Festival film categories 2021

Official program

Feature film
Super independent feature films that are competing for the Pressburger and Zukor prizes.

Open Eye
The latest creations of legendary auteur, the big winners of the biggest festivals and a section of the latest works from our favorite stars.

The best short films in under thirty minutes in the world.

True to the traditions of the festival, we created a competition program called CineNewWawe, designed specifically for Hungarian novice artists. In the program we screen short feature and short animated films. The aim of the program was to introduce the young Hungarian directing talents to the film-loving audience of the festival. Since Our main goal has been to discover new talents, who are worth following on the long run.

In response to international trends, the festival created the CineDocs section in 2019 that showcases creative documentaries. Like fiction films, creative documentaries apply all cinematic tools – creative editing, music, dramaturgy, composition – to give birth to a catharsis of the same magnitude as that of fiction films. Many times, the impact of a creative documentary can be even stronger, as it is based on real events.

Information program

Film History Program Series – Hungarian Classics

Retrospective screenings of the works of the festival’s current Lifetime Achievement and the Ambassador of European Cinema Awardees