COVID-19 - FILMING IN HUNGARY. UPDATE ON THE CURRENT SITUATION

Budapest Is Booming

There is no slow down in sight of film production in Budapest. Despite the struggle of the past two years, with the pandemic turning our lives up-side down, film production in Hungary has been booming.

“Last year total production spend in Hungary reached $650 million – a new record, and nearly 30% higher than in the last pre-pandemic year of 2019. “It’s electrifying to witness the post-COVID boom in our screen industry,” says film commissioner Csaba Káel.”

 

“Instrumental to that success has been the buy-in from both the government and the private sector, with a streamlined permit process, state-of-the-art sound stages and facilities, and highly skilled English-speaking crews contributing to make Hungary the second-largest production hub in Europe, after the U.K. In addition, Hungary offers a 30% cash rebate (that can reach 37.5% through the addition of qualifying non-Hungarian costs), as well as production costs that are 30%-35% lower than those in the U.S. or U.K., and 25% lower than in Western Europe.”

 

 

Source: https://variety.com/2022/film/global/dune-hungary-production-boom-2-1235218728/