Welcome to the Budapest Independent Film Festival, established in 2019 and organized by HF Productions.
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.
After some difficult months, the previsouly postponed 2021 & 2022 editions took place in Kino Cafe Mozi in May 2022!
In this double edition, we showcased a selection of 24 outsanding films from well-crafted animation, to surreal dramas, light documentaries and odd comedies; films that can make you reflect, feel and connect.
The festival lasted two days: May 13 and 14 and each day was dedicated to one edition. Both days opened with the screening selection and closed with the award ceremony.
Browse through the info below to find out more information about the award winners, the screening selection and nominated films!
2021 & 2022
Best Documentary Feature
Alexandre the Fool / Alexander Odyssey
Land of Fairies (Ferenc's Path)
Best Documentary Short
Greetings from Myanmar
Everything for Riana
Concrete Forms of Resistance
Best Short Documentary
Producer Ágnes Horváth-Szabó studied law, cultural management and film sciences. She made her debut producing Forest (2014), a short film by György Mór Kárpáti, which premiered at the Berlinale. She is one of the producers of Hungary’s first collaborative doc, Happy New Year, Hungary (2014), associate producer of Bence Fliegauf’s Lily Lane (2016) and Bálint Révész’s Granny Project (2017). Her full-length documentary debut is Nine Month War (2018) by Lászlo Csuja, premiered at the Sarajevo FF in 2018, awarded world-wide. Motherlands (2020) by Gabriel Babsi had its world premiere at the Jihlava IDFF First Lights section. She is the co-founder of ELF Pictures (2016), a Budapest based production and distribution company, and the co-founder of the Hungarian Documentary Association (2020). Supporters of her films include the Doha Film Institute, HBO Europe, Creative Europe, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, ARTE, private investors and the National Film Institute of Hungary. Her projects have been presented at Berlinale, Cannes, Les Arcs, Lisbon Docs and more. Ágnes is a EURODOC and CIRCLE alumna and one of the Emerging Producers from 2017.