Budapest 12nd November, 2016


Amateur and professional filmmakers, workshops, students submit your documentary!

Goals of the festival:

Facilitating a recognition and a better understanding of the Roma culture, providing a realistic image of the situation of the minority and its relation to the majority culture.

We are now accepting documentaries about:

The everyday life of the Roma
: their joy, sorrow, successes, conflicts, failures, problems, creations.

As in last year, we have a separate category also for which we also accept entries:

Thoughts and perception of the documentary film-makers, professional, or amateur about the life of the migrants and refugees.

Running time must be between 5-20 minutes and the production year should be after 2011. Applicants are kindly requested to attach English and/or Hungarian dialogues (typed separately) or provide the film with subtitles.

After the pre-selection of the international jury, the 20 shortlisted works are selected for the final competition. The best 5 works will be awarded with prize and automatically enters the 2018 Festival.

The jury evaluates realistic depiction, capturing of everyday life, seeking for factual evidence, spontaneity and overall impact. The organizers wish to screen films that are socially, politically and culturally sensitive and mirror individual perspective. We are awaiting documentaries, report films and sociographic works that convey a true image of a segment of Roma life or the migrant life and with the help of which we can better understand the life of the Roma and the migrants. Feature films are not considered for selection.

The screening of the 5 winner documentaries and the prize-giving ceremony will be held on 12nd of November, 2016 in Budapest, Bem Art Cinema. The attendence on the prize-giving event is public and free of charge.

There is NO entry fee.

Submission deadlines (both Entry Form and hard copies) 31th of October

Submitted materials will not be returned.

Please submit the Entry Form – separate one for each work – to: romalife.docfilms@gmail.com

Please submit the documentaries:

  • In digital format, (avi or dvd);

  • Each work on a different disc;

  • Two copies per work

To this postal address:
Mikes kelemen Alapitvany
1084 Budapest, Német u. 9-11. 5.