Launching for the first time in 2023, the Echoes Film Festival brings a unique cinematic experience to the heart of the Ionian Sea in Greece. Inspired by Corfu’s long musical history and the island’s modern-day identity, the Festival is dedicated to music and sound. With respect to the place’s long cultural tradition but with the future in mind, the screening programme covers a wide range of films of all genres by established and upcoming artists.

By bringing gems of independent international cinema to an island that once served as a melting pot of cultures, we want to pay tribute to the island’s glorious past while serving as an inspiration for the younger generations. Set in the unique atmosphere of Corfu’s Old Town with the New Venetian Fortress and the picturesque cantounia, the EFF interacts with the surroundings.

Echoes aims to become an annual event that will attract a diverse local and international crowd from Corfu and the surrounding islands. With a cultural multi-space as the Festival’s venue, our vision is that Echoes will act as a meeting point where with cinema as the starting point new ideas and conversations will arise.

Echoes is organised by HFP, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HFP runs in 25 film Festivals worldwide.

All Festival winners will receive Award Certificates and goody bags during the Festival.

The Competition categories are:

Best short film
Best documentary
Best student film
Best music video
Best dance video

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2022.

✓ Short films must not exceed 45 minutes.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances, online screening.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • gianni russo

    Really nice festival, glad to be part of it!!

    November 2023