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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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