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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The Greek Film Centre will be present in the 74th Venice IFF, which will take place August 30 - September 9, 2017.


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


ASTROMETAL by Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis ("Orizzonti" Short Films  - Competition)

8th CONTINENT by Yorgos Zois ("Orizzonti" Short Films - Out of Competition)

THE GULF / KÖRFEZ by Emre Yeksan (Venice International Film Critics Week - Competition)


Also, the GFC has supported the following projects:


THE HARVESTERS by Etienne Kallos (Final Cut in Venice)

ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES by Michalis Konstantatos (Venice Gap Financial Market)

BRIGHTON 4 by Levan Koguashvili (Venice Gap Financial Market)


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Meet us @ the Greek Film Centre Pavilion #135

Greek Film World Premieres

Film Line Up

Marketing Screenings

Activities: Thessaloniki Goes to Cannes


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3 – 10 December 2016

The coming 19th edition of Olympia International Film Festival will present at the competition section 64 films (19 feature films and 45 shorts) from 34 countries