LifeArt Global Media Festival is a Multimedia Festival that celebrates Life, Art & Films with unique events. Hosted in world class venues, the Festival offers a compelling combination of the international art scene and a journey of film discovery. The festival creates a special cultural exchange for film lovers, through film premieres, screenings, photo exhibitions, live performances and exciting panel conversations open to the public. 

The Festival hosts 9 Award Categories in total. In order to reward the best projects submitted in each competition category, LifeArt has founded a board of jury consisting of representatives from the Festival’s supporting organizations and schools, as well as professionals from the film industry. The winner of the LifeArt Award will be given a €55.000 value prize of goods and services sponsored by Nu Boyana Film Studios.

In an era as fast-paced as nowadays, LifeArt’s primary goal is to provide a stable platform for Film, TV, Web & Virtual Reality filmmakers to present their work to global audiences and explore the world of media. The festival highlights the best of the film industry by bringing together a collection of both studio and independent films, and proudly embracing the passion, vision, and independent spirit of talented artists. 

Hosted in world-class venues in Athens, Santorini Greece, Los Angeles, California and now San Antonio, Texas. the LIFEART Festival‘s showcased feature films, shorts and documentaries from more than 50 countries. The competition films were in more than 25 languages and included Leonardo Di Caprio's "Before the flood", National Geographic's "The Story of Us" narrated by Morgan Freeman and "The Circle" starring Tom Hanks & Emma Watson, "Loving Pablo" with Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz, National Geographic's "Genius: Picasso" series with Antonio Banderas in the leading role.

All events are taking place in selected, iconic locations in different destinations such as Los Angeles, San Antonio, Athens and Santorini. In San Antonio, that includes the extraordinary Tobin Center of the Performing Arts and in Athens the exquisite Village Cinemas complex. In Santorini, locations include landmarks such as the Open Air Cinema Kamari while in Los Angeles, LifeArt is being celebrated at the enormously colorful Pacific Design Center and the the historic luxury hotel, Beverly Wilshire in Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.

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Awards & Prizes

1st Place
Cash Award Value: 50,000 Euro
Goods/Services Value: 5,000 Euro
Sponsor: Nu Boyana Film Studios (Sofia, Bulgaria)

The winner of the Life Art Festival will have the amazing opportunity to get full access to the facilities of the Nu Boyana Studios, one of the largest film Studios in Europe.






Music, Commercials, You Tube, Teasers, Artistic projects under 5 minutes.


Rules & Terms

All submissions for LifeArt Media Festival are to be paid by credit card.
Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories. The submission fee is non-refundable.

Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway.
​Please provide an online link to your submission and be sure to include the password on the attached online submission form. Or you can send a DVD screener in PAL or NTSC format.

Media Films / TV / WEB / VR in language other than English must include English subtitles.

​Please send all DVD submission copies to the address below:

LIFEART Media Festival 2018 / MCF
206 Piraeus street
Athens 177 78, GREECE

Written comments describing entries are beneficial. DVD Entries will not be returned.

LifeArt Media Festival endeavors to complete all selection procedures by June 2nd, 2017 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack
After your film is officially selected you will be receiving an email by our programmers to provide us the digital stills of your film & director's info and full production credits

Acceptable exhibition formats vary by venue / category and may include DCP, Blu Ray, DVD and Media Files (.MOV, .AVI, .MPG ) . The festival requests DVD and/or Blu Ray disc back up copies to accompany all exhibition formats. By entering your film you agree to work with LifeArt Festival to provide compatible exhibition format(s) and back ups.

Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC.

LifeArt Media Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of LifeArt Media Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, LifeArt Media Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

By submitting to “LifeArt Media Festival” you warrant, as sole and exclusive owner/s of all legal right and title thereto that you have absolute authority to submit the entry to LifeArt Media Festival. You will indemnify and hold harmless LifeArt Media Festival, and its judges, its sponsors and partners, its directors, staff, volunteers, individually and affiliates collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, including third party claims, based on films/videos/artworks submitted to LifeArt Media Festival.

If your Film / TV / Web / VR or other artwork is selected, you expressly grant LifeArt Media Festival the royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display any and all publicity materials related to the Film / TV / Web / VR or other artwork, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and/or to incorporate said publicity materials in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

LifeArt Media Festival the right to screen your film or video at and as part of the festival. You may NOT and will not withdraw your film or video from consideration once it has been selected for inclusion in the festival. AND by accepting inclusion in LifeArt Media Festival, you grant non-exclusive rights to showcase the film during as many screenings as required. This includes the competition screenings and the “Best Of” showcase. In addition, LifeArt Media Festival has non-exclusive rights to repeat the showcases throughout the year for fundraising and promotion purposes. All ticket sales are property of LifeArt Media Festival and its affiliates.

By signing the entry form for LifeArt Media Festival, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document which constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of films and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this agreement will be binding unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of LifeArt Media Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Bart Simpson

    The festival looks great and happy we were selected. However, after one exchange through our sales agent we didn't hear anything about when the rescheduled event was going to take place, or what they might need from us if anything. For most of the year the only information was from the website, which said that the festival would be held in the fall due to instability in Greece. Totally understandable, but there was no communication from the festival at all otherwise. Today I received an email about LifeArt events coming up, only to find the website had changed and said that due to instability in Greece, the festival was already held in LA, and awards distributed. I'm assuming although we were selected we didn't screen at all, as we weren't approached for a DCP or any other materials. I appreciate difficulties in Greece at the moment, but this was really bad/zero communication from LifeArt. I'm putting 2 stars as it seems to be a decent festival, but I really have no idea as to what it's all about.

    October 2019
  • Merthan Kortan

    One Word...GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! Thanks for everyone in the organization.

    June 2018

    LifeArt Festival is a great festival. It has dynamics, that can make it present as a very important festival in near future. Quality, communication. hospitality and networking in impressive high level. Also a great prize, very very helepfull for next movie, that opens opportunities for collaborations and co=productions.

    June 2018
  • Murtdha Hameed

    thank you very much for your festival to have or film Maraim from Iraq

    June 2018
  • Our music video won first prize this year (2018). They were very communicative and the director's hospitality was great. We'll definitely submit newer films and music videos next year as well.

    June 2018