Budapest is a top choice for those who want to spend time in a creatively flourishing city where a smooth, safe and easygoing production brings creative ideas to life

At the heart of Europe is Budapest, where a blend of cultures has pulsed through the city for 500 years. This colorful history has left its mark on Hungary and its capital city. A great variety of location styles in Budapest act as a magnet for creatives who are working in the film and photo industry.

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Film production in Hungary has a rich, century-old history. At the beginning of the 1940’s, the Hungarian film industry was ranked third largest in Europe. This deep-rooted tradition is as alive and well in every segment of the industry as it is among civic leaders. The 30% tax incentive for feature films, TV and documentaries, and the extremely fast 4-day public location permitting process demonstrate the film-friendly approach to film and photo shoots across the wide range of locations in Budapest.

Over the past two decades numerous Hollywood productions have chosen to shoot in Hungary. This activity has boosted the resources available in every part of the film industry. For example, Budapest has 29 first-class soundstages with one of the biggest in the region. It’s also home to a pack of film-friendly wolves. The crews speak English and all of them are well experienced in a wide range of international productions with an average of 220 working days per year.

The results provide for an easy and convenient workflow from prep to wrap, but there’s no overlooking the biggest local draw are the locations in Budapest: the colorful variety of different architectural styles from gothic to contemporary, baroque palaces, marble ballrooms, Formula 1 racetracks or even abandoned, offbeat places making Hungary an inspiring environment for creatives. What’s more, it’s a productive place where the friendly approach can secure a shoot in a 150-year-old train station, an old Royal Palace or in the marvelous National Opera House, to name a few of the many treasures that await.

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PSN Hungary delivers experience working with

  • Production houses like Art & Commerce, Trailer Park, Unit 9, The Production Factory, Rebel Films, Luscious International, Digipedi, AmanaCliq, Rocket Science Productions, Paddle Inc., Filmplexe...
  • Studios/Streamers like NBC Universal, History Channel, Netflix, Chorokhaem Media...
  • Directors like Jorge Rubia, Willy Vanderperre, Tina Bull, Stephen Kay, Andrew Bernstein, Erik Blair, Emile Levisetti, Kim Sung Joo, Maurizio Longhi, Takashi Tomohisa, Wonmo Seong, Seokho Moon, Ahn Gil-ho...
  • DOPs like Benoît Debie, Daniel Garas, Jacques Ballard, Christopher Walters, James Brown, Joe Collins, Jamie Barber...

Zoltan Haulis

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Zoltan began as a journalist whose research on mass media, particularly TV shows, became a reference still used a decade later by most Hungarian university studies on the topic.

[cont.] That success led to his founding a production company with his partner, Ivan, where they have both excelled.
Though initially specialized in documentary production, they soon realized the market potential in Hungary and widened the scope to service productions of genres including commercial, film, TV, corporate, and still photo.

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Szent Istvan park 14.
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