Kosice International Film Festival is Film Festival with live screenings in Košice, in Slovakia. Our mission and goal is to discover and promote talented filmmakers from all over the world and present them to the public and therefore is our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in international competition.

The best film, screenplay and music video will be nominated for the main prize at the Golden Art Film Academy (GAFA), which will redistribute $ 5,000.00 annually.

FilmFreeway has ranked our festival, among the TOP 30 BEST REVIEWED FILM FESTIVALS out of a total of 10,000 festivals from around the world.

The first and second year was held under the name Kosice International Monthly Film Festival (KIMFF), which also qualified for IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0013367/2021/1/).

During the first and second year, we registered more than 3,500 projects, some of which premiered at the Festival de Cannes, the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival or have been awarded and nominated for ACADEMY AWARDS, GOLDEN GLOBES, and BAFTA-winning actors and directors, but most of all, hundreds of films and scripts.

The selected selection of films will be screened on October 25, 2021, at the Súkromná stredná umelecká škola filmová, Košice. We project the best super short film, short film and feature film and you can visit the city Košice and get to know our culture. Košice is a beautiful city with a wonderful culture and amazing nightlife.

The best film, screenplay and music video will be nominated for the main prize at the Golden Art Film Academy (GAFA), which will redistribute $ 5,000.00 annually.

Golden Art Film Academy - winnings for the year 2022:
Feature Film – 1.000,00 USD
Feature Documentary – 500,00 USD
Short Film – 750,00 USD
Short Documentary – 250,00 USD
Student Film – 500,00 USD
Music Video – 500,00 USD
Short Script – 500,00 USD
Feature Script – 1.000,00 USD

𝐌𝗔𝐈𝗡 𝗖𝐀𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗢𝗥𝐈𝗘𝐒

Grand Prix Best Feature Film
Grand Prix Best Feature Documentaty
Grand Prix Best Short Film
Grand Prix Best Short Documentary
Grand Prix Best Super Short Film
Grand Prix Best Student Film
Grand Prix Best Short Script
Grand Prix Best Feature Script
Best Slovak Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Director Feature Film
Best Director Short Film
Best Director Super Short Film
Best First Time Director (Short)
Best First Time Director (Feature)
Best Director Student Film
Best Director Music Video

𝐒𝗣𝗘𝐂𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗖𝐀𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗢𝗥𝐈𝐄𝐒

Best Indie Short Film
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Web/TV Series
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Sci-fi
Best Fantasy
Best LGBTQ
Best Mobile Phone Short
Best Inspirational
Best Action
Best Poster
Best Drama Screenplay
Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Actor Short Film
Best Actress Short Film
Best Actor Feature Film
Best Actress Feature Film
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best VFX
Best Cinematography
Best Production
Drama Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
Thriller Screenplay
Horror Screenplay
Action Screenplay
Sci-fi Screenplay
LGBTQ Screenplay
Television Script - Pilot

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

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 Košice International Montly Film 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. Košice International Montly Film 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.

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  • Great festival, but i´m still waiting the winners lol

    July 2021
  • Thank you so much / Martin, finalist with the documentary "The rail yard- and the willingness to help"

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It's amazing to hear these positive words from you!

  • very nice people . Good website display of their winners.

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    thank you very much for your positive feedback.
    It was honor you took a part in our festival.

  • Nikos Deligeorgidis

    I'm really grateful that our short film,"Buddy",was selected as the best student film for April!On behalf of the whole team,thank you very much for appreciating our work!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was honor you took a part in our festival.
    We are looking forward to your next amazing projects.

  • Thanks for the beautiful event. Good luck!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented artist!