14. BuSho Film Festival

From Aug. 28, 2018 until Sept. 2, 2018


BuSho (Budapest Short) was established in the autumn of 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers and the first event successfully ran its course the following year. The festival became an international breakthrough in an exceptionally short period of time. We had plenty of festival screenings, selections of film academys, conferences, exhibitions, film-, and all-art workshops in the program. Our main target group is the generation of developing young filmmakers but we are very delighted at every entry. This film celebration takes place in Budapest in the late summer of 2018.

You can enter in three categories: fiction, animation and experimental.
Duration: maximum 30 minutes!
Submitted films should have been produced after the 1st of January 2016!
ENTRY FEE: 10,- eur / shortfilm
except those studios, schools, workshops or agencies that enter 5 or more shorts, please contact us!
ONLINE ENTRY OPENING: 1st December 2017.
DEADLINE: 15th April 2018.

We accept online entries only to register for pre-judging,
The followings are requested: - filled entry form!
- Please UPLOAD your film for the pre-jury:
Format: 1920x1080 OR 1280x720
h264.mp4 / 48 kHz 16 bit stereo!!!
(we are working on the DCP screening copy possibility in the competition)
- all films must have burned in (not optional) english subtitles!
- we don’t accept films which is uploaded to youtube or any video share page!

If the pre-jury selects the entered production then we will ask for the screening copy and we are not able to take it back from the competition screening, because of other festival’s premiere rules! If the film selected in competition, the creator of the film + 1 more person will be invited to the festival. Applications of other filmmaking workshops and festival organizers are also appreciated whose most successful films or a “Best Of” selection can be sent to the festival and also to the conference. If a filmmaker community applies, food and accommodation is provided for the group leaders and 1 more person. To avoid any inconvenience coming from last minute cancellation, all the guests are asked to pay an accreditation fee, which is a symbolic amount, but includes all the costs for the whole week (reservation of room, meals and all the programs). Please send the flight reservation as well as the proof of the transaction!

Announcing the competition program: 15th of June 2018!
Screening copies arrival deadline: 15th of July 2018.
Accreditation deadline: 1st of August 2018!

The filmmakers submitting their films to BUSHO agree at the same time to the:
- public presentation of their film(s) in the competition,
- public presentation of a part of their film(s) on TV for advertising the festival,
- presentation of the award winning films on the festival collection, which is made only for non-commercial use with BuSho watermark for events promoting the Festival.

We would like to welcome everybody in the “Heart of Europe”, in Budapest. Do you want a sho®t?
Then come and visit us for some cultural refreshment. For further information please connect:

 I have read, understood and accepted the rules and regulations of the festival.

Animation Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Experimental Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Fiction Competition

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.


This Festival was founded in 2004

The festival was established in 2004 by a group of young Hungarian filmmakers in order to fill a gap in the category of short film, but over the years it became clear that it was about much more. The international breakthrough came rapidly on the 3rd festival in 2007 when shorts were screened from 45 countries. The name "BuSho" has come from a pun (Budapest Short - budapesti rövid), but it refers to a traditional popular custom of winter-send-of from Southern Hungary called "busójárás". One of our main goal is to develop, present and caught up the cultural identity of the Eastern European audiovisual sector helping it to give more experts to the market. We aim to give ground to young filmmakers for they can introduce, create and together we can make a new European Value. The number of entries in fiction, animation and experimental category is gradually increasing, in 2011 there were 962 shorts to be slected by the pre-jury of which 90 can make it to the competition. Beside the competition and informational program we have plenty of festival screenings, selections of film universities, feature films, film-, and all-art workshops in the program. Everyone welcome at the first week of September each year in the heart of Europe in Budapest. Come along and sniff up some culture.


1141 Budapest