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29-August – 3-September 2017, Puskin Cinema / Art+ Cinema

Fiction, animation and experimental short films from around the globe
Student jury, International jury: 3 main and 7 category awards
2 Media Council special prizes for the best Hungarian pieces
The nominees of short film category of European Film Academy
Partner festivals / Workshops / Concerts
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On the first week of September the 13th BuSho Film Festival will take place. The event recently received the Prominent Art Festival certification from the European Festival Association, and hosts not only the international competition program, but also offering many side events, above all the short film genre nominees of EFA which can only be seen at BuSho Festival in Hungary. Beside these, panorama section, festival introductions and concerts complete the list of programs.

Following the selection of our pre-jury team, which has been refreshed this year (Anna Ida Orosz, Boróka Vajda, Zoltán Vozo Végh and László Rimóczi) 75 short films out of the near thousands of entries get the chance to compete for the 3 main and 7 category awards of 13th BuSho Festival. The usual 15 hours of competition program will show 17 animations, 9 experimental and 49 fiction films. This time 17 Hungarian shorts made it to the international field on home ground.

The board of student jury which was set up by the aid of film teachers and experts last year, made out of 4 different high school institutions. The members of our student jury this year are Dániel Császár (Metropolitan), Zoltán Debreczeni (MOME), Zsófia Ördög (SZFE) and Janka Pozsonyi (ELTE). The international jury lines up with Yusuf Saygi from Turkey, Giuliana Sana from Italy, Róbert Maly, Academy award winner cinematographer representing Hungary and as usual, our permanent jury member also coordinator of the juries, Wolfgang Leis.

They will decide to whom the 3 main and 7 category awards and the 2 special awards of 500.000 HUF of NMHH Media Council for best Hungarian animation and fiction will go. Just like in previous years, a weekly pass for a mini filming crew for Sziget Festival 2018 will also be handed out.

We can find some old Hungarian names in the competition program, like Simon Szabó, Barnabás Tóth, Ferenc Pusztai and Miklós Borsos. Beside them Balázs Dudás and Bálint Barcsai representing the new generation and for our pleasure two former student jury members’ short could make it to the competition, Stella Asmon and Fanni Szilágyi. The non-Hungarian pieces deserve mentioning too, such as Cigarbox Blues of Hamburg Media School or French-Greek coproduction, EFA nominee Limbo by Konstantina Kotzamani, but obviously all sections will provide some surprises.

BuSho will again showcase the shorts that have not been selected into the main program in a frame of information screening, as well as will present all Hungarian entries at Puskin cinema on Saturday, which will be free of charge for the public to watch. There will be side events, like festival and workshop introductions and all nominees of the short film genre of EFA will be put on screen.

Minor changes were also made in the venues of the festival, so the evening replays will take place at Art+Cinema, while the Búgócsiga in Sopron will be our countryside bastion. Each evening the open jury consultation should be the highlight of the day followed by the concerts in Trafik Club at Mikszáth square. The line up is pretty great, starting with György Ferenczi’s Rackajam, they once played in the festival in 2014. Surf Trackerz formation of 4 Hungarian truck drivers, some instrumental virtue playing surf-rock on the second day then lastly Traveller’s Company gets on stage who play some world music on Irish and Gaelic base.

Beside the accredited European film makers, many of them indicated their wish for participation from overseas too, in fact, our team of volunteers will also contain some people from abroad. So it will be a real international and colourful buzz in Budapest and Sopron during the first week of September at the BuSho Festival, a Prominent Festival Certificate holder by European Festival Association.

Last but not least we’d like to emphasize our sponsors help to make 13th BuSho happen. They are: Hungarian National Film Fund, Hungarian Academy of Art, National Cultural F und, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mayor Council of Budapest, National Cooperational Fund, Pensum, Biogroup Hungary Ltd., Austrian Cultural Forum, Polish Institute, Italian Institute and Embassy of Israel. As Cooperative partner, Festival and Tourist Centre of Budapest provided the welcome packs. Award offered by NMHH Media Council, Sziget Kft. Búgócsiga of Sopron. Awards made by Solide Art Studio. Media partners: Filmvilág, Filmtekercs, Fotovideo Magazine and Klub Radio.

We await for all film lovers at the 13th BuSho Festival, which starts with the grand opening at 7pm on Tuesday 29-August followed by last year’s award winners on screen at Main Hall of Puskin Cinema. Finishes with the award ceremony also at 7pm on Saturday 3-September on which all this year’s award winners will be showcased.

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