Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival is the one and only event that combines production design with fine art and science. The next edition of the festival is going to be held between 15 and 20 October 2024 in the TISZApART Cinema, Hungary.

At the festival we are looking forward to welcome production and costume designers, fine artists, filmmakers, film professionals and university students majoring in film studies, media and communication, fine art or production design with a wide range of programs: film screenings, masterclasses held by international film masters, fine art exhibitions, round table discussions and concerts in the evening.

Our festival's aim is to be one of the forums of the art and scientific life and an international film event where the students and teachers of the Central-European universities can meet, exchange ideas and supplement their knowledge.

The world's only film festival combining visual arts with science, the Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival 2024 will be held in Szolnok, at the TISZApART Cinema, from 15-20 October 2024.

The festival invites entries in the following categories:

1. Feature Films Competition (only invitation)

In 2024, we select 10 feature films made after 1 January 2022, where the visual style of the film is a key element. In this section, the films will be judged by an international jury on the basis of the coherence of the visual flow, the story and the visuals, and the overall impact of the visual techniques used (built sets, original locations, CGI). (Award recipients: the film's production designers).

2. Fine Art Films Competition (competitive)

In the category of fine art, we are looking for the introduction of works from January 1, 2022, which are intended to present (re) interpretation of fine works of art by means of film, and the life stages of one or more artists (art groups). In this category we accept films that reveal certain trends, periods and social contexts of fine art. Last but not least, we are waiting for films that are made using some of the tools of fine arts. Animation films are also part of this competition and must be submitted into this category.

3. „Spectacular Science” Films Competition (competitive)

In this competition category, we welcome portrait films from January 1, 2022, about scientists, or documentaries visualizing scientific discoveries and nature and environmental protection. Among the named works can be experimental films that use the results of science and technology to renew the motion picture expression, as well as films dealing with the relationship between science and pseudoscience, and pseudo-documentaries that present scientific discoveries that do not exist.

4. Short Films Competition (competitive)

This category is open to live-action fiction and documentary films made after 1 January 2022. There are no genre or age restrictions, but films must be no longer than 30 minutes. Animation films must be submitted to the Fine Art Films Competition.

For information about our categories in Hungarian, please, visit our website!


1. Entry fee: 5 USD

2. General information

Only films made after 1 January 2022 may be entered.
A maximum of two films may be entered by one filmmaker - the director or editor of the film. The organisers will provide accommodation and meals (one hot meal per day) for one filmmaker of the films selected by the jury for the competition programme for the duration of the Festival!

3. Registration
Entries for the 2024 Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival can be submitted via the FilmFreeway portal.

The shortlist will be published in August.

To be screened at the festival and for the catalogue to be produced, the following are required:

- submit the shortlisted works by 10 September 2024 (the technical specifications will be announced soon)

- due to the international nature of the festival, all non-English language films must be provided with English subtitles for screening at the festival

- to create the catalogue, please upload a photo of the director, a still from the film, a short biography of the director (maximum 300 characters, in English, in case of Hungarian submission, in Hungarian as well) and a short synopsis of the film (maximum 500 characters, in English, in case of Hungarian submission, in Hungarian as well) at the time of entry or by email no later than 1 September 2024

- furthermore, please, include all the promotional materials and contacts (press kit, trailer, website, social media platforms) to help us promote the films

By accepting to participate in the ATAFF competition program, rights holders agree to have their film screened in the Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival's "ATAFF Best of" program between October 1 and December 31, 2024 for public or educational screenings. A separate agreement will be sent out for the films to be included in the programme.

(If you have any questions or comments about the online entry, please let us know at

4. Things to know about the screening copies

We can accept films for pre-screening here on Filmfreeway. The organisers of the screening are not in a position to pay a rental or screening fee for short films and documentaries.

Copies of the films selected for the Film Festival programme must be available to the organisers until 31 December 2024.

In the festival's competition program, films are presented in DCP format. More precise technical specifications will be announced soon, any inquiries regarding the technical specifications in case of being included in the competition program can be made via the email provided above.

Address of the organiser of the Film Festival:
5000 Szolnok, Templom út 4.
+36 56 424910
Festival Director: Éva Demeter

E-mail address:
vanda.flaisz [at]


Overall Rating
  • Awesome festival! Very good atmosphere and an unforgettable experience.

    October 2023
  • Catia Ott

    I was very happy in participating at the festival. The location of Tisza Cinema is ideal, the films were very interesting and original and last but not least the director and the organizers were very professional, easygoing and fun! I also met some very interesting people both filmmakers and crew that I and in touch with. I hope to have another film to submit in the next editions!

    October 2022
  • Dániel Kőváry

    What happens in Szolnok stays in Szolnok!

    October 2022
  • thank you very much or everything

    October 2022
  • Pawel Kleszczewski

    Thank you very much for inviting us to the festival. We had a fantastic time in Szolnok. Great festival with great traditions !

    October 2022