Showcase your project to the indie audience


Due to the current circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic we regretfully decided to postpone the Budapest Independent Film Festival 2021, as everyone’s health and safety comes first.


News dates will be announced soon!


About us

The Budapest Independent Film Festival is a 2-day annual event dedicated to independent filmmakers from all over the world. Every year, we are celebrating independent cinema in the heart of lively Budapest with the culture-loving, cinephile, international crowd of the city.



The festival’s aim is to provide a platform for filmmakers who don’t necessarily have a large budget, but a vision and an important story to tell. Through our careful selection process our goal is to showcase a wide variety of genres and styles to cinema fans and fellow international filmmakers. We will be handing out a number of awards at the event in a number of categories, selected and evaluated by our Jury. Our Jury panel consists of experienced and educated members of the film industry and we also offer film critiques for your film. The winner of the Audience Award will be awarded with the prestigious Budapest Trophy, gift bag and award certificate. All genres and lengths are welcome. We look forward to putting on a spectacular event in the beautiful city of Budapest and show-casing your film.





Sophie Gueydon


"The films were powerful, the team really kind and passionate about cinema, the venue amazing! I would defo submit again and come back!."

Warsaw Film School

Film School

"A highly professional, well organized and communicative festival!"

Alistair Cheyne


"Unique experience in the heart of Budapest. We were lucky enough to win with our film "Telephone". The selection was a good mix. Good feedback and communication. ."

Toni Gani


"Wonderful selection and very responsive staff at a lovely venue. Was proud to be part of the selection"

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The Budapest Independent Film Festival would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and friends and our wonderful partners in C3: Center for Conscious Creativity, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit fiscal sponsor. Your tax-deductible donation is essential for us to continue with all these programs valuable for educating our community. 

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The Budapest Independent Film Festival is a part of HF Productions Global Event Series, and is a fiscally sponsored project of C3: Conscious Creativity 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization. Contributions in support of HF Productions Global Event Series are payable to C3 and are tax deductible as allowed by law.

By attending HF Productions Global Event Series film screenings and through your generous financial support you will have the opportunity to play an active role in upholding our mandate to deliver international, inclusive, and impactful opportunities so we can make a difference across the globe.