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Balkan Can Kino is a collective run cinema based in Athens, that showcases independent and guerilla films, highlight diversity in cinema, represent different cultures and communities, emerging directors, women filmmakers and queer cinema. Balkan Can Kino also organises workshops, lectures, retrospectives and hosts external film festivals.

The 2nd BCK Film Festival will take place every Friday, from January till November 2019. The Festival is durational and it screens per season around 150 short films. The total duration of each screening is maximum 90 min (6 to 10 shorts) and the films are chosen according to their genre or theme. In the end of every event the audience has the chance to vote for their favourite film.

The favourite films of the audience will be screened, along with the films that were picked by the members of Balkan Can Kino, in a closing event at the end of the season. These films will have the chance to be screened, as well, in festivals and different locations during our summer tour.

- Audience Award
- Balkan Vox Award
- BCK Fiction Award
- BCK Documentary Award
- BCK Animation Award
- BCK Experimental Award

Balkan Can Kino will be accepting soon entries for its 2019 edition festival. We are open to all kinds of films including documentary, narrative, experimental, animation and video art in any language, from around the world.

We have a special section for films made in the Balkan Region* and we encourage filmmakers from that area to submit their films. We are open to narrative, documentary, animation and experimental short films.

*Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and Turkey).

We’re open to old or new work and we’re happy to accept films that has already screened at other festivals. We accept maximum 2 films per director. Entries that have been submitted to previous Balkan Can Kino festivals are not eligible.

Greek and Non-English language films are required to be subtitled in English. English language films are recommended to be subtitled in English.

If your film is chosen you will be notified. We will need the film via wetransfer or any downloadable link, along with promotional material (trailer, poster, stills, etc). BCK does not post the films online.

Unfortunately we cannot cover travel and living expanses to attend the screening neither provide screening fees.

Due to the amount of films will receive, we are unable to screen everything and we cannot send feedback.

We do not accept prescreening materials through email. Submissions are only accepted through our filmfreeway account. Films that promote racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic behaviour will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Konstantina Tsaprouni

    Very proud to be part of this festival! All films selected were of high quality. The festival venue was very beautiful!

    May 2018
  • Lena Moustaka

    Amazing festival , nice people and vibes. High level of audiovisual technological equipment.

    May 2018
  • Great indie film festival which helps filmmakers to show their work to the audience. A friendly screening place, nice to network and meet interesting people.

    May 2018
  • Pari Antoniou

    Great Festival. I am happy to be a part of Balkan Can Kino !!!!

    May 2018