BUT is an annual international interdisciplinary festival with about 50 features, 50 shorts plus performances, music and art.
During 5 days in Breda (Holland) filmmakers, distributors and the audience meet each other.
We specialise in genre cinema, low-budget and independent - the weird and the wicked.
The focus is on underground moviemaking (not horror per se) and B-movies.
Each year there is a main guest, Waters, Buttgereit, Castellari, BrudeLaBruce have been there.
Each year there is a MAIN THEME, but we accept all sorts.
Opening film, closing film, 5 nominations plus retrospectives. 70% of the films is new, rest is retrospective.
BUT is a non-profit festival, run by a foundation (IDFX) and volunteers.
Since the 2020 edition, we incorporated free online viewing into our program.
We do not charge entry fees. Filmmakers already invested a lot in their work.

BUT-features award
BUT-shorts award
Lifetime achievement award

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FILMS THAT DO NOT FIT OUR CATEGORIES! read the discription or check the website butff.nl
Viewing team decides on selection, submissions can be screened on other festival occasions on tours throughout the year.
Please don't submit trailers, videoclips or scripts only.
Only English spoken or English subtitled please.

Overall Rating
  • Brandon Jett

    Great festival, they responded to my questions in a very short time after accepting my horror short film and I am very thankful to them for screening my project!

    September 2017