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BuSho 2012 Apolcalypse Now!
Registration is now open for BuSho International Shortfilm Festival 2012!
Call For Entries Deadline:
Our mission is to develop the cultural identity of the audiovisual sector of Eastern and Central Europe. Following the second festival we passed a 6-hour selection of Hungarian short films to 30 European festivals, which unburdens the getting into the market of young European professionals and the promotion and distribution of the screened European films. In the long term we would like to make up Central-Eastern-European selections and convey them to other participants of the audiovisual sector which could strengthen cooperation among European festivals.
The main organizer (the Foundation) is a non-governmental organization, and so is the major part of its co-operating partners, so the collaboration between the non-profit sector and cultural institutions is essential to have the project succeded. The essence of this success is to motivate common activity among young inland filmmakers and other European organizations taking part in the audiovisual program. We would like to give young European filmmakers a fair show to introduce and realize themselves in order to create a new common European value in which the supranational dimension is given by the participant countries.
Since the cessation of festivals you can see international short films once in a blue moon, because they are not screened neither at cinemas or at television broadcastings. So we would like to show the shorts shot in the preceding years, giving the viewers a chance to see these works. At the Oscar-nomination of the animation film entitled Maestro - which was given two prizes at BuSho - everybody was very suspenseful, at the end the outcoming winner was not accompanyed by so much attendance. If somebody was interested which film was to beat „Maestro" in such a hard battle could see „The Danish Poet" at the first evening of the following BuSho festival.
The festival is free for the public right from the start, accomodation and full board are provided for the international professional scientists and filmmakers and for the staff taking part in the organization. The main target audience of the international festival is the upcoming young generation of filmmakers, but we are open to entries in 3 categories (experimental, fiction and animation.)
After the screenings the international jury gives a consultation and evaluating conversation involving filmmakers and enquierers to motivate both individual filmmakers and teams to go on with their job and provide them with useful advises concerning their professional growth. During the parade we have some professional debates, some of them are public, so anybody can have an insight into the background of European film relations and cooperation possibilities.
The program is one-of-a-kind Hungary, because this is the only festival in Hungary which screens exclusively short films. The international response is bigger and bigger every year, the number of artist and workshops telling their intent to take part in the event is continuosly growing. We emphasise the accompanying programs, too, we have international Folk, Etno and world music concerts, exhibitions and performances. We screen every evening a feature film, with English subtitles.
Short Film, Long Bang!
SUBMIT ONLINE WITH FESTIVALEXPRESS
Submissions to the festival are accepted online via FestivalExpress, your preview copy must be sent directly to the festival with the reference to your film registration, film name, print out version of the form on fest21.com.
To complete the submission you must follow three steps:
2. Register the film in the fest21.com/ filmfestivals.com database if not previously listed.
4. Click to submit online on the Festival page
FestivalExpress has been created by the joint web sites, filmfestivals.com and fest21.com , the leading media covering movie events worldwide. This new online submission suite allows each filmmaker to promote his film and to directly submit his film to participating festivals from the world festival circuit.
IMPRESSIONS, FEEDBACKS, SPECIAL THANKS
„A oll ker, BuSho was a fantastic experience - the people, the films, the city, the baths, all wonderful days.
"...a national festival on a European level"
„Busho 2009 was Bigshow. More films, better films, more viewers, better reviews, more foreign visitors, better side program, more personal interchange, better connections. BUT this is the Busho norm. This happens every year. The big question is were will it go next year ? Busho became so mature that it cries out for a big step. Watch out for Busho 2010 - I am it will surprise us!"
"...We had a much easier task than today's young filmmakers,because the cinemas projected shorts before every feature film. Today there are only advertisements between two films... It is difficult to find partners, because there's no business in it... Therefore, festivals like BuSho accomplish a great mission which establish a contact between creators and audience..."
"I am very happy that this festival exists because we have missed it till now. We missed an international short film festival in Hungary ."
"It's a professional festival, organized with dedication, by Tamas and his friends. It's full of energy and power, without them many young filmmakers would not have the opportunities to find their viewers."
"As I was sitting in the audience during the festival, I thought to myself: finally, a real international festival in Hungary! International in content and in proficiency..."
„BUSHO is the evidence of the „raison d`étre" of the short film. The films from all around the world proved, that in many subjects, in colour or in black and white, dramatically or with humor, in only a few minutes directors can show georgeous films..."
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