It is a Festival of feature documentaries which emphasizes mainly on European documentary with masterclasses, retrospectives, parallel events, educational screenings, seminars and so on. The main Festival takes place in Kalamata and part of the program is screened in several cities all over the Peloponnese.
The overall attendance every year reaches approximately 12.000 to 13.000 viewers.

-- The 7th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival was held online between 5-14 of the past February, while the physical event took place in open-air cinemas from the 18th of June till the 28th of July 2021, in 11 different cities of Peloponnese.
The Audience Award - Best International Documentary was split between:
Lost Lives, by Michael Hewitt & Dermot Lavery
Photographer of War, by Boris Benjamin Bertram

Jury Prize (Laura Cini, Director, Anne Kjersti Bjørn, Director, Panagiotis Evangelidis, Screenwriter / Director) for Best Equality Documentary:
First Prize: Judy versus Capitalism by Mike Hoolboom
Honorable Mention: Ninosca, by Peter Torbiörnsson

Student Award of the University of Peloponnese for the Best Documentary of the "Claiming Freedom" thematic tribute:
Scars, by Agnieszka Zwiefka

Best Greek Documentary - "Sparta Award" was split between:
-The Music of Things by Menios Carayannis and
-The Fourth Character by Katerina Patroni

Honorable Mentions:
-1000 Square Meters of Time by Maro Anostopoulou
-The Weavers by Dimitris Koutsiampasakos
-Sundays by Alethea Avramis
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-- The 6th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival was held from January 17th to January 27th 2020. The awards
Audience Award for the Best International Documentary
--- The Silence of Others / El Silencio de Otros ----
by Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar
Audience Award for the Best Greek Documentary
---- Happy Princes- Príncipes Felizes by Panos Deligiannis
The Awards of the Festival's Equality Committee. The Jury members Iara Lee, Robert Rombout and Stella Theodorakis , in films that highlight the issue of gender relations. The Jury saw the 14 films competing with great interest and appreciated their multifaced response to extremely difficult issues concerning humanity and undermining Equality and its legal order.
1.Maid in Hell (Why Slavery Series) by Søren Klovborg's
2.What colour is this world by Ralitza Dimitrova
Honorable mentions to two of the films
«Dancing with monica» by Anja Dalhoff
«Hell and hope» by Amish Srivastava

Previous awards
In 1017 for best foreign documentary went to the documentary Ketermaya by Lucas Lejderzak and for best greek documentary to “ The longest run” by Marianna Oikonomou.
in 2018 for best foreign documentary went to the documentary Canto a la vita by Nathalie Rossetti ,Turi Finocchiaro and for best greek to «Thessaloniki 1917: the fire that gave birth to a city» by Gregory Vradarinos
In 2019 the audience award for best foreign documentary went to the film A woman captured by Bernadet Tuza Ritter and for best greek to "A tree remembers" by Constantinos Follas. The two awards by the Secretary of equality went to “I itsai Romni” by Evaggelia Goula (Greece) and “Belle de Nuit” by Marie-Eve de Grave ( France) and a special mention to “Punishment Island” by Laura Cini “(Italy).
2 special awards by the committee of the University students went to “Guerrilla Voices” by Sjoerd van Grootheest ( Colombia) and “ Painting by Ioanna Neofytou (Greece)


1. Two Viewers’ awards for the best greek and foreign documentary.
2. One Equality Award, for the film that best promotes gender equality, (positive alternative gender relations or gender identities models, elimination/subversion of gender stereotypes, identification and removal of gender-based discriminations, promotion of the rights and struggles of women). (3 members international committee)
3 One special Award, for the best documentary of each year's tribute. (3 members jury committee)

In order to be accepted, greek submitted documentaries have to have English subtitles and greek CC script available, while all foreign documentaries must have subtitles in both English and Greek (CC script required). Otherwise, the director's or distributor's contribution for the translation of English subtitles into greek, depending on the film’s length, ranges from 30 to 60 euros. Note that if there is no synced subtitle file in english, spanish, french or german, but only the transcript is delivered instead, the cost doubles including the syncing cost as well. When ready, the produced srt file is delivered to the director).

Important: The Organizing Team has the right to postpone or cancel the Festival due to force majeure, one month before the scheduled start date of the event.

Overall Rating
  • Lucie Viver

    Very interesting festival with professional, engaged and nice team.

    February 2021
  • Truly love this festival <3

    February 2021
  • Celine Carlisle

    The festival is not over yet as we are waiting for the May edition but so far we are very happy with the way they present our film. I highly recommend it!

    February 2021
  • Christina Zorich

    It was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival.

    February 2021
  • Michael Hewitt

    We are delighted to have been part of the online 2021 Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival with our film Lost Lives, and we look forward to it screening in the 'physical' festival later in the year. The contact and communication with the festival has been excellent.

    February 2021