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Kosice International Film Festival is IMDb qualifing film festival ( with live screenings in Košice, in Slovakia. Our mission and goal is to discover and promote talented filmmakers from all over the world and present them to the public. Therefore our festival is a brilliant opportunity to participate in international competition.

FilmFreeway has ranked our festival, among the TOP 100 MOST POPULAR FILM FESTIVALS out of a total of 4,000 festivals in Europe. An international independent jury works at the festival, composed of judges from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Argentina and USA.

From 2019, we registered more than 5,500 projects, some of which premiered at the Festival de Cannes, the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival or have been awarded and nominated for ACADEMY AWARDS, GOLDEN GLOBES, and BAFTA-winning actors and directors, but most of all, hundreds of films and scripts.

Previous winners of our festival are directors such as Dekel Berenson ("Anna", premiered: Festival de Cannes), Morad Mostafa ("HENET WARD", premiered: Clermont Int Film Festival), Molly Manning Walker ("GOOD THANKS, YOU?", premiered: Semaine de la Critique – Cannes), Zachary Woods (“DAVID”, premiered: Festival de Cannes), Guy Nattiv (“Skin” – Winner Academy Awards Oscar), Charlie Manton (“NOVEMBER 1ST”, Bronze Academy Awards Oscar), Georgi M. Unkovski (“STICKER”, premiered: Sundance Film Festival), Anthony Nti (DA YIE?, premiered: Clermont Int Film Festival) and others.

Juraj Lehotský was a guest of the last year's film festival in Košice. We screened his latest film "Plastic Symphony". His first feature-length documentary Blind Loves (2008) premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where he won the C.I.C.A.E. Art Cinemas Award. This was followed by successful participation in important international festivals and several awards (Golden Eye for the best documentary film at the FF Zurich, Audience Award for the best documentary film at the FF Trieste, Special recognition for the cameraman at the Plus Camerimage festival, Special Jury Prize at the MFDF Play-Doc Tui and many others). In 2013, he made his debut in the field of feature films with the feature film Miracle, which was the opening film of the competition section East of the West at the Karlovy Vary IFF, where he received a Special Jury Award, and later successfully participated in other world festivals. His second feature film Nina won, among other important awards, the FIPRESCI International Film Critics Award at the Warsaw Film Festival.

The best films from the autumn edition and the spring edition will be screened at the Kino Úsmev at the year-round festival. Some films will be screened internally for students of the Secondary Film School of Film in Košice. We project the best super short film, short film and feature film and you can visit the city Košice and get to know our culture. Košice is a beautiful city with a wonderful culture and amazing nightlife

Cash prizes of $300 will be awarded to winners during the LIVE SCREENING.

Grand Prix First Year Kosice International Monthly Film Festival


After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

Time: 19 min
Premiere: Sundance Film Festival

Grand Prix Second Year Kosice International Monthly Film Festival


David needs help. So does David.
A severely depressed man reaches out for an emergency therapy session. He’s not the only one who needs help.

Time: 11 min
Premiere: Festival de Cannes