The Hungarian Film Fund has awarded $2.3m for three new features in its latest funding decisions.
The projects backed are:
- Heavenly Shift (Isteni műszak), formerly titled Godly Shift, the debut feature from Mark Bodzsar, about a young refugee who becomes a trainee in the funeral business to finance his fiancee’s rescue from the war. This project also was developed with support of the Hungarian National Film Fund. Producers are Unio Film and Sparks, and the project will shoot for 42 days starting in late August in Hungary. A pre-production image is pictured.
- Mirage (Delibab), about an African football player in a small Hungarian town who commits a crime and is on the run. He finds refuge at a farm which turns out to be a modern slave camp. Szablocs Hajdu, whose credits include Bibliothéque Pascal, will direct a cast including Orsolya Török-Illyés and Razvan Vasilescu. Producers are Mirage Film Studio (Hungary), Partnersfilm (Hungary), Fourth Culture Films (UK), MPhfilms (Slovakia) and the Sloval Audiovisual Fund is also backing.
- Stream Of Love (Szerelem patak), this documentary by Agnes Sos is about a charming, elderly peasant widower who wants to get married again. Hungary’s DokuArt produces.
Also, the Fund gave pre-production support to Peter Gardos’ Fever At Dawn (Hajnali laz), produced by Denes Szekeres for Tivoli.