BUT Film Festival (17)


08 Nov 2021
Call for entries

08 Jun 2022
Final deadline


01 Sep 2022
Notification date

31 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022


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
 Production date: Any
 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: 31 August 2022      Festival end: 04 September 2022

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.

Each year there is a MAIN THEME: For the 16th edition in 2021 part of the program will be about SWEET SICK TEENS.

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 price money

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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