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
  • A wonderful festival, thank you for awarding Long Yearning. Excellent communication.

    October 2019
  • Jalaladdin Gasimov

    Thank you very much for your invitation, and support. Everything was well organized.

    October 2019
  • Jarek Migoń

    Amazing place, good environment for filmmakers. I have not expected such good atmosphere. I'am so grateful for hospitality.

    May 2019
  • 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