The main objective of this Non-profit Organization, in its 13 years of activity, is to form a platform for young film makers to express themselves and to realize their potential by assisting them to make their own feature films. Therefore, the organization consists of the festival which has formed a strong collaboration with 1821 Pictures, a media production company in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Film Festival.

Furthermore, the festival has accomplished strategic alliances with Hyperion Media Group, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Tommy Hilfiger etc. During this period, AFF has organised workshops, labs and seminars by well known actors and filmmakers and featuring international personas such as Nia Vardalos, Billy Zane, Noomi Rapace, Maria Menounos and Stan Lee.

Three (3) Winners will have the chance to submit their feature film projects that will be taken into consideration by the 1821 Media (Los Angeles) which is a multimedia production and finance company that specializes in high quality films & television, like Golden Globes Nominee Grandma, American Made, I Am Mother, Good Time, Port Authority and others.

In the past, AFF Winners Andreas Labropoulos and Kostas Skiftas made their first Action/Thriller feature film 'Short Fuse' which was fully produced under the supervision of the AFF organizing committee and 1821 Media. 'Short Fuse' was the first Greek film ever sold to NETFLIX, Amazon Prime Video & APPLE TV and was theatrically released by Village Films and sold to more than 10 foreign markets, including USA, China, Korea, France, Japan, Cyprus, Czech Republic, American Airlines and others.

It has to be noted that AFF already supports three more film projects of last years finalists which are in the development phase, with the goal of getting them into production in early 2024.

1. The ARGO FILM FESTIVAL, non-Governmental foundation, which is based in Volos,
is organizing the film festival "Argo Film Festival". The purpose of these analytical procedures are to define the conditions for participation in the festival and the process of emergence of winners in this.

2. Participation in this Contest is open to people aged 15 years or older. In case of
participation of minors the consent of those exercising parental responsibility will be
required, which should be provided when filling out the participation form in the site (see below). The nominated films will not exceed in any case the total duration of 45 minutes. If they do, then this film will be categorized and shown in the "Special Screenings" and will omitted from the competitive part.

3. The process of sending your entry online submission via begins from the moment these terms and conditions are published on the festival’s site and ends on 30/11/2022, 11:59 p.m., GMT + 2.
If/When interest is shown in sending a movie after the deadline, please contact the
organizing committee. The organizing committee reserves the right not to accept late

4 The festival will take place in Volos, Greece on the 22nd and 23rd of December (2022). The private information of participants will be required and requested in accordance with the provisions of Greek law (Law 2472 / 1997, Presidential Decree 207 / 1998. Presidential Decree 79 / 2000 and Law No. 8 2819 / 2000); and European law (Directives 95/46/EC and 97/66/EC), a valid entry in the contest MUST have: director's name, address, zip code (Zip Code), city, contact telephone number (fixed or mobile) and e-mail address (e-mail). Entries will be considered Valid if the participant has completed truthfully, accurately and fully these fields and the additional fields: a detailed list of factors, a brief description of the film, a detailed description of the film, film title in Greek / English, awards / distinctions / history, type film, exact duration, poster tape. The Organisers reserve the right to communicate with the participants for verification of their personal information.

5. Your entry must be sent via mail in high resolution "to registered" at the following email address not after 31th of October.

6. Films may also be requested to be sent via mail with minimum Image Size of HD, Full, Flat or Scope (2K or 4K), Encoding of JPEG 2000 (variable bitrate preferred), Bitrate <= 250 MBit/s, Frame rates of 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps or 48 fps. Any form of electronic file is acceptable, other than file types 3GP, FLV. Quality file lower than the aforementioned quality will not be projected on the cinematic screen.

7. The films which will be submitted by participants in the festival should be original, and not offend intellectual property rights of third persons or bodies (eg personality).
Participants as sole beneficiaries of copyright in their films, with their participation in the festival the organizers are granted the right to project the films on site and during the festival, and the right to use them for promotional purposes of the festival and the
organising committee for a period of one year, and the participants only have the
responsibility of any violation of any rights of third parties. The obligations laid down in
this condition is a prerequisite for the validity of your participation in the festival and for
this purpose, each participant must confirm explicitly the aforementioned terms and
conditions in the participation form each participant is required to fill, before submitting
the film. In case of violation of the copyright of others from the movies that have been
submitted and projected in the festival, any liability against the festival and the organizers is considered wrongful and unjust, and the liability falls on to the creators of the movie and so as does the payment of any additional costs of damage of the third party. The Organizers have the right to check the movies before projecting them to determine if any of the movies contain scenes of low morality, so as to prevent projection in the cinematic screen.

8. Multiple entries will be accepted.

9. Participation in the festival is strictly personal and you may not participate on behalf of others.

10. Before the end of the festival, a special committee will select the best among the films presented in their own subjective discretion and their decisions will not be subject to any form of appeal and displeasement.

11. The implementation of the Festival requires the creation of personal data files which
will include the name, birth date, phone number and email addresses of participants. For this reason, participation in the festival involves the provision of explicit and unconditional consent of any Participant in order to enable The Argo Film Festival organising committee to enter his/her name and other requested information in a file that will be created by the provisions of Law 2472/1997, as amended, Law 2774/1999 and the decisions and directives of the Data Protection Authority Personal Data. The purpose of the maintenance of this file is vital for the implementation of the competition and especially the identification of participants (confirm their identities), and the identification of the festival’s winners. In addition, any future contact will be made with the participants in the competition for advertising and promotional activities, for those of participants who have given its consent. In the latter case the data of the participants will be maintained for a period of one year. In accordance with the provisions of Law 2472/1997, each participant has the right to request in writing by the Argo Film Festival the reformulation or deletion of his or her personal data from the festival’s data file. In regard to the maintenance and processing of personal data of participants, Argo Film Festival will take any necessary notification to the Data Protection Authority.

12. The Argo Film Festival reserves the right to disclose the names and publish/project the winning films in the media and the festival’s site and make use of it for advertising
purposes relating to the Festival and its event, without paying any fees.

13. The Argo Film Festival reserves the right to modify, revoke, extend or shorten the
duration of the festival, and to alter the terms and dates of participation and / or to cancel the festival at its discretion and without any underlying claim of participants for these reasons, nor against the Argo Film Festival, the festival will announce any such changes in its website and / or any appropriate means at reasonable discretion.

14. ATTENTION, the participant along with digital file of the movie and other
requested materials must also sent in this document signed by the sender.

15. Participation in the competition implies full and unreserved acceptance of the detailed conditions of participation.

16. Any dispute which may arise in connection with the Festival will be resolved exclusively by the Courts of Volos and in accordance with Greek law and the present analytical conditions.

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