAN will make their debut at the Berlin fest. Considering preliminary feedbacks from professionals, both tiles are likely to gain great international interest. It will be the first time that QUESTION IN DETAILS by Zsombor Dyga (winner of the Audience Award at the Hungarian Film Week in 2010) will be on sale.
The Hungarian National Film Fund offers altogether 52 Hungarian feature films for sale, including multiple festival award winning features of the new generation of young Hungarian directors, such as FRESH AIR, WHITE PLAMS and DEALER.
The Film Fund also offers post-production titles at the EFM for pre-sale, for instance the new 3D version of the successful animation, THE DISTRICT!, a film by Áron Gauder & Erik Novák, and Zsombor Dyga’s latest comedy, COUCH SURF.
As Magyar Filmunió has previously announced, Bence Fliegauf’s new film, JUST THE WIND is in competition at the 62nd Berlin IFF. The world premiere of the Hungarian-German-French coproduction will be held on February 16 in the Berlinale Palast in presence of the cast & crew. This year 18 films, selected from thousands of entries, are invited to take part in the high-profile Berlinale competition.
This year the renowned British filmmaker, Mike Leigh will be the president of the international jury, while the other jury members will be Dutch photographer/director Anton Corbijn, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, French director Francois Ozon, Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, and German actress Barbara Sukowa.
Nearly 300 000 tickets are sold each year for the Berlinale screenings and other professional programs, such as the European Film Market and the Coproduction Forum. Every year almost 20 000 international professionals from more than 100 countries, together with thousands of journalists attend the festival.
The Hungarian National Film Fund in Berlin:
EFM / Martin Gropius Bau Stand #139, +49 30 767 646 424