Emeric Pressburger- prize
Main Prize of the Festival for the Best Film

Director: Alejandro LANDES

Adolf Zukor -prize
Grand Prix of the Festival:

Director: Robert EGGERS

Best Short Feature

Director: Pedro COLLANTES

Attila Dargay-prize
The young talent of Hungarian Animation

Olivér Hegyi

CineNewWave prize

Director: FÜZES Dániel

CineDocs prize

Director: Anja KOFMEL

CICAE jury prize:

Director: Alejandro LANDES

FIPRESCI jury prize:

Director: Robert EGGERS

International Ecumenical Jury prize:


Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Bille August

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

George Lazenby



Ambassadors of the European Cinema

Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero

Audience Award

Director: Nora FINGSCHEIDT

Jiří Menzel died

Oscar-winning Czech director Jiří Menzel, died at the age of 82. He was awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award of CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival in 2017. Rest in peace!

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The 17th CineFest is going to be held in September, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic most of the leading international film festivals of 2020 (Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Locarno, Montreal) has been cancelled. Hungarian and international film projects have came to a stop and the film releases were rescheduled. Therefore the organizers of the CineFest were forced to make the hard decision to postpone the 17th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival to 10-18 September, 2021.

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This year’s Festival has ended with great success

On September 21 the 16th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival has ended with huge success. Film professionals, Hungarian and international filmmakers attended the award ceremony organized in the House of Arts.

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Day 9 21 September 2019

The ninth day of the CineFest reveals the award winners of this year! Even though the award ceremony is not opened to the public, we still have a lot to do and watch! For the first time in Hungary we can watch a real hit: this year’s Palme d’Or winner Parasite. Let’s see the program for today!

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Day 8 – 20 September 2019

The second weekend of the Festival comes with pretty exciting movies as well. And the unique experience of meeting Mr. George Lazenby, the former James Bond. Our recommendations for Friday:

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“Avasi Kvaterka” repeated this year!

Wine, film, CineFest – that is the mission statement of “Avasi Kvaterka”. After it’s very successful debut last year the program is organized this year as well.

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Day 7 19 September 2019.

The approaching second weekend of the Festival brings new stars to Miskolc – as it is showed in the program as well. Let’s see the program, with the Hungarian premiere of Hungary’s 2020 Oscar entry.

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Day 6 – 18 September 2019.

A uniquely crazy Indian movie and Sylvester Stallone’s umpteenth comeback awaits us today at the CineFest’s sixth day. Let’s see what is out there for us today!

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Midnight – with a great comeback

The Midnight program is a traditional one at the CineFest. In the last years bloody action movies, horrors and thrillers gave us chills after 11 PM – that is, the Festival offered age restricted movies. This year only one film is screened in this category, and a much-awaited one. On the 19th of September, in the Pressburger room the legendary John Rambo, impersonated by the forever-fit Sylvester Stallone, returns for the fifth time to the screen. It is the last episode of the series that started in 1982. This time the Vietnam veteran who knows no fear is fighting against

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Day 5 17 September 2019.

Two new films by excellent directors: Agnieszka Holland and Bruno Dumont – that is the news for Tuesday at the CineFest! And of course a lot of other great movies as well. Let’s see the program for Tuesday!

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Change in the program!

On September 17 (Tuesday) the Mr. Jones starts at 11:15 PM in the Uránia. At the same time Léo Major – The One-Eyed Phantom is screened in the Pressburger room. On September 20 at 9:30 PM the gala screening of Pavarotti is held in the Zukor room. Pavarotti’s widow, Nicoletta Mantovani will be present at the screening. On the same day, The Realm starts at 3 PM in the Uránia.

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10. DOCompass Documentary Workshop

The 16th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival hosts the DoCompass program for the 10th time. Every year, the program offers some new Hungarian documentaries.

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Day 4 16 September 2019.

Even though a new week starts, Monday seems to be just as great in terms of the programs as any day of the weekend. The German entry in the competition program of the CineFest for example is one that has won Silver Bear at the Berlinale.

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Our Home – Miskolc

The aim of the “Our home – Miskolc” program is to bring the work of local artists into focus. Every year the organizers of the program look for new or already established talents to uncover stories from Miskolc and Borsod. This year the program offers real gems.

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Day 3 (15 September 2019)

The last day of the first weekend of the Festival offers tons of exciting movies. The competition program continues with an American sci-fi, but the Latin-American film featuring an armed band of teenagers offers some excitement as well.

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CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival has organized its Roma Picture program for the 14th time this year. The program is run by the Department of Cultural and Visual Anthropology.

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Day 2 (14 September 2019)

The second day of the Festival holds out great promises in terms of good movies. The Souvenir has been a great success at the Sundance and the Berlinale, while The Lighthouse with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson impressed the audience and the critics in Cannes. Let’s see the program in details!

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