Balázs Béla Studio Foundation
The Balázs Béla Studio (BBS) as a production facility was set up in 1961 in the framework of MAFILM, originally for young artist graduates of the Academy for Cinematographic Art. Through its board, which consisted of elected members of the Studio, the BBS enjoyed partial autonomy over the redistribution of the yearly budget. At the beginning of the 1970s the Studio opened its doors to "outsiders" from various fields, who have not been involved officially in film production. During the decades the studio produced hundreds of moving images from documentaries to experimantal films and became known on a global scale. As of January 1990, it continued its activities as a foundation. The Balázs Béla Studio Foundation signed its last production in 2005 and ceased to exist in 2010.