## Covid19 Update ##

The festival is postponed due to corona virus emergency measures.
The new festival dates will be announced as soon as the measures are lifted.
The final choice of the judging committee will be announced with 15 days delay.
The chosen films will will be announced at the festival website (with info for each film & stills).

Thanks for your patience. We are all links in a chain. Our responsible attitude in these difficult times strengthens its cohesion.

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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.

There will be loose thematic categories:

* Gaia. A movie about our home
‡ Sea and Cinema. Sea as an obstacle, as a border, as a road or a bridge.
§ Topography of Emotions.
* Human Rights.

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.

The festival will have a competition section. The jury will consist of of experienced and renowned artists (the list will be announced shortly).

Please bear in mind that the website is under construction. It will be fully functional by the end of July.

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.