IMPORTANT NOTICE:
We don't accept movies sent to our email parallel to your FilmFreeway submission or different copies or wetransfer and other links that expire. Make sure all your info and official screening copy is uploaded and OPEN for download and all photos, stills, descriptions, bios are uploaded at your submission page. This is the only place we take our information, not separate emails as it is impossible to track extra material in double from each submitter between FilmFreeway and our email.
Thank you for understanding!

The Larissa international Film Festival – Artfools takes place every year end of March to beginning of April, in the city of Larissa, Greece, held by ‘’Artfools ‘’, a civil non-profit organization for Arts and Culture in Larissa. In its official competitive section, the Festival features short length films of digital nature with a running time up to 20 minutes, along with a non-competitive section of Retrospectives and Tributes to important leading international filmmakers, film masterclasses, cinema seminars, photography exhibitions and book presentations.

1st,2nd,3rd Best International short film

1st,2nd,3rd Best Greek short film

1st Best Animation

Rules & Terms

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1:
All movie submissions must include
-Film stills
-Director's photo
-SRT timecoded dialogue file (films that don't include srt dialogue file until JANUARY 10th 2023, will be automatically NOT SELECTED)
-Film synopsis
-Short director's bio
-Greek movies must also be subtitled in English.

IMPORTANT NOTICE 2:
PLEASE make your movies available for download. All movie submissions MUST be available for download at least in the next 20 days (3 weeks) AFTER notification date
*max size 5giga

Withdrawing an already submitted short film to Larissa international Film Festival - Artfools is non-applicable, for any reason.

Material sent to the Festival cannot be returned.

The Festival holds the right to screen the films in non-profit events outside the Festival as part of the Festival promoting and development strategy, with the Festival’s obligation to inform the film directors’ of the time and the place of such screening.

Selection Criteria:

The selection of the short films that are to be finally screened as well as the screening line are to be decided by the Festival’s Official Organizational Committee with the films’ duration and feature categorization being the criteria. The Festival’s Official Organizational Committee is also responsible for the schedule which will be featured promptly to the Official Film Festival website: www.iffl.gr

Completing the submission form automatically means that the individual fully approves the Terms and Conditions of the Festival.

Special Awards are determined each year according to the Festival’s Official Film Selection Committee.

All image and audio filming and reproducing is forbidden without the written permission of the Organizational body.

All participants agree in delivering interviews and photo material to the Festival’s Advertising Sponsors

The Organizational Body (Artfools) retains the right of cancelling the Festival for reasons specified by Itself. Next year’s edition (2022) is programmed to be held hybridically, both on location and online. In the event of foreseen on location complications due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Artfools retains the right of confining the festival to an online format only.

All participants to Artfools International Film Festival must comply to the Festivals Terms And Conditions.

Overall Rating
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  • Thank you for selecting 3D animated film "ATLANTIS1"! I am grateful for the hospitality of International Film Festival of Larissa.
    Thank you very much, Larissa!

    May 2022
  • Alexia Tsouni

    High quality, great networking opportunity, warm hospitality, and excellent communication! THANK YOU!

    May 2022
  • This festival was a great joy to be a part of. Hospitality was top notch, everybody was really kind and we experienced some of Larisa's secret gifts!

    May 2022
  • Anna Faroqhi

    Thank you so much for screening our relatively long short NATURA NATURATA at you festival. Hope to visit in person next year.
    Keep up the great work and courageous film programs.

    March 2022
  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    Great festival! We are always glad to have are films selected there.

    March 2022