International Film Festival Art Film Fest

Art Film Fest Kosice // Medzinárodný filmový festival Art Film Fest

27th edition

Jun 14 - Feb 22, 2021
Košice, Slovakia

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Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Short

Mission / description Art Film Fest provides a large-scale setting for presenting the latest works of world cinema, as well as noteworthy titles from film history and a selection of quality films curated from the Slovak cinematic tradition. The festival’s centrepieces are its two competition sections – for feature films and short films, respectively. Winners of each are determined by international juries, who grant the Blue Angel Award for best film, director, actress and actor. The non-competition sections feature the works of established filmmakers, notable films of various national cinemas, cult classics that have made their mark in film history and thematically oriented film projects, as well as profiles and retrospectives of acclaimed filmmakers.

The 27th Art Film Fest Košice will take place from June 14 – 22, 2019 in new location of Košice city. This year’s Festival will offer a multidimensional presentation of the latest works of European and global cinema, as well as notable titles from film history and an extensive overview of contemporary Slovak cinema. The Festival’s centrepieces are its 2 competition sections. The International Competition of Fiction Feature Films (over 60 min.) is open to film directors who have made their first, second or third feature-length fiction film under professional conditions. The International Competition of Short Films focuses on short-length work of all genres up to 30 min.

Deadlines and important dates

March 15th, 2019 – Submission deadline of short films
March 31st, 2019 – Submission deadline of fiction feature-length films
April 30th, 2019 – Film selection closed
May 10th, 2019 – Delivery deadline for promo material of selected films
June 7th, 2019 – Delivery deadline for screening media of selected films
June 14 – 22 , 2019 – The 27th edition of Art Film Fest Košice
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