"No words short film festival" is an international and independent film festival. Our mission is to "bring in" films projects from ALL over the globe. With no spoken words and under 5 minutes long! Narrative matters! We love drama, fiction, stories etc.

The event will take place in Ptolemaida...the days of the event will announced ASAP
estimated on Jan 2021 (or due to Covid-19 pandemic will take place on spring of 2021). STAY TUNED.

In that 3rd year edition we have again the Greek section of fiction films!
In the Greek section we accepting shorts under 10 minutes without any other limitation.

(GR) Για δεύτερη χρονιά υπάρχει η κατηγορία για Ελληνικές ταινίες μικρού μήκους που έχουν δημιουργηθεί από τον Ιανουαρίου του 2019 και μετά. Δεν υπάρχει κάποιος άλλος περιορισμός αρκεί να έχουν διάρκεια κάτω των 10 λεπτών. Η επιλογή θα γίνει από την προκριματική επιτροπή του φεστιβάλ.

We are waiting for your no word story!
Days of screening will be announced soon...
The festival will take place on 2021 (the days are still open due to pandemic...so stay tuned).

Audience "Don't Speak" award for the 3 top-voted shorts!
Audience "Best Greek Film" award for the 2 most voted Greek shorts!

We are looking for short films with no dialog at all...
with maximum duration 5 minutes long - including credits!
Fiction, experimental, video art, animation are all welcome.
We don't accept music video clips and advertises.
Films entered must have a production date 2019 or later.
The selected films will be screened in .mpg4 format.
Our judges will value the artistic quallity and emotional impact.

Submissions must include:
* name and nation of the director. * short synopsis
* running time * genre *student film or not.

Films can be sent digitally through www.filmfreeway.com
Late Deadline:

For any change in the timetable of the Festival we will inform all the directors.

contact: nowords_isff@outlook.com.gr

Overall Rating
  • Honoured that our film was selected to be part of this festival. Unfortunately we could not attend, but the communication was excellent and they were really friendly and resilient!
    Hope we can attend and support next time anyway!

    April 2020
    Response from festival:

    We appreciate your good words! Thanks again!

  • Great communications from an enthusiastic and dedicated festival team. They offered me accommodation if I could have made it to the festival but, sadly, I wasn't able to go. Really wish I could have because it looked like a fantastic event.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stephen for your kind words! We enjoy your film and we thank you twice for your efforts to be with us in the event day.
    It was an honour for us. We wishing you the best.

  • Vivian Papageorgiou

    I couldn 't attend the festival but the communication was excellent and all the updates and news about the event made me feel like I was there! I am very happy that my film was part of it!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Vivian! We appreciate your support even you couldn't attend to the event. Our kind regards!

  • Andrii Yurlov

    Very interesting short film festival !!!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Andrii! Keep "writ(er)ing...keep shooting!

  • hermes mangialardo

    perfect and professional communication. Superb!

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Hermes. We love the sensitivity of your film! Wishing you all the best!