Innovative as always, the 4th Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival returns.

This year we have selected (60) sixty remarkable films from (20) twenty different countries such as Italy, India, Brazil, Iran, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Greece, United States, France, Belgium, France, Morocco, Spain, Ukraine, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia.

All the films deal with current political issues, such as social inequalities, diversity, domestic violence, racism, etc, in three film categories, fiction, documentary and animation.

IPAS, like every other year, supports the work of students, therefore in the screening of 2021 will be featured 15 exceptional student films.

The international pandemic of Covid changed our lives so we have to find new ways of expression.

Therefore, this year’s edition will take place as a hybrid event.
It will start on March 26-30 online and if the conditions allow, it will have screenings in the physical space of KOTESxBOOZE (57 Kolokotroni Street, Athens, Monastiraki), at the same period.

Jury Committee Award Winner: "Best Film in all Categories"
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*The film category that wins the first prize of Jury Committee is out of competition for the other category awards*

Category Winners (2 awards)
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Best Student Film
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Audience Award Winner
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All Selected Films for 2021
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Submission Terms:
- genres: narrative, animation, documentary
- English subtitles encoded or with a synchronized .srt file (*even if the spoken language is English)
- Films that air openly on YouTube, Vimeo, etc. will NOT be accepted.
- Film duration up to 20 minutes for Narrative and Animation. Up to 30 minutes for Documentaries

General Terms:
The i.P.A.S. Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

i.P.A.S. reserves the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the Festival Committee to be overly offensive, violent or racist.

You acknowledge the right of our festival to show your movie for audiences during the period of our festival and for any future use within the iPas Film Festival program.

We would not show or promote your movie online or have any legal rights on it.

By submitting your film you accept our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for this wonderful festival!
    And for the incredible energy and kindness of those who made it possible.
    Thank you for continuing to exist and to struggle.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:


  • Rodrigues David

    THANK YOU so much 🙏🏻 for the Award and your sympathy !!
    The whole team of the film « Leaving to live » thank your warmly.
    I really recommend the IPAS FILM FESTIVAL to all filmakers.
    All the Best ! 🍀

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your kind words🙏

  • Niko Radas

    A festival with a great film program and excellent communication by the festival team. I’m really proud that my film The Unusual Bath of Mister Otmar won the Best Animated Award.
    Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus situation I could not attend the festival, but I believe there will be an opportunity in the coming years. This will be an unavoidable festival for my next films.
    Thanks for everything and keep doing such a good job.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Niko ! We are looking forward to meet you !

  • Fantastic organization, excellent communication, smiling and thoughtful people, wonderful networking and unforgettable films. A unique festival definitely suggested!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for all your kind words. The festival could not be unique without your films.

  • Hamed Jalali

    Great communication, a pretty organized screening and an extremely friendly staff were my personal experience with this festival. Given the fact that this was only the third edition, I think the festival is one of a kind and has the potential to become even bigger in next years. Penia and Artemis are equally professional and good-humored; a combination sometimes rare to find. Thank you i.P.A.S for everything!

    May 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Hamed for all your kind words.