275 is the number of applications for the 43rd DISFF in the National Competition.
Despite the adverse conditions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, application numbers for the National Competition of the Drama Short Film Festival were at an all time high, reaching 275 versus last year’s 240.
This new record reveals the steady upward trend of Greek short film production, and, in this particular instance especially, the new creators’ need for artistic expression under unprecedented circumstances.
The new Artistic Director, Yannis Sakaridis, and his team, would like to thank Greek short film makers for their voluminous participation in the event and look forward to welcoming them to Drama.
The 275 applications comprise 153 fiction films, 53 documentaries, 51 experimental films, and 10 animation films. Of the 285 directors who applied, 193 (67.72%) are men, and 92 (32.28%) are women. Drama Film Festival, the “natural” space of the short film, and the recipient of the total annual production, is here to spotlight new cinematic talent in the making, as well as promote the creation of short film as an autonomous category for filmmakers of all ages, and will always stand as supporter and advocate.
Out of all the films initially submitted to the 43rd National Competition, 34 competed.
The preselection committee consisted of: Sofia Exarchou director, producer, Yorgos Makris actor, screenwriter, Afroditi Nikolaidou assistand professor at the University of Athens, Panagiotis Fafoutis director, producer and Drama Film Festival’s Artistic Director, film director and producer Yannis Sakaridis.