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.



Congratulations to all the talented filmmakers who shared their projects with us and made our selection that much more difficult! 

Screening Program


Official Selection



Jury Panel

Ágnes Horváth-Szabó

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.

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