Note: Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 11th Bridges International Film Festival at Loutraki, Corinthia, Greece is scheduled to hold online screenings in addition to the live screenings and events.

Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to be submitted free at the distribution platfrom for consideration for VOD screenings with beneficial terms for the independent filmmakers. More information will be sent to you after your film submission.

«BRIDGES» INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was established in 2008 in the framework of celebrations of 150 years of the foundation of Corinth. It was held Under the Auspices of Ministry of Transport and Communications in Greece and was organized in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of Corinth. It was greeted by the Minister of Transport and Communication, the Minister of Culture, the Mayor of Corinth, the President of the Cultural Centre and the Prefect of Peloponnesus.

The 2nd edition of the festival took place in 2011. On 2009 and 2010 it was cancelled due to national elections that occurred the same period. The opening of the 2nd festival was scheduled on October 14th 2009 with the presence and a live concert by the famous actor of Hollywood, Kevin Costner with his music band Modern West! Unfortunately, the national elections were announced on the 6th of September to be held on the 10th of October and the festival was cancelled. But the concert took place the same day, 14th of October 2009 on the Badminton theater in Athens.

Within the framework of its annual organization Bridges International Film Festival, carries on its close partnership with local authorities and other organizations, willing to provide to such an important aspect of our lives, culture, which is weakened through these hard times we are going through. During the Festival, excursions to archeological sites, cruises in Canal of Isthmus and Ancient Corinth, concerts and art exhibitions take place.

In order to be able to accommodate the needs of the vast number of cinephiles and cinemagoers of Peloponnese, which has proved to be big and varied during past organizations, the Festival has created special theme screenings as the «World Cinema – Bridges» section.

As the BRIDGES Peloponnesian International Film festival concurs several times with the International Day of People with Disability, a part of our screenings is dedicated to films about human disabilities, under the symbolic title «We can do».

Other special categories are «Films made by Women» and «Nostimon Imar» (films made by filmmakers of Diaspora). Furthermore, the audience will have the unique opportunity to watch films by upcoming filmmakers premiering in the festival. Some of the most outstanding feature films created recently are going to compete for the festival`s Grand Prize «Golden Pegasus», which is going to be given to the film indicated by an internationally acclaimed Jury of cinema professionals.

Note: Selected films in the Bridges International Film Festival are eligible to participate in the official program of the Cyprus International Film Festival. After yours film Official selection in Cyprus International Film Festival you have to submit at

1. Certificates, medals and the "Golden Pegasus" Statue made by the artist Socrates Lambropoulos.
2. All selected films are eligible to participate to Cyprus International Film Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus as another opportunity for international recognition and awards.
3. Option for non exclusive distribution at (VOD net proceeds are split 80% to the filmmaker/producer and 20% to the platform).

Note: Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 11th Bridges International Film Festival at Loutraki, Corinthia, Greece is scheduled to hold online screenings in addition to the live screenings and events.

We invite you to apply for the next edition of our festival (PIFF) with your film(s).
Films produced the last 36 months can participate in the competition section of the festival.

A. PIFF General Categories:
-Feature Films (up to 120 minutes)
-Short Films (up to 20 minutes)
-Animation Films (up to 120 minutes)
-`Nostimon Imar` (Greek cinematographers who live abroad)(up to 120 minutes)
-Comedy Films (up to 120 minutes)
-Dance Films and Music Films – Video Clips (120 minutes max. length)
-Video Art / Experimental (up to 60 minutes)
-Children films (up to120 minutes)
-"Women films" from all over the world (Director and/or Producer)
-"50/50" films with credits 50% men and 50% women
-Diversity and Inclusion Short and Feature Films

B. PIFF Special Categories:
-Panorama (films out of competition)
-“Bridges" - World Cinema
-"We Can Do" regarding films with/by people with special abilities

1. Foreign films with Greek subtitles are eligible to participate in the official program of the International Film Festival "Bridges"
2. Selected films in Bridges International Film Festival are eligible to submit and be officially selected in Cyprus International Film Festival

Overall Rating
  • Anastasia Sima

    thank you for selecting our film "Athina-Stockholm" and for the wonderful hospitality !!

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Anastasia,
    Thank you for the attending the Festival and for the great film! We are looking forward receiving your new work.
    Bridges Festival team

  • Thank you for everything. A very high quality festival...

    April 2020
  • Vassiliki Tavla

    Happy and grateful to attend Bridges International Film Festival with my first short film ‘Μετάβαση|Transition’, to have met its wonderful organizer and film director Petra Terzi, her collaborators and a number of passionate participants from Greece and all over the world. It’s been a truly hospitable film festival in the beautiful city of Nafplio, with a variety of carefully and meaningfully selected films, where the love for cinema rules and shines. Honored for the selection and recognition. Best wishes!
    Vassiliki Tavla - Director/Writer - Athens. Greece

    February 2020
  • Bridges IFF was an excellent experience for me! I am happy and proud to have participated and that my screenplay, Desposyni was Officially Selected to be included in the festival. Thank you for that and for all of your great work making the festival happen! I only wish I could have been there... in Greece... for the festivities. Much gratitude, JG

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jean for the nice words that empower us to continue our work. We are looking forward to receiving your new project and meeting you in person soon.
    Bridges Festival team

  • Cheryl Halpern

    The Bridges International Film Festival lives up to its name. Through the efforts of Petra Terzi and her staff, bridges were created for participants to professionally and socially engage with one another. In addition, the films chosen to be screened, including the animation for children, provided an opportunity for the Nafplio community to enjoy the festival as well. It was a wonderful artistic and cultural experience.
    Well done and to be continued!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Cheryl,
    Thank you for the great documentary and your presence in the Festival. We are looking forward to meetingyou again with a new project.
    Bridges Festival team