Budapest Film Festival is a monthly film festival which was created by working professionals as a response for missing opportunities for indie films and their promotion. Each month we selecting nominees and winners. At the end of the year we pick the best films out of all winners which will have a chance to be presented in the heart of Budapest.

IMPORTANT INFO : Due to various covid restrictions connected with new variant and new list of banned countires we are unable to organise live events in our venue or networking gala anymore. All the screenings will happen online via our official website.
Awards will be shipped via post. We are monitoring situation on regular basis and we will be updating event details on our website. Thank you for your understanding.

The added value of the festival is also in the introduction of international films to domestic audience. We create opportunities which are creating possibilities! We are accepting all films without any prejudices regardless format, country of origin or social theme. We pay attention to details and we care about your message..

We accept films in following categories :

Best Hungarian Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature (Documentary or Live Action)
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Composer
Best Sound Design
Best Original Story
Best VFX
Best Production Design
Best Original Screenplay
Best Comedy
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror
Best Sci-Fi
Best Thriller
Best Drama
Best Action
Best Music Video
Best Animation Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Written review (300 words) - Special category where we provide written feedback to filmmakers.

- Festival dates & times may be subject to delay or change.
- We reserve the right to change any of this rules.
- Budapest Film Festival is not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorised usage and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof.
- By submitting your film you giving us permission to share your contact details with our technicians , staff and other festival partners.
- Budapest Film Festival reserves the right to not to give an award in specific category.
​- All the fees are non-refudable.

- All submissions have to be in English language or with English subtitles.
- A submitted film may be resubmitted multiple times within the same year.
- Adult guardians or parents may submit on behalf of minors.
- By submitting your film to our festival you automatically declare that you own all the rights to the film (images, sound, music and poster). Copyright owner must be at least 18 years old.
- Each film submitted to our festival must be in English language or include English subtitles.
- By submitting your film you giving our team permission to use any promotional materials (poster, press release, trailer, etc...) for our marketing needs
- There is no premiere requirement.
- All accepted and non-accepted submissions will be notified to submitters via email.
- We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.
- Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
- No postal submissions are accepted.

- Each month our pre-selection jury will select nominees. across a After private screening our main jury will select the winners. Few weeks ahed of our annual event best films will be chosen out of all winners across all the categories. This films will be screened during the event.
- Jury consist from working professionals.

- All necessary information about annual event will be published on our website few weeks ahead of the event.
- All the winners are invited but we screening only selection of the winners which will be made by our jury and programming team. This selection will be known few weeks ahead of the event.
- Event is free for all the visitors however every single visitor including winners and nominees must register on this link.
- Organiser (Budapest Film Festival) reserves the right to change the date due to government restrictions connected with coronavirus or cancel entire event.
- All the films will be screened in digital format. We won't be accepting DCPs.

We accept films in following categories :
- Best Hungarian Film
- Best Short Film
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Feature (Documentary or Live Action)

Overall Rating
  • Johanna Zaïre

    Un grand merci pour ce prix ! Festival au top !

    January 2023
  • András Attila Farkas

    It was an honor to be part of this contest. Thank you for the Award!

    January 2023
  • Roberta Sanzó

    We are proud to be have an honourable mention!

    January 2023
  • Sohyun Han

    During the series of my tough days, I could resolve huge burdens on my mind thankfully. Joy and happiness makes people laugh, you did just like it to me :)

    I can see the satisfied smile on my mom and I have no doubt to do my dad's too, no sooner than later~!

    Most of all, I really give thankfulness to juries&producer and I hope that your insight leads thousands of colorful, experimental films to audiences in all over the world, it should be!

    Thank you so much,

    Sohyun Han.

    January 2023
  • It was amazing and fantastic! A wonderful experience.

    January 2023