The Mykonos Biennale is an intellectual event which brings together the work of artists from all over the world to create something new, to break the borders of art, using the telluric energy and hermetic beauty of this cosmopolitan island.

The international multicultural events will interact with the local memories, traditions and historical spaces creating a unique experimental event.

The art exhibitions, the installations, and performances of the artists, the musicians and dance group will spread through out the monasteries, the museums, the old houses, the ancient island of Delos, the windmills and other monumental buildings, like a treasure map of the old island. The heart of the Mykonos Biennale is the video film festival which in 2021 is divided into two categories:

Video Graffiti - Throughout the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, art videos will be projected on the walls of houses and gardens transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.

Dramatic Nights - A selection narrative short films, documentary and art videos will be screened in the open air theatre of the island and at the important Gryparion center.

1821 and Revolution is the theme of the 2021 Mykonos Biennale.

In the fifteenth century, the Ottomans occupied Byzantium, extinguishing the last breath of ancient Greek culture. At the same time, European empires, with the same ruthless, barbaric criminal testosterone, were destroying America's ancient civilizations. Their purpose was to exploit the Earth and reign through dark and sick domination. In the year 1821, Greece, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, attained their independence. It was the era of romance where the revolution was a celebration, the war was love, blood was art.
Human memory was filled with heroes, imagination with allegories of great ideas, and the Earth spoke the language of humanity directly to people's hearts.

The fifth Mykonos Biennale honors Earth with its theme "1821", the year of revolution. Our planet, a living organism with her own wise will, coordinated her power and drove liberation through her bowels into the hearts of the people and shook the chains of tyranny.

Lydia Venieri
New York, May 2020

The Golden Pelican will be awarded to selected entries.

Not all entries can be publicly screened during Mykonos Biennale 2021. A pre-screening selection committee comprised of filmmakers, video artists, and other artists associated with the Mykonos Biennale will view each entry to determine which works are selected for screening during the Festival.

All creative works under 20 minutes will be welcomed.

Please fill out the entry form at All entries must be submitted in digital format. Mykonos Biennale can only accept, consider and notify entries submitted with valid entry form and the non-refundable entry fee.

The Mykonos Biennale can only accept works that you have the right submit and they should not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation.

Late Entries: If you are unable to meet the deadline, please contact the festival office at

Results will be posted or notifications will be emailed. Selected finalists will be notified.

Entry materials such as preview media or press kits cannot be returned. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials in the Video/Film.

The Applicant releases and discharges Mykonos Biennale, its employees and agents from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions related to misappropriation or infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to this Video/Film.

By agreeing to these terms you give the Mykonos Beinnale the right to use excerpts, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Video/Film for promotional purposes in all media and social media including MB’s website, twitter, facebook, instagram. Mykonos Biennale will reserve the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the Video/Filmmakers and the Videos/Films and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information.

In the event that the Video/Film is accepted by Mykonos Biennale, the Applicant hereby agrees to the following rights and requests and grants to MB without reservations, conditions or qualifications:
Mykonos Biennale reserves the right to screen your video/film during Mykonos BIennale.
Mykonos Biennale reserves the right to coordinate ALL publicity and press outreach concerning the Video/Film’s presentation at Mykonos Biennale, including but not limited to:
Mykonos Biennale reserves the right to use excerpts, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Video/Film for promotional purposes in all media including MB’s website. MB reserves the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the Video/Filmmakers and the Videos/Films and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. Mykonos Biennale reserves the right to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Video and to grant Mykonos Biennale the right to provide this information to Video/Film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion. The right to retain a preview video copy of any work selected as a finalist for festival's research and education library. MB reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees, any entry which is in violation of the guidelines and participation agreement.

Having said all this we are just protecting the festival and will try our best to promote the festival and your work. We are humans and flexible so if you have any issues, problems and questions feel free to contact us.

Finally we are still under the thrall of COVID and although we will do our best nothing is guaranteed. Our dates and locations could be subject to change and Mýkonos could be locked down.

Overall Rating
  • So happy to be part of the Biennale, congratulations to all artists and production! Beautiful program, long live Mykonos Biennale!

    November 2021
  • I was very proud to be in the selection even if I could't physically join the festival. I'm sure the network with other artists would have been fantastic.

    October 2021
  • Great experience in Mykonos and Dilos, amazing event programm! Thanks for all, Lydia!

    October 2019
  • Joan Bentosela

    Very honoured to be included in this so teeming art Biennale. Very good communication. Thanks Lydia.

    October 2019
  • Beautiful location. Wonderful communication with a friendly, helpful staff. A festival with a clear vision and mission!

    October 2017