The Capital Filmmakers Festival is dedicated to showcasing independent filmmakers from around the world to a global audience. We will visit numerous Capitals around the globe. Starting with Berlin, Madrid, Malta, Vienna and Budapest.

The Capital Filmmakers Film Festival is all about bringing together different cultures, different cities and different point of views.

Best Feature

Best Short

Best "Short" Short

Best Drama

Best Romance

Best Animation

Best Documentary

Best Screenplay

Budapest Capital Award

Any year of production is accepted.

Films that are already distributed online are accepted.

The “Short shorts” category is for shorts under 10 minutes in length.

The “Shorts” category is for films up to 40 minutes in length.

The “Feature” category is for films that are more than 40 minutes in length.

Films that use third-party material must have the necessary rights and permissions to use this material.

If your submission is officially selected, the festival may screen your film as part of their activities for up to 12 months after the festival date. By sending us your submission, you agree with this unless this is specifically stated to us by email. For all these screenings between festivals, a special permission will be requested stating a time frame and the city.

We do not pay screening fees.

The decisions of the programmers and jury is final and irrevocable

Both .MOV and DCP formats of all film types (both shorts and features) are required. If you need to have a DCP created, please get in touch with us as we can arrange that for you.

Overall Rating
  • Fantastic festival. Thanks a lot for selecting our works

    June 2019
  • Pablo Hadis

    Excellent film festival! They program films from submissions and support independent filmmakers. The organizers are passionate about films and have plenty of experience putting together film festivals, and it shows. They are very reliable and notably kind. Communication was flawless. The screening of my film went great, a really big crowd attended (keep in mind we as filmmakers have to help with publicity, it's a collaborative effort). The organizers very kindly took photos of the screening at my request since I couldn't attend in person, and even sent some of them live, during the screening. As as filmmaker I cannot thank them enough for this. Screening at Capital Filmmakers Budapest was an excellent experience, highly recommended!

    June 2019
  • Thanks for the presentation of our works:

    The first independent filmstudio in Hungary!

    June 2019