The second edition of the Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad reached its end on 17 June 2022. During 3 weeks, Budapest became the residence city of the programme, with our Hungarian partner Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival holding a screening of the four participants` short films.

With the financial support of the International Visegrad Fund, the Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad 2022 provided time, space and professional mentoring to the Czech project Thinking David, a third feature-length film by Šimon Holý, the Hungarian project Bearwoman, a debut project by Anna Gyimesi (co-written with Fruzsina Klára Danszki), as well as debut projects from Poland – Mira’s Fire by Magdalena Chmielewska and from Slovakia Twentyseven by Gregor Valentovič.

As the mentors, we have invited the Hungarian actress, scriptwriter and script consultant Juli Jakab, primarily known for her work with László Nemes (Son of Saul, Sunset), Juli Berkés (Proton Cinema), producer of Kornél Mundruczó’s Jupiter’s Moon and White God, script consultant Éva Zabezsinszkij, who notably worked with both László Nemes, and Kornél Mundruczó, and the Czech scriptwriter Klára Vlasáková, an alumna of the Pop Up Film Residency with the 2nd feature directed by Cristina Grosan Ordinary Failures.

The four participants will reunite at the beginning of July at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival that will screen Šimon Holý’s And Then There Was Love in the Proxima Competition. Moreover,  Magda Chmielewska will participate in the EFP Future Frames with her short film Lullaby, and Gregor Valentovič will present Twentyseven within the MIDPOINT Feature Launch.

The 3rd edition of the Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad will be taking place in Summer 2023, in Poland.


The program Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad 2022 is organised in partnership with Friss Hús Budapest Intl. Short Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, New Horizons Intl. Film Festival, and Slovak Film Institute & Intl. Film Festival Febiofest Bratislava.