ANOTHER CONNECTION - MEDIAWAVE Film and Music Gathering is 32 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 2023, 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 between 27-28 April, 2023 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, Kiscsősz, 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.
Kiscsősz 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 15 January 2023.

You can send your films in fiction, animation, documentary, dance, music and cross art categories as well as in our special topic for 2023, which is Crises and Renewal.

The award is an invitation to our Gathering between April 27-28 in Budapest and 29 April - 2 May 2023 in Kiscsősz.

Award categories:
Best Short Fiction Film
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Cross Art Film
Best Music Film
Best Dance Film
Best Crises and Renewal 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.
- After initial review, shortlisted projects will then be required to submit missing supporting materials directly to Mediawave.

After the submission (deadline: 15 January 2023), the films will be selected by film professionals.

The winning films in each category will be screened at our Film Festival between 27-28 April in Budapest and in Kiscsősz. The directors of the selected films will be invited to present their films.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Alexandre de Villeneuve

    Amazing festival, large cinema spectrum !

    May 2022
  • It is happiness to take part in such a festival as yours!

    May 2022
  • Miikka Poutiainen

    Good communication and hospitality. Still I wasn't able to attend.

    May 2022