About CeMEDIa | Films and works | Shooting in Hungary | Film financing | History
The history of CeMEDIa
name CeMEDIa (Central European Media Workshop) takes back to 2001 when
Csanad Darvas set up an animation service company together with his
brother Ben, with the aim of bringing jobs to Eastern Europe, which had
a long-time tradition in handmade animation (and with the hope that
they'd be able to produce thier own content later on).
CeMEDIA formed a superstudio consisting of 18 animation studios capable
of producing more than 400 minutes of hand-drawn animation per month.
After realising that the era of hand-drawn animation production was
over in Europe, Csanad went on with transforming CeMEDIA into a general
film production company. With new partners: Thierry Hugot and Miklos
Havas, they provided production consultancy for such companies as the
(then-independent) Zentropa from Denmark. Thierry soon headed to
Eurimages, while Miklos and Csanad stayed and started producing short
In the following years they gathered experience with genres, directors,
forms of finances, and crews. They have also found out that they would
like to work in different companies. Miklos and Csanad produced seven
short films together.
Miklos Havas founded his own company called Habana Media in 2009. Miki
and Csanad stayed good friends and still work together sometime.