Patmos is one of the northernmost islands in the Dodecanese complex of the Aegean Sea, with a strong tradition of cultural activities. It is perhaps best known today as the location the disciple John received the visions found in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament and where the book was written.
The 1st Patmos Cinema Festival marks the reinvention of the local film festival under a community driven approach, in these difficult post coronavirus times.

Patmos Cinema Festival (or PCF) will be a platform for strong stories and independent voices to come together.

We search for films that loosely fall under one thematic category:

‡ Sea and Cinema. Sea as an obstacle, as a border, as a road or a bridge.
§ What it means to be an island

In general we will accept any film genre as long as it evolves around a strong narrative.

PCF films will be screened in various venues around the island. Main venue is the open air cinema at the Patmion Cultural Centre.

PCF activities (including the workshops) will take place throughout the year on the island.
PCF is the officially supported film festival by the municipality of Patmos.
All safety measures will be held. In case of a coronavirus outbreak the dates will be postponed accordingly.

Awards and prizes will soon be announced.

>> Film production date should be no older than 2018.
>> Only one film per director.

>> Submissions can be features, documentaries or animations.

>> All non-English dialogues should be subtitled in English (if possible for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing as well).

>> All genres are accepted.

If your film is selected you should provides us with a digital copy of the film (in HD) and with the dialogues in English (.srt format is preferable).

Also you should send:
- A short text describing the director's intent and comments. (100-300 words)
- A synopsis (up to 150 words).

There should be a warning if the film has extensive offensive language for non-adults.

Overall Rating
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon

    Excellent festival - thanks very much for screening my work!

    September 2021