SHOOTING IN HUNGARY.
Are you considering to shoot in Central Europe? Go no further than Hungary! We can guide your way from the first steps of your project, whether it is an administrative issue that you face, or a question of the production itself.
There is an ever-increasing number of international and Hollywood blockbusters, which already relied on Hungarian film experts, even Netflix and HBO realized that it was worth it to bring their projects – films, TV-series, music videos or commercials – to Budapest.
Tax rebate 30%
Generally speaking, shooting costs in Hungary are about 35-45% cheaper than in Western Europe, and you can save at least 20% of your budget compared to shooting in the neighboring Eastern European countries.
To make the market even more competitive, the Hungarian National Film Fund, hand in hand with Hungarian Government, introduced a simple tax rebate (and granted it at least until 2024), which allows you to get back 30% of your production budget, when it comes to movies or music videos.
Many international productions have shot in Hungary in the last 25 years, therefore, professional crew members are used to ‘Hollywood’ conditions, performing under great pressure, and fulfilling high quality demands with ease. Art departments have extensive experience in set construction and set dressing from medieval towns to futuristic sci-fi architecture. Our Hungarian crew members are known worldwide in the fields of lighting, grip, SFX, pyrotechnics and stunt.
You would be surprised to know how many movies used Budapest as their background… It played Buenos Aires (Evita), Moscow (Die Hard 5), London (Being Julia), Paris (Bel Ami; M. Butterfly), Beijing (The Martian) Berlin (Spy Game, The Debt); the list is endless…
With 1100 years of architectural wonders, various natural landscapes, and 4 distinct geographical seasons, pleasing a director and an art department can be really easy in Hungary. There are 7 bigger state-of-the-art film studios with backlots located only 30 minutes from the capital. In case you would like to see more precisely what Hungarian locations can offer, or you have a rough, or a more specific idea of what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us!