ANOTHER CONNECTION - MEDIAWAVE Film and Music Gathering is three decades plus one year old. It hasn't just survived the three-times postponed anniversary but we are ready to continue our activities with new ideas and fresh concepts.
How about reforming the classic way of film festivals together?
Submit your film, join our community and enjoy the Gathering in a Hungarian village where you won't find any red carpets but grass and barns and horse carriages to watch films and listen to music from.

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. Besides screenings, we have jazz, improvised, ethnic, folk concerts and workshops, exhibitions, theatre, and smaller actions. Party is all day long on, spiced with gastronomy and open-air cooking.
Our venue is Kiscsősz, a great countryside place of an active gathering rather than a service-based one.

We accept submissions until 15 January 2022.

You can send your films in fiction, animation, documentary, and experimental film categories.

The award is an invitation to our Gathering between 28 April - 1 May 2022.

Award categories:
Best Short Fiction Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Audience Prize
Student Jury Prize

SUBMISSION
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.
- After initial review, shortlisted projects will then be required to submit missing supporting materials directly to Mediawave.

SELECTION
After the submission (deadline: 15 January 2022), the films will be selected by film professionals.

SCREENING AT THE MEDIAWAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC GATHERING
The winner films in each category will be screened at our Film Festival between 28 April and 1 May 2022. The directors of the selected films will be invited to present their films.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Szilárd Szigeti Szenner

    happy to have been a part of it.

    November 2021
  • Mediawave is very special to me. My film RUST has been selected for this year's online edition. It is a great pleasure to be in a very good line-up of films. I wish I could participate in the festival in-person. But the pandemic made it impossible. Maybe in the future. I recommend Mediawave to you!

    May 2021
  • Ognjen Petković

    The communication with festival crew during Covid online edition was great, I looking forward to live meeting in September.

    May 2020
  • Roxana Barba

    Even though I did not have the chance to attend, I enjoyed very much following their outstanding and warm programming via Facebook. Communication was great and I am thankful to the festival for including my dance film Heron!

    May 2019
  • Jörn Staeger

    It was a great festival with very good program
    and interesting people. Much better than I it had expected.

    May 2019