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Budapest International Documentary Festival
LocationBudapest, Hungary

The Budapest International Documentary Festival (BIDF) is an international documentary film festival held every year in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2][3] The festival was founded in 2014 by producer Rita Balogh and film director Ágnes Sós.[4][5] Submissions for the festival have no thematic restrictions, and the awards for the films in competition are given by an international jury.[6] It is one of the two documentary film festivals in the country, the other being Verzió which has its thematic focus on human rights.[7]


2014 2015

Let Me Follow The Call

  • Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski – Domino Effect (Poland)

Let Us Be Free

  • Vladislava Plančíková – Felvidék – Caught in Between (Slovakia)

Let Them Be Children

  • Teodora Ana Mihai – Waiting for August (Belgium)


  • Dina Barinova – Shrove Sunday (Russia)

Cinematography Award

  • Farida Pacha – My Name Is Salt (Switzerland)

Invisible Camera Award by HBO

  • Karin Ekberg – A Separation (Sweden)

Audience Award

  • Erlend E. Mo – Four Letters Apart (Denmark)

Let's Face The Stereotypes

  • Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski – The Érpatak Model (Netherlands)

Let's Face Aging

  • Natalia Bruschtein – Time Suspended (Mexico)

Let's Face Our Parents

  • Alexander Nanau – Toto and His Sisters (Romania)

Let's Face Oppression

  • Orlando von Einsiedel – Virunga (UK)

Let's Face The Shorts

  • Hardik Mehta – Famous in Ahmedabad (India)

Audience Award

  • Camilla Nielsson – Democrats (Denmark)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Lívia Gyarmathy

2016 2018

Let Them Be Normal

  • Christian Sønderby Jepsen – Natural Disorder (Denmark)

Let Me Know The Secret

  • Karen Guthrie – The Closer We Get (UK)

Let Us Have Power

  • Vitaly Mansky – Under the Sun (Russia)

Let Us Be Short

  • Maite Alberdi, Giedre Žickyte – I'm Not From Here (Chile, Denmark, Lithuania)

Audience Award

  • Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson – Nice People (Sweden)

Student Jury award

  • Roger Ross Williams – Life, Animated (USA)

Granny Jury Award

  • Christian Sønderby Jepsen – Natural Disorder (Denmark)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sándor Sára

We're Changing

  • Roman Shumunov – Babylon Dreamers (Israel)

They're Innocent

  • Anna Zamecka – Communion (Poland)

You're Responsible

  • Ognjen Glavonic – Depth Two (Serbia, France)

I Decide

  • Carlo Guillermo Proto – Resurrecting Hassan (Canada, Chile)

I'll Be Short

  • Marcin Sauter – Zhalanash – Empty Shore (Poland)

Audience Award

  • Lucija Stojevic – La Chana (Spain, Iceland, USA)

Granny Jury Award

  • Mehrdad Oskouei – Starless Dreams (Iran)

Student Jury Award

  • Mehrdad Oskouei – Starless Dreams (Iran)

Special Mentions

  • Máté Bartha – Champion (Hungary)
  • Balázs Simonyi – Ultra (Hungary, Greece)
  • Valérie Mitteaux, Anna Pitoun – 8, Lenin Avenue (France)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Gyula Gazdag


  1. "Olyan dokumentumfilmeket nézhet meg januárban, amiket később már nemigen". 2018-12-14.
  2. "Arcon vág minket a meztelen valóság". 2018-12-15.
  3. https://magyar.film.hu/filmhu/hir/a-meztelen-valosaggal-inditja-a-jovo-evet-a-bidf.html
  4. "About – BIDF".
  5. ""A világ minden díját megnyertük volna" – Sós Ágnes filmrendező". 2014-09-24.
  6. "About – BIDF".
  7. "VERZIO Film Festival".

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