Aigio International Short Film Festival "Thodoros Angelopoulos" is a brand new short film festival that is here to stay! Named after the famous auteur Thodoros Angelopoulos, it is located in Aigio, in the Region of Western Greece. Angelopoulos's famous films, "The Travelling Players" and "The Beekeeper", were partly shot in Aigio, and he had developed a special relationship with the city. Aigio International Short Film Festival begins with 3 competition programs (International Narrative Competition, International Documentary Competition, National Student Competition). It will take place in a physical version in the beautiful garden of Polykentro Convention Center in Aigio.

International Narrative Competition Awards
- BEST FILM AWARD (cash prize: 1000 €)
- BEST DIRECTING
- BEST SCRIPT AWARD
- PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
- AUDIENCE AWARD

International Documentary Competition Awards
- BEST DOCUMENTARY (cash prize: 1000 €)
- BEST DIRECTING
- AUDIENCE AWARD

National Student Competition Awards
- BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD (cash prize: 500 €)
- AUDIENCE AWARD

Other honorary distinctions may be awarded.

1st Aigio International Short Film Festival
14 -19 June 2022

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION REGULATIONS
1. Intro
The 1st Aigio International Short Film Festival will be held from the 14th to the 19th June 2022, in the city of Aigio, in the Region of Western Greece.
2. Eligibility
a) Eligible are fiction films and documentary films completed between 2020 and 2022.
b) Each film must not exceed thirty (30) minutes of runtime in International Narrative 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).
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 https://filmfreeway.com/AigioFilmFestivalTheodorosAngelopoulos.
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.
• Synopsis, Photo of the Director, Credits

d) Deadline for the submission is 28th April 2022.
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):
- BEST FILM
- BEST DIRECTION
- BEST SCREENPLAY (ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE)
- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE)
- AUDIENCE AWARD

a) The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.
b) Each prize is awarded to a single film and cannot be awarded ex aequo.
The films should be submitted at latest by June 1, 2022 via a downloadable link.

NATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION REGULATIONS
ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΣΠΟΥΔΑΣΤΙΚΟ.
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 2020 και το 2022
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 www.filmfreeway.com μέχρι τις 28 Απριλίου 2022.
Διαδικασία και υλικό αίτησης συμμετοχής
Ο σκηνοθέτης ή παραγωγός οφείλει να αποστείλει έως την 28η Απριλίου 2022. 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.
ε. Μία (1) τουλάχιστον φωτογραφία της ταινίας σε ηλεκτρονική μορφή (300dpi).
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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.

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  • Marios Rigas

    A great first year for a promising short film festival!

    June 2022
  • Great festival. As it grows it will be even better for sure.

    June 2022
  • Bruno Barré

    A great short film festival. I recommend !

    June 2022