Jul. 28. 16:39
We scheduled the films in blocks for the 12th BuSho International Short Film Festival, and you can find them in the links below!
At the same time, it comes with the exact dates and hours, so everyone has time to be able to call friends to the festival screenings!
If anyone would like to personally attend the festival, please send the accreditation no later than the end of next week (31. July)!
Meanwhile, we started to collect the informations in the catalogue and we will be coming back soon with the first version, which will be sent to the creators. We will kindly ask for a short feedback on information and images.
Thank you! BuSho team wishes you a nice summer!
COMPETITION BLOCKS: https://busho.hu/en/program/competition-films-2016-1
INFO PANORAMA BLOCKS: https://busho.hu/en/program/informational-screenings-2016
HUNGARORAMA BLOCKS: https://busho.hu/en/program/panorama-2016
Jun. 28. 21:51
Just as we earlier indicated, 74 works made it to the competition programme of the 12th BuSho edition, and we found some interesting ones! The lovely Russian short, which was nominated for the Best Animation Oscar “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos” and the excellent production of the Estonian animation school “Isand” and Edmond, a festival favourite with many awards made it to our competition programme as well. We have yet another Best Animation Oscar nominee: Patrick Vollrath’s Alles wird gut aka Everything Will Be Okay, and we also have a new work from the creator of the previous experimental crowd-pleaser “Metube”: Daniel Moshel submitted his homage to Carmina Burana. There are several co-productions as well, such as: Getting Fat in a Healthy Way (Bulgaria/Germany) or L'ours noir / The black bear (Belgium/France), which tells the story of a plush bear who attacks naked tourists in the forest...
Jun. 15. 12:53
We could get used to the fact that the number of submissions exceeded 1000 in the past years, this year was no exception. The pre-jury of the 12nd BuSho International Short Film Festival made their best efforts to screen and discuss the submissions. Their routine in doing this helped them of course and the members gave feedbacks after the selection in spring referring to a great experience: ”A dedicated pre-jury member is always happy to sit through more hundreds of short films – a pastime I undertook for the umpteenth time as a kind of intellectual fulfilment, and boy, did I not regret it! A good short film is compact, gets to the point and is made with lots of love and gravy....” stated László Rimóczi, standing member and online journalist. Similarly to the previous year, his accomplices were Edina Csüllög, director who lives in Estonia, Asia Dér, freelancer film maker and our newly-weds who are responsible for screening the animation films: Annaida Orosz and Tamás Patrovits. Balázs Simonyi, our festival expert delegated a few films, and our festival director, Tamás Gábeli kept his eyes open at the festivals, too, and after an extensive selection process, the result is the competition programme!
May. 16. 18:39
Eventually we have received a total of 1038 entries from 65 countries, the top three nations again Spain with 152, Germany 146, and France 118 entries. The host nation Hungary came fourth with 63 entries while the most unique countries who make appearance are Bahrein, Hong Kong, Iran, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzistan, The Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay, but we had an enty from the mystical Réunion as well. In the categorical breakdown we can find 6 music videos, 11 undefineable, 21 documentaries, 94 experimentals, 175 animations and 729 fiction shorts. So now it is the pre-jury's turn who will decide about the competition programme which will be announced by 15-June. All filmmakers entered should keep an eye on BuSho's web and social media sites.
Apr. 29. 12:03
Maybe it is not surprising, that this year we received again more than 1000 entries for the 12th BuSho International Short Film Festival, however, the five-member pre-jury (Rimóczi László, Dér Asia, Csüllög Edina, Orosz Annaida, Patrovits Tamás) were prepared. They started the process in March to be able to finish it in May, so the program of the competition can be published on 15 June. On the Entry Platforms, the Canadian Filmdreeway envolved incredibly, nearly half of the entries, 417 films were received from them. On BuShonline were more than 200 films and of course, we received 152 films on Reelport as well. On Festhome and Click4Fest were approximately 100 nominations, and we also received another 100 nominations from other interfaces.
We can talk in broadly about the category reports, because beside our three categories, fiction, animation and experimental, a lot of other categories were mentioned by the creators, like Short, Student or Other. In any case, the rates remained the old ones, thus, next to approximately 100 experimental films, we received 200 animations, and probably the other 700 are fictions.
Mar. 31. 17:00
As the BuSho fans have come to expect over the years, with the completion of the archive and the entry begins for the next season on 1st December. After following the usual minor changes in the rules and in the technical parameters of the entries, we are waiting for films in three categories (fiction, animation, experimental) produced after 1st January 2014, with a duration of less than 30 minutes, from all over the world! In addition to our own updated platform - which, in the last season, received the majority of entries for the first time - further options have expanded! The key dates are listed also on the website…
Mar. 31. 17:00
SPOT&POSTER FELHÍVÁS 2016
Mar. 31. 16:56
Honoring to the request of the European Short Film Festival FEC in March, we enjoyed the hospitality of Reus city. Among the international jury were Tamás Gábeli, Rita Capucho, co-worker of the Portugese Avanca festival, Txema Muñoz, from the Kimuak Basque short film association, the Hungarian-origin Violeta Kovacsics, film critic and David Ymbernon, visual artist. The BuSho director`s task at the award ceremony was to announce the main prize for the winner, the difficulty was only that he had to do it in Catalan:
PER LA SIMPLICITAT DELS MITJANS EN BENEFICI D’UNA HISTÒRIA EMOTIVA I PODEROSA
El Primer premi (3500,-EUR) de la competició europea és per al Curtmetratge
MI NE MOZHEM ZHIT BEZ KOSMOSA by Konstanti Bronzit (Rússia)
FOR THE MEDIA SIMPLICITY TO BENEFIT A POWERFUL & EMOTIONAL STORY
The first prize (3500,-EUR) of the competition is for the European Short Film
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos by Konstanti Bronzit from Russia!
Thank you for the invitation, see you at the beginning of September, as a jury member of the BuSho festival!
The set partner festival dates for 2016: FEC: 9/13 March --- GLASGOW SFF: 16/20 March --- IN THE PALACE BALCHIK: 25 June/2 July --- TABOR: 7/10 July --- AVANCA: 27/31 July --- BUSHO: 30 August/4 September --- SEDICICORTO: 7/16 October ---IN THE PALACE SOFIA: 5/11 December 2016!
Mar. 31. 16:55
In the closing event of the Film Week, on 6th March, at the National Theatre, the Hungarian Film Award was distributed in 18 categories, the decisions were made by the members of the Hungarian Film Academy through secret ballot. Ujj Mészáros Károly, the director of the film “Liza, a rókatündér” won the best feature film award, and six other awards as well. The best TV fiction was the Félvilág. Attila Szász`s film received a total of four awards. The Son of Saul, which recently won the Acadamy Award, won a special prize. For the best short film award, many acquaintance from BuSho festival competed, like:
- Az Elmenetel, director: Tóth Barnabás
- Betonzaj, director: Kovács István
- En Passant, director: Oláh Kata
- Levelek anyámtól, director: Dér Asia
- Terminál, director: Simonyi Balázs
The winner was Kovács István, the director of the film „Betonzaj”, in which a young kick boxer girl is preparing for her main competition, when she finds out that she is pregnant. The other award-winner was Hörcher Gábor for the best documentary. The Drifter is about a simply country guy, Ricsi, who wants to be a rally racer. Gábor won a prize at tha last year`s festival thereby, we delegated him to various festivals, see the following news.
Mar. 31. 16:55
It has become a habit over the years, that the collection of best movies on the previous BuSho festivel are screened around Europe, this time in Istanbul. The organizers selected 4 Hungarian short film. Two of them, Gábor Hörcher and Dávid Géczy came to the event, where Áron Sípos, co-worker of the Balassi Institute was waiting for them, the other two film were directed by Zsuzsanna Kreif and Márton Vécsei.
Mar. 31. 16:55
The Media Council again present a prestigious bilingual Hungarian-English book about films which were supported by the program over the past five years. After the last year`s publication, now is available a 364-page online readable publication with more than 700 brief reviews, informations and descriptions of the films. In the welcome speech of the publication, Monika Karas, president of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) and the Media Council draws attention to the world famous Hungarian talent, praising the Hungarian cinema worldwide success and talented creators. Tamás Kollarik, Media Council member, the coordinator of the program, summarized the merits of the independent local and regional broadcasters and the independent Hungarian audiovisual creators.
Mar. 31. 16:42
As you probably read in our last newsletter, the first official meeting of Euroshort Festival Network was held in Forli, last September, which seems to be the first functioning initiation after a lot of trial end error and many years. After taking part in the Jury of Mecal, we got an invitaion in March from Reus, a town located not so far away from Mecal, in Catalonia (the birth place of Gaudí), to join the jury of FEC Short Film Festival! We will use the opportunity to attend the Mecal festival as well, which is held at the same time. We are excited for it!
Jan. 22. 12:12
Just as Santa’s Reindeer-run sleigh, the submissions have started rolling in to the 12th BuSho Festival. As usual, we received petitions for entry-fee-exempt submissions from regions hit by financial sanctions, as well applications for an official invitation for Visa from third world countries, and the surprises are still in the box! One of the first registered filmmakers for the 12th edition is Patrick Vollrath from Austria, who is no stranger to us, for his films The Jacket and Ketchup Kid were screened earlier at BuSho, and we are happy to announce that his newest creation, „Alles wird gut” is among the contenders for the Oscar in short film category. We keep our fingers crossed for our brothers-in-law. (Or: Wir drücken die Daumen.) Naturally we cheer for a Hungarian nominee as well: László Nemes Jeles, the director of “The Son of Saul”, whose short film was a contender at BuSho before, and was the first Hungarian to receive a Golden Globe. Now after a lengthy pause, his film brought an Oscar nomination for Hungary in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Just to ketchup catch up, we, too, did a spot containing tomato , which implies that according to impossibility calculations we may expect a nomination from the AMPAS.... or do we?
Jan. 22. 12:12
After the organisation of the Gombolyag-Farewell we became entitled to use the usual rhyme: new round, new entries, for which we hope would not sound surprising! Nor the fact that we carefully laid out the plans for 2016, including its most important events, such as:
- writing our applications for domestic and international funds,
- unfortunately this year’s Partium workshop course is cancelled, however, we will announce the call for the spot&poster competition,
- our spring buzz will start at the FEC festival (see details below),
- we will work our gluteuses off in April and May at Gombolyag, for the first swallows (aka. campers) announced themselves for the end of May, then, we proceed to the 10th GomBuSho camp, the Bio- Life Style camp, the Honey Bees camp and... do not forget to cheer to two world-wide awaited sporting events,
- we will take part in a one-week workshop upon the invitation of the Croatian Film Association,
- and we are eager to fit in somewhere the Home project’s Hungarian week which will be the continuation of Blind Diary and Under the Moon – including two more countries,
- 12th BuSho in the first of September, no surprises at the usual niveau...