BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY

Practical Film Courses

BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY (BFA) and EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY (ELTE) have joined forces offering practical film studies to students who aspire to become industry professionals.  This partnership provides students with high quality, comprehensive filmmaking training.

Budapest Film Academy film courses can be claimed as practical courses towards ELTE – BA / ELTE – MA filmmaking degrees.

The collaboration between Budapest Film Academy and Eötvös Loránd University became very successful, semester by semester more and more Hungarian and international students sign up and study at BFA’s practical program.

Pogány Judit on the set of Lemon Mignon. The short film was created by BFA students who participate in the practical film courses.

In 2016 Budapest Film Academy became the European partner of one of the best US film universities, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (LMU). Since then, US students join regularly the film academy’s study abroad program. They are accompanied with a writer/professor from LMU who teaches screenwriting courses at the Budapest Film Academy.

The set of Oval Portrait, created by film students of the Budapest Film Academy.

Budapest Film Academy has designed a curriculum from practical film courses and provides extensive cross platform education training in all the major fields of filmmaking. In these varied courses, students receive a theoretical and a hands-on education at the same time. They obtain practical skills in screenwriting, cinematography, directing, creative producing, editing, sound recording, and more. Students wrote, produced, directed and shot short films which so far won several prestigious international film festival awards.

Eötvös Loránt University BTK - Where the practical film courses take place.

Budapest

The courses of the BUDAPEST FILM ACADEMY are held at the ELTE-BTK campus, and some of the practical portion is taught in a professional environment, at the Hungarian film industry’s most modern production and post-production houses.

Los Angeles

Budapest Film Academy also provides study abroad courses for LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (LMU).  With this collaboration, American students and teachers come to Budapest and make our program even more international.  We are looking forward to continue and grow our relationship with LMU.

Building of Loyola Marymount University - students of LMU often visit our practical film courses .

A sample of the short films done by Budapest Film Academy students

Some of our films are still password-protected as they are making their rounds in the festival circuit and distribution is being arranged. Please contact us for the passwords of these locked filmes at coordinator@budapestfilmacademy.com!

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Legacy

BEST-NARRATIVE-SHORT-FILM---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-ACTOR---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-ACTRESS---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-DRAMA-SHORT-FILM---Florence-Film-Awards---2021
BEST-SHORT-FILM---Eastern-Europe-Film-Festival---2021-(1)
BEST-OF-THE-FEST---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-DIRECTOR---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-SCREENPLAY---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-FILM---Independent-Shorts-Awards---2021-(1)
BEST-SUPPORTING-ACTOR---Prague-International-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
Hagyaték BEST SHORT FILM - Shoham Film Festival - 2021 (1)
HagyatékBEST SHORT FICTION - TMFF UK - 2021
Hagyaték BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - TMFF UK - 2021
BEST-SHORT-FILM---Indie-Short-Fest---2021
Legacy BEST-DRAMA-SHORT----Indie-Short-Fest---2021
HONORABLE-MENTION---Berlin-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
HONORABLE-MENTION----Venice-Shorts---IN-SHORT-DIRECTING
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST FOREIGN SHORT
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST MALE DIRECTOR
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST ACTRESS
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST COSTUME DESIGN
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST ENSEMBLE
Legacy FINALIST---Prague-International-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
SEMI-FINALIST - Near Nazareth Festival NNF - 2021
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST DIRECTOR
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST SCREENPLAY
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST EDITING
NOMINEE---Toronto-Independent-Film-Awards-Inc
hagyatek BEST-SCREENPLAY-NOMINEE---Film-in-Focus---2021-(1)
hagyatek BEST-ACTRESS-NOMINEE---Film-in-Focus---2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berlin Lift-Off F
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Montreal-Independent-Film-Festival---2021
Legacy OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Atlanta-Award-Qualifying-Film-Festival---2021
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Rome-Independent-Prisma-Awards---2021
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Malta-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---LONG-STORY-SHORTS--International-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---New-York-City-Independent-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Bucharest-ShortCut-CineFest---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Riverside-International-Film-Festival---2021
Hagyaték OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago Indie Film Awards - 2021 (1)
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - LA Shorts International Film Festival - 2021
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - Catalina Film Festival - 2021
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bucharest Film Awards - 2021

Film

Trailer

The Last of the Ushers

Lulea International Film Festival
Tagore International Film Festival
Eastern Europe Film Festival
Bleedingham Horror Film Festival
Usher AWARD-WINNER---AltFF-Alternative-Film-Festival---2020
usher AWARD WINNER - Play Short - International Film Awards - 2021
3rd PLACE WINNER - Cegld Film Festival - 2021
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice International Montly Film Festival
FINALIST---Golden-Short-Film-Festival---2021
Usher SEMI-FINALIST---Cine--Maniacs-Filmfest---2021
SEMI-FINALIST---London-International-Motion-Picture-Awards---L.I.M
Usher Talalkozas NOMINEE - Play Short - International Film Awards - 2021
iFilm Festival Official Selection
Anatolia International Film Festival
Usher OFFICIAL SELECTION - Southern Cone International Film Festival - 2021 (2)

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Trailer

Stickman

Reel Horror Fest Chicago Best Cinematography
Reel Horror Fest Chicago Best Score
Ceglédi Film Festival Second Prize

Film

Trailer

The Oval Portrait

Cegléd Film Festival Best Film
Around Films International Film Festival Berlin Best Short
Play Short Awards Best Student Short Film

Film

Trailer

The Ride

Minnesota Film Festival

Film

Trailer

The Sty

Busho International Film Festival NMHH Best Hungarian Short
London Lift Off Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival Short film corridor portfolio
Busho International Short Film festival
Isle of Wight Film Festival Official Selection
Nickel Independent Film Festival Official Selection
Dawson City International Film Festival Official Selection
Las Vegas Lift Off Official Selection
Jameson Cinefest Official Selection
Friss Hús 3.0

NOt AVAILABLE

Film

Trailer

Anything for Mom

Anyamert AWARD WINNER - Cegld Film Festival - 2021
Anyamert OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Kosice-International-Monthly-Film-Festival---2021
anyámért OFFICIAL SELECTION - The REEL Recovery Film Festival Symposium - 2021

Film

Trailer

Encounter with a Young Man

BEST-NARRATIVE-SHORT-FILM---London-ArtHouse-Film-Festival---2020-(1)
BEST-STUDENT-FILM---Tagore-International-Film-Festival---2020-(1)
SEMI-FINALIST---AltFF-Alternative-Film-Festival---2020
Usher Talalkozas NOMINEE - Play Short - International Film Awards - 2021
Get it made film festival Official Selection
Short Shot Fest Official Selection

Film

Trailer

Mother's Day

Queer-Steifern Regensburg Film Festival Finalist
Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film in North Little Rock Festival
Cannes International Independent Film Festival Semi Finalist
BEST STUDENT FILM - iFilm Festival

Film

Trailer

Lemon mignon

iFilm Festival
Big Film Festival Official Selection
Busho International Short Film Festival Official Selection
Cegléd Film Festival Official Selection
Georgetown University Short FIlm Festival Official Selection
Los Angeles Cinefest Official Selection
Une Nuit Trop Courte-Grenoble Official Selection

Film

Trailer

Anniversary

Busho International Film Festival Official Selection
Hungarian Film Week Official Selection
One country, one film festival France Official Selection

Film

Trailer

Memmod

Busho International Film Festival Official Selection

Film

Trailer

Dirty Work

London World Wide Comedy Short FIlm Festival Student Film Silver Prize
Deep in the heart film festival Jury Award
Milledgeville Film Festival Best Student Film
Wendy's Short Awards Best Dark Comedy
Big as Texas Short Film Festival Best International Comedy
Texas Ultimate Shorts Best Dark Comedy
Cutting Edge Film fEstival Official Selection
NY Comedy Shorts Film Festival Official Selection
Mediawave Film and Music Festival Official Selection
Miami Independent Film Festival Official Selection

Film

Trailer

The Message

NOt AVAILABLE

Film

Trailer

In Our Time

NOt AVAILABLE

Film

Trailer

Listen to me!

Vas Independent Film Festival Best Screenplay
Pannnonfiling Film Festival Official Selection

NOt AVAILABLE

Film

Trailer

Play Love!

Vas Independent Film Festival Best Actress
IV. Hungarian Special Film Festival Golden Wings Award
Jameson Cinefest Official Selection

NOt AVAILABLE

Film

Trailer

The Gift

TMFF, UK Best Trailer
The Africa International Film Festival Nigeria Semi-finalist
First-time Filmmaker Sessions, UK Official Selection
China International Micro-Film Festival Official Selection
Alexandre Trauner Film/Art Festival Szolnok
Malter Film Festival Debrecen Official Selection
The Great Norther Creative Expo, UK Official Selection
Geofilmfestival Italy Official Selection
Chambal Internation Film Festival India Official Selection

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Trailer

The Old Gypsy

Playbutton Short Film Festival India Official Selection

NOt AVAILABLE

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Trailer

Hagyaték

BEST-NARRATIVE-SHORT-FILM---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-ACTOR---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-ACTRESS---Los-Angeles-Movie-Awards---2021
BEST-DRAMA-SHORT-FILM---Florence-Film-Awards---2021
BEST-SHORT-FILM---Eastern-Europe-Film-Festival---2021-(1)
BEST-OF-THE-FEST---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-DIRECTOR---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-SCREENPLAY---Feel-The-Reel-International-Film-Festival---2020
BEST-FILM---Independent-Shorts-Awards---2021-(1)
BEST-SUPPORTING-ACTOR---Prague-International-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
Hagyaték BEST SHORT FILM - Shoham Film Festival - 2021 (1)
HagyatékBEST SHORT FICTION - TMFF UK - 2021
Hagyaték BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - TMFF UK - 2021
BEST-SHORT-FILM---Indie-Short-Fest---2021
Legacy BEST-DRAMA-SHORT----Indie-Short-Fest---2021
HONORABLE-MENTION---Berlin-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
HONORABLE-MENTION----Venice-Shorts---IN-SHORT-DIRECTING
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST FOREIGN SHORT
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST MALE DIRECTOR
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST ACTRESS
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST COSTUME DESIGN
HONORABLE MENTION - Prague International Indie Film Festival - BEST ENSEMBLE
Legacy FINALIST---Prague-International-Indie-Film-Festival---2021
SEMI-FINALIST - Near Nazareth Festival NNF - 2021
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST DIRECTOR
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST SCREENPLAY
Hagyaték NOMINEE - TMFF UK - BEST EDITING
NOMINEE---Toronto-Independent-Film-Awards-Inc
hagyatek BEST-SCREENPLAY-NOMINEE---Film-in-Focus---2021-(1)
hagyatek BEST-ACTRESS-NOMINEE---Film-in-Focus---2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berlin Lift-Off F
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Montreal-Independent-Film-Festival---2021
Legacy OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Atlanta-Award-Qualifying-Film-Festival---2021
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Rome-Independent-Prisma-Awards---2021
OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Malta-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---LONG-STORY-SHORTS--International-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---New-York-City-Independent-Film-Festival---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Bucharest-ShortCut-CineFest---2021
hagyatek OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Riverside-International-Film-Festival---2021
Hagyaték OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago Indie Film Awards - 2021 (1)
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - LA Shorts International Film Festival - 2021
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - Catalina Film Festival - 2021
Hagyatek OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bucharest Film Awards - 2021

Film

Előzetes

Az utolsó Usher

Lulea International Film Festival
Tagore International Film Festival
Eastern Europe Film Festival
Bleedingham Horror Film Festival
Usher AWARD-WINNER---AltFF-Alternative-Film-Festival---2020
3rd PLACE WINNER - Cegld Film Festival - 2021
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Kosice International Montly Film Festival
FINALIST---Golden-Short-Film-Festival---2021
Usher SEMI-FINALIST---Cine--Maniacs-Filmfest---2021
SEMI-FINALIST---London-International-Motion-Picture-Awards---L.I.M
Usher Talalkozas NOMINEE - Play Short - International Film Awards - 2021
iFilm Festival Official Selection
Anatolia International Film Festival
Usher OFFICIAL SELECTION - Southern Cone International Film Festival - 2021 (2)

Film

Előzetes

Pálcikaember

Reel Horror Fest Chicago Best Cinematography
Reel Horror Fest Chicago Best Score
Ceglédi Film Festival Second Prize

Film

Előzetes

Ovális portré

Cegléd Film Festival Best Film
Around Films International Film Festival Berlin Best Short
Play Short Awards Best Student Short Film

Film

Előzetes

Vigyél el

Minnesota Film Festival

Film

Előzetes

Az ól

Busho International Film Festival NMHH Best Hungarian Short
London Lift Off Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival Short film corridor portfolio
Busho International Short Film festival
Isle of Wight Film Festival Official Selection
Nickel Independent Film Festival Official Selection
Dawson City International Film Festival Official Selection
Las Vegas Lift Off Official Selection
Jameson Cinefest Official Selection
Friss Hús 3.0

Nem elérhető

Film

Előzetes

Anyámért mindent

Anyamert AWARD WINNER - Cegld Film Festival - 2021
Anyamert OFFICIAL-SELECTION---Kosice-International-Monthly-Film-Festival---2021

Film

Előzetes

Találkozás egy fiatalemberrel

BEST-NARRATIVE-SHORT-FILM---London-ArtHouse-Film-Festival---2020-(1)
BEST-STUDENT-FILM---Tagore-International-Film-Festival---2020-(1)
SEMI-FINALIST---AltFF-Alternative-Film-Festival---2020
Usher Talalkozas NOMINEE - Play Short - International Film Awards - 2021
Get it made film festival Official Selection
Short Shot Fest Official Selection

Film

Előzetes

Anyák napja

Queer-Steifern Regensburg Film Festival Finalist
Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film in North Little Rock Festival
Cannes International Independent Film Festival Semi Finalist
BEST STUDENT FILM - iFilm Festival

Film

Előzetes

Citromos mignon

iFilm Festival
Big Film Festival Official Selection
Busho International Short Film Festival Official Selection
Cegléd Film Festival Official Selection
Georgetown University Short FIlm Festival Official Selection
Los Angeles Cinefest Official Selection
Une Nuit Trop Courte-Grenoble Official Selection

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Előzetes

Évforduló

Busho International Film Festival Official Selection
Hungarian Film Week Official Selection
One country, one film festival France Official Selection

Film

Előzetes

Memmod

Busho International Film Festival Official Selection

Film

Előzetes

Piszkos munka

London World Wide Comedy Short FIlm Festival Student Film Silver Prize
Deep in the heart film festival Jury Award
Milledgeville Film Festival Best Student Film
Wendy's Short Awards Best Dark Comedy
Big as Texas Short Film Festival Best International Comedy
Texas Ultimate Shorts Best Dark Comedy
Cutting Edge Film fEstival Official Selection
NY Comedy Shorts Film Festival Official Selection
Mediawave Film and Music Festival Official Selection
Miami Independent Film Festival Official Selection

Film

Előzetes

Az üzenet

Nem elérhető

Film

Előzetes

In Our Time