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.
You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.
This film celebration takes place in Budapest in the late summer of 2023.

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

SPECIAL PRIZES:
The Special Prize of BuSho for the best Hungarian shortfilm 500.000 HUF (ca. 1400 EUR)
The Special Prize of BuSho for the best International short 500.000 HUF (ca. 1400 EUR)

CATEGORY AWARDS:
BuSho Award BEST ANIMATION
BuSho Award BEST EXPERIMENTAL
BuSho Award BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BuSho Award BEST COMEDY
BuSho Award BEST PERFORMANCE
BuSho Award BEST VISEGRAD

STUDENT JURY PRIZES

BuSho Sziget Special Prize:
weekly pass for a 3-member mini crew with filming permission to the next Sziget festival.

We accept submissions in the categories of fiction, animation and experimental.

The length of your film must be no more than 30 minutes.

Submitted films should have been produced after the 1st of January 2020!

The festival official language is English. All non-English films must have burned in English subtitles.

- We cannot accept films that are uploaded and public on any video-sharing websites.
- Once a film has been selected, we are not able to take it back from the competition screening, because of other festival’s premiere rules.
- If the film is in the official selection, 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 includes all the costs for the whole week. If your film has been selected and you would like to attend the festival, please go to the accreditation site, send the flight reservation as well as the proof of the transaction.

The filmmakers submitting their films to BuSho agrees at the same time to the:
- public presentation of their film(s) in the competition,
- public presentation of a part of their film(s) on TV for advertising the festival,
- presentation of the award winning films on the festival collection, which is made only for non-commercial use with   BuSho watermark for events promoting the Festival.

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  • Andres Toro

    I am so honored that my short film Lux Tenebrae screened in such a special film festival. I wish I could've attenended to the 18th BuSho, hopefully I will be there soon. Great communication and wonderful people.

    September 2022
  • Excellent quality of films, very hospitable staff, a packed program for filmmakers and a lovely networking atmosphere. Thanks for the great time at BuSho! <3

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Alex, it was great that you came, but sadly not til the prize ceremony, hope to see you next time again!

  • It was a great pleasure being part of the festival and presenting my film there. Everything was perfectly organized and I really enjoyed the incredible atmosphere of BUSHO. All the films in the competition program were very interesting, just an amazing experience!

    September 2021
  • If every movie that is included in a section is screened, it is not a selection. I was angry at the movies.

    March 2021
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    Response from festival:

    sorry, what was the problem? which selection are we talking about? the competition films are selected, the hungarian panorama program is not a selection...

  • Salaud Morisset

    Thank you for this great relationship we have for several years! Always a pleasure to work with a well organized and high quality festival!

    February 2021