ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

"I have spent most of my life building international relations! I sincerly belive that art and culture is the gateway for knowing and exepting each other. Knowledge and understanding brings peace and tolerance. I am giving my full heart and soul to achive this goal trough our festival."  

- László Tóth

Chairman

"As the main patron of the festival, I am providing my maximum support for the successful organization of the event. I wish all participants prosperous and memorable stay in Pécs."

- Dr.  Péter Hoppál  

State Commissioner

 

CATEGORIES

Each year, we receive a huge variety of Feature, Short and Documentary projects to showcase in our festival programs. Participants may select from one of 3 submission categories, listed below.

Feature film

Any narrative work of fiction of international origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a „mockumentary” style. In order to qualify as a Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction.

Shortfilm

The nomination is not restricted to any genre or technique. One filmmaker may nominate only one production. The nominated work may be up to 35 minutes.

Documentary

With its rich cultural, historical and gastronomical history, Hungary is a gem among Central European countries. From countless art festivals to world renowned thermal bathes, Hungary provides many ways of creating new exciting memories. Come for the wine and breathtaking architecture, stay for the music, the people and the traditions.

What to expect from SHIFF

FESTIVAL

A regional, cultural and economic event, a gateway between East & West, presenting the world of cinema & the film industry to the audience. In addition to screening films that target a wide audience, "exotic" oriental arthouse films are also included in the program. In 2018 we have received submissions from over 100 countries. 

FILM EXPO

CULTURE

We are the most rapidly and dynamically growing film and cultural festival as well as industrial forum in Central Europe. Our mission is to be the strongest film industrial and cultural link between Central Europe and the Middle East by 2025

With its rich cultural, historical and gastronomical history, Hungary is a gem among Central European countries. From countless art festivals to world renowned thermal bathes, Hungary provides many ways of creating new exciting memories. Come for the wine and breathtaking architecture, stay for the music, the people and the traditions.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

The 2020 official program and screening dates of SHIFF will be announced soon.

FILM SUBMISSON

Official submission conditions, categories and awards information can be found on FilmFreeway.com

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