“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.”
GREGORY LAMMLE …Lammle 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.”
IRVIN KERSHNER … Film Director/Producer

In loving memory
“Congratulations Bela on your Fourth Annual Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles. You’re the
best Hungarian Ambassador for introducing Hungarian Film-makers & their films to Hollywood. All the best.

“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.”

“The Hungarian Film Festival presents to the Los Angeles community new and rare Hungarian
films. I have been especially enriched by meeting director colleagues, Karoly Makk and Janos
Szasz. My praise to Bonnie and Bela Bunyik for their tireless and wonderful work bringing the
festival to us.
DAISY GERBER…. Film Director

“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!!”
EVA GARDOS… 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 doingIt Bela!”
GABOR KALMAN … 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

“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.”
DR. ILDIKO F. CSETO … 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.”