Brno Film Festival is Film Festival with live screenings in Brno, in Czech Republic one a year. Our mission and goal is to discover and promote talented filmmakers from all over the world and present them to the public and therefore is our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in international competition.

We live in a new era of digital technology and the language of cinema and film production is going through many changes in marketing, distribution and screening of indie films. The art jury consists of students and professors of film schools in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

During the Notification Day, we will let you know if you will be nominated for the event itself, which will take place at the Sibir Cinema, April 19, 2023.

We cooperate with various distributors, to whom we regularly offer the best short and feature documentaries, feature films and, of course, horror movies! If your film will be of interest to various investors or distributors, we will help you with the distribution of your film.

Our festival focuses on supporting serious topics such as migration, COVID, war. We prefer the inventiveness and creative ways of expressing the film.

The best film, screenplay and music video will be nominated for the main prize at the Golden Art Film Academy (GAFA), which will redistribute $ 5,000.00 annually.

Golden Art Film Academy - winnings for the year 2023:
Feature Film – 1.000,00 USD
Feature Documentary – 500,00 USD
Short Film – 750,00 USD
Short Documentary – 250,00 USD
Student Film – 500,00 USD
Music Video – 500,00 USD
Short Script – 500,00 USD
Feature Script – 1.000,00 USD


Grand Prix Best Feature Film
Grand Prix Best Feature Documentaty
Grand Prix Best Short Film
Grand Prix Best Short Documentary
Grand Prix Best Super Short Film
Grand Prix Best Student Film
Grand Prix Best Short Script
Grand Prix Best Feature Script
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best First Time Director (Feature)
Best Director Student Film
Best Director Music Video


Best Indie Short Film
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Web/TV Series
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi
Best Fantasy
Best Mobile Phone Short
Best Inspirational
Best Action
Best Actor Short Film
Best Actress Short Film
Best Actor Feature Film
Best Actress Feature Film
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX
Best Cinematography
Best Production
Drama Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Thriller Screenplay
Horror Screenplay
Action Screenplay
Sci-fi Screenplay
LGBTQ Screenplay
Television Script - Pilot

In addition to the gold place, we also award special prizes.

1. All films that are not in English, must have English language subtitles. English movies do not have subtitles.
2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. 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 Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
6. The excerpts from films send for Brno Film Festival can be shown on the Czech / Int. T.V. / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.
7. Films 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. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
8. Brno Film Festival organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
9. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

Overall Rating
  • Ewa Habdas

    Thank you so much for choosing Azrael to be at your festival and also super proud that the film won the best cinematography. Great communication. I will definitely be coming back with our next film. thank you.

    April 2022
  • Edu Hernandez

    Brno Film Festival, thank you for this amazing experience, and a huge thanks for the Honorable Mention to our Documentary, The Doctor - Franjo Grothenhermen. We recommend this festival and hope to return with future projects.

    April 2022
  • Sedat Benek

    Thank you very much Brno Film Festival. I would like to sincerely express that we are very pleased that our film was chosen as a selection film at the Brno Film Festival.

    April 2022
  • Kevin Schewe

    It was an amazing and exciting honor for "Bad Love Tigers" to win Best Sci Fi Screenplay at BFF! The communication, hospitality and networking with the BFF team was terrific for the entire festival!! Keep up the excellent work of encouraging and fostering new creativity!!!

    April 2022
  • Adam Jay Crawford

    I can't put into words just how HUMBLED and honored I am to be a "Grad Prix" winner for "Short Script"! Ridiculously humbled!

    You guys were a great festival to submit to and be a part of - a true bridge between America and the world! Thank you so much for everything!

    April 2022