CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (19)


01 Jan 2023
Call for entries

07 May 2023
Festival closed

31 Aug 2023
Notification date

01 Sep 2023
09 Sep 2023


Kossuth Lajos u. 11,  3525, Miskolc, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 September 2023      Festival end: 09 September 2023

CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival is traditionally organized in September each year, in the heart of the biggest North-Hungarian city. Since the first CineFest organized in 2004, it has become Hungary’s leading and most popular film festival. Our aim is to introduce young film-making talents from all over the world and to provide an opportunity for them to present their work. Films compete in long feature and short films sections, and there’s a so-called CineNewWave section (for animation and short films) exclusively for young filmmakers from Hungary. All the films in the competition are Hungarian premieres.

Our mission is to mediate cinematographic values on an international level. To achieve this, we provide professional help to the up growing filmmaker generation, we provide a meeting point for film professionals, and we are serving film-lovers with both new film premieres and historical cinematographic masterpieces.

We have a partnership with more than 10 European partner festivals.

Programs related to the festival:
- CineClassics film historical series
- Miskolc International Film Market
- meeting of partner festivals
- annual 2-day-long professional program of the Hungarian Art Cinema Association
- roundtable talks and conferences
- country focus screenings
- documentary professional day
- “Our Home: Miskolc” filmmaking workshop
- lifetime achievement awarding
- wreathing Emeric Pressburger’s birth house in Miskolc.

In the previous years, such world-famous filmmakers were our guests receiving CineFest’s Lifetime Achievement Award as István Szabó director, Agnieszka Holland director, Vilmos Zsigmond cinematographer, Károly Makk director, Claudia Cardinale actress, or Jiři Menzel director, Bille August director and George Lazenby actor. In 2019 Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave, in 2018 Krzysztof Zanussi, in 2017 Magdalena Vášáryová, in 2016 Juliette Binoche visited our festival and received our special award as Ambassador of European Cinema.

The film festival is organized by the CINE-MIS Nonprofit Ltd. which runs Miskolc City’s two art-cinema screens in the House of Arts that serves as the festival center. All festival screenings and related programs are free.

office address: CINE-MIS Nonprofit Ltd., 3525 Miskolc, Kossuth Lajos u. 11., Hungary
telephone: 00 36 46 325 000
festival director: Tibor Bíró

In the short films category, we award the Best Short Film.

The festival’s other awards are: Emeric Pressburger Prize, Adolph Zukor Prize, Attila Dargay Prize – For the Talent of Hungarian Animation, CineNewWave category prize and special award, CineDocs price for the best documentary, CICAE Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Jury Prize, International Ecumenical Jury Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ambassador of the European Cinema, Audience Award

Through Festhome we are waiting for short film submissions (shorter than 30 minutes running time, produced in or after 2021).

Entry fee: 15 EUR/submission.

The number of entries is not limited.

Please note that all films in competition are Hungarian premieres, therefore we select only such films that haven't been shown in Hungary (in television, cinema or in the program of any other Hungarian film festivals) before CineFest Miskolc IFF on September 2023.

English subtitles are needed for all non-English speaking films. The screening copy of the film must have fixed English subtitles. For film films in competition, the English dialogue list shall be sent in all cases preferably with timecodes in a standard subtitle format (.srt, .stl, .ebu,.sub, stc.) to our e-mail address:

The Festival will not pay for any rental or screening fee.

The filmmakers will be notified of the pre-jury’s decision by e-mail by the 1st of July, 2023 at the latest. The festival copies of the films selected for the festival program must arrive at our office by the 15th of August, 2023 at the latest.

The decision of the pre-jury and the jury are definitive, no appeal lies after it.

The organizers of the Festival will handle all personal data given to them in connection with the Festival entry confidential; they will use them only for the registration and the festival publications, not handing them over to any third person. Files uploaded at the Festhome shall fall under the same regulations. Films uploaded to the website serve the purpose of pre-selection only.



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