New animation film catalogue
At the Annecy Animation Film Festival we are representing the activities of the Film Archive with a new animation catalogue.
Film sales catalogue 2018
At the Cannes International Film Festival we are representing the activities of the Film Archive with a new sales catalogue.
Hungarian Cinema at Cannes, 1968
It was exactly 50 years ago when the competition at the 21st Cannes International Film Festival was cancelled. The year was 1968.
Ján Kadár 100
The first of April, 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Ján Kadár, the Hungarian-born, Czechoslovak film director who won an Oscar for his film The Shop on Main Street. The Film Archive Library preserves a few of his personal papers that allow us to reconstruct the fate typical of a Central-Eastern European artist.
The Adventurous Way of Hungarian Film History
Presentation by Márton Kurutz, Hungarian National Film Archive’s Collection and Research Manager about the adventurous way of Hungarian film history on the Budapest Classics Film Marathon 2017, with English subtitles.
Distribution and licensing
Our service covers Hungarian films made from the earliest days of Hungarian filmmaking to the beginning of the 2000s, furthermore, other films made in the early 2000s. Nearly 1000 full-length feature, animation and documentary films, and several thousand short films can be selected from our collection.
As a valuable consequence of the fusion between the Archive and the Hungarian National Film Fund in January, 2017, there is a great possibility for a long-running and comprehensive film restoration programme. In the coming decades we are going to restore hundreds of Hungarian motion pictures.
Our poster collection
The poster library has a collection of more than 26,000 film posters. Perhaps the most fascinating part of the country’s largest film poster collection is that covering posters for Hungarian silent movies, many of which are totally unique documents of the history of film in Hungary.
Visit the film archive
Group tour programme: to start, visitors see the exhibition on the history of Hungarian film. Tableaux organized into different topics give the visitor insight into the world and locations of Hungarian film, a behind-the-scenes glimpse of filmmaking and film preservation.