Country Focus: Hungary
Country profile: Hungary
General data for 2014
GDP per capita
Price for a coffee
1,3 € (average)
Annual total admissions
Average admission per inhabitant
Number of screens/cinemas
340 screens, 161 theatres (rate of 2,11 screen/theatre)
Number of inhabitants per screen
Number of multiplexes
13 (8 or more screens)
Average ticket price
Production (full-length feature films only)
Films produced (including co-productions)
Average production budget
1.8 million €
Film funding from main national film institution
17.6 million €
TV investments in film financing
Distribution (National Film Office)
Total films released
Local films released (only first run)
Local films market share
US films market share
Most successful local film in cinemas released in 2014
What Ever Happaned To Timi? (released on 14 Feb, 2014)
Most successful international film released in 2014
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (released on 18 Dec, 2014)
Film institutions financially supporting film production:
The amendments to the Film Law (2004), adopted on 21 November, 2011 by the Hungarian parliament, determines the Hungarian National Film Fund as the main funding institution of the national film sector. The Fund’s tasks are as follows: granting funding for the various film productions and project/script development, supervising and supporting these productions with a see through accounting system and granting marketing support.
The Law allocates 80 per cent of the no.6 national lottery revenues to the Fund for its operations. The Fund’s estimated annual budget is around 20 million EUR.
-Hungarian National Film Fund (MNF) granting full-length features, theatrical documentaries and animation films.
-Media Council of the National Media and Info-communications Authority (NMHH) granting television productions.
-National Cultural Fund (NKA) granting other film related issues (events, publications etc.)
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