Zalfa Seurat (France)
Short Fiction
Batroun, north of Lebanon. A couple is trying to enjoy an afternoon at the beach. The woman is attra...
Barney Frydman (Belgium)
Short Fiction
A Police squad on a mission… A football match… Tension rises on either side…
Shots fly and the team must face the pressure...
Anna Urbanczyk (Poland)
Short Fiction
Lena runs a road hostel. One day, when she stays alone at work, a stranger comes to the place. The man arises anxiety in the woman with his behavior...
Mohammad Hormozi (Iran)
Short Fiction
A Violinist girl wants to enter an administrative building but as she lacks the formal hijab, she must stay in the waiting room...
Wizner Balázs (Hungary)
Short Fiction
An average Hungarian family are driving home on the motorway from their seaside holidays when they a...
Jero Yun (Dél-Korea)
Short Fiction
Chin-ho, a xenophobic South Korean, hunts North Korean people and sells their meat for a living. Und...
Erdélyi Dániel (Magyaroroszág)
Short Fiction
Feri finds it difficult to meet new people. He resorts to kidnapping dogs from chosen families so th...
Novák Erik (Hungary / Romania)
Eight women, one man, no way...
A freelance artist at the end of his forties is going through the deepest private and existential crisis of his life...
Daniel Levin (Russia / USA)
Short Fiction
A group of Russian musicians struggles in South Texas until one of them ditches the group to attempt a marriage with a wealthy farmer on his ranch...
Lőrincz Nándor, Nagy Bálint (Magyaroroszág)
Short Fiction
Budapest, 7th district, general clearance. The one-cut film starts with a simple argument between two strangers for a parking spot...
Bogdan Maraloiu (Romania)
Short Fiction
In a remote village from Romania, located close to the Danube, an "important" event is going to happen...
Frunza Roland (Romania)
Short Fiction
Louis, in the final stages of his life, lives his elderly life. This is disturbed by an unexpected k...
Petrik András (Hungary)
Short Fiction
Andras is a thirty something careerist prosecutor. His new job is important for him and his wife and daughter suffers the consequences...
Ernest Lorek (Poland)
Short Fiction
Marek works as a security guy at a big train station. His days are spent monotonously in this huge s...
Nagy Borbála (Magyaroroszág / Germany)
Short Fiction
Snowy landscape, silent, endless wire fence. Serbian-Hungarian border, 2017.
Alpár has his first wor...
Olivier Binder (France)
Short Fiction
Pierre is a lonely alcoholic gambler. One day, he wins the jackpot on an online poker site, and deci...
Baranyi Benő (Hungary)
Short Fiction
A boy and a girl walking with a dog in a dense forest. The dog and the virginity are lost.
Gleb Volkov (Czech Republic / Ukraine)
Short Fiction
An elderly scientist secretly attempts to revive his infant granddaughter before his death.
Abdullah Şahin (Turkey)
Short Fiction
Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, Syrian refugee completes the gang. Ilyas wants to make ...
Anaïs Debus (Belgium)
Short Fiction
August 1914. Germany invades Belgium and terrorizes the population. Despite being pregnant, Louise i...
Mojtaba Poorbakhsh (Iran)
Short Fiction
Maria is a girl whom she is a champion of Kayak; she is waiting for dispatching to the Olympics Qualification which held in France...
Ognjen Petković (Serbia)
Short Fiction
A couple is trying to reach freedom out of besieged town. On their way out stands barricaded with unfriendly soldiers...





To create the ON THE ROAD Online Film Festival, there were plenty of works of art to remember as inspirations both in the field of film and literature, among them the following ones:





However it preceded our cultural awakening, the cultic book of the beat generation, Jack Kerouak’s On the Road, is impossible to avoid. Walter Salles film adaptation with the same title was released in 2012. Click here 







We were even more impressed by the Grand Prix-winner film of the MEDIAWAVE 2012, Dorogi-Roads by the Russian director, Marat Magambetov. An unforgettable film experience, which guides us, with deep empathy, on the roads and paths of the rural Russia.  Marat Magambetov






A late discovery of us was Tunc Okan’s undeservingly forgotten film, the Otobüs from 1974, which is about a handful of Turkish people from rural areas who are driven to Stockholm in hope of finding a job but then deceived by the driver and left all alone trapped in the bus. It is the tragicomic crash of the two distant cultures.

The film is especially unique and precious to us as the only professional character in the film, the well-known and respectable Turkish actor, Tuncel Kurtiz, attended our festival in 2013 as the member of the jury and held a performance, too. We also shot a short „festival trailer” with him during the Festival on Wheels in Kars. Hereby we would like to remember our beloved friend. 





You may also like these films.

Poza zmian± / Beyond the shift, 2020, Ernest Lorek
Nahan (نهان) / Inner Self, 2020, Mohammad Hormozi
Qui vive / On the Lookout, 2020, Anaïs Debus
The Hunter / A vadász, 2020, Jero Yun
Ostatni klient / The Last Client, 2020, Anna Urbanczyk
weboldal tervezés: IRQ