​Tatras is international film festival.

We choose the High Tatras for our festival because of the beautiful scenery, nature, harmonious atmosphere and amazing people. The music and landscapes are connected together.The mountain view is lullaby for ears and eyes. The sound of nature, water, wind, is following us in every step. 

The best film, screenplay and music video will be nominated for the main prize which will redistribute $1,000.00 annually.

We are festival that combines film, music and visual arts.

The festival is awarded every 2 months and is evaluated by our jury as part of a private screening.

Because the festival is bi-monthly, all entrants are informed after the deadline which film won in each category, as well as those who are honorable mentions, finalists and semifinalists.

Bi-Monthly IMDb Qualifying Competition (https://m.imdb.com/event/ev0030998/2021/1/) with Annual Screening Event

Main category winners will be physically presented once a year in our ANNUAL CELEBRATION on 16th May 2023.
16th May 2023 - Cinema Tabačka Košice

Join us and our friendly festival by submitting your film / video to the competition!

The best film, screenplay and music video will be nominated for the main prize which will redistribute $1,000.00 annually.

Winnings for the year 2023:
Feature Film – 250,00 USD
Short Film – 200,00 USD
Student Film – 100,00 USD
Music Video – 200,00 USD
Short Script – 100,00 USD
Feature Script – 150,00 USD


Best Film of the Season
Best Feature Documentaty
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Feature Script
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best First Time Director (Feature)
Best Director Student Film
Best Director Music Video


Best Web/TV Series
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Adventure
Best Cinematography
Best Climbing Film
Best Costume
Best Documentary Film
Best Editing
Best Environmental Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best Folk Film
Best Indie Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Production
Best Skiing / Snowsports Film
Best VFX
Best Sci-Fi
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Thriller Screenplay
Best Horror Screenplay
Best Action Screenplay
Best Sci-fi Screenplay
Best LGBTQ Screenplay
Best Television Script - Pilot

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

All films must be the original work of the filmmakers and all filmmakers must have the necessary rights.

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. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
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 High Tatras Film & Video Festival can be shown on the Slovakian / 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. High Tatras Film & Video 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.
10. By submitting the project, you agree that our partner film festivals will be able to send you an offer to submit your projects.

Overall Rating
  • Madeline Hombert

    Always exciting to get a nod from an international Festival.

    January 2023
  • Thank you so much for the Festival and Award. Looking forward to the next edition!

    December 2022
  • The day I moved to Slovak Republic I got a message that my film "Acquaintance" became the finalist of High Tatras Film & Video Festival. That was one of the best greetings anyone or anything has ever given to me) Thank you!

    December 2022
  • Very good and very intimate festival

    December 2022
  • Veronica R. Tabares

    Great experience being a part of the festival. I thank you, and my screenplay, Gray Zone, thanks you!

    December 2022