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We #staysafe and work remotely for the next edition.
We accept submissions and our team of selectors are working on the selection procedure. We plan to take place on September as scheduled, wishing for the best. Our hearts and souls are to those who suffer.

Running its 43 edition, DRAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the major Greek Short Film Festival and one of the oldest film festivals in the world!

● International Competition Awards ●
- THE GRAND PRIX
- BEST DIRECTION
- BEST "SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE" FILM AWARD
- BEST ANIMATION FILM AWARD
- BEST PRODUCTION AWARD “TV5 MONDE”
- FIPRESCI PRIZE awarded by Fipresci Jury.
-“HUMAN VALUES AWARD” awarded by jury of Greek Parliament.

● International Student Competition Awards ●
- GRAND PRIX STUDENT : "Almost Famous"
- SPECIAL JURY AWARD : "Rising Star"

Drama International Short Film Festival is accredited as member festival of the European Film Academy’s Short Film Programme, presenting one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards (EFA). The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.

43rd DRAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
20-26 September 2020

● International Competition ●

(*for International Student Competition check below)

REGULATIONS

1. For the promotion of short films and the development of a spirit of friendship and co-operation among filmmakers from all over the world, the 43rd International Short Film Festival in Drama will be held from the 20th to the 26th of September 2020, in the city of Drama, in the district of Macedonia, Northern Greece.

2. Fiction, documentary and animation short films may participate, as long as:

a) Their production has been completed after January 1, 2019.
b) Their final print of screening is available in DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264 or MPEG4
c) Their running time does not exceed 35 minutes
(The Selection Committee reserves the right to accept longer films in exceptional cases).
d) Only one film per director is accepted

3. Entry Procedure

a) The entry form along with the film screener should be submitted via https://filmfreeway.com/ by 19 June 2020. Submission fee is 10 Euros or 12 Dollars per film. For multiple submissions and waivers (agencies, film centers, educational institutes) please contact us before the submission procedure at info@dramafilmfestival.gr. Payment is to be effected during the online submission. After the submission, there is no capability of refund.

b) Requested material
• An entry form duly filled in and a preview screener uploaded through FilmFreeway’s online submission platform
• One photograph of the film. (format: jpeg or tiff 300*300dpi)
• One photograph of the director. (format: jpeg or tiff 300*300dpi)
• A complete dialogue list of the film in English, in digital copy.
• Director’s biography and filmography, mentioning international title and year of production.

c) Submission of the entry form to the International Short Film Festival in Drama implies unconditional acceptance of these regulations. The Festival reserves the right to invite short films out of the above procedure in special cases.

The film screener that will be submitted to the Festival along with the entry form will remain with the archives of the Festival and will be available in its Market.

4. Preselection Procedure

The preselection of the films is made by a group of experts on cinema and the arts who are suggested to the Administrative Board by the Artistic Director, who also supervises their work.

5. Selection

The Final selection, programming and any change in them is proposed by the Artistic Director. The deadline for the shipment of the selected screening copies is the 2nd of September 2020.

a) The screening copies of the selected films should be sent to
• a1. International Short Film Festival in Drama, Em. Benaki 71, 10681, Athens, Greece, +30 210 3300309
or
• a2. International Short Film Festival in Drama, Agias Varvaras 9, 66100 Drama, Greece, +30 25210 47575.

Requested material:

i) A screening copy, subtitled in English, in one of the following accepted formats: DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264 or MPEG4

ii) A technical data sheet with all the necessary projection info.

b) Any film that will not meet this deadline will be excluded from the competition. Only high quality standard prints will be accepted.

c) The Festival will return all screening copies within thirty days after the end of the Festival, to the address specified by the director or producer at least 10 days before the expiry of the shipment deadline.

d) The Festival covers the return shipment, not including extra costs and tariffs to the shipping country.

6. Awards

The Jury of the Festival consists of at least 5 members and awards the following Prizes:

-THE GRAND PRIX
-BEST DIRECTION
-BEST "SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE" FILM AWARD
-BEST ANIMATION FILM AWARD
-BEST PRODUCTION AWARD “TV5 MONDE”

The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.

There are also
FIPRESCI PRIZE awarded by Fipresci Jury
“HUMAN VALUES AWARD” awarded by special jury of the Greek Parliament.

Each prize is awarded to a single film and cannot be awarded ex aequo.

International Short Film Festival in Drama is accredited as member festival of the European Film Academy’s Short Film Programme, presenting one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

7. Hospitality

The festival aims to invite one director or representative of each film in competition. Hotel accommodation and daily meals are provided. These provisions are subject to change without prior notice, due to budget controls. Personalized information will be provided upon selection.

8. General Terms

a) The Artistic Director of the Festival reserves the right to compile the Festival's program and implement changes wherever necessary.

b) The submitter is responsible for clearing rights and permissions concerning each submission. The festival holds no liability.

c) The film screener remains with the Festival’s Film Market.

d) The Festival reserves the right to digitize the submitted films for the needs of the Film Market and its Archive.

e) Film excerpts that might be broadcast on television or the internet should not exceed duration of 3 minutes or 10% of the total running time of the film.

f) The Festival reserves the right to publish film information, including the contact info of the director and the producer.

g) Transportation costs for preview material and prints submitted to the competition program shall be covered by the applicant. The Festival will undertake the costs of returning and securing the films as long as they are in the possession of the Festival.

h) In case of loss or damage under the Festival’s liability, the Festival undertakes the cost of making a new copy of that film.

i) Any dispute concerning the present regulations will be judged and settled by the President of the Festival.

j) Any legal disputes can only be settled by the local Legal Courts of Drama.

8. Contact

DRAMA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

ATHENS PREMISES: 71 EMM. BENAKI ST., ATHENS 106 81, GREECE
TEL: +30 210 3300309, FAX: +30 210 3302818

DRAMA PREMISES: 9 AGIAS VARVARAS ST., DRAMA 66100, GREECE
TEL+30 25210 47575, FAX:+ 30 2521033526

E-mail: info@dramafilmfestival.gr
www.dramafilmfestival.gr

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43rd DRAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
20-26 September 2020

● International Student Competition ●

REGULATIONS

1. Intro

For the promotion of short films and the development of a spirit of friendship and co-operation among filmmakers from all over the world, the Drama International Short film festival: International Student Competition (DISFF) will held from the 20th to the 26th of September 2020, in the city of Drama, in the district of Macedonia, Northern Greece.

2. Eligibility

a) Eligible are training and graduation Fiction, Documentary, Experimental and Animation Short Films completed in 2019 or 2020.
b) Each institution may submit a maximum of 70 minutes of footage. Individual submissions can also be accepted this year.
c) Each film must not exceed 20 minutes of runtime. DISFF reserves the right to accept longer films in exceptional cases.
d) Only one film per director is accepted.
e) Only Greek Premieres are accepted.
f) Production must have been completed after January 1, 2019.
g) The final screening file must be available in DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264 or MPEG4.
h) The film must have English subtitles.

3. Entry Procedure

a) The film should be submitted via https://filmfreeway.com/.
b) Necessary Material of the submission:
• The entry form duly filled.
• A preview screener uploaded through FilmFreeway’s online submission.
• One photograph of the film. (Format: jpeg or tiff 300*300dpi)
• A complete dialogue list of the film in English, in digital copy.
• Synopsis of Film, Credit List, etc.
b) Deadline of submission is the 19th June 2020.
c) The submission of the film implies unconditional acceptance of the festival regulations Film Festival.
d) The DISFF reserves the right to invite short films out of the above procedure in special cases.
e) As the Greek Premiere is required, no public screening in cinema, festival, TV Channel in Greece is allowed before the end of the festival.
f) The film screener that will be submitted to the DISFF along with the entry form will remain with the archives of the Festival and will be available in its Market.

4. Pre-selection Procedure

The pre-selection of the films is made by a group of experts on cinema and the arts who are suggested to the Administrative Board by the Artistic Director, who also supervises their work.

5. Selection

The Final selection, programming and any change in them is proposed by the Artistic Director of DISFF.

6. Requested Material in case of Selection

a) The deadline for the shipment of the selected screening copies is the 28th of August 2020.
b) A screening copy, subtitled in English, in one of the following accepted formats:
DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264 or MPEG4.
c) A technical data sheet with all the necessary projection info.
d) Any film that will not meet this deadline will be excluded from the competition. Only high quality standard prints will be accepted.
e) The Festival will return all screening copies within thirty days after the end of the Festival, to the address specified by the director or producer at least 10 days before the expiry of the shipment deadline.
f) The Festival covers the return shipment, not including extra costs and tariffs to the shipping country.
g) The screening copies of the selected films should be sent digitally to the email: student@dramafilmfestival.gr
or via mail to:
• Athens Premises: Drama International Short Film Festival,
Em. Benaki 71, 10681, Athens, Greece, +30 210 3300309.
or
• Drama Premises: Drama International Short Film Festival,
Agias Varvaras 9, 66100 Drama, Greece, +30 25210 47575.

7. Awards

Prizes are awarded to promote young talent. International festival jury consists of at least 3 members will decide on the prizes to be awarded.

- GRAND PRIX STUDENT: “Almost Famous”
- SPECAIL JURY AWARD: “Rising Star”

The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.
Each prize is awarded to a single film and cannot be awarded ex aequo.

8. General Terms

a) The Artistic Director of DISFF reserves the right to compile the Festival's program and implement changes wherever necessary.
b) The submitter is responsible for clearing rights and permissions concerning each submission. The festival holds no liability.
c) The film screener remains with the Festival’s Film Market.
d) The Festival reserves the right to digitize the submitted films for the needs of the Film Market and its Archive.
e) Film excerpts that might be broadcast on television or the internet should not exceed duration of 3 minutes or 10% of the total running time of the film.
f) The Festival reserves the right to publish film information, including the contact info of the director and the producer.
g) Transportation costs for preview material and prints submitted to the competition program shall be covered by the applicant. The Festival will undertake the costs of returning and securing the films as long as they are in the possession of the Festival.
h) In case of loss or damage under the Festival’s liability, the Festival undertakes the cost of making a new copy of that film.
i) Any dispute concerning the present regulations will be judged and settled by the President of the Festival.
j) Any legal disputes can only be settled by the local Legal Courts of Drama.
k) The languages of the festival are English and Greek.

9. Contact

DRAMA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

*ATHENS PREMISES: 71 EMM. BENAKI ST., ATHENS 106 81, GREECE,
TEL: +30 210 3300309, FAX: +30 210 3302818.
*DRAMA PREMISES: 9 AGIAS VARVARAS ST., DRAMA 66100, GREECE,
TEL+30 25210 47575, FAX:+ 30 2521033526.

E-mail: student@dramafilmfestival.gr
www.dramafilmfestival.gr

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*By submitting your film through FilmFreeway,
you agree on all the above rules & regulations.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Лина Асадуллина

    A very professional and prestigious film festival, with a strong program and an authoritative jury.

    October 2020
  • Unfortunately it was not possible to attend to the festival and the Covid made it least said unusual, but I virtually encountered lovely people with a genuine love for film and filmmakers!

    October 2020
  • Simeon Tsonchev

    Drama is one of the best festivals I've ever been! I'm very excited that the premiere of my film 'Under the same roof' was on #DISFF43. The quality of the screenings is amazing, the programme is very strong, the communication with the festival is smooth and the hospitality of the crew is simply amazing! Hope to come back again :)

    September 2020
  • Delphine Alexandre

    Such a gorgous festival with a perfect organisation. A lot of movies and a very rich and high level selection. I had a fantastic festival !

    October 2019