VI. Zsolnay Light Festival – Pécs – Hungary

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For four days come around … get around  to Pécs the capital of light in the world.  

July 7–10. 2022.

The country’s first and only light festival is expected to attract 100,000 visitors and the organizers are preparing about 120 programs. World-renowned light artists present the most exciting pieces of their work to visitors, who can also try curiosities such as playing tennis with light, making light graffiti and diving into the ocean of light – all for free! We won’t believe our eyes this year either! The city center of Pécs will become a world of fantasy, with dazzling sights in a total of 19 locations, which form the Way of Light:
He has toured the world’s largest light festivals in recent years, and now the huge, immersive work of the English Squidsoup team, Submergence, is arriving at the Árkád Pécs Shopping Center. The audience can walk into the work while being completely surrounded by the dynamic light installation. With more than 5,000 highlights, the work evokes a sense of immersion in the ocean.
On the 25th anniversary of Victor Vasarely death, two works will be paid tribute to his work  –  the world-famous native of Pécs. Contemplating Vasarely’s pictorial world, Janus Pannonius “weaves a carpet of light.” students of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs. Another work will be Vasarely-inspired interactive woodcut opposite the Csontváry Museum. The Zsolnay family had a tennis court built in the Barbican Trench at the beginning of the 20th century, this year it was rebuilt … come to life where visitors can play tennis matches using light. Waterlight Graffiti, an interactive work by Antonin Fourneau from France, arrives in Kossuth Square. Here, on an eight-meter-wide LED wall, we can create light graffiti using water.
Light painting will shine on the iconic squares and buildings of Pécs, such as the Jami, Jókai Square or the National Theater – Pécs, but new venues such as the playground of the new Pécs Fair Hall or the Arcade Park will also receive a light robe, which will shine in UV colors.
Whether feel hungry for even more experience can look forward to Path of Light Extra, whose special venues and exclusive programs to visit.

With the armband purchased on the spot can visit the venues, price 1500HUF , available at any stops at the festival.

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Take a Visit to “Tata Patara 1597” Turkish Historial Festival

In 2022, the “Tatai Patara1597” Turkish Historical Festival will be held for the 14th time  between

June 3-4-5.

The visitors can see the age of fifteen years of war and especially the siege of Tata in 1597.

It is a real historical event, the first deployment of a military technology innovation that gained international recognition in its infancy, and last but not least, the “Hungarian invention”. It is one of the most prestigious festivals of the Turkish era, not only in Hungary, but also in Europe. The basic idea drawn from the past of Hungarian military history also motivated the selection of strategic partners, the Kuny Domokos Museum, the Tatabánya Museum and the MH 25 Klapka Rifle Brigade.

Held in an authentic historical environment, the festival offers the opportunity to organize a large-scale series of events, where, in parallel with the recollection of contemporary military art and the life of the end, exemplary cooperation and moral values ​​- such as heroism, camaraderie, patriotism, faith, friendship, perseverance – which strengthened the co-operation against the Turkish conquerors, the protection of European Christianity, and which must continue to guide us today.

The aim of the historical festival is to present the livelihood and everyday life of the 16th century, striving for historical fidelity in all its details, the way of life and struggle of Christians and Ottoman occupiers, and the after-effects of forced coexistence. All this in an interactive way, involving visitors not only as spectators but also as active participants. With the spectacular demonstrations, military camps, lifestyle demonstrations, duels, programs, exhibitions and castle tours of the camps and the Hungarian village and harem operating as a “live exhibition” with the participation of 250-300 Hungarian and foreign military traders, based on a scenario developed by a military historian. offers a comprehensive program for those interested in military history or history, but may be of interest to any age group. During the entertainment programs, the visitor acquires authentic knowledge about the history of the Turkish era almost unnoticed. The war events are presented in the original Turkish sites, in the Turkish-era defensive system of the Tata castle, in the moat. Our permanent venues are the Tata Castle and the Castle Square, as well as the lakeside part between them to the Esterházy Riding School.

The Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Institute in Budapest will continue to support our event this year with traditional Turkish folk music, a bazaar, coffee and tea tasting, games and new exhibitions with the participation of Turkish artists. Among our cooperating partners, we can greet and get to know the Turkish Representative Office of the Turkish Council, and the Gül Baba Türbéje Heritage Protection Foundation will arrive with an independent program.

Visitors can see the age of fifteen years of war and especially the siege of Tata in 1597.

Four battles can be seen by the visitors:

Saturday morning … The presentation is in the XVI. It brings to life the moments of Turkish-Hungarian border life at the end of the 19th century. They can see the punishment of the Hajduks by the plundering of Turkish plunderers who violate the camp order, the duel from the challenge to the victory of the champion, the miserable fate of the prisoners and finally the flames of war are released and their forces are measured in a spectacular battle.

Saturday night … In the courtyard of the castle, the preservers of the tradition present the XVI. the end of the century. We can learn about the history of the construction of the castle and the events of the tragic year of 1594, when after the unsuccessful siege of Esztergom the Christians lost Tata and many other castles, which resulted in the prosecution of the captains sending the castle. The story is evoked by texts written on the basis of contemporary letters and chronicles, colored with appropriate music.

Sunday morning … The demonstration shows the cunning attack of the Turks when they want to take advantage of the turmoil caused by setting fire to the camp. However, the hearts of the Christians are in place and the disciplined soldiers will soon overcome the turmoil and disrupt the attackers with the fire of cannons and rifles.

Sunday afternoon … In the courtyard of the castle we summon the famous firecracker attack of Count Miklós Pálffy in May 1597. Based on the count’s former victory report, they can learn the story of the attack, which the traditionalists present in a spectacular siege scene. The patara pops and at the end the Hungarian flag is placed on the ridge of the castle.

Tickets are available at the spot during the festival.

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Postmodern Jukebox coming again to Budapest – 2022.


In the last third of the 20th century, the postmodern trend was born in America. There are so many other innovations in music, later the formation of “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox” itself during this period. The PMJ team, made up of highly talented international singers and musicians, paused their live performances during the pandemic, but the work did not stop.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is currently touring across 11 countries and has 53 upcoming concerts.This evening shoots off their concert tour at Radiant – Bellevue – Caluire et Cuire – France.
The pop-jazz phenomenon has entertained audiences all over the world with a series of live performances since 2011, and they have given concerts in Hungary several times. They have also performed in the UAE, Canada, the United Kingdom and several Europe‘s live concerts.

During their tour this year, they will visit the Hungarian capital on the evening of June 23, 2022 to visit the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

To get into the groove on a moody night at the PMJ concert in Budapest, the organizers are asking the audience to come to Dress in Gatsby-style.

Tickets on the spot – Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

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Documentary Commemorates Tutanhamun

Tutankhamun - The latest exhibition

Out @ Hungary’s Domestic Cinemas – May, 12. 2022.

The leatest Temples of Art series – Tutanhamun: The Latest Gigantic Exhibition.

 English – Italian –  German language, all subtitled in Hungarian


Without leaving the country the series of the Temples of Art @ Hungarian cinemas watch step-by-step this amazing documentary.  The largest exhibition ever on Tutanhamun the giant power of Egypt of a truly young pharaoh who has not been forgotten for millennia, left behind a significant mark in Egyptian history.  Tutanhamun had become an iconic figure in world history  before pre-Roman and British monarchy times.
A documentary commemorates Tutanhamun from the lavish burial chamber unearthed a hundred years ago. For the first time, the latest exhibition will allow millions of spectators to take a close look at Pharaoh’s personal belongings from the tomb of about 150 of the luxury items that accompany him to the afterlife from the Valley of the Kings.

A highly recommend to go-to-the-movie to see the superb relics memorabilia before the “Golden Boy” returns to his homeland to R.I.P. in Egypt forever.

The documentary about him is breathtaking and Iggy Pop was a great choice as a narrator who completely captures the attention of the viewers.

Age limit: 12.

Film distributor Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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City Founders’ Day – National Strudel Festival – Slovak Style Wedding @ Kiskőrös 2022.


During last week-end enormous crowd of visitors gathered at Kiskőrös to be present at the City Founders’ Day and the National Layers Festival.

The event of the program series started at the Sándor Petőfi Cultural Center on Friday at 5 p.m. In the evening, the musical Lord of the Wilds from the creators of the Tesla show was on the main stage. The day’s progam ended with the Rádió97 party disco in Pozsonyi Street.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. on the Pozsonyi Street came the Wedding cooking competition with Chef Lázár, the results was to be announced at 1 p.m. László Domonyi – Mayor of Kiskőrös, officialy open the series of events on the main stage at 11.30 a.m. The main program of the day was the wedding presentation of Slovakia. Those interested could take a look at the behind-the-scenes of the hustle and bustle preparation at several locations. At 2 p.m. on the Petőfi Square, at the groom’s house and at the same time in the Slovak Country House, the bridal house. The visitors could see the mood of the young people preparing to get together.  At 3.30 p.m. the priest held blessing to the young party in the Lutheran church. The a gala dinner started at 6 p.m and a wedding party took place in the main square. Thereafter followed the street ball with Lali & Nani, music TV singers, and a concert at the Birds band at 10 p.m.

The next day, on Sunday, 8.30 a.m. many people were on the spot at the opening of the National Strudel Festival at the main stage. The strudel making and tasting ended at 1 p.m. with the participation of the Slovak and neighboring settlements in Hungary. From 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. there was musical and dance events on the main stage, following the award ceremony of the Kiskőrös City Wine Competition at 3.30 p.m. The show continued with the Dívák show participating with Enikő Détár, Nelly Fésűs and Judit Ladinek, and from 5.15 p.m. the concert of Imre Rakonczai. The ceremony ball ended and at 8 p.m. concert was given by Fenyő 75.

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May Days Again in the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum Garden @ Budapest 2022.

May, 21 – 22. 2022.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Returning back to the May Days after two years omission.

Official opening 11 a.m. with opening ceremony by László L. Simon, Director General, Hungarian National Museum who will welcome the visitors and will hold a speech.

Spend an awesome 2 days in the Budapest’s warmth sunshine around the series of events offering an opportunity for the whole family. For the youngest children and adults can take part in children’s programs and at the Mini Museum during the day, while the older and adults can choose from a myriad of museum pedagogical guided tours and live museum programs. There will be also gastronomic specialties and concerts during the afternoon and evening hours.

Within the two-day event, the organize guided tours and the evening concerts can be visited free of charge.

Those interested in the future of museums can also listen to professionals at the round table discussions.
Following the tradition of the Museum, on Saturday will take place the Museum of the Year and Pro Museo awards.

A unique opportunity to visit for those interested to see more than 70 museums on the spot in the museum’s garden … such as: the new Museum of Transport, the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asia, the newly renovated building and exhibition of the Göcsej Museum, and the exhibition of Esterházy Castle will be presented. With the help of the Géza Kresz Rescue Museum, visitors can see an old ambulance, the IKARUS bus 311 of the Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum, the model of the Gödöllő Royal Castle, and the giant composition of the József Kosta Museum.

The visitors can experience what the audience at Queen Elizabeth (Sissy – the Hungarian Queen) was like in the building of the Hungarian National Museum and in the blink of an eye may find themselves watching the company of the actors of the Madách Theater play from the 1848 revolution. Learn the history of the museum building from the paintings that come to life. Also view at the showroom where Herzog silver is on display. May take part in a century-long time travel from the Reformation to the outbreak of World War I.

On both days the families can view the Fate-Turning Interactive Virtual Exhibition, win a family exploration backpack, take part in a treasure hunt game at the Historical Exhibition and fly back to Roman times through VR glasses to find out what life was like in Vértesszőlős and Balác .

At the evening concerts will feature Ivan and the Parazol and Dj Bootsie, among others. The Willany Leo Company will perform a special dance performance on the steps of the museum, as well as the chamber piece by Bálint Adorjáni Capa.

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The Future Art of Cinema – ETELE Cinema @ Budapest.

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Venue: District XI., 68. Etele Rd. Budapest

The multi-award winning Etele Plaza opened last year in September… Yesterday, the journalists were invited for an exclusive visit. Within this framework, we were able to gain a glimpse behind the scenes of ETELE Cinema. Several cinema halls were presented during the tour. Heard about the special rooms and innovative technologies of the cinema, which are uniquely equipped in Hungary, as well as its premium services. In brief some data …the floor space is 7000 square meters within 14 multiplex halls takes the cinema experience to a new level in almost everything!, ETELE Cinema can accommodate at the same time sixteen hundred people, having premium quality of Scandinavian design chairsItalian fabric frame, framed with Spanish imitation leather, as well as the “glide” mechanism, reclining backrest and sliding seats. In several rooms of ETELE Cinema, Dolby Atmos and 7.1 sound systems, 4K laser projection technology and pixel-controlled lighting technology enchant visitors.

Feel like a V.I.P.! Why Not? All the circumstances to fulfill their chosen time of pleasure are at the visitors fingertips at this superb location … In addition to the technology, they wanted to make sure the audience feel as comfortable as possible. At the touch of a button on the reclining elbow seat and footrest can be adjustable and all the muscles are completely relaxed for the eye-ear to fulfill the fantastic experience. Even before the screenings were told that the audience are welcome with special room-specific light and sound play which give that feeling that the walls are literally coming to life! The comfy cinema’s seats are noticeably, were tailored designed by personal order and easy to tilt. Nowhere in Hungary has armchairs anything close to it as at the ETELE Cinema.

Not just for those, who want to get something special, but who after a tiring day go to the ETELE Cinema can drive away the daily frills, relax and get the most comfy experience. It is also possible to even use the built-in personal mobilphone (Qi) charger on the armrest while watching the movie. Worthwhile to visit the Premium Hall and within a second feel receiving comfort, perfect visuality, the special care from head-to-toe.

Sci-fi level technology … not just only for Sci-fi fans! ETELE Cinema is a third-generation cinema in use of state-of-the-art technology and are integrated to a level that sci-fi can envy. Naturally in providing the best cinema experience!

Being there was worthwhile to take a seat at the PIXEL HALL, one of the most stunning special design hall.  The eye-catching colors inspired by the Nordic light and brought alive with scattered light shards engulfing the audience. The venue will catch attention straight away. Here a seats were also specially tailored for comfy. A little magic was brought by Centrum Production for the lighting of the PIXEL HALL and along the passing areas. With the project of “Master of Light – Master of Light 2021” received the praise of the professional jury. The unique moody lights in the domestic market help the cinemas to provide a magical experience, surprise and entertain. Unique event venue was held the BrandFestival 2021 at the ETELE Cinema last year in October, with more than a 100 international and domestic professional performers at the conference. The event reached the finals of the prestigious London Conference & Events Awards 2022, including the “Sustainable Venue” in the Best Venue categories.

When arriving with younger children, there is no better choice than taking them to the ETELE CINEMA KIDS HALL, having a unique hall ultimately designed. Beside the row of seats also double seats for parents sitting beside their kids. The designers of ETELE cinema have thought of children’s sitting watching the movie, but who haven’t heard of them saying the need to go out to the water-closet minute-by-minute. Here ain’t no problem because designed and placed for them right next to the entrance hall.

Was mentioned during the guided press tour the Life1 … ETELE FITNESS ROOM located on 2000 square meters in a unique environment, equipped with the most modern and safest strength and cardio machines, sauna and physiotherapy services and a terrace available for being in use.

The building provides fully accessible spots and use of restrooms for those in need. Wide lifts, ramps, a sidewalk from the car park and an electronic blind guide system under the corridors help the visitors with reduced mobility to navigate more easily and safely. On all levels of ETELE Cinema, a few steps from the screening hall, there are washbasins for guests, as well as restrooms for the disabled. For Men “N” Ladies rooms, needn’t have to walk for individuals (“miles”) to reach their need., there are in easy reachable distance.

About parking … can park right next to the cinema and walk right in from their car! They have something unique in store for everyone: a plethora of eye-boggling visuals awaits in all of their halls before and after watching a movie.

The movie lovers gain an awesome experience at the ETELE Cinema and they probably won’t think twice to go to another cinema by having experience on the spot feel the real difference in the sound-sight effects all around them. As for to-day, the ETELE Cinema cannot be compared to any other cinemas in Hungary.

ETELE Cinema has fundamentally rethought community movie watching. The general designer of the plaza, the leading designer of Paulinyi & Partners, István Vámossy, played a key role in the realization of this and Domenico Del Priore and Raffaele Carlani, employees of DeCa Design, Italian cinema design specialists. The best expert in the country, Zoltán Berkes, CinemaNext Hungary Cinema Integrator was responsible for the audio and projection technology.

Last but not least … this is a perfect environment to have had built the ETELE Cinema here cause enroute from downtown with the transportation of the M4 Metro easy to reach and with the housing estate nearby, adding the Kelenföld train station just steps away canno have brought to a better place. At the ETELE Mall all kind of food and other stores available just as a little village on the spot.

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Isvándy Winery – “Kéknyelű” Picnic – Káptalantót … Northern Lake Balaton 2022.


To be in the groove this coming week-end all you have to do is take a visit on May 14, 2022, to the traditional blue-tasting program of the Istvándy Winery which is located on the border of Káptalantót, in the Istvándy Grove.

Istvándy “Blue Age Era“: For more than 20 years we have been committed to the Kéknyelű variety. In 2012, for the first time in the world, we launched the unique Blue-Handled Champagne and introduced it to the general public. We want to discover the secrets of the “Kéknyelű wine”, which can open up new perspectives for the wine region.

Have lunch on the Istvándy Tóti-hegy estate from Noontime. Mind you to book a table on +36 30 361 8421.

Kéknyelű Picnic … May 14, 2022. … 3p.m. – 8 p.m.

About 10 wineries in Badacsony will brought to join the event with more than 30 Kéknyelű, and guests can take part in a Kéknyelű masterclass and taste local mangalica and gray beef. A wonderful venue and a unique walk-in tasting in the Balaton Uplands: the Kéknyelű Picnic and Walking Tasting is about meetings, tastes, and the presentation of the treasures of a special grape variety. What was the 2021 vintage like? What makes the Blue Tongue different? What common opportunities do winemakers in the wine region see in the future? – Participants are sure to get answers to these questions during the tasting. The venue is set at the Istvándy Liget, located on the green border of Káptalantót, an intimate, intimate oasis whose primary function is to provide a worthy place for larger celebrations of friends and family. It is a beautiful place close to nature for the

Istvándy Winery – Káptalantót, Istvándy “Blue Age Era”, Istvándy – Blue-Handled Champagne, Kéknyelű masterclass, Balaton Uplands,blue-skinned wines of Badacsony.

The organizers also provide a special gastronomic experience: the ticket price includes barbecue delicacies. The menu: Gray beef, appetizer, BBQ pork tenderloin, chicken legs fried on coals Blue wine vinegar, green leafy potato salad, Istvándy Kéknyelű, Bonbon. vegetarian food: Cabbage steak with sesame seeds.

The accompanying program of the event is the DJ in the Liget. Dj Ernő Piaf will mix the music for the sunset.

The evening continues with the Kéknyelű After Party from 9 p.m. at the Istvándy Wine Workshop in Badacsony.

Have lunch on the Istvándy Tóti-hegy estate from Noontime (don’t forget to book a table on +36 30 361 8421.

Tickets: The price of the walking tasting is 11,990HUF, which includes 1 BBQ bowl and a tasting of all Kéknyelű wines while stocks last.

Tickets can be purchased through system which will have an extra charge as handling fee.

Bring your comfy picnic blanket and your friends along!


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Coming up … Amazing movie for any fan of Jim Morrison/The Doors!

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Re-discover the Myth!

Oliver Stone’s legendary biographical feature film The Doors has been digitized and refurbished and from May, 19. will be screened through domestic cinemas, distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

Jim Morrison, one of the most sensual, most iconic front-men in all of music entertainment and certainly exciting figure in the history of rock-and-roll, explodes on the screen in this electrifying movie about a time called the sixties and a legendary outlaw who rocked america’s consciousness – forever.

This movie portrays such a vast array of his life, poetry, personality and its’ finest years! Even if you’re not entirely fixated with Morrison, the story behind the other members of The Doors takes you back in time! ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock-N-Roll with other iconic people such as Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Pamela Morrison, and even the fashionably unusual Andy Warhol, among others! ‘The Doors’ is an amazing movie taking the audience back-in-time when a generation started to feel the difference of their era in music. Val Kilmer is a phenomenal actor who put his all into being Jim Morrison plays an EXCELLENT performance in Oliver Stone’s – The Doors – Jim Morrison! Kilmer seems to have taken the role to another level. Perhaps, there ain’t enough of getting to know the characters in the movie. Yet to get to know the mostly bad sides of Jim Morrison is on screen.

This movie is a must-see for any fan of Morrison. Be ready for a cool concert footage which is amazingly accurate and the excellent acting performances. Great soundtrack.

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The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival @ Veszprém County 2022.

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At the History Mill Garden – Episcopal Rest, the organizers of the National Film Institute and the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 – European Capital of Culture held a press conference regarding to the forthcoming Hungarian Motion Picture Festival at Veszprém County

Between June, 9 -12, 2022 the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival will be organized jointly by the National Film Institute and the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture.

The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival films will be screened in Hungarian language with English subtitles available for selected screenings.

The audience can have a special experience and will be an awesome meeting spot for Hungarian filmmakers. During the Hungarian Film Festival, Hungarian film fans can see nearly a hundred Hungarian films at nine locations in three cities – Veszprém, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi.

The audience can buew twenty Hungarian premieres of the lastest Hungarian films at the open-air and international festival winners, stars at the History Mill Garden and the Playground Theater in Veszprém. Will also be added as new locations films screened at Hangvilla, the Old Town Square, the Expresso and the Agóra Cultural Center, the Tagore promenade and the Balaton Cinema in Balatonfüred. At Balatonalmádi on giant projector can be viewed on the Wesselényi beach.

There will be the opening film of the festival, by Péter Fazakas’s “The Game” … starring Zsolt Nagy, János Kulka, Gabriella Hámori and Péter Scherer.

The festival also commemorates Sándor Pécsi, who was born 100 years ago, and Pál Jávor, who was born 120 years ago.

The festival program also includes restore renovated classics, movie stars, audience meetings, children’s and youth programs, exhibitions, concerts and gastro programs that await the audience again this year at the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival in the Veszprém-Balaton region. Anna Juhász will be the hostess of the event. The multitude and diversity of the films selected for the festival also shows that the Hungarian film industry is in top shape. We are waiting for the viewers with an extremely exciting events in June in the wonderful Veszprém-Balaton region” said Csaba Káel – Hungarian Film Commissioner responsible for the development of the Hungarian motion picture industry, the National Film Institute.

Dr. Tibor Navracsics – government commissioner responsible for the implementation of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 – EKF program, said: “We are pleased that the Hungarian film festival will be held in Veszprém for the second time. We hope that the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival and the European Capital of Culture program will prove that this region forms a unity and becomes a custom to take part in each other’s celebrations. Our long-term goal is to become a new region for the cultural and creative industries in Europe, and film is one of the most dynamically developing areas in this sector, so it is no secret that we want to become a meeting place for the film industry.”

Hard core fans can redeem an early bird pass until May 15 and there will also be student, retirement and local discounts. As the closing chord of the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival, the Hungarian Film Academy will present the Hungarian Motion Picture Awards on June 12.

From the proceeds of the festival passes, will support the education of young filmmakers.

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