The Budapest Short Film Festival, or BuSho, takes place between the 3rd and 7th of September in 2013. The festival was first established in 2004 by a group of young Hungarian film makers to provide a platform for their work and to inspire others.
If you love films and are you passionate about short films in particular then the best time for you to visit Budapest may be during September when you can visit the event.
All films that are submitted to be judged as part of the festival must but less than 30 minutes long and fit in to one of three categories, fiction, animation and experimental.
Since 2004 the number of entrants has grown rapidly, in 2011 there were 962 shorts submitted for pre-selection with a shortlist of 90 making the final competition.
Beside the competition the event’s programme also includes various screenings (taking place at the Vörösmarty Mozi), workshops and opening and closing parties held at the trendy Trafik bar near to St Stephen’s Basilica.
Don’t worry about not being able to understand the films if you attend the screenings – many will be understandable or if you really want to immerse yourself in Hungarian culture you may want to take a Hungarian Language Class when you arrive.
There are openings and events planned to coincide with the festival where you will be able to eat traditional Hungarian food, drink Hungarian beer and be merry.
When you add it all up the Budapest Short Film Festival is a great opportunity to see a number of great short films and to enjoy the artistic culture of the beautiful city of Budapest.
Finding Out More About the Budapest Short Film Festival
For more information about the Budapest Short Film Festival take a look at these links.
- Website: www.busho.hu
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/BUSHO/128756579085
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/BuShoFest
For more information about things to do in Budapest including events taking place throughout the year see our Budapest Guide which is updated regularly.