With its more than 50-year long tradition, the film festival of Szolnok has been named after the world-famous Hungarian-born artist and Oscar-winning production designer, Alexandre Trauner in 2018 to salute to the work of production designers.

Our festival advertises submission in three categories however we welcome submissions on FilmFreeway in two categories. In the European Feature Film Section, the jury remunerates the production design of the films and production designers. Every other year we provide international competition for fine art films and films of university students.

Between 13-18 October 2020 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.

We expect film submissions in the following categories:

1. Fine art film competition:

In the category of fine art, we are looking for the introduction of works from January 1, 2018, 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 movies that are made using some of the tools of fine arts (eg. experimental and animated films).

2. Competition of university students’ films:

In this section we invite films made after 1 January 2018 of university students (under the age of 30) taking part in film, media or art studies. There is no restriction is genre however the maximum length of the films shall not be more than 25 minutes.

Entry Regulations

1. There is no entry fee

2. General information
You can enter films produced after 1 January 2018. One filmmaker – the director or the editor - may enter not more than two films. The organizers will provide free accommodation for one representative of each film selected for the competition by the jury.

3. Entry process
You can register for the Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival 2020 on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/AlexandreTraunerARTFilmFestival.

The list of films in competition will be officially published in August 2020.

● For the festival screening, in case of selection, you need to upload your film on the server of Tisza Cinema until 14 September 2020. The details of the server will be sent to the filmmaker via email in case of selection.
● As the festival is international all film in competition shall have English version for the festival’s screening
● For the festival catalogue, we will need a photo of the director, a still from the film, a brief synopsis and biography of the director. These documents needs to be provided when submitting your film or supplemented no later than 01 September 2020.
(In case you have any question or comment about the online application, please contact us via e-mail: office [at] ataff.hu).

4. Information on the film copies
We primarily can accept films via an online download link for preselection (in a format that can be copied for the preview jury). The organizers are not able to pay any rental or screening fee for any short or long documentary film at the festival.
The screening copies must be available for the Festival from 1-20 October 2020.
We can screen the films from DCP and Blu-ray.
Specifications for online download links: DCP 2K definition; mkv in HD or Full HD quality; avi for lower definition.

Overall Rating
  • The Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival is an exceptional Art/Film festival!! I was honored to be a part of a festival of this caliber. Exceptional programming and curation of films!

    October 2020
  • Marek Głuszczak

    Great communication. Even though I couldn't be there, I felt the perfect care for the authors :)

    October 2020
  • Well organized, friendly festival! Really enjoyed ourselves. Hope to see you next year too! :) thank you for choosing our film

    October 2020
  • Pau Han Kho

    Unfortunately could not attent the festival. Good organised festival.

    October 2020
  • Yuh Rohana Meliala

    Prestigious festival! Thank you for screening our film. :)

    October 2020