The biggest short film festival of Hungary is back with the 12th edition! After our record-breaking 2023 edition, we are further expanding for our next event which will take place at the end of May - beginning of June 2024 in Budapest, Hungary.

Full-house screenings, inspiring vibe, awesome parties and a large number of Hungarian and international industry attendees: we will once again grow as the number of selected films and international guests, as well as cash prizes will be bigger than ever in 2024.

The call for entries is open for filmmakers of all ages from anywhere in the world, but we are especially looking for short films that were made with enthusiasm, a huge dose of creativity and an eye for innovation and quality.

Awards Worth Up to 8,000 Euro:

Best International Short Film Award

Jury Special Prize

Audience Award for the Best International Film -

Special Mentions (artistic quality, cinematography, set design, editing, music, etc.)

Best Hungarian Live-action Short Film Award

Best Hungarian Animated Short Film Award

Best Hungarian Actor/Actress

Most Promising Director Under 30

Student Jury Prize

- Max. 40 minutes length for live-action and documentaries, and 20 minutes for animation
- Any countries
- Any genres (Live-action / Documentary / Animation)
- For LGBTQ and Horror projects: please submit through the special categories! (These films will also be considered for our International Competition!)
- Completed after January 2022.

Overall Rating
  • Péter Becz

    Best Hungarian short film fest of all, great venue and great people. Highly recommended!

    June 2022
  • Márk Gábor Beleznai

    the best hungarian short films from 2019-20. organised professionally even during the pandemic.

    October 2020
  • Popo Fan

    Great festival, great choice of films. Nice crowed of audience. The Budapest Debut Film Forum is the high light!

    April 2019
  • Adam Felszeghy

    A nice festival. Good films and several interesting accompanying programs.

    April 2017