Terms & Conditions
PIHFF accepts international and Hungarian films, whether they are fiction films,
documentaries or animations, regardless of length, genre, or subject matter.
The films should fit into the category of “historical film”, meaning we expect fiction
films, documentaries, animations and short films dealing with already completed pastevents, periods.
The topics could cover any happenings from the antiquity until the 20 th century.
We are especially glad to receive historical films whose world premiere is at this
festival. We particularly appreciate and even evaluate such films.
The submitted films had to be completed after January 1st, 2017.
The films must have at least their Hungarian premiers at the festival (i.e. it is a
prerequisite that they have not have been screened publicly in Hungary prior to the
2020 festival, including a broadcast version of any length).
The films must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned.
Submission Fee and deadlines
The price of submission is available at the exclusive partner of the festival, the
FilmFreeway. Submission is also only possible via FilmFreeway. Please note that
submission fees contribute to the administrative duties carried out by our festival
team and previewing panel. These fees are essential to the sustainability of our
festival and therefore we are unable to offer waivers.
Deadline for submissions is 15 September, 2020.
PIHFF will consider both international and Hungarian films, whether they are fiction
films or documentaries, regardless of length or subject matter.
All submissions will be given full consideration by our programming team.
The final decision on programming, categorization, and scheduling of films will be
determined by the Festival programming team. Their decision is final (and not open
to negotiation). Successful applicants will receive this information in their official
No screeners or application materials will be returned. Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals. If your film is selected, you will receive a more detailed form asking for promotional materials needed for our catalogue and website (delivering these on time and in the right format is 100% your responsibility). We expect all submitted films to be free of screening fees.
You can expect your film to be screened 2-3 times during the festival and 4-5 times
around the rural countryside of Hungary in the month following the end of PIHFF in a separate program named ‘PIHFF around the country’. The project aims to reach
audiences that would otherwise not have a chance to see our program.
Selected Films PIHFF features three juried competition programs: the fiction films /Best Feature film, Best Drama Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Actors/ and the same type of awards will be distributed in the categories of the documentaries and the short films. There will be several other programs that are non- competitive.
There is an opportunity to meet Hungarian film distributors at the festival. We also
help in negotiations concerning the distributions of films in Hungary, in the network of cinemas as well as on television.
Travel & Accommodation
For officially selected films, PIHFF wants to provide as much support as possible to
filmmakers attending the Festival. We hope that we will have the opportunity to
provide first class accommodation and full board for two people from all selected
productions free of charge. As long as the budget of the film festival permits it, we will make an effort to cover the airplane travel too. The transfer from Budapest to Pápa will be provided by the festival by specific vehicles.
For feature-length films, PIHFF will do its best to bring a representative to Pápa
(Hungary) for each invited film.
For all selected films, PIHFF will provide Festival accreditation for every credited
The conditions of the accreditation will be available on the website of the festival from
August 2020. The aim of the organizers of the festival is to host as many artists as
possible, as apart from the competition, we would like if new professional
relationships, friendships, were born among the film professionals gathering from the world.