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ápr. 10. 00:00

ENTRY IS CLOSED, WORK IN PROGRESS

We were genuinely a little worried about the impact that a pandemic would have on the international short film medium, or we could call it mass hysteria, but of course we don’t, we just note that the media has proven that it can do anything in world-class. Fortunately, the received entries refuted us, as we brought the many-year average and again approached close to the thousand entries, of which roughly 70 could be included in the 15-hour competition program. More than half of the entries came again through the Filmfreeway, which is no wonder, as this year only the BuSho platform remained nearby, and of course, the databases of associations and agencies in different countries, from which we can search if it’s needed. Once again, we have received recommendations from various partner festivals or from international jury members we have delegated from Warsaw and most recently from Brno. To our great surprise, A&O, the most successful German agency in previous years, has closed, but of course...

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ápr. 9. 00:00

HUNGARIANS AROUND THE WORLD 2.

The 2020 BuSho best Hungarian short film selection tour continues and as a result of many years of work, Hungarian shorts have appeared at new events. Thanks to the staff of the Cultural Institutes of Foreign Affairs around the world, various international inscriptions are made in a row, which can be followed by visits to the institutes and then visits to local festivals. This time, Sofia was one of the first to react, where in mid-February the screenings were held in 4 installments due to the epidemic, which was commented by the local organizer Nelli Dimova: „Professor of the Bulgarian University of Film and Theater Arts, Ivan Ivanov doc. spoke again about films and about the festival at the Institute and on the Bulgarian National Radio. Thank you very much again for the opportunity. The presentation of BuSho's Hungarian winning films has become...

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ápr. 8. 00:00

MORE AND MORE FAR EAST

Since the fish swimming competition we know, that „only dead fishes swim with the tide”, but a little bit we begin to become abandoned. Basically, it’s not okay to miss the Chinese tour in 2020 either, of course we just nod, like the whole world around us, what else could we do? However, based on a recent message from Beijing, we need to cancel this tour again this year: “The current Chinese situation still does not allow visas to be issued. Or Chinese vaccination can be entered through Hong Kong, subject to quarantine rules, which are currently 3 plus 1 week.” Slowly, they are really shifting people’s brains to the level where no one is planning anything, but that will be the end itself. Although we did our best again in the matter, we received a message with the wonderful Chongqing catalogue at the end of last year, and now we have created our own 3-language brochure, but unfortunately it looks like again only the virtual reality show remains. So our goal...

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ápr. 7. 00:00

BESTOF BUSHO15 FILMCLUB 2/2. – „FOREIGN FEATHERS”

BuSho has celebrated it’s 15th anniversary in 2019, so we have organized a few Bestof screenings across the country already last year with the selection of which included exclusively hungarian films. Last spring, the sequel to the second episode was completed, in which we selected only international short films. Of course, we have to state right at the beginning that it would be impossible to present all the essence of the decade and a half, so we will put together different collections for different occasions. This time, we selected a particularly short but even more intense package for the 30-year-old Mediawave program, with the motto “15 years - 15 short”, in which, in addition to fiction and animation films, experimental works also appear, with this spot we hope you will be...

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márc. 17. 00:00

17TH BUSHO LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES

The entry season starts on 1st of December to the 17th BuSho International Short Film Festival, of course again with minor changes in the rules. So we are looking for fiction, animation and experimental works shorter than 30 minutes made after January 1, 2019 from all over the world, In addition to the updated own BuShonline interface, or exclusively through the filmfreeway page, for which we have listed the most important dates and deadlines on the website. The followings are requested with the entry form filled in:
UPLOAD your film for the pre-jury
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jan. 27. 00:00

17. BUSHO SELECTORS IN 2021

To our greatest surprise, there was a serious oversubscription for our pre-selector position call for the 17th BuSho Festival, where we were looking for 1 person for one of the most important phases of the festival, the BuSho Pre-Jury, because most of the team stayed with us, which is great news. And since we have learned over the years how important the sex ratio is when, for example, the competition program has been called „too Macho”, but there are currently two male and two female selectors, we have simply articulated the task. The goal is on 2 remained online platforms (BuSho and Filmfreeway) you have to watch and record a lot of mainly international fiction short films during February - March - April, which must be presented to the viewers. Then we summarize the lists and...

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jan. 26. 00:00

HUNGARIANS AROUND THE WORLD

Epidemic situation here or where, in 2020 we have launched again the best Hungarian short film selection at the BuSho festival for a trip around the world. Over the years, we have managed to build a relatively complex system that consists of many components into one whole in the end. One of the most important bases for this was the support of the KMIF (Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Department of Hungarian Cultural Institutes Abroad) in the framework of which quite a few of the 26 Hungarian cultural institutes around the world support the work. We cannot list them all, but the most important of these are Helsinki, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Paris, Beijing, Stuttgart, Sofia, Tallinn and in addition cultural diplomats from Baku, Kiev, Shanghai, Sao Paulo or Tel Aviv. The Institutes only organize offline screenings and and broadcast them to local short film festivals. Among others, this is how we got for the third time to the Oscar nominee...

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jan. 25. 00:00

ONLINE FESTIVAL? STILL STRANGE…

I will continue to ad here to my previous statement, as I indicated in the title and most recently in the last post in 2020, because for us, the festival and the online terms are still incompatible, but of course we are preparing to build an online B track on which we will proceed if it’s needed. And why, despite so many domestic and international events, so persistently? Maybe because it proves from time to time again when we personally attend an event like this. We had the chance to judge at 2 international short film festivals recently, specifically on Brno16 and at the same time Koncz Teréz in Gdansk, unfortunately in both cases from home, and how can I say, I didn’t have the feeling. We didn't have to cry or laugh together...

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jan. 19. 00:00

FESTINET 2021 - EUROPEAN SHORTFILM FESTIVAL NETWORK

The FESTINET Short Film Festival Network was officially born in 2019, but among the partners there are several, who have been working on the international field for more than a decade! We want to show the world that small festivals without red carpet are able to operate at a high professional and artistic level. The purpose of the cooperation is to promote the introduction of the festivals at each other's events and to represent the community in a unified way anywhere else. The Partners can send a short film candidate from 8 different countries by...

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