ANOTHER CONNECTION - MEDIAWAVE Film and Music Gathering is 33 years old. We have seen over 40.000 films and hosted thousands of artists from Europe and from hidden parts of the world.

Our event is a free spirit artistic and community-oriented festival. We prefer original views independent of fashion streams reflected in films as well as in music and other arts. We tend to establish real communities and connections by announcing and giving place to different actions.
In 2024, our first screening venue is going to be the Cirko-Gejzir film theatre in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The respected art house cinema will screen the selected films on 15th and 16th of May and it will also be the place for forums and discussions moderated by the prominent representatives of Hungarian cultural life.
Then our guests will have the opportunity to travel further into the "wilderness", to our next venue, Ravazd, a tiny village 2 hours from Budapest. There, besides screenings, we'll have jazz, improvised, ethnic, folk concerts, dance and circus performances, workshops, exhibitions, theatre, and smaller actions. Party is on all day long, spiced with gastronomy and open-air cooking.
Ravazd is a great place for active gathering rather than a service-based one where you won't find any red carpets but grass and barns and horse carriages to watch films and listen to music on.

How about reforming the classic way of film festivals together?
Submit your film, join our community and enjoy the Gathering both in the Hungarian capital and countryside.

We accept submissions until 25 November 2023.
UPDATE: in all categories except short films and movies from Cuba, Iran, Syria, we extend the deadline to 30th of November!

You can send your films in fiction, animation, documentary, dance, music and cross art categories as well as in our special topic for 2024, which is Awakening.

The award is an invitation to our Gathering between 15-20 May in Budapest and Ravazd.

Award categories:
Best Short Fiction Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Cross Art Film
Best Music Film
Best Dance Film
Best Awakening Film
Audience Prize

Only through FilmFreeway

- Films/projects and all supporting materials should be submitted entirely online.
- All submissions must be submitted via FilmFreeway. We are unable to consider emailed submissions.
- Films from Cuba, Iran and Syria may be submitted free of charge due to the fact that these countries are under financial embargo, and online payments are extremely difficult or impossible.
- We don't offer neither fee nor deadline waivers! Our team unfortunately doesn't have the capacity to answer any emails that request waiver.
- After initial review, shortlisted projects will then be required to submit missing supporting materials directly to Mediawave.

After the submission deadline (25. November for short films and movies from Cuba, Iran, Syria; 30. November for all other categories), the films will be selected by film professionals.

The winning films in each category will be screened at our Film Festival between 2-5 May in Budapest and in Ravazd. The directors of the selected films will be invited to present their films.

Overall Rating
  • Mohamad W. Ali

    I'm honored to be part of the festival, an amazing team.

    May 2023
  • We are delighted that our avant-garde experimental animation film J'écoute les sons étouffés dans la pluie has been selected for the festival programme and will be screened at the Apollo cinema in Pécs thanks to the work of Mediawave.

    We hope that the film will reach other festival-goers and that other cinemas will include it in their programmes.

    May 2023
  • Great festival. Thank you for selecting our films and it is our honour to win one award!

    May 2023
  • Thiago B. Mendonça

    One of the most beautiful festivals I have ever been to, with the best quality people. And without a doubt the most musical of festivals!

    May 2022
  • Egyedi koncepció, lelkes szervezők, szuper társaság, különleges hangulat. Köszönet és hála a szervezésért, a vendéglátásért és a legjobb televíziós dokumentumfilm díjért.

    May 2022