PIFF 2017 - Prague Independent Film Festival

International Film Festival with Screening
2nd Edition

03.08 - 07.08 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Kostadin Bonev receiving his Grand Prix for the film Sinking of Sozopol

Submissions to PIFF 2016 are over. We accept submissions to PIFF 2017.

Winners of PIFF 2016

Sinking of Sozopol

Grand Prix

Directed by Kostadin Bonev

Kostadin Bonev

Best Director

Sinking of Sozopol

Despite the Falling Snow

Best Feature Film

Directed by Shamim Sarif

Angelo Orlando

Best Screenplay

Rocco Has Your Name

Konstantin Zankov

Best Cinematography

Sinking of Sozopol

Michele Venitucci

Best Actor

Rocco Has Your Name

Rebecca Ferguson

Best Actress

Despite the Falling Snow

Anthony Head

Best Supporting Actor

Despite the Falling Snow


Best Short Film

Directed by Kevin Maxwell


Best Experimental

Directed by David Ellis

The Snow Queen 2

Best Animated Film

Directed by Aleksey Tsitsilin


Best Comedy

Directed by Zach Lasry


Best Horror

Directed by Sean van Leijenhorst


Best Art Direction

Directed by Rima Irani


Best Special Effects

Directed by Rima Irani

Green Lake

Best Music Score

Directed by Derek Frey


Best Music Video

Directed by Steven Lyon

Prague Independent Film Festival is an annual event focusing on international independent cinema. Its purpose is to recognize and support new filmmakers and to enhance awareness and understanding of cinematography as art among diverse audiences.

Prague is a center of Europe, one of the most beautiful and charming places on earth.

The film festival takes place in August at various locations of Prague. Screenings culminate with an award ceremony. The Grand Prix of the festival is The Golden Eagle.

PIFF is an outstanding event where the audience can see new films, participate in workshops and meet filmmakers.

We guarantee that a jury of film professionals views all submitted films. We encourage filmmakers who created their films with a low budget to enter their film to PIFF. The judgement criteria of the submitted films are new ideas, experimental cinematography, talented work of actors and an independent point of view.

We truly are Independent!

Our festival is an IMDB Qualified Event.

When film is not a document, it is a dream.

Ingmar Bergman