An orphaned peasant raised by nobility leads 2,000 Hungarians to victory against impossible odds after being surrounded during the historic Siege of Eger in 1552, ultimately killing over half of the 80,000 enemy troops and saving Europe from an Ottoman invasion.
The legend of Bikavér wine dates back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Hungary and the historic Siege of Eger in 1552. Hungarian wine makers still produce Bikavér wine, blending traditional and modern wine making techniques.
The true story of Dr. Blumenthal, a Jewish prisoner during WWII, who performs a life-saving surgery on the son of a Third Reich General, and the ensuing events spanning three generations that demonstrate the power of forgiveness.
The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Film Foundation was established in 2016 after it was decided to share the classic story about the Siege of Eger in 1552 with the world. The Foundation’s journey began in 2013, when the first draft of the screenplay entitled Eclipse of the Crescent Moon was completed, based upon the classic Hungarian novel, Egri Csillagok, by Géza Gárdonyi & the historical record provided by the City of Eger.
Currently, the Film Foundation supports several projects in addition to the Eclipse of the Crescent Moon feature film project, including feature films, episodic content for television and new media platforms, and short films. The Foundation’s hope is that new generations will develop an appreciation for the arts and positively contribute to the international community through the telling of uplifting stories.
The Foundation’s aspirations are to bring creative content to the international marketplace that is entertaining, intelligently designed and artistically presented. The Foundation’s goal is to bring about positive change for the culture and the world in which we live by assisting in the development, production and distribution of compelling and inspirational content of the highest quality to the domestic and international marketplaces.
The Film Foundation’s purpose is to provide a mechanism by which Hungarian filmmakers may contribute to substantive projects in the international marketplace. To achieve success, it is the Foundation’s intent to tell great stories well and ensure they are memorably acted and presented to a global audience.
The Foundation’s vision for content is not only quality, but also to create and support a broad range of projects including feature films, short films, documentaries, episodic new-media and television content, as well as literary projects in the forms of novels, blogs, articles, graphic novels and novellas. With numerous projects already in development and concepts yet to be developed, the Foundation will vet projects and maintain a varied slate of supported projects to offer filmmakers opportunities for professional development.
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