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. Therefore 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 20 BEST REVIEWED FILM FESTIVALS out of a total of 10,000 festivals from around the world and FilmFreeway ranked our film festival as the best festival in the Best Reviewed category in Europe.

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 best films from the autumn edition and the spring edition will be screened at the Smile Cinema at the year-round festival. Some films will be screened internally for students of the Secondary Film School of Film in 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


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


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 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.

Overall Rating
  • Elizabeth Stevens

    Excellent festival. WE are honored that our screenplay, FREEDOM, was Selected.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

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

  • Lars Holmgren

    very happy to be nominated as part of the selection to this year's Kosice festival

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    We are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • UFOs? A truly professionally run and industry-respected competition…the Kosice International Film Festival has just Awarded my 2021 screenplay, “MacArthur and the UFOs” top honors…and interested producers are wanting to “talk”! Here’s the link to my UFO trailer! https://youtu.be/zzlzlVvLsBE
    Thanks for the excellent opportunities!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

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

  • Chris Bryans

    To those who think I am leaving a positive review just because my script, Just Be a Boy, was announced as Best Horror Screenplay – shame on you. A pleasure to be part of this. Thanks to all and best of luck.

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

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

  • Hi Guys

    What a great surprise, not only to have my Screenplay 'Sour Grapes' Selected but also to achieve Award Winner is just fantastic and a great confidence booster for me and my work.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best and every success now and in future for your Fabulous Festival International.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dominic aka John Lennon Cohen (pen name)

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

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