Single-entry tickets can be bought before a screening or via the reservation system. It is valid for a single screening.
A Cinepass is an all-festival pass that grants entry to all public festival screenings, as long as there is still available seating. Cinepasses can be purchased via the reservation system
As most screening venues have a limited capacity cinepass holders are recommended to reserve a seat in advance. Seats can be reserved via the reservation system or at festival box offices and reservation points
Precedence is given to visitors with reservations and single-entry tickets
International Competition of Feature Films (feature films copyrighted no earlier than 1 January 2016)
International Competition of Short Films (short films copyrighted no earlier than 1 January 2016)
Be2Can Starter (the best films from Venice, Berlin and Cannes)
European Corner (a showcase of the most noteworthy films from the old continent)
Love & Anarchy (a collection highlighting independent, innovative trends in film)
Around the World (the latest films from outside of Europe)
Variety Art Films Choice (unique selection of american art film’s critics )
American Indies (a spotlight on the US uber-indie scene)
Eastern Promises (crowd-pleasing pictures from Asia)
Milan Lasica: President’s Choice (a classic’s classics)
Late Night Show (a midnight genre mishmash)
Slovak Season (a selection of the Slovak film industry’s most significant works)
Peter Kerekes Special (Peter Kerekes, internationally respected filmmaker and Košice native, presents his favourite films)
Children’s movies (movies for children and their parents)
Special event (films out of official sections)
Amphitheatre (crowd pleasers)
Actor’s Mission (a tribute to masters of the art of acting)
Golden Camera (a tribute to eminent filmmakers)
Competition categories and awards
The Competition of Feature Films is judged by a five-member international jury, the Competition of Short Films by a three-member international jury. Both juries consist of nominated experts of various film-related professions.
International Competition of Feature Films of 60 minutes or more
Submissions must be fiction films produced in the preceding or current year (for this year, this means films copyrighted in 2016 or 2017). The competition is primarily oriented towards filmmakers early in their careers – only a director’s debut, second or third film may be submitted.
International Competition of Short Films of up to 30 minutes
The competition is limited only by runtime, not by genre – it is open to fiction films, documentaries and animated films, among others.
The Blue Angel
Blue Angel for Best Feature Film – awarded to the film’s producer
Blue Angel for Best Director – awarded to the film’s director
Blue Angel for Best Female Performance – awarded to the actress
Blue Angel for Best Male Performance – awarded to the actor
Blue Angel – prize for best short film, awarded to the film’s director
Actor's Mission Award
Every year since 1995 Art Film Fest has bestowed the Actor’s Mission Award to world-famous performers for their outstanding contributions to the art of film acting. The award has been received by 58 international and Slovak performers to date.
The Golden Camera
The Golden Camera is awarded to Slovak and international film professionals of various trades for their significant contributions to the filmmaking craft. Since 2001, 38 prominent film professionals have received the award.
Art Film Fest
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Trnavská cesta 100/II
821 04 Bratislava
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Košice Visitor Centre
Návštevnícke centrum Košice
040 01 Košice
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