Press Release 01/06/2018 - New Record, third in a row, of entries for the Festival in Drama - Short Film Festival in Drama

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Press Release 01/06/2018 - New Record, third in a row, of entries for the Festival in Drama


CULTURAL ORGANISATION - SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS - MUNICIPALITY OF DRAMA




Press Release 01/06/2018

41st Greek Short Film Festival in Drama
24th International Short Film Festival in Drama


September 16-22, 2017

     
New Record, third in a row, of entries for the Festival in Drama


The submission of films for the 41st Greek Short Film Festival in Drama was completed on Thursday, 31 May.
The participation broke the record of the last two years: 227 films were submitted for this year’s festival, which proves an upward trend in the production of greek short films.
This quantitative increase reflects the existing and obviously urgent need of the greek cinema to express aspects of the greek society by implementing the quick reflexes that only the short film can secure.  This great value of the short film makes proud the Festival in Drama as it is the natural habitat of the short films in Greece and gladly receive every year the whole of the annual greek production.
This explosion in the production of short films shows the determination of young directors to make films right here, right now, even with insufficient means. The Festival in Drama is here to present new cinema talents in their making and encourage the creation of shorts film as an independent category, and will always be an aid and supporter.
Among the 227 entries there are 183 fiction films, 24 documentaries, 17 experimental and 3 animation films. 66 of the directors are students and 34 are Greeks of the World.
Τhe results for the final selection will be announced by the end of June.

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