Memory Project

Hungarian American Visual History Archive Early in 2015, Andrea Lauer Rice (author and multimedia producer) and Réka Pigniczky (journalist and documentary filmmaker) founded the Memory Project: Hungarian American Visual History Archive. Funded by The Hungary Initiatives Foundation, as well as Hungary’s 1956 Commemoration Fund and in addition, they had a successful crowd funding campaign within […]

BP x SXSW 2015

What is BP x SXSW? CECI and Design Terminal in cooperation with their key partners organized a presence for 5 Hungary-based startups at the SXSW Interactive 2015, the largest festival for cutting edge technologies and digital creativity between March 12-18. The presence included exhibition and presentation opportunities as well as access to private events and […]

Hungarian Film Festival

WHAT IS HFFSF? Hungarian Film in San Francisco (HFSF), which is part of Central European California Cultural Institute (CECI) presents great selection of contemporary Hungarian feature films, documentaries short films, and animations in November. Some of the invited films will be selected by a jury just for the San Francisco festival and will be selected […]

A Witness To Change

Piroska Nagy’s Photos of Hungary 1988-1990 The next demonstration was held on March 15, 1988. I decided to take along the half-automatic Minolta I had received from my mother as a graduation gift with me. While my sister taped the speeches on a tape recorder, I took pictures. People were making history, and I felt […]


WHAT IS “STUDY TOUR #1”? CECACI in corporation with Design Terminal, Balassi Institute and iCatapult organized the first Study Tour for Hungarian tech startups. During the tour 7 Budapest-based startups visited New York and Austin between Jun 08–22. The project was supported by Hungarian Initiatives Foundation with 17.000 USD. GOALS The ultimate goal of Study […]