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Regulations - 39th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama

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39th Greek Short Film estival in Drama

19-24 September 2016


1. For the promotion of cinematography in Greece, cultural decentralization and the diffusion of the Greek short films, the 39th GREEK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in DRAMA is organized by the “CULTURAL ORGANIZATION-SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in DRAMA” from 19 to 24 September 2016 in the city of Drama.

2. The films which will participate in the contest of the Greek Short Film Festival in Drama must meet the following requirements:

a) No public screening of the film must has taken place in Greece or the Internet.
b) The films must have been completed within the year 2015 or 2016.
c) The final screening copy must be available in DPC, Apple ProRes 422, H264 or MPEG4.
d) The films must be a greek production or co-production, or the director should be Greek or Greek-Cypriot.
Films made by a Greek or Greek-Cypriot director but shot outside Greece and which are not a greek production or co-production participate in the category ‘Greeks of the World”
e) Each director is entitled to participate in the Festival with only one film and has to state himself or herself the genre and the special category in which they compete.(e.g. Fiction, Animation, Documentary – student, Greeks of the World).
f) Acceptable genres: fiction, documentary, animation films, experimental films.

Deadline: 31st May 2016

a) The application of participation and the delivery of the pre-selection material (dvd in 7 copies) are to be submitted to the Festival offices (Em. Benaki 71, 10681 Athens or Ag.Varvaras 9, 66100 Drama) by 31st May 2016.

In case of submitting the application in electronic form, the director and the producer(s) are obliged to also send the application by mail (postmarked up to 3rd June), signed and bearing the seals of the producer and the director (so long as seals exist) or to submit it in person at the Festival offices by 31st May 2016.

From the moment that the application of participation and the pre-selection material have been submitted and the film has been selected, it is not entitled to be withdrawn by the director or the producer for whatever reason (objection to the screening order etc.)

b) Procedure and conditions concerning material delivery for selection.

The director or the producer ought to send the following to the Festival offices by 31st May 2016:

1. The application form with all the mandatory item fields filled in, signed by and bearing the seal of the director and producer(s).

2. Seven (7) copies of the film in DVD (standalone/for home players).

3. If the film’s original language is not Greek, a list of the film dialogues in Greek will have to be delivered along with the above material.

4. At least one (1) photo from the film and one (1) photo of the director in digital form (300dpi).

c) Acceptance of participation terms and regulations.
The submission of the application of participation to the Festival in Drama automatically entails the unreserved acceptance of this regulation and constitutes a solemn statement for the accuracy of the submitted data (crew identity, statement on the non-public screening in Greece or on the Internet, category statement, debutant, technical data-check).


a) The selection of the films is made by the Pre-selection Committee, presided over by the Artistic Director, who suggests its other members to the Administrative Board. Films which have not been selected for the competition section are not screened in it.

b) The screening of the film in a cinema, TV channel, Festival or the Internet before or during the Festival is forbidden, except for the Festival’s scheduled screenings.

5. MATERIAL DELIVERY of the films selected for the final screening.
Deadline: 25th August 2016

a) The final screening copy and the other material described below will have to be submitted to the Festival offices in Athens (Em. Benaki 71 Str., 10681 Athens) by 25th August 2016 at 17:00.

The following material is to be delivered:

1) Screening copy in one of the following acceptable formats:

- DCP subtitled in English or Greek for non- greek speaking films.

- Apple ProRes 422 subtitled in English or Greek for non-greek speaking films.
- H264 subtitled in English or Greek for non-greek speaking films.
- MPEG4 subtitled in English or Greek for non-greek speaking films.

2) One (1) copy in DVD and one (1) copy in Blu-Ray of the final film version, compatible with standalone/ home players, subtitled in English or in Greek for non-greek speaking films, for the needs of the Film Market.

3) Signed solemn statement of final technical check by the film’s technical supervisor and by the director.

If not, the film is excluded from the festival screening and the contest.

b) The user license for each film submitted is the responsibility of the producer under the copyright law.

c) The return of the films will be carried out by the Festival secretariat (offices in Athens or Drama, after consultation), under the responsibility of the directors, in 15 days at the most after the end of the event: “The Festival in Drama travels to Athens.” The Festival is not responsible for the keeping of the films beyond the aforementioned return time limit of 15 days.

Exceptionally, a film may be returned earlier, after the end of the Festival, from Drama, provided that there is a request of the producer or director in writing.

d) The schedule and the screening order for the films aresuggested by the Festival’s Artistic Director and defined by the Administration Board.

6. RETURNING OF THE FILMS which have not been selected.

The films which have not been selected for the competition can be returned to the producer- director by the end of July 2015, on request. One (1) copy remains with the Festival archive for record.


a) The Artistic Director exclusively selects and sets up the Jury, which consists of at least 5 members (except cases of force majeur) and appoints its Chair.

b) No person who is anyhow involved in the production or commercial exploitation of the films competing in the Festival can participate in the Jury.

c) The members of the Committees are not allowed to announce their discussions and decisions prior to the official announcement of the results, as well as passing judgement on the films competing in the Festival outside the meeting premises.

d) The Jury meets lawfully, summoned by its Chair, when the present members are more than the absent members, and on condition of the presence of a Festival representative-secretary.

e) The decisions of the Jury are taken by absolute majority of the present members after an open vote.

f) The final meeting of the Jury ought to be adjourned until the 8th hour of the morning at the latest, on the day of the award. The Jury is obliged to sign and submit to the Festival minutes in which the results and the votes (for-against) are mentioned (which are not made public by the Festival) concerning the prizes and honours as well as the names of the members who participated. Express reference is made to any possible absence or impediment of any of its members. The original minutes remain with the Festival Secretariat. No change in a prize or honour is possible after the end of the final meeting.

Prizes of the 39th Greek Short Films Festival in Drama

1st Best Film Prize

2nd Best Film Prize

«GREEKS OF THE WORLD –Socrates Dimitriadis» PRIZE


(A student film is termed as such if it has been produced during the director’s studies)

“NTINOS KATSOURIDIS” PRIZE for the Newcomer director
(A newcomer is the director who participates with his/her first movie)
The Prizes are awarded to one director or film and cannot be shared.

The Jury can award honours and commendations for individual artistic virtues (script, photography, male & female performance, sound, montage, music, sets-costumes, special effects etc.)


a) One digital copy of the final copy of the films in DVD and one in Blu-ray are necessary for the Film Market and they remain with the Festival archive.

b) The Festival retains the right to digitize the submitted films for the needs of the Film Market and its Archive.

c) For the promotion and advertising of the programs, the Festival can show snapshots of the films on TV or on the internet, which will not exceed the 10% of the total film duration and, in each case, not over three minutes.

d) The Festival retains the right of the publication of film data, including the contact information of the director and the producer.

e) For the promotion and distribution of the films, after the end of the annual organization the Festival can proceed to a special release of a digital disc (e.g. Dvd) or other material, after an agreement with the producer of each film (under private contract).

f) The Cultural Organization-Short Film Festival in Drama during the Festival hosts the director or an artistic coefficient from each contestant film.

g) The Cultural Organization-Short Film Festival in Drama is burdened with the transportation and insurance expenses of the films, both during their shipment (Athens-Drama) and their return (Drama-Athens), and during their stay in its headquarters for up to 15 days after the Festival’s end, as well as during the event “The Festival in Drama travels to Athens”. In case of loss or damage of the copy with the Festival’s responsibility, the Festival is obliged to compensate the value for the printing of a positive copy of the specific copy.

h) The Festival Chair is responsible for the solving of every matter relating to the implementation of the Regulation and the provisions enforced.

i) The competent Courts of Drama are appointed responsible for settling any possible disputes.


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