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AI film technology is improving every day, no one can predict its future or even what legal and ethical decisions it will face but one thing is sure: it is exciting. So we're pretty sure we're going to see some amazing experiments in our screening.


We accept works which were made with at least 50% use of AI in the production process.

Short films should be a maximum of 10 minutes long excluding the end credits. (UPDATE: MAX 15 MIN.)


Category winners will be provided with an Award Certificate and Trophy.

Shortlisted films will be screened live at BEM movie theater, Budapest.

Artists for shortlists, awards and screenings will be notified via FilmFreeway.



In the judging process, we are looking for works that have original idea, artistic development and unique message. We expect creative use of AI techniques, including their creative implementation, clever execution and integration into the wider context of the film.


Please in your description let the jury know, how AI was integrated into the creative procedure!


The festival retains the authority to evaluate the chosen, rewarded, or presented works. Our panel of judges retains autonomy in their selections. The judgments rendered by the judges are ultimate and not open to negotiation; inquiries regarding non-selected films will not be addressed.


Content promoting extremism, propaganda, pornography, or hate speech will not be accepted. Additionally, works with poor production quality, including issues like inadequate sound, missing subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution below 720p HD, will also not be considered.



Best feature film

Best documentary 

Best experimental film

Best Music Video
Best use of mixed art (Ai generated & shot video)


Multiple submissions are allowed


It's worth checking the categories from time to time, as special sponsored categories will be created as sponsors apply.


Key dates

Event date: 03 March 2024

Notification date: 18 February 2024

Late deadline: 28 January 2024

Regular deadline: 28 December 2023


Media requirements

To enter, you need Mp4 format, minimum 720p HD resolution, h.264 video (approx. 10-15 Mbps stereo sound is the best), and English subtitles (if the original language of the film is not English) burned in.


Please send us your film on youtube or vimeo link. (With password if it is password protected)


Intellectual property

By submitting your work and any related materials you admit that you are the owner of the intellectual property or own the permission to use the intellectual property.


Refund policy

By default, entry fees are non-refundable.

In case of cancellation due to any external reason (e.g. epidemic), the full amount of the entry fees will be refunded. 

If a category is canceled, the entrant may choose to compete in another category without additional fees or we will refund the full entry fee.

If an entrant's work is disqualified for breaking the competition rules, the entry fee will not be refunded.


Usage of project material

When you submit your work, you're giving the festival permission to use and share parts of it like posters, trailers, images, and more on social media, our website, and other places. The festival can also use pictures and videos from your work for producing ads, press kits, news, and online posts related to the The AI Film Festival.


The films are not transferred to third parties. If a media channel would like to screen the films, we will be happy to provide the contact details of the filmmakers and wish them every success, but we are unable to assist in the conclusion of a contract between the two parties.


Attending the screenings and the award ceremony

The AI Film Festival does not offer you or pay screening fees.
If your work has been shortlisted and you attend the festival screening event, you are welcome to see the screening free, but you will be responsible for covering your own travel, accommodation, and any associated expenses.

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