​High Tatras is film and video 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
  • Sue Smith

    It is an honour to be a part of the High Tatras Film Festival located in the gorgeous mountains of Slovakia! Thank you for awarding our music film, You Come Calling, Best Music Video Director. Our whole team is thrilled to be recognized in this way at such a wonderful festival. We look forward to applying again with our future work. Thank you so much from the cast, crew and creators of You Come Calling!

    Sue Smith, Producer and Tessa Fleming, Director

    September 2022
  • It was a wonderful honor to be a part of the festival!
    Highly recomended.
    Thanks so much!!

    August 2022
  • Craig Stewart

    Thank you for the best feature script award for Ancient of Days. This is a wonderful festival and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I thank you all for your hard work and congratulate you on running such a fine festival in beautiful Slovakia; your communications were clear and prompt. I look forward to entering your competition again. Thank you very much.

    August 2022
  • Linda Cushma

    Thank you for awarding MIN in your festival; my Family and I are honored to be a part of HIGH TATRAS FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL. Much love to Slovakia from the U.S. and MIN Cast & Crew

    August 2022
  • Maciej Pisarek

    Hi Tatras! Love you even more on south side.

    August 2022