Pharos BI Short Film Festival is an international competitive film festival created by filmmakers and dedicated to the short form. In 2023, PBISFF celebrate its 3th annual edition. The festival screenings will once again take place at the Cine Astron, at Mandra.
PBISFF is a competitive festival with winners in each of seven categories: Best Short, Animation Short, LGBTQ Short, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award and Best Screenplay Award. The audience votes for its favorite film in each screening. Filmmakers in attendance from the US, UK, Australia, Germany, South Africa, Israel, Canada, Italy and more. Attending filmmakers participate in a post-screening Q&A and network with other filmmakers and industry guests at our after-party.
We are anticipating your films to be shown in our festival in the picturesque city of Mandra - Eidyllias.
- Best Short Film Award
- Best Animation Award
- Best LGBTQ Award
- Best Director Award
- Best Actor Award
- Best Actress Award
- Best Screenplay Award
- Best Audience Award
PBISFF Awards - Handmade (100% Wood)
Please read all rules and requirements for submitting your project:
> All films must be submitted with English subtitles.
> All films must have been made in or after 2022.
> Short films must not exceed 30 minutes.
> Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
> By submitting to us, you give us consent and right to screen your film in front of a live audience, and, under special circumstances.
> Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.
> If your film is selected, you are expected to provide a link to download your film so that we can project it at the festival, a press kit with press reviews, synopsis, full credits, film stills, trailer (or film clips), posters, and a director's bio with a headshot.
> You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo, so that we can download the file for viewing all our judges.
> We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event, due to internet reliability issues.
> We do not accept films in progress.
> More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted on a separate e-link, and accompanied by separate submission form, entry fee, and printed payment receipt.
The entry fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission. Please pay the entry through FilmFreeway. Do not send cash or checks.
Filmmakers must submit an online screener of their film through FilmFreeway, or by providing a link to an external site (e.g., Vimeo) with any passwords needed to view the film to: (email@example.com)