BUT Film Festival (19)


18 Apr 2024
Call for entries

01 Jun 2024
Festival closed

01 Aug 2024
Notification date

28 Aug 2024
01 Sep 2024


St. Jansstraat,  -, Breda, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Festival description
Short film festival >1'
Feature film festival >50' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1'
 Feature Films  >50' 120'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 August 2024      Festival end: 01 September 2024

BUT is an annual international festival with about 50 features, 50 shorts plus performances, music and art.

During 5 days in Breda (Holland) filmmakers, distributors and the audience meet each other.
We specialize in genre cinema, low-budget and independent - the weird and the wicked.
The focus is on underground moviemaking (not horror per se) and B-movies.

Each year there is a main guest, Waters, Buttgereit, Castellari, BrudeLaBruce have been there.

The opening film, closing film, 5 nominations plus retrospectives. 90% of the films is new, rest is retrospective.

BUT is a non-profit festival, run by a foundation (IDFX) and volunteers.

Since the 2020 edition, we incorporated free online viewing into our program.

We do not charge entry fees.

Audience award, no prize money.
We charge no screening fees.

Only recent films. One or two years old.

Please make sure the films match our categories: twisted genre cinema, underground horror, B-action, SF, or films about subcultures.

The viewing team decides on selection, submissions can be screened on other festival occasions on tours throughout the year.



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