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Over the last two decades the Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles has built a legacy. 

 We have been able to screen hundreds of feature films, documentaries, TV films and animations.
With the support of our sponsors, advertisers and people from many different communities,
we have also had the opportunity to invite a high number of directors, actresses and actors to join us.
Together with our distinguished members of the juries we have awarded dozens of awards
in a variety of categories. 

Please join us between the 27th of October and the 29th of October, 2023
at the Laemmle’s Monica Film Center 

October 27. 7:00pm

The Hungarian Film Festival is without a doubt the best ethnic film festival in Los Angeles. It is well programmed and well produced. I can not think of a better way in which to promote Hungarian cinema in Hollywood.”


Laemmle Theaters

“The opportunity for film enthusiasts to see Hungarian films, exchange ideas and generate relationships in the entertainment community are just the beginning of the positive benefits that stem from the Hungarian Film Festival. This festival provides an opportunity for Hungarian filmmakers to voice their passion for storytelling through the beauty of film. “An American Rhapsody”, a film by Hungarian Eva Gardos, was the International Grand Prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Competition, but it was the Hungarian Film Festival that allowed Eva to share her voice with the rest of the world.”



“The festival has made it possible to meet and converse with Hungarian directors, writers and actors and be exposed to films we would ordinarily not see. Hollywood can be quite insular. We need the Hungarian Film Festival to enrich our cultural scene.”


Film Director/Producer In loving memory

“The Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles has been a very important event. I’m thanking Bela Bunyik (Bunyik Entertainment) for there excellent presentation and to keep reminding the public that the Hungarians are still among the Best Movie makers in the world!”



“The Hungarian Film Festival never fails to delight. I look forward to seeing old friends and new emerging talent. The quality of Hungarian film making is of the highest order.”


Film Producer

“I have seen some amazing films every year at the Hungarian Film Festival – Some made me laugh, some cry – but all memorable– This is an event in L. A. that all film lovers should not miss!!”


Film Editor/Director

“Each year I look forward to the Hungarian Film Festival. The only venue in Los Angeles where one can see the best and the latest films from Hungary. Often I take my entire class and meet in a nearby café afterwards to discuss the film we just saw. Bela Bunyik’s tireless efforts always pays off when lines form around the theater to purchase tickets. The appreciative audience is always unique since it includes not only the local Hungarian community, but people from the film industry, academic students & the general film going public. Keep doing it Bela!”


Professor USC School of Cinema – Television & Art Center College of Design

“There is such a sense of anticipation, hope and joy for me at the thought of the Hungarian Film Festival. I get so excited to feel part of “the family” again, to feel the beat of Hungary, to keep abreast of my people, my country, my peers, and to meet and talk to visiting Hungarians or local Hungarians, or others who simply love and appreciate the Hungarian film industry as much as I do. I wish more people would share this energy with me and come participate. Hungary needs our support.”



“There would be no Hollywood without the contributions of great Hungarian artists and movies makers. The Annual Hungarian Film Festival has been re-Introducing our still great Hungarian artists to the American public. This service to all of us should continue creating new awareness of our nation’s artistry. Thank you for bringing us gems like the “Glamour” and its talented writer/director Frigyes Godros, among others.”


Attorney At Law

“The Hungarian Film Festival is a once-a-year opportunity to catch the latest cinematic gems coming from Hungary, and to witness that the creative energy of Zukor, Fox, Curtiz and Korda lives on in the newest generation of Hungarian filmmakers.”


Attorney At Law

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