Budapest Movie Awards is Film Festival and Music Video Festival with live screenings in Budapest, in Hungary. 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.

FilmFreeway has ranked our film festival, the Budapest Movie Awards, among the TOP5 THE MOST POPULAR FILM FESTIVALS in Hungary.

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. The first year was held under the name Budapest Movie Awards. The best hungarian films and music video selected will be screened at the Art Cinema Budapest, June 11, 2022.

The moment the atmospheric and sensual music and the visual side are combined with the use of film elements, an artistically valuable music video can be created. Our goal is to create a place where Budapest culture will connect with the music industry, where we will present the best music videos.

Spike Jonze, Gore Verbinski, and many other amazing directors even got their start in music videos. We want to find the next great creator, the next great musician, and the next great music video.

Combining image with music creates the long-awaited "integral cinema" that adds another dimension and power to visual messages. At the same time, it gives the second life music itself, which allows us to visualize images inspired by melodies, which are often lost in the subconscious.

As one of the youngest genres in the film industry, it is a video clip, an audiovisual work whose sound component is the whole or substantially a record of the artistic performance of a musical work.

We project the best super short film, short film and feature film and you can visit the city Budapest and get to know our culture. Budapest is a beautiful city with a wonderful culture and amazing nightlife.

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 2022:
Feature Film – 500,00 USD
Feature Documentary – 500,00 USD
Short Film – 500,00 USD
Short Documentary – 500,00 USD
Student Film – 500,00 USD
Music Video – 500,00 USD

𝐌𝗔𝐈𝗡 𝗖𝐀𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗢𝗥𝐈𝗘𝐒

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 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

SPECIAL CATEGORIES

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 LGBTQ
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

MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORIES
Best Hungarian Music Video
Best Pop Music Video
Best Rock Music Video
Best Animation Music Video
Best Experimental Music Video
Best Dance Music Video
Best Hip Hop Music Video
Best Choreography Music Video
Best Low Budget Music Video (budget under 3k USD)

SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Best Short Script
Best First-Time Screenplay (Short)
Best Feature Script
Best First-Time Screenplay (Feature)
Drama Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Thriller Screenplay
Horror Screenplay
Action Screenplay
Sci-fi Screenplay
Television Script - Pilot

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

1. We do not insist on the premiere of a music video at the Budapest Movie Awards.
2. Project must have English subtitles.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
6. The excerpts from films send for Budapest Movie Awards can be shown on the TV / Local Network / Internet etc. For Promotional / Publicity.
7. Project 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. Budapest Movie Awards 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.

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  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    It was our honour to have our film in Budapest Movie Awards.
    Thank you.

    June 2022
  • On behalf of the team of SENIOR CITIZEN, I would like to thank the festival for the Best Actor award. It was a great honor. Thank you Budapest Movie Awards !!!

    June 2022
  • I had very good communication with the festival. Thank you.

    June 2022
  • Ádám Vidovics

    Thanks for the selection, lovely festival.

    June 2022
  • Russell Emanuel

    Great film festival that treated us well! Thank you so much!

    June 2022