The Amorgos International Film Festival is an annual four-day event co-organized by the Cultural Women’s Association and the Municipality of Amorgos island in Greece.
Its first edition was in 2010 during the 8th YPERIA Convention of Culture and Tourism, and it is held ever since on an annual basis, presenting hundreds of new films every year.
Short films are a good opportunity to showcase the cultural and environmental wealth of each region.
Amorgos International Film Festival is a member of CIFFT, an international Federation of Film Festivals, based in Vienna. The Festival has daily projections during the 4 days of conducting it, at Aegialis Hotel & Spa where it takes place, and in 4 different points on Amorgos island, so all inhabitants and visitors can have easy access to the films.
Each year, it awards the best choices of documentaries, and travel films.
The main purpose of the Festival is:
*To contribute to the development of domestic and international tourism.
*To disseminate and encourage the implementation of green practices in tourism,
taking into account the need for social responsibility and sustainable development.
*To create an international platform for enhancing global tourism through audiovisual media.
*To contribute to the development of domestic and foreign tourism.
*To encourage the production of short films and develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation among producers from all over the world.
*To contribute to the exchange of views and experiences for the development of remote and disadvantaged areas and to promote
Amorgos, the Cyclades, and Greece abroad.
*To make Greece and its islands become places of inspiration and attraction for new creations.
The participation and presentation of artists, producers, and journalists from all over the world are growing year by year.
Their films, announcements, articles, photos, and interviews in foreign and domestic media, after their visit to Amorgos,
help the increase of visitors, not simply for tourism, but also for professional and creative reasons.
Amorgos International Film Festival contributes to the development of new collaborations based on the island of Amorgos and Greece.
There are already many productions of films by foreign artists who participated in the Amorgos Festival, got inspired by the natural landscape and the history of the island, and created films that are screened and participating in other International festivals.
The International Jury will decide to attribute awards to the best films of the competitions.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize may be awarded in each category.
The Grand Prix (Best Film of The Festival) is selected among the 1st Prize Winners.
Duplicate trophies and diplomas can be ordered and purchased at any time.
Winners who cannot attend the Festival and wish to receive their trophy after the Festival, must inform the organization and pay the respective shipping costs.
GRAND PRIX CIFFT CIRCUIT - Rank List
Amorgos International Film Festival is an official member of the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT since 2017. All awarded films are eligible for the GRAND PRIX CIFFT CIRCUIT, the award for the World´s Best Tourism Film and the World´s Best Tourism Commercial and will be displayed on the CIFFT Rank List available on www.cifft.com.
Grand Prix CIFFT Ranking Points are given to the winners at the CIFFT Member Festivals. See the full list of our Festival Members: www.cifft.com/about/#member
All films related to the promotion of tourism that compete individually in member festivals or are registered through the CIFFT Full Entry Service are eligible for the CIFFT Rank List.
1. The CIFFT Rank List includes six categories:
Tourism Destination Cities
Tourism Destinations Regions
Tourism Destinations Countries
Independent Travel Video
2. The Grand Prix CIFFT Ranking Points are given to the winners of the CIFFT member festivals.
3. The CIFFT Rank List determines the World’s Best Tourism Films in each of the six categories.
The rating is expressed on a scale from 2 to 10. The film receives points according to the award obtained in the festival. For that purpose, the following scoring is used in the Ranking:
Grand Prix – 10 points
1st prize/Gold – 7 points
2nd prize/Silver/Best or arts&craft – 5 points
3rd Prize/Bronze – 3 points
Honor Mention/Certificate/Diploma – 2 Points
National Competition (Best Film) – 2 Points
1. In case a film receives more than one award, only the highest award will be taken into account for the rank list.
2. The awards obtained at the CIFFT candidate festivals do not count for the CIFFT Rank List.
3. The CIFFT Rank List will be updated and published on our website, as authorized by each entrant, the week after the Awards Ceremony of each festival.
You can check the CIFFT Rank List through this link: www.cifft.com/rank-list
RULES & REGULATIONS
The Rules and Regulations are issued in English.
Please fill in the entry form very carefully. The details provided will be used for the trophies, certificates, other Festival listings and promo material. Once the entry form has been submitted, changes are not possible.
Films taking part in the Festival Competition should meet the following requirements:
Film production has to be completed after January 1st, 2019 (inclusive).
The total duration of the film cannot exceed the respective duration according to the Production Type.
The films should be in their original language with English Subtitles, if the original language is not English.
Applicants should fill in all the required fields of the entry form.
Registrations cannot be annulled.
ENTRY FEE & PAYMENTS
There is a 60€ participation fee for the 12th edition of Amorgos Tourism Film Festival. (45€ Earlybird offer until 30 April 2021)
The films should be uploaded in the best technical quality on a server shared by the organizers. In justified cases, the film should be sent to the Festival Office; shipping costs shall be borne by the entrant.
Payments required for participation in the Festival events and gala have to be made in euro by bank transfer or by credit card.
No unsubscribe and refund can be done.
Amorgos International Film Festival accepts films from Greece and countries around the world.
The winners of the Competition will be announced and awarded on the 7th of November 2021 in Amorgos, by the international jury committee.
This competition is a worldwide competition for Tourism, Travel Films and Videos and is open for Non-Profit Institutions, Municipalities, National, Regional and Local Tourism Organizations, Advertising Agencies, Independent Filmmakers, etc.
SECTIONS & THEMATICS
Amorgos International Film Festival accepts films related to Tourism Communication and Tourism Promotion in three sections:
Travel Video Marketing Section
Production Type accepted:
TV Commercials Video advertising up to 1 '
Brand / Promotional Videos for Digital media up to 3'
Brand / Promotional Videos for Digital media up to 7'
Brand / Promotional Videos for Digital media up to 15'
Tourism Video Campaigns / Video Travel Series
Tourism Promotional Video Animation up to 5'
Thematic categories accepted:
Hotels and Resorts
Other Tourism Services (Air Transport Services; Maritime Transport services; Restaurants; Tourism Entertainment; Tour Operators; Rent-a-car; Sightseeing; Tour Guiding; Cruises)
Gastronomy or Food Tourism
Sports, Health and Wellness Tourism
Other Tourism Products (Eco-Tourism; Religious tourism; Shopping tourism; Cruise tourism; MICE, incentives, congresses and events; Medical tourism; Rural tourism)
Production Type accepted:
Travel TV show up to 25'
Thematic categories accepted:
Travel TV show
Independent Travel Videos Section
Production Type accepted:
Independent Travel Video up to 10'
Independent Travel Video up to 25'
Thematic categories accepted:
Independent Travel Video (Videos about Cities, Regions and Countries Produced by Independent filmmakers and Video Bloggers; Travel TV reportages)
All entries should reach the organizers no later than June 20th 2020.
Each submission has to be accompanied by:
Promotional material of the Film (photos, posters, trailer, etc.)
FORMATS & SENDINGS
Please ensure that all requested materials for each of the films entered accompany the submission. The films enrolled in the Festival must have at least the following or similar requirements:
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), 16:9
HD (1080x720 pixels), 16:9
PAL (720x576), 4:3
Video codec: H.264
Audio codec: AAC
No copy protection + no loop
Delete all region and security codes
COPYRIGHT AND BROADCAST RIGHTS
By entering a film at the Festival the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the Festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancillary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the Festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third party rights in any manner whatsoever.
The Festival has the right to reject any material that does not align with the character and objectives of its program.
All submitted films, entry forms and promotional material become the property of the Festival and are kept in the Festival’s archive.
The Amorgos Tourism Film Festival reserves the right to screen all the films submitted, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the film in public either in whole or in part or to use the entry in part on a "Festival Reel" or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.
The films to be awarded are selected by the International Jury on the basis of the Following criteria’s:
What you feel when you first view the Entry. Does the video evoke an emotion from the viewer? Does the video engage you from the onset or does it lose momentum?
How the Entrant was able to convey their idea, message or thought in an original and imaginative way through their lens, narrative, performance, etc.
How the Entrant is able to showcase their personal originality and technique to influence how the video is presented and interpreted.
Was the subject matter addressed in the narrative, performance and music (if applicable) in the video appropriately represent the Sponsor’s promotional theme?
How the Entrant is able to let their Video Entry evoke the viewer’s imagination, which may differ by each viewer. Is the story being told the right story for the Sponsor and their brand?
Each criteria is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10 points.
The jury and the organizer may select additional entries for special recognition. Decisions of the jury and the Festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The Art Director of the Festival reserves the right to determine the Festival's program and make changes if necessary.
The Organizing Committee decides and is responsible for the film screening schedule (day and hour) during the Festival.
The Festival reserves the right to reclassify Festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate.
The Festival does not accept any responsibility for entries which are classified in the wrong category or arrive at the Festival office subsequent to the deadline specified.
The Festival's liability is confined to intent or grossly negligent conduct, which applies specifically in the event of loss or damage of an entry.
The Festival organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the Festival due to force majeure.
ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
The use of any recording device in the Festival venue without the prior consent of the Organizing Committee is strictly forbidden.
Parts of the event will be recorded. The Organizing Committee is not liable for any claims resulting from members of the audience or artists appearing in the recordings.
The Festival reserves the right to compile entries on a "Festival Reel" or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the Festival.
Submission of the entry form to the Amorgos Tourism Film Festival implies unconditional acceptance of the present regulations.
The Festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the Festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the Festival.
The Festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.
The Festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.
By entering a Festival entry the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the Festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the Festival or from false information by the entrant.