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Hungarian Film Wins Award at Cleveland Festival

Apr 18, 2021

Lili Horvát's romantic drama ‘Preparations to Be Together For an Unknown Period of Time’ won the Best Central-Eastern European Film Award at the 45th Cleveland International Film Festival. The jury of American film experts said Lili Horvát's film was a refreshing blend of Italo Calvino and Kieslowski's wit, an ambitious guide to the intricacies of […]

Hungarian Press Photo Contest Winners Announced

Apr 16, 2021

The Hungarian Press Photo Competition and Exhibition has been the largest Hungarian army review for the photojournalist profession for more than thirty years. This year’s winning works of 2020 photos were selected by the jury from 2,515 entries. Not surprisingly, the most covered theme in 2020 was the new coronavirus pandemic. In the 'News, event […]

Easter Monday Traditions Pandemic Style

Apr 5, 2021

It is a traditional Hungarian Easter Monday fertility ceremony of men sprinkling women with water. This year, people were advised to avoid visiting other households. The male members of the Marcal Dance and Folk Art Ensemble – wearing a mask due to the coronavirus epidemic and keeping proper distance – sprinkled a close relative of […]

Vanessa Kirby in 'Pieces of woman'

Oscars: Actress in Hungarian Director's Movie Nominated

Mar 15, 2021

British actress Vanessa Kirby was announced this Monday as one of the five candidates for the 2021 Academy Awards in 'Actress in a leading role' for her performance in 'Pieces of a woman' by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. 32-year-old Vanessa Kirby is best known for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in the television series 'The […]

Hungarian TV Series Project Recognized at Berlinale

Mar 3, 2021

Ildikó Enyedi’s Balaton Brigade wins the Berlinale Co-Pro Series pitch. The Cold War-set historical spy drama series will travel to the upcoming Séries Mania Forum in Lille this August, Cineuropa reports. The project Balaton Brigade by Hungarian creators Gábor Krigler, Balázs Lengyel and Balázs Lovas, set to be directed by this year’s International Jury member […]

An Eternal Experience

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 30, 2021

The sixth season of Virtuosos, a unique international classical music talent show of Hungarian origin, concluded this past December. For the first time, it was named ‘Virtuosos V4+’, looking not just for a young Hungarian talent, but also from the other countries of the Visegrád Four (Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic) and Serbia. The Hungarian […]

The 120th Anniversary of Hungarian Film

Jan 20, 2021

The National Film Institute (NFI) is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the first Hungarian film with several programs that will include film screenings, exhibitions and other activities, NFI said in a statement to the Hungarian news agency MTI that the programs will begin with the Day of Hungarian Film on April 30. In July, NFI […]

2020's Highest Bids at Art Auctions in Hungary

Jan 12, 2021

Lajos Tihanyi's painting 'Akt studium' (Nude study) was sold as the most expensive classic work at Hungarian art auctions in 2021. The hammer price for the Tihanyi work was HUF 95 million at the winter auction of the Judit Virág Gallery. On the back of the work, which has been hidden for a hundred years, […]

"We Play the Same Language"

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 6, 2021

The internationally expanding Virtuosos classical music television talent search began its sixth season this last November. This time, young people from the four Visegrád countries and Serbia compare their skills and knowledge. The super jury of the contest features international stars like Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo or German television personality Thomas Gottschalk. Thomas Gottschalk […]

There Is No Real Alternative to Good Live Music

Sándor Laczkó
Dec 31, 2020

A recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by the Budapest Strings chamber orchestra has been seen on YouTube by over 220 million times! On this occasion, the concertmaster and the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Budapest Strings Foundation talk to Diplomacy&Trade about the past and present of the orchestra as well as on […]

Bilingual Anniversary Jazz Publication

Dec 28, 2020

An eighty-page publication in Hungarian and English, richly illustrated with images, was published on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Hungarian Jazz Association. ‘30 Years of Jazz’ reviews the history of jazz and the association, gives an idea of ​​the domestic institutional system and intellectual background of the genre, introduces Hungarian performers of […]

Images of Kőszeg KRAFT

Dec 17, 2020

The publication 'Images of Kőszeg KRAFT' presents the results of the last five years of the Creative City, Sustainable Region program in Hungarian and English, with plenty of photos, richly illustrated, on almost 200 pages. A harmonious balance between old and new, tradition and renewal, preserving and creating values. This is what this beautiful book […]

Maestro Izaki Masahiro

Japanese Award to Szolnok Conductor

Dec 3, 2020

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it recognizes the conductor of the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, Izaki Masahiro with the 2020 Foreign Ministerial Award. A press release by the Japanese Embassy in Budapest highlights that after winning Hungarian Television's International Conducting Competition in Budapest in 1995, Izaki Masahiro achieved remarkable success both in […]

Hungarian Academy Awards Entry Announced

Nov 25, 2020

PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, directed by Lili Horvát, is the official Hungarian entry for the next Academy Awards, the National Film Institute has announced. The decision was made at the meeting of the Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee to nominate the movie, which explores the role of projections in love and about […]

Review of Hungarian Photography

Nov 24, 2020

The new English-language publication Review of Hungarian Photography of the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center and the Fotóművészet Magazin aims to make the works of photographers and photographic professionals working in Hungary known to a wider international audience.  With the first issue of the Review of Hungarian Photography, the editors' goal is to make the […]

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