Bratislava international film awards (BIFA) is international film festival that demonstrate excellence in the art of filmmaking.

Our mission is to push the boundaries, bring a unique artistic and cinematic experience from around the world.

We will welcome the best filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work on stunning cinema screens that will provide the perfect platform to see the films how they are meant to be seen.

Our goal is to present all the winners and nominated films in cinemas in Central Europe.

The next event will be organized in the hometown of the founders - Kino Lumiere (cinema smile).

The exact date (2022) will be published on this page on our social networks.

In addition to screenings, discussions are also planned to be organized in shorter periods.

In cooperation we have several local companies or studios.

We plan screenings where the spectators themselves become evaluators.

We appreciate every artist / creator who sends us their work. All works are changed and evaluated by a jury. Each season, the best works are awarded a diploma. Each winner is entitled to a trophy.

Main Categories

Best Feature film
Best Short Film Video
Best Music Video
Best Feature Documentary
Best Action Short Film
Best Experimental film
Best Art Short Film
Best Screenplay


Best Animation Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best LGBT Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best VFX Short Film
Best Enviromental Short Film
Best Fantasy Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Mobile Short Film
Best Low Budget Short
Best Student Short Film
Best Dance Short film
Best Black&White Short Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Production
Best Sound Design
Best Make Up
Best Teaser
Best Poster
Best Trailer

- We accept films of all genres.

- All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.

- No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable. We do not reply to these emails !!!!!

- Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.

- All the winners of each category will receive an award certificate by e-mail.

- Winners will be announced each month on the "Notification Day".

-Proof of Student Status is required for entry to the Student category.

- The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.

- Videos that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties.

-Bratislava international film awards organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.

-The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Saurabh Shukla

    wonderful feeling to be a part of this event

    October 2022
  • Nana Miki

    Thank you for your selection and I am deeply grateful for the wonderful opportunity.

    June 2022
  • Jerzy Suchocki

    An affordable festival with respectful communication. I quite recommend it!

    May 2022
  • We're so humbled and excited to be selected by BIFA .. they were amazing throughout the whole process. Thank you again.

    May 2022
  • Miikka Poutiainen

    'Rebels with a cause' film is happy to be part of the official selection, thank you :) Still the concept of the festival is very mystical and unclear and communication is at poor level compared to other festival. Still we don't know what happened to our film. Did it win or was it further selected to somewhere. I hope you clarify your festival concept and communication for next year. Would be happy to visit Bratislava in person and feel the festival atmosphere if there is one. At the website there is very little and old information. :)

    May 2022