Three Oscar-nominated short films compete at the 8th Friss Hús Budapest ISFF

Three Oscar-nominated short films compete at the 8th Friss Hús Budapest ISFF

The competition program of the 8th Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival will screen 17 foreign films, including three Oscar nominees. 10 films from the line-up were created by female directors. Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival will take place from the 23rd to the 29th of March of 2020 at the Toldi Cinema in Budapest.

Parent-child relationships, existentialist, surreal visions, and female destinies will be the main themes of this year's festival. How do generations relate to each other in different parts of the world: Iran, the Czech Republic, a small Tunisian village, Bulgaria and Lithuania? How do you prepare for the end of the world, historic turning points, or even death? What challenges do women face in different parts of the world?

Oscar nominated shorts, as well as a selection of films that have been invited to Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Toronto and many other major festivals, search answers to such questions. The films have varied themes, but share a fresh look, exciting topic presentations, a mature directorial concept and a high quality artistic execution.

The international selection features 17 short films including 6 animations, from which two stop-motion animations are nominated at this year’s Oscars.The full international line-up can be found under the Films menupoint.

The Hungarian competition program, which is probably of most interest, is expected to be announced on the 17th of February.

Friss Hús has grown to become the number one celebration of short films in Hungary in recent years. The main goal of the festival is to present the latest Hungarian and international short films and to create a professional forum where authors can present their films to the audience and get feedback. The screenings are met with popularity and are usually sold out. They attract a number of professionals and have great press coverage. As in previous years, in addition to screenings, there will be a pitch forum and other professional events at this year’s Friss Hús.