Budapest Film Awards

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BUDAPEST FILM AWARDS celebrates the art of independent cinema. We are not afraid to take creative risks and nurture new talent, something rarely seen in this age of austerity and conformity. We aim for diversity and accept short films in all genres across the globe. Our mission is to discover talented filmmakers from all over the world. We will help them promote their short films, expand their contacts, and give the best of them a possibility to further their filmmaking knowledge in our program. The winners of our prominent categories will receive an invitation to our joint filmmaking program. Besides meeting fellow artists, we will also give the winners a free of charge opportunity for learning from established filmmakers from the industry. We know how hard it is for filmmakers to produce and distribute their works, especially if those are short films. BUDAPEST FILM AWARDS is a useful tool for every filmmaker, in order to further showcase their films, and get their deserved public feedback and recognition. The films selected in the festival competition are further on promoted, screened and evaluated by a team of experts in the industry. The Budapest Film Awards is organized by the BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY along with EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, Department of Film Studies (Budapest) and LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, School of Film and Television (Los Angeles). * * About Us * * The BUDAPEST FILM AWARDS is an internationally highly regarded independent short film festival held in the heart of Budapest. It is a great opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their short films and expand their careers. We nurture new talent and for the best of them we give an unparalleled opportunity. (See more at the Awards section.) The BUDAPEST FILM AWARDS are held twice in each year: the end of July and mid-December. Our special awards are given to high quality projects. (See more at the Awards section.) The Festival is managed by the BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY along with EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, Department of Film Studies (Budapest) and LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, School of Film and Television (Los Angeles). BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY has designed a curriculum from practical film courses and provides extensive cross platform education training in all the major fields of filmmaking. In these varied courses, students receive a theoretical and a hands-on education at the same time. They obtain practical skills in screenwriting, cinematography, directing, creative producing, editing, sound recording, and more. Students wrote, produced, directed and shot short films which so far won several prestigious international film festival awards. See some of these films at EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY (ELTE) is the oldest continuously operating University in Hungary. At the present the department offers five degree programs (two undergraduate and two postgraduate) in Film Studies: BA in Practical Filmmaking and BA in Liberal Arts with optional specialization in Film Theory and Film History, and MA in Practical Filmmaking, MA in Film Theory and Film History, and a PhD program in Film, Media and Contemporary Culture. BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY and ELTE joined forces offering practical film studies to students who aspire to become industry professionals. This partnership provides students with high quality, comprehensive filmmaking training. BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY film courses can be claimed as practical courses towards ELTE – BA / ELTE – MA degrees. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (LMU) School of Film and TV is ranked 7th among best film schools in the United States. Located in Los Angeles, LMU SFTV offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in production, animation, screenwriting, and recording arts. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment and an extremely knowledgeable professional staff provide students with an immersive hands-on experience using the most current industry-preferred tools. In 2016 BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY became the European partner of LMU. Since then, US students join regularly the film academy’s study abroad program. They are accompanied with a writer/professor from LMU who teaches screenwriting courses at the BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY.




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