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HAPPY NEW YEAR

We WISH YOU ALL a HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL and AMAZING New Year 

with many, many, many Photo #shot, Commercials, 

Music #videos, TV series, TV films and Feature Films!!!

Colors of Tobi - story of a special family

 

Alexa Bakonyi's film highlights why it is important for families to open up to each other.

https://444.hu/

Erasin Frank is debuting at an A category Festival

 

Congratulations to the whole cast and crew!

https://www.origo.hu/filmklub

Academy invites Marcell Rév and Bucsi Réka as their new member

The Story of My Wife's first trailer

The Hungarian Motion Pictures Festival has started

 

Veszprém, Balatonalmádi and Balatonfüred give home

for the Hungarian Motion Pictures festival

from 23rd June 2021. until 26th June 2021

https://www.origo.hu/filmklub

Gee Haw

 

It will soon introduce itself to viewers, entitled Gee - Haw

documentary about the world of foals and gulls in Hortobágy.

https://magyarnemzet.hu/kultura

Gee Haw soon in the theaters

 

"Gee, Haw" in the theaters from 8th July 2021
Traditions are important and we are so greteful to coproduce this amazing independent documentary!
Congrats to all cast and crew but especially to Peter Seres and Stardust Films who produced this movie!
 

Vilmos Zsigmond's Birthday

 

Thinking of Vilmos Zsigmond, Academy Award Winner Cinematographer today (as well)

Now is now all kill at the New York Film Awards

 

In addition to the main prize, the film Now is now, directed by Péter Szajki brought home four more prizes.

The film was awarded Best Romantic Comedy, Best Original Story and

in addition Kátya Tompos received the Best Actress Award while Rozi Lovas received the Best Supported Actress Award.

Huge Congratulations!

https://nlc.hu/

We started together received financing from the Hungarian National Film Institut

 

Our next feature film, We started together received the financing for the principal photography

Please read the news about at https://nfi.hu/hu

Many thanks for the support for the National Film Institut.

Six Weeks, a new film started to shoot

 

The new television film, Six Weeks directed by Noémi Veronika Szakonyi started to shoot

which process the open adoption from the mother's perspective.

https://musorvizio.hu/

Colors of Tobi, the documentary is soon at the theaters

 

Colors of Tobi, the LMBTQ documentary was produced by Filmfabriq and SPARKS

is arriving at the theater soon

https://magyar.film.hu/

 

 

Six Weeks is shooting

 

The filming of the television film, Six Weeks has begun

directed by Noémi Veronika Szakonyi.

Main cast: Katalin Román, Mónika Balsai, András Mészáros

Photographs of Vilmos Zsigmond at the Art Gallery

 

The Exhibition of Thinking in Pictures is available to viewed until 26th September 2021 at the Art Gallery

https://magyar.film.hu

 

 

They think in pictures - Photos of filmmakers in the Art Gallery

 

 

Between 6th May 2021 and 26th September 2021 available to see Filmmakers' photography's exhibition

They think in pictures - at the Art Gallery

where visitors can view Vilmos Zsigmond's photographs as well.

https://www.origo.hu/filmklub

Heights and Depths

 

On the production of JUNO11 Pictures Kft. and Sparks Kft. on 20th April 2021

they started filming the feature film about the tragedy of Zsolt Erőss. 

https://magyar.film.hu

“My 25 years of experience in the back office helps me with my producer work” – Interview with Judit Romwalter, part 2

 

Please read the 2nd part of the interview https://www.budapestreporter.com/ of Judit Romwalter, head of SPARKS

at Budapest Reporter by Edith Károlyi-Rajk.

 

Winners of the László Kovács - Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Award

 

Six categories were awarded at László Kovács - Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Award at the Vigadó.

https://magyar.film.hu

Zanox – kockázatok és mellékhatások

 

Benő Baranyai's film, Zanox - risks and side effects is

produced by Salamandra Film and co-produced by SPARKS.

https://magyar.film.hu

A 43. Moszkvai Nemzetközi Filmfesztiválon versenyez Az Anyám macskája

 

The diploma film of  Annabella Schnabel is competing at the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival's

short film competition program.

Congratulations to the whole cast and crew and we wish the best of luck!

https://magyar.film.hu

 

“From the first phone call to financing” – Judit Romwalter head of SPARKS about running the camera and lighting business

 

Please read this great https://www.budapestreporter.com about Judit Romwalter, our head of SPARKS

at Budapest Reporter by Edith Károly-Rajki.

Oscar Cinematography Survey by IndieWire

 

If you are interested to know more about what cameras and lenses

have been chosen by Cinematographers,

please read this article by Chris O'Falt 

https://www.indiewire.com

Market Analysis of Hungary 2020 by FNE

FILMIO has started

 

FILMIO has started, Hungarian streaming service to the National Film Institute,

available from your computer, smartphone or tablet.

https://index.hu/kultur

Cold Meridian is in competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

 

We are so proud that our co-produced short film, Cold Meridian is continuing his festival tours.

Thanks for the article https://magyar.film.hu/ for film.hu.

Hungarian National Film Institute support seven TV films

 

The Hungarian National Film Institute support the director Noémi Veronika Szakonyi's TV film as well, called Six Weeks

which tells the story of an open adoption.

Congratulations to all supported projects!

https://nfi.hu/hu

Interview with Csaba Káel by Film New Europe

The Hungarian Star Trail, which paid tribute to Hungarian filmmakers, was handed over

Eviction is started the principal photography

 

Our next co-production feature film, Eviction is started the principal photography

Please read the news about at https://nfi.hu/hu/

Many thanks for the support for the National Film Institut.

The Film, Erasing Frank's shooting period started

 

Director, Gábor Fabricius started to shoot his first feature film, Erasing Frank on 29th July 2020.

https://www.origo.hu/filmklub

Four new stages are being built in Fót

 

The National Film Institute is developing its studio capacity in Fót from state resources.

https://www.origo.hu/filmklub

 

Safety rules

 

Dear Friends, Dear Clients, Dear Colleagues, Dear Partners at all around the World, We hope all of you are healthy and safe.

Unfortunatly due the Coronavirus pandemic we have to have safety rules at our office building and warehouses.

Please contact our colleagues for further information.

Hungary Film Commissioner Csaba Káel

 

Csaba Káel, Hungary Film Commissioner is sharing his plans with Variety's journalist, Christopher Vourlias.

https://variety.com

Vilmos Zsigmond's photographs can be viewed during Berlinale Film Festival

 

The photos of the exhibition of Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond

can be viewed at Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin during the Berlinale Film Festival.

https://magyarnemzet.hu/kultura

Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond Exhibition in Berlin

 

The Collegium Hungaricum cultural institute in Berlin exhibit a selection of Vilmos Zsigmond's photographes

during Internation Berlinale Film Festival.

https://hungarytoday.hu

Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond in Paris

 

As part of the Paris Photo Saint Germain series the Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond exhibition and documentary can be seen at the Hungarian Film Institut in Paris (92, rue Bonaparte, F-75006 Paris, France) until 20th December 2019.

Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond exhibition and documentary is part of the Paris Photo Saint Germain series

 

As part of the Paris Photo Saint Germain series the Photographed by Vilmos Zsigmond exhibition and documentary
can be seen at the Hungarian Film Institut in Paris until 20th December 2019.
Many thanks for this article at https://www.origo.hu/
 
Thanks again for this fantastic opportunity!

Thinking of Vilmos Zsigmond, Academy Award Winner Cinematographer

Thinking of Our Friend, SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd.’s founder, owner, boss, one of the best cinematographer of the world,

Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) and

a nominee for "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The River" (1984) and the "The Black Dahlia" (2006).

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We WISH YOU ALL a HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL and AMAZING New Year 

with many, many, many Photo #shot, Commercials, 

Music #videos, TV series, TV films and Feature Films!!!

CURTIZ WON GRAND PRIX DES AMÉRIQUES - BEST FILM

 

SPARKS is very pleased, honored and very happy as our co-produced movie, CURTIZ

directed by Tamás Yvan Topolánszky WON GRAND PRIX des AMÉRIQUES (BEST FILM)

in the World Competition at the 42. Montréal World Film Festival.

HUNGARY'S TAX INCENTIVE RAISES TO 30%

Dear Filmmaker’s Friend,

We have a great news for you.

The European Commission has approved the RAISE of HUNGARY’s TAX INCENTIVE from 25% to 30% and is extended until the end of 2024.

The tax incentive is AVAILABLE for film productions (music videos, animations, Short films, Documentaries, TV series, TV films, Feature films) shooting in Hungary.

Thinking of Vilmos Zsigmond, Academy Award Winner Cinematographer

Thinking of Our Friend, SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd.’s founder, owner, boss, one of the best cinematographers of the world,

Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977)

and an OSCAR nominee for "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The River" (1984) and the "The Black Dahlia" (2006).

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We WISH YOU ALL a HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL and AMAZING New Year 

with many, many, many Photo #shot, Commercials, 

Music #videos, TV series, TV films and Feature Films!!!

Thinking of Vilmos Zsigmond, Academy Award Winner Cinematographer

 

Thinking of Our Friend, SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd.’s founder, owner, boss, one of the best cinematographers of the world,

Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977)

and an OSCAR nominee for "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The River" (1984) and the "The Black Dahlia" (2006).

SPARKS - Trailblazer

We are the pleasure to let you know all that British Cinematographer has an amazing article

about our company,

SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd.

https://britishcinematographer.co.uk/sparks-budapest/

Vilmos Zsigmond, Academy Award Winner Cinematographer dies at 85

Our Friend, SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd.’s founder, owner, boss, one of the best cinematographer of the world,

Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977) and

a nominee for "The Deer Hunter" (1978), "The River" (1984) and the "The Black Dahlia" (2006), has died at 85.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY VILMOS ZSIGMOND

We are the pleasure to let you know that Exhibition of Academy Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner, BAFTA Award Winner,

our Founder, Owner and Friend, called PHOTOGRAPHED BY VILMOS ZSIGMOND

opened at Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We WISH YOU ALL a HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL and AMAZING New Year 

with many, many, many Photo shot, Commercials, 

Music #videos, TV series, TV films and Feature Films!!!

The award of ’Order of Merit’ Knights Cross of Hungary (Civilian) from the President of Republic of Hungary

We are very pleased to anounce that our gaffer, managing director, one of the owner and founder of SPARKS Camera and Lighting Ltd,

Richy; Béla Romwalter received the award of ’Order of Merit’ Knights Cross of Hungary (Civilian) - Magyar Érdemrend Lovagkeresztje

polgári tagozat - during yesterday on behalf of the President of the Republic of Hungary,

Zoltan Balog, Minister Of Human Resources given to him.

2014 Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

2014 Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography tribute to Vilmos Zsigmond!! Congratulations Vilmos!!!!

You are fantastic! You are amazing! Vilmos, You are the best!

New Film Project of Béla Paczolay

Please see and check the teaser of Hungarian Director, Béla Paczolay’s new film project:

https://indavideo.hu

 

Happy New Year

 

We WISH YOU ALL a HEALTHY, HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL and AMAZING New Year 

with many, many, many Photo #shot, Commercials, 

Music #videos, TV series, TV films and Feature Films!!!

 

Heavenly Shift - Have you seen already?

If you would like to see the trailer of Heavenly Shift, please check at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYDjamlFq00

Congratulations János Szász

 

Director János Szász shooted together with SPARKS in 2012 "Le Grand Cahier" / "A nagy füzet" / "The notebook"

and was co-produced with Austria (Amour Fou), France (Dolce Vita), Germany (Intuit) and

Hungary (Hunnia Film Studio, Producer Sandor Soth).

It is about 13-year-old twins who go to live with their grandmother during the war.

Szabolcs Hajdú is shooting his next feature film

 

The new western film of Szabolcs Hajdú is starring: Isaach De Bankol, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Razvan Vasilescu,

Dragos Bucur and Tamás Polgár.

The Cinematographer is András Nagy H.S.C.,

shooting on FILM (3perf Panavision Millenium XL with Panavision Primo lenses).

Ed Wild is starting to shoot in Budapest

 

In a couple of days from today English Cinematographer, Ed Wild is starting to shoot "Fleming" in Budapest.

We're welcoming back English 1st AC Nathan Mann after "Monte Carlo".

Camera testing period is just starting at our warehouse.

Black comedy on the streets of Budapest

An explosion is heard from the former Szabolcs street's hospital, and soon everything is coveredwith a dense layer of dust. Fortunatly the building was not bombed, only a scene is being blown up for one of Márk Bodzsár's films, Heavenly Shift.