2021 Budapest Classics Film Marathon

Call for Proposals

After a long and difficult year, the National Film Institute Hungary - Film Archive is organizing the 4th Budapest Classics Film Marathon onsite. The festival will take place between 21-26 September 2021. Over the six days of the festival, audiences can watch a wide selection of classic movies, participate at lectures and workshops, join cine-concerts, and enjoy various film-related programs.

All colleagues from the FIAF network are invited to propose new restorations for the screening programme as well as scholarly lectures, reports on new discoveries, project ideas, and plans for panel discussions.

Recommended topics for the panel discussion:

  • New restorations and discoveries
  • Ethics of digital film restoration – guidelines, problems, case studies
  • Ethics of sharing archival content
  • New paths to the audience after the pandemic


Decisions on the program are made by the festival’s curatorial team, taking into consideration the program focus, artistic aspects, and logistics.

For those who already had the chance to enjoy our festival and our warm welcome, it’s an occasion toreturn to the beautiful city of Budapest.

For those who could not yet participate, it's time to discover a new destination for film professionals and film lovers

Colleagues interested in presenting their new restorations and project(s) are kindly asked to send their proposals to nagy.tamara@nfi.hu

Submission deadline: 10 June 2021

See you in Budapest in 2021!

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