With its long tradition, the Film Festival of Fine Arts in the city of Szolnok will be completely renewed in 2018 with a new name and also expanded by a feature film category. In addition to the section of fine art, we also wish to be a festival of visual arts and production designers in the spirit of the world-famous Hungarian-born artist and Oscar-winning production designer Alexander Trauner. Continuing his legacy, we rename the festival as Alexander Trauner ART / FILM Festival.

The festival provides forum for films, which can in some way be connected to fine art and productions designers. In the category of visuals our festival focuses on European feature films, where the visual aspect of the film is decisive for its message.

During the festival we screen homage-films, there will be master classes, mini conferences and workshops for filmmakers. We also provide a market for buyers who are interested in art/design films.

For the festival we are expecting films made after January 1, 2016 in the following categories:

1. In the visual category, we expect full-length European creations where the visual aspect of the film is decisive for the film's message, and the visual design's contribution to the production process is well-perceived.

2. In the category of Fine Art, we are looking for the introduction of works from January 1, 2016, 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).

Overall Rating
  • A mature and perhaps for this very reason nurturing festival, the same very young in spirit. No matter if you are a fledgling or seasoned filmmaker, you will terribly benefit in term of inspiration with the overflowing programme, a cultivated and refined selection of films of every length and genres - yet all following an intriguing fil rouge around fine arts and every year with a special regard (2018 it was the eye for Production Design) - and the extraordinary masterclasses (we could attend lectures/shows by Rajak Laszlo, Allan Starski and Peter Greenaway). The atmosphere is sophisticated yet cheerful, veracious and genuine. The evenings are highly enjoyable with a diverse musical offer stretching from the impressive local orchestra of Szolnok performing soundtracks and film scores to truly uproarious guest bands. The venue is brilliant in its beauty – quite both mutually in front and inside an old, beautifully lightened synagogue and the theatrical premises comprehensive of a bar and of the main cinema and another comfortable little theatre; between the two buildings a perfect patio on a tiny square for amiable conversations and interesting networking. All that spiced with the great hospitality and kindness of the staff and all the organization members. Great event – we were really proud to have the international premiere of our feature documentary “Ugo Dossi: Art and Space” at this fantastic film festival - loved it sincerely!
    Sara and Chris

    November 2018
  • Festival in a small town near Budapest. BUT a strong, big program, the level of reception of guests from around the world is comparable to a major international event. A lot of premiere shows, master classes, friendliness, ... a lot of good can be said about this festival. I am happy that I was there. Thank you!

    November 2018
  • This was one of the best organised great little festivals I've ever attended! The film selection was very interesting, the masterclasses top notch and the organisation spotless!

    October 2018
  • Zutkevin Suárez

    Excellent communication, they're a great team

    October 2018