Aigio International Short Film Festival "Theodoros Angelopoulos" returns in June 2024 at the beautiful yard of Polykentro Convention Center in Aigio. The third edition of the festival that puts Western Greece on the map of important film festivals comes renewed, with collaborations, with tributes to the great Theodoros Angelopoulos and with an eye on the future. Special screenings, exhibitions, meetings, and much more will take place in a celebration of cinema.

International Narrative Competition Awards
- BEST FILM AWARD (cash prize tba)

International Documentary Competition Awards
- BEST DOCUMENTARY (cash prize tba)

International Animation Competition Awards
- BEST ANIMATION (cash prize tba)

National Student Competition Awards
- BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD (cash prize tba)

Other honorary distinctions may be awarded.

3rd Aigio International Short Film Festival "Theodoros Angelopoulos"
June 2024

1. Intro
The 3rd Aigio International Short Film Festival will be held June 2024, in the city of Aigio, in the Region of Western Greece.
2. Eligibility
a) Eligible are fiction films,documentary films and animations completed between 2022 and 2024.
b) Each film must not exceed thirty (30) minutes of runtime in International Narrative and International Animation and forty (40) minutes in International Documentary. Aigio International Film Festival reserves the right to accept longer films in exceptional cases.
c) Each director may participate in the Festival with only one (1) film, and shall declare the type of film (documentary, fiction, animation).
d) The final screening file must be available in h264 or MPEG4.
e) In case the movie does not have greek subtitles, a separate srt file of english subtitles is required. Greek language films must be accompanied by a separate srt file of English subtitles.

3. Entry Procedure
a) The film should be submitted via
b) Submission fee is 5 Euros per film.
All the submission fees are non-refundable.
c) Required material for the submission:
• The entry form duly filled.
• A preview screener uploaded through FilmFreeway’s online submission.
• One HD photo-still of the film.
• Poster of the film.
• Synopsis, Photo of the Director, Credits

d) Deadline for the submission is: March 31, 2024 (11:59pm).
e) The submission of the film implies unconditional acceptance of the festival’s regulations.
f) The Aigio International Film Festival reserves the right to invite short films out of the above procedure in special cases.

4. Awards of International Competition
The Jury of the Festival consists of 3 members and awards the following Prizes (except the Audience Award):

The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.

The selected films should be submitted at latest by April 30th, 2024 via a downloadable link.

Οι ταινίες που θα συμμετέχουν στο διαγωνισμό του Εθνικού Σπουδαστικού Φεστιβάλ Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους Αιγίου πρέπει να πληρούν τις εξής προϋποθέσεις:
α. Να έχουν ολοκληρωθεί ανάμεσα στο 2022 και το 2024.
β. Η τελική κόπια που θα προβληθεί στο Φεστιβάλ να είναι διαθέσιμη σε ένα από τα format που προβλέπονται στον παρόντα Κανονισμό για την κινηματογραφική προβολή.
γ. Κάθε κινηματογραφική σχολή συμμετέχει με όσες συμμετοχές επιθυμεί και ο κάθε σκηνοθέτης έχει δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στο Φεστιβάλ με μια (1) μόνο ταινία.
ε. Αποδεκτά είδη: ταινίες μυθοπλασίας, ταινίες τεκμηρίωσης, ταινίες κινουμένων σχεδίων, πειραματικές.
στ. Μέγιστη διάρκεια ταινίας: 20 λεπτά.
Η αίτηση συμμετοχής και ένα ψηφιακό αντίγραφο της ταινίας υποβάλλονται μέσω της ιστοσελίδας μέχρι τις 31 Μαρτίου 2024.
Διαδικασία και υλικό αίτησης συμμετοχής
Ο σκηνοθέτης ή παραγωγός οφείλει να αποστείλει έως τις 30 Απριλίου 2024 τα ακόλουθα:
α. Την αίτηση συμπληρωμένη σε όλα τα υποχρεωτικά πεδία.
γ. Ένα μη δημόσιο link της ταινίας για την προεπιλογή (secure/ password protected link με δυνατότητα κατεβάσματος/download, το οποίο να είναι διαθέσιμο ως την ανακοίνωση των αποτελεσμάτων της προκριματικής διαδικασίας).
δ. Εάν η πρωτότυπη γλώσσα της ταινίας δεν είναι ελληνική, θα πρέπει να είναι υποτιτλισμένη στα ελληνικά, ενώ απαραίτητοι είναι αγγλικοί υπότιτλοι. Σε κάθε περίπτωση οι υπότιτλοι ΠΡΕΠΕΙ να είναι συγχρονισμένοι.
ε. Μία (1) τουλάχιστον φωτογραφία της ταινίας σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή (300dpi).
στ. Poster της ταινίας.
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GENERAL TERMS (*for all Competitions)
a) Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
b) The submitter is responsible for clearing rights and permissions concerning each submission. The festival holds no liability.
c) The pre-selection of the films is made by a group of professionals of cinema and/or the artistic/ cultural sector who are suggested to the Administrative Board by the Artistic Director, who also supervises their work.
d) The Final selection, programming, and any changes are proposed by the Artistic Director.
e) By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.
f) Film excerpts that might be broadcast on television or the internet should not exceed the duration of 3 minutes or 10% of the total running time of the film.
g) The Festival reserves the right to publish film information, including the contact info of the director and the producer.
h) We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms..
i) Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.
j) The languages of the festival are English and Greek.
k) We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for selecting and screening ''Medea''.Being a part of Aigio International Short Film Festival was a beautiful experience.It was so good watching so many interesting films in such a beautiful location.Good luck to the next edition.

    July 2023
  • Tasos Gkinosatis

    A great new film festival on an amazing location. Highly recommended!

    July 2023
  • Vicky Markolefa

    A new festival with a lot of potential, definitely a must for short film lovers, Directors and producers. A well-selected program and many side events on a very symbolic and picturesque location. Highly recommended!

    Thank you for selecting our Film Indigenius Loci.

    July 2023
  • Evripidis Karydis

    Thank you for screening my documentary. Unfortunately I couldn't be there due to work.

    July 2023
  • Marios Rigas

    A great first year for a promising short film festival!

    June 2022