Drama International Short Film Festival awaits your film for its 47th edition. You can claim a spot for the Oscar® qualified festival, by taking part in the DISFF National or International Competition Programmes.

Film submissions for the National Competition Programme, as well as for the other competition programmes, are now open. Drama Festival invites filmmakers from all over the world to apply for our five international competition programmes.

This year interested parties can apply and submit their films until May 15, for the National and National Student programme, and by May 8, for the International, International Student and KIDDO competition programmes, as well as, beginning this year, for the international Animation and Short & Green programmes.

Films are submitted online to the platform

Those interested can apply here:

We remind you that in order to submit films to the National Competition, a Greek premiere is required, while only fiction, documentary, experimental and animated films completed during 2023 or 2024 will be accepted.

Participation in the national programmes is free. There is a cost of participation in international programmes.

To participate in the International Competition, films must be produced in 2023 or 2024, and the cost of submission per film is 20-25 Euros, (depending on the date of submission), while the duration of the film must not exceed 40 minutes. For the International Student Competition (2023-2024 productions), the submission fee is 8-10 Euros and the duration of the film must not exceed 25 minutes.

In any case, a Greek premiere is required.

The terms of participation are detailed here:
National Competition, International Competition, International Student Competition.

SAVE THE DATE: this year’s 47th Drama International Short Film Festival will be held September 2-8. Screenings will begin on Monday, while the award ceremony will take place on Sunday. The National Short Film Festival is here to highlight new emerging talented filmmakers and to encourage the creation of short films as an autonomous category for creators of all ages. The Drama Festival, a hub for filmmakers and audiovisual professionals, is considered one of the most important of its kind in Europe, providing contestants with an opportunity to compete for an Oscar nomination. Last year, the films Bearcave (Krysianna Papadaki- Stergios Dinopoulos) and Aqueronte (Manuel Muñoz Rivas) earned a ticket to the Oscar® awards.

More information:  (Drama Festival Secretariat)
Drama Offices: tel. 25210 47575
Athens offices: tel. 210 3300309