HUNGARY: BUDAPEST

THE JURY SPEAKERS

Flora
Hi! My name is Flora Grenczer and I live in Budapest with my parents and my two brothers. I study at Városligeti Hungarian English Bilingual Primary School, where I am learning English. I've been learning the language since I was five so I can speak quite fluently. I go dancing and swimming in my spare time. But most of all, I love reading so much that if I could, I would spend all my money on books. I usually read fiction books, crime stories and I absolutely love ancient mythology, especially the Greek myths. One of my favourite series is the Heroes of Olympus written by Rick Riordan. When I go to the cinema I like watching action movies and detective stories but I enjoy historical dramas as well.
 
Budapest: Paloma
 

BUDAPEST

Isten hozott Budapesten!

inhabitants: 1.7 million
kids: 300,000
cinemas: 20

Budapest is said to be the "Pearl of the Danube": with its beautiful bridges, countless sidewalks and glamorous looks, it may remind you of the 19th century’s romantic times. What should not be forgotten about this city though, is that behind the scenes there is a very active, youngster society that makes a vivid, fresh and progressive environment out of every square metre: infinite possibilities for leisure time activities, from cinemas to amusement parks, many cafés, “ruin bars” and numerous places to eat & drink, many teenage clothing shops, concert halls and innumerable possibilities for out-door activities.

The Hungarian National Film Fund

The Hungarian National Film Fund is the funding state institution for filmmakers in Hungary. The Fund has many activities, but it mainly provides support for filmmaking. The Fund supports script development, which means that a team of professional script writers helps the filmmaker to elaborate a complex story. The Fund also gives support to the pre-production phase of a movie, that is to say that it helps the filmmakers in preparing the shootings (for example: casting expenses, research expenses, location seeking expenses, etc.). Last but not least, the Fund also supports the actual production of movies.