The Hungarian American
Film Society


A film society is a membership club where people can watch screenings of films which would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas. In Spain, Ireland and Italy,
they are known as “cineclubs”
, and in Germany they are known as “filmclubs”. They usually have an educational aim, introducing new audiences to different audiovisual works through an organized and prepared program of screenings.

A common feature that may characterize a film society screening is that they begin with an introduction of the film to the audience, and end with the promotion of a discussion about the film, where assistants, organizers and sometimes the filmmakers themselves, exchange their views.

There are networks in many different countries, and these are organized into federations, councils, collectives, and local networks.
Famous film societies include Amos Vogel’s Cinema 16, Cinémathèque Française, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.

Hungarian film making has been among the best in the world since the birth of cinema.

It is our opinion, as we have stated many times already, that today we are witnessing the renaissance of the Hungarian Cinema.

There are many active Hungarian filmmakers living and working in the USA; directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, editors, actors and actresses, etc.
We wish to create a bridge and a network to connect Hungary and American/Hungarians in the film industry.

We are open to any and all new ideas, as we believe strongly in helping new talent coming from Hungary in all fields of the film making industry.

The Hungarian American Film Society’s largest event will be the annual Hungarian Film Festival Los Angeles, and the Hungarian Cinematheque program.

The 17th Hungarian Film Festival Los Angeles will be organized by the Hungarian American Film Society, formed to educate and inform the public about Hungarian films, Hungarian culture, and the country of Hungary generally.

Because it is a closed group, membership of The Hungarian American Film Society is by invitation only; however, there are no fees for joining the society.

Since our goal is to promote Hungarian Cinema in America and because we know that this is also important to you, we would like you to join us.