Kosice International Monthly Film Festival (www.imdb.com/event/ev0013367/2019/1/) is a festival with live screenings once a month.

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.

We are a film festival that can compete with many other prestigious film festivals. The proof of this is the winning films from last year (Skin - Academy Awards Oscar, Anna – Premiere: Festival de Cannes, Stricker – Premiere: Sundance Film Festival). Last year we awarded more than 200 films.

The festival organizes private screenings for festival jurors every month. Filmmakers can submit their film during 10 month. Within 10 months we will declare 400 winners who will be nominated for the annual prize and can attend the annual ceremony.

The final event of second year of the film festival will be held on 26th – 28th May 2021. We project the best super short film, short film and feature film and you can visit the city Kosice and get to know our culture. It is no coincidence that Kosice won the title European City of Culture 2013.

We are building a community of filmmakers who through the festival, can meet filmmakers from all over the world and establish future cooperation for their films.

Our film festival works constantly. We will publish the results EVERY MONTH!

The festival has the following structure:
1. The selection of films: we see all submitted films
2. Selected films will reveive the status “Official Selection“ of the month edition.
3. We will announce the finalists who are nominated for a month prize.
4. The jury selects winners of the two month edition. In the main categories the jury awards: Best Film, Second Place, Third Place and special prices. In the special and individual categories the jury awards: The Best Prize and special prices.

Every winning film in categories: Feature Film, Feature Documentary, Short Film, Short Documentary, Super Short Film, Student Film, Short Script, Feature Script and Slovak Short Film will be nominated for the annual prize and can attend the annual ceremony!

We will promote the winning films on our instagram, facebook and YouTube!

We bring your movies to people! Your movies won't stay online, but your film go to the cinema screen that will hit our hearts.

Partner Festival: Prague International Monthly Film Festival (PIMFF), www.praguefilmfest.com



Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentaty
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Super Short Film
Best Student Film
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Slovak Short Film


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

We will award a gold, silver and bronze place and Honorable Mentions.


Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Experimental
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 Trailer
Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)
Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)

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


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

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.

Overall Rating
  • Very happy to see my two dance films COLONY and HOME 23.20 as Finalists for Kosice Film Festival ! Great communication, and quality choices.

    May 2020
  • The Kosice Film Festival gave me an opportunity to enter both my short screenplays, The Old Man and You Never Fish at Night. I am happy to say, both scripts were accepted as Finalists!!!

    What a wonderful opportunity for a new screenwriter to have their works read, reviewed and accepted by an international film festival.

    The Covid virus ended our plans for a river cruise September 2020, but I plan on visiting Slovakia and hope to meet with the organizers of the film festival next year.

    Again, many thanks for this opportunity!

    Rick Mannoia
    St Johns, Fl USA

    May 2020
  • A very good festival. It was a pleasurable experience communicating with the festival team. I thank KIMFF for awarding my film 'Thoughts Out Of Season' as a finalist. Recommended.

    May 2020
  • This is a wonderful event. It's well organized and it attracts a lot of fantastic filmmakers' diverse works. It's really a treat to see such amazing films, and it was a great honor for our studio to receive Finalist status for our production of "Monkey & Cat." Highly recommended! *****

    May 2020
  • Good afternoon. Great festival. Snx

    May 2020