11th Annual

Budapest Short Film Festival

September 01, 2015 to September 06, 2015

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The Festival was created to give the increasingly thriving short film community a scene in which to introduce itself, and to give young titans the possibility of proving their talent in an international field. Every year we invite filmmakers and leaders from filmmaking workshops in order to offer these communities a lucid and pleasurable way of being together, at the same time promoting awareness of each other’s values.


BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The Festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time: we received 630 individual entries from 62 countries in 2008 (it was amazing 1844 entries from 80 countries in 2012 for the 8th edition) We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academies, feature films, conferences, film-, and all-art workshops in the programme.

Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are delighted at every entry. You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.

Our mission is to develop the cultural identity of the audiovisual sector of Eastern and Central Europe. Following the second festival and since that every year we passed a few hour selection of Hungarian short films to 30 festivals around the world, which eases the way into the market of young European professionals and the promotion and distribution of the screened European films. In the long term we would like to make up Central-Eastern-European selections and bring them to other participants of the audiovisual sector which could strengthen co-operation among world wide film festivals.

The main organizer (the Foundation) is a non-governmental organization, and so are the major part of its co-operating partners, so the collaboration between the non-profit sector and cultural institutions is essential to the success of the project. The essence of this success is to motivate common activity among young inland filmmakers and other international organizations taking part in the audiovisual programme. We would like to give young filmmakers a fair show to introduce and realize themselves in order to create a new common European value in which the supranational dimension is given by the participant countries.


Tamás Gábeli (Director)


You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.

Duration: maximum 30 minutes!

Submitted films should have been produced after the 1st of January 2013!

The festival official language is English. Dialogs which are different from English must have English subtitles.

WAB DEADLINE: 15th april 2015.

If the pre-jury selects the entered production then we will ask for the screening copy and for the original printed, signed entry form. If the film selected in competition, the creator of the film + 1 more person will be invited to the festival. Applications of other filmmaking workshops and festival organizers are also appreciated whose most successful films or a “Best Of” selection can be sent to the festival and also to the conference. If a filmmaker community applies, food and accommodation is provided for the group leaders and 1 more person. To avoid any inconvenience coming from last minute cancellation, all the guests are asked to pay an accreditation fee, which is a symbolic amount, but includes all the costs for the whole week. Please send the flight reservation as well as the proof of the transaction! Deadline: 1 August 2015!


The filmmakers submitting their films to BUSHO agrees at the same time to the:

public presentation of their film(s) in the competition,
public presentation of their film(s) or a part of it on TV for advertising the festival,
presentation of their film(s) in the events promoting the BuSho Festival,
presentation of the award winning films on the festival collection dvd, which is made only for non-commercial use with BuSho watermark for promoting the Festival.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Budapest Short Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.