The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 7 to 17, 2019.


Deadline for receipt of entry forms and films (Festival film submissions)

Feature-length Films: October 31, 2018

Short Films: November 15, 2018


HOW TO BERLINALE – A short guide to film submission

More info - submission here.


12th annual


the international meeting point for Greek film from across the world

15-18 May 2019


Call for Film and Script Submissions for the 12th annual London Greek Film Festival 2019



The 12th annual London Greek Film Festival coming up on May 2019. The festival invites Greek and International film directors, producers, writers and artists from around the world, to submit films and screenplays. Film and script submissions in competition.




Early deadline 1: 30 August 2018

Early deadline 2: 30 September 2018

Early deadline 3: 30 October 2018

Early deadline 4: 30 November 2018

Regular deadline: 15 January 2019

Late deadline: 15 February 2019

Very late deadline: 15 March 2019


Films and Screenplays accepted, from:

Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world (Greek Diaspora & Greek-Cypriots included), with no specific subject in their work, or

International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history or filming in Greece).  

Kind of Films: Fiction Feature, Short Fiction, Documentaries, Experimental, Video Art, Music Videos, Animation.

Kind of Screenplays: Fiction Feature and Short Fiction.


Organized / Supported by: Cosmocinema, London, UK.

Art Director: Film Director & Producer Christos Prosylis

For more information and submissions, please

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Short FIlm Festival in Drama 2018

16-22 September


This year's event is facing the future optimistically, after the launch of the study for the renovation of the Tobacco Warehouse that will finally house the Short Film Festival in Drama, as well as the announcement of its collaboration with the Hellenic Open University. Using the dynamics of the Festival, the Hellenic Open University establishes a Film Studies program in the city of Drama, which will start as soon as the new space is delivered in Perdika Street. President of this year's jury of the Greek Competition will be the President of the Hellenic Open University, Vassilis Kardasis.

The 41st Short Film Festival in Drama, which this year will be extended by one day, will be held in the "Olympia" Hall and the Municipal Conservatoire, making its established appointment with the liveliest part of Greek cinema: the young Greek short film directors. But also those who insist on the short form, honouring the short film as it deserves: as an independent artwork.

This year's event will feature a total of 195 films from 52 different countries. 

More info here.

Berlinale Co-Production Market 2019: Submit Feature Film Projects

and Series Projects Now and Find International Partners


Until October 10, experienced producers from around the world may submit new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers to the 16th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9 - 13, 2019). The project budget should be between one and 20 Million euros and at least 30% of the financing or local production support should already be in place.

Producers from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Southeastern Europe are also encouraged to submit their lower-budget projects with budgets starting at 750,000 euros.

Once again in 2019, three promising new “Berlinale Directors” projects will be chosen. This is a selection of a few new projects by directors who have had films presented at the Berlinale in previous years. Since these projects are likely to be of particular interest to prospective co-producers, they may be submitted without the full 30% of financing in place, in order to provide early practical support in these projects’ search for co-production partners.

By the end of this year approximately 25 feature film projects will have been selected from all submissions to the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Another ten projects will be presented at the “Talent Project Market” in cooperation with Berlinale Talents. The “Talent Project Market” is open to producers who are in the first ten years of their career, and the submission deadline for all Berlinale Talents programmes is September 3.

The Berlinale Co-Production Market team creates a tailored meeting schedule for each selected project. Around 1,300 individually pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with interested potential co-producers, financiers, global and national distributors, TV channels and other supporters take place during the market. Producers and financiers looking for co-production projects can apply for participation starting in November 2018.

In addition to the feature-length film projects, once again five particularly exciting international companies without projects will also be introduced at the Berlinale Co-Production Market “Company Matchings”. At the pitching events “Co-Pro Series” and “Books at Berlinale”, participants will again have the opportunity to discover new series projects and literary fiction material for the screen.


Producers with drama series projects from around the world seeking international co-production partners in Berlin are invited to submit those projects for participation in the much sought-after “Co-Pro Series” event by October 22. In addition to the series pitch, the Berlinale Co-Production Market team also organises meetings with potential partners for their producers as part of “Co-Pro Series”. The event is part of the “Drama Series Days” programme, a cooperative initiative by the European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market and Berlinale Talents.

Projects introduced at “Co-Pro Series” in past years include the successful German series Babylon Berlin by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten. 


Of all international feature film projects selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market in previous years, 270 films have been successfully completed. This year, among the most talked-about Berlinale Co-Production Market alumni were seven-time German Film Award winner and Berlinale Competition film 3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef, the festival hit Birds of Passage by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, and A Fantastic Woman by Sebastián Lelio (Berlinale Competition 2017, Silver Bear for Best Screenplay), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Berlinale Co-Production Market is part of the European Film Market. Its main partners are the MDM - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (since 2004) and Creative Europe - MEDIA, a programme of the European Union (since 2005).

Online submission forms and more information on project submission for 2019 are available at: 

The European Commission’s #EUandME campaign is launching a short film competition for young filmmakers from 24 August until 31 October 2018. The competition is open to young European filmmakers between 18 and 35 years old. They will be able to participate in one of five categories related to the campaign: mobility, sustainability, rights, digital and skills and business.

There will be one winner per category, who will receive a grant of 7500 euros to make his film, and which will be sponsored by one of five renowned European filmmakers involved in the #EUandME short film series. Interested participants are invited to submit their idea for a short film telling a story related to the impact of the European Union on the daily life of citizens: in addition to a script of the film, a short video where the candidate will demonstrate his motivation and will explain the concept of the planned film are requested as well as a link to a short film they have achieved in the past. Applications must be submitted electronically via an online application form on the contest webpage (available from 24 August 12:00 here).

The #EUandME campaign, with five short films directed by well-known European filmmakers, was launched in 28 Member States of the European Union in May 2018 with the aim of launching a conversation about the impact of the EU on youth life. Further details on the Young Directors Contest will be available on the campaign webpage.

Opening of submission period for the 9thBalkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

Societies on Sharing (S.O.S.)


Balkans Beyond Borders (BBB) announces the opening of the submission period for the 9th Edition of BBB Short Film Festival which has the inspiring title “Societies on Sharing” (S.O.S.). We invite young artists up to the age of 35 from the Balkan region and beyond to get inspired by this year’s topic and send their film until the 20th of June. We accept all film genres with duration up to 30 minutes focusing on fiction, animation, experimental and documentary shorts, as well as digital arts.

This year the festival gives inspiration and challenges motivation through the title: Societies on Sharing (S.O.S.). Sharing can be found in all aspects of life. It means you’re not alone. It makes life real. We invite all artists to turn their mood on sharing mode and share with us their work.

BBB continues its “festival in motion” around the Balkan region and beyond and soon it will announce the new hosting city. After eight successive years, BBB gives the opportunity to the next generation of filmmakers to create, share and present their films, meet and collaborate. The festival offers opportunities to the young generation of film makers to make solid partnerships in the cultural sector. As it aspires to boost young film makers work it will add a new award: the First Entry Award which addresses film makers’ first attempt.

More information regarding the application process:, Facebook page (Balkans Beyond Borders) and Twitter (BalkansBB).
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Applications: here

Chania Film Festival accepts fiction, documentary and animation short and feature films.

Submission of films for the 2018 Official Selection is open on April 2nd. The deadline is May, 20th . The 6th Chania Film Festival will take place from October, 24th - November, 3rd.

Online entry, here
Submission guidelines and entry form, here.

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3rd International Documentary Festival
Castellorizo Island, Greece
August 26 - September 2, 2018


"Let us bring the world to Castellorizo Island and take Castellorizo Island to the world!"

The 3rd International Documentary Festival “Beyond the Borders”, Castellorizo island, has the pleasure to invite documentary film-makers to submit their films until 22nd of April, 2018. The Festival’s objective is to promote the most important documentary productions worldwide that focus on history, culture, politics and other social subjects. Beyond the Borders is organized under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and the Municipality of Megisti (Castellorizo). It is produced by the Hellenic History Foundation. “Beyond the Borders” includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last five years, workshops, parallel events and master classes. The Best History Documentary and the Best Socio-political Documentary will be awarded by the Hellenic Parliament.

Please, find the application form and the participation terms here.

Keeping its annual date, the Greek Film Centre will be present once more in the Thessaloniki IFF. On this occasion, we would like to invite you to meet with us, to discuss about recent and new Greek productions.
You will find us at the Greek Film Centre stand in the Agora Film Market (Warehouse C), from November 2-12, 2017.


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Τhe films supported by the GFC, participating at Thessaloniki IFF.



THE SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou
THE OX by Giorgos Nikopoulos
THE SURFACE OF THINGS by Nancy Biniadaki



4 DAYS by Michalis Giagkounidis
APPROACH by Tony Lykouressis
THE GREAT EASTERN by Lakis & Aris Ionas
HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Christos Georgiou
LINES by Vassilis Mazomenos
POLY XENI by Dora Masklavanou
SACRILEGE by Marsa Makris
SUCCESS STORY by Nikos Perakis
THORN by Gabriel Tzafka
USSAK by Kyriakos Katzourakis



DAYBREAK by Gentian Koçi
DJAM by Tony Gatlif
MADMEN’S FORT by Narimane Mari



DOLPHIN MAN by Lefteris Haritos

The Greek Film Centre will be present in the 65th San Sebastian IFF, which will take place September 22 - 30, 2017.


The GFC also congratulates Alexandros Avranas for the World Premiere of his new film "Love Me Not" as an Official Selection in the Festival's Competition Section.


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Six short films, which have been supported by the Greek Film Centre, participate in the National Competition Programme of the 40th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama, which opens today, September 18, 2017.

They are:

“Preparation” by Sofia Georgovassili
“Hearts for Dinner” by Renee Koutoula
“Memento Mori” by Andreas Samaras
“Two Lives” by Antonis Samourakis
“The Ticket” by Haris Stathopoulos
“Cowboy” by Giannis Haritidis


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The Greek Film Centre will be present in the 42nd Toronto IFF, which will take place September 7 - 17, 2017.


The Greek productions and co-productions that participate in this year's TIFF and have been supported by the GFC are:


PREPARATION by Sofia Georgovassili (Competition - Short Cuts Programme 7)

A DROWNING MAN by Mahdi Fleifel (Competition - Short Cuts Programme 5)


In the section "Wavelenghts" participates LE FORT DES FOUS by Narimane Mari (Competition), a co-production of the Greek company Blonde SA.


The GFC also congratulates Yorgos Lanthimos for the participation of his film THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER in the Toronto IFF Special Presentations.


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