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Budapest Independent Film Festival

Aiming to showcase emerging talents and address social issues of today, Budapest Independent Film Festival always features a diverse and fresh screening programme.

The selection runs the gamut of fiction and documentary films, shorts, animated films and music videos. Our vision is to serve as a connecting platform for upcoming filmmakers and artists featuring films that spark conversations and give birth to new ideas. Many of the films screened at BIFF have premiered or screened in internationally acclaimed film festivals while others make their premiere here.

Our mission is to support local cultural venues, bring people back to our beloved cinema dark halls and bring independent cinema and filmmakers to the spotlight. The Festival’s 2023 edition at Kino Aero was a great success. Attracting a mixed audience of locals and foreigners, #BIFF23 served as a meeting point sparking conversations and debates among students, cinephiles, actors and film industry professionals.

The Budapest Independent Film Festival is organised by HFP, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HF runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.