BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time. We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academy's, conferences, exhibitions, film-, and all-art workshops in the program. Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are very delighted at every entry. This film celebration takes place in Budapest in the late summer of 2015.

Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are delighted at every entry. You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.

Our mission is to develop the cultural identity of the audiovisual sector of Eastern and Central Europe. Following the second festival and since that every year we passed a few hour selection of Hungarian short films to 30 festivals around the world, which eases the way into the market of young European professionals and the promotion and distribution of the screened European films. In the long term we would like to make up Central-Eastern-European selections and bring them to other participants of the audiovisual sector which could strengthen co-operation among world wide film festivals.

The main organizer (the Foundation) is a non-governmental organization, and so are the major part of its co-operating partners, so the collaboration between the non-profit sector and cultural institutions is essential to the success of the project. The essence of this success is to motivate common activity among young inland filmmakers and other international organizations taking part in the audiovisual program. We would like to give young filmmakers a fair show to introduce and realize themselves in order to create a new common European value in which the supranational dimension is given by the participant countries.

Awards & Prizes

BUSHO PRIZES
BuSho main prize GOLD BUSHO
BuSho main prize SILVER BUSHO
BuSho main prize BRONZE BUSHO

BUSHO CATEGORY AWARDS:
BuSho Award BEST ANIMATION
BuSho Award BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BuSho Award BEST IDEA/SCREENPLAY
BuSho Award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BuSho Award BEST COMEDY
BuSho Award BEST PERFORMANCE
BuSho Award BEST COLLECTION
BuSho Award BEST VISEGRAD SHORT

+STUDENT JURY PRIZES, SZIGET SPECIAL PRIZE, SOPRON SPECIAL PRIZE...

Rules & Terms

You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.

Duration: maximum 30 minutes!

Submitted films should have been produced after the 1st of January 2016!

The festival official language is English. Dialogs which are different from English must have English subtitles.

If the pre-jury selects the entered production then we will ask for the screening copy and we are not able to take it back from the competition screening, because of other festival’s premiere rules! If the film selected in competition, the creator of the film + 1 more person will be invited to the festival. Applications of other filmmaking workshops and festival organizers are also appreciated whose most successful films or a “Best Of” selection can be sent to the festival and also to the conference. If a filmmaker community applies, food and accommodation is provided for the group leaders and 1 more person. To avoid any inconvenience coming from last minute cancellation, all the guests are asked to pay an accreditation fee, which is a symbolic amount, but includes all the costs for the whole week (reservation of room, meals and all the programs). Please send the flight reservation as well as the proof of the transaction!

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    Festival Formula Ltd

    We always get super excited when our clients get selected to BUSHO because we just know that they're going to be part of an exciting programme! The submission fee is extremely reasonable, and the staff were really helpful. Definitely recommend!

    October 2017
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    Madeline Johnson

    BuSho is a truly high-quality festival and I am so proud that my short film "Juneteenth" was selected for the competition. The films screened were really strong, diverse, and important. But my favorite part of attending the film festival was building relationships with other filmmakers - BuSho really created a network of support for us. Thank you for everything - I can't wait to go back!

    September 2017
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    Carlos Gómez-Trigo

    I was fortunate to be selected and go to the festival. The organizers create an unbeatable atmosphere among the filmmakers who are those days in Budapest. The level of the short films is incredible. I'm sure I'll be back.

    September 2017
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    Carmelo Zucco

    I had the pleasure of being selected and attending The 13th Busho Film Festival. It was an amazing time. The films were exceptional and the hospitality from the organizers was excellent. I felt taken care of and the festival's priority for filmmakers to get to know one another created a really nice vibe of friendship and films. I can't wait to go back!

    September 2017
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    Stef de Hoog

    Great festival! Good, personal and direct communication.

    September 2017