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 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
  • Brandon Gates

    It is such an honor to have the script for "Today We Almost Died" be part of the Kosice International Film Festival. We are delighted our indie project has gotten the respect of such a well established film festival. Thanks for including us and congrats to all the winners this season.

    November 2021
  • So honored for my music to have been selected in your film festival! I'll keep submitting in the future for sure! Thank you! 👏👏

    November 2021
  • Rudy Riveron Sanchez

    Thank you Kosice International Film Festival for granting me the award 'Best Thriller Screenplay' for my screenplay '1994'. I'm honoured to have received this recognition. I wish you the best of everything.

    November 2021
  • This film festival is amazing.

    November 2021

    Kosice Film Festival has been communicating very well with the filmmakers. They have a great selection of films. I would recommend to filmmakers to submit!

    November 2021