Pugnant Film Series
Winter Edition

Pugnant Film Series is interested in independent cinema era.
We like films of all genre styles. But we are most interested in auter, dada, bizarre, underground cinema.

Screening Fees
The films that areselected for Pugnant Film Series Winter Edition are now offered the symbolic screening fee of 15 euro. For us it's a way to express our support and appreciation to the filmmakers and the films that we select.

Submission and Other Terms
The festival will take place in Athens at 26-27 February. Films of any length, and any year production can participate. For this edition we prefer short and most recent films.
The deadline for applying to Pugnant Film Series Winter edition is at 15 February. The entry fee is 4 euro. Pugnant Film Series is an independent festival and the submission fees are our only source of funding.

The History
Also you can see at last 3 years Pugnant Film Series events to see what kind of films we are most interested.

Pugnant Film Series was created to support and distribute films that hardly find a way to the screening room. We love any personal way of cinematic expression.

This is not a competitive festival. So, there are no awards and prizes.

The Winter Edition by Pugnant Film Series will take place 26-27 February 2020.

In submitting a film, you agree to the Terms of Entry listed below.


i. Once a film is submitted it may not be withdrawn.

ii. We welcome films of any subject matter by artists from any stage of their career.

iii. We are accepting all type of submissions, but our preferences are in recent films that have never been screened at Athens.

i. All submissions must be received by us before the end of 15 February 2020.

ii. We are screening HD files (mp4, mov).


i. Entry fees via FilmFreeway are as follows:

Regular Fee (from 12 January 2020) = 4 euro per submission.

i. We pay a token fee of 15 euro per each selected film. All payments will be made via PayPal after the festival.

ii. If your submission is with a distributor we will require you to negotiate a screening fee waiver with them if your work is accepted.

You will be notified of selection via email at 20 February 2020, if not before.

i. Final screening copies of selected works should be received by us 3 days from the notification date.

ii. We regret that we cannot cover inbound shipping costs of final screening copies.

iii. In the case of digital screening copies, we prefer to receive final screening copies electronically.

i. All necessary permissions, releases and clearances will have been obtained by the submitting individual in advance for participation in the festival. The submitting individual bears full legal responsibility for ensuring permissions have been granted for the use of any and all copyrighted material in the submitted works for the purpose of the festival screening.

ii. Where the work has an existing distribution partner, sales agent or other third party with a legal or financial interest in the work, the submitting individual will have gained permission for inclusion in this festival on the basis of these terms and conditions prior to submission.

iii. The person submitting the form must possess the right to accept these terms and conditions.

iv. The information you submit will not be shared with any third party beyond the immediate staff and selection panel of Pugnant Film Series. We will never share any of your data with anyone else.

v. We may add your email address to our mailing list, and mail you details about the forthcoming festival, our events, future Pugnant Film Series calls for entries and other relevant opportunities from time to time. We will not share your information with anyone other than Pugnant Film Series, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Overall Rating
  • I could not come to the festival but I was delighted that the first screening of my film took place in an event like this! Thank you!

    March 2020
  • Great cultural event and festival! Thanks for including us!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    So glad to have films by filmmakers with your spirit of freedom!

  • Thank you 🙏🏻 for screening my work

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jaime, we like your edgy aesthetic!

  • Today the big reward is to feel that people understand you the way you understand yourself.
    Thank you for your choice and your vision!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Aleksei you have made a very cinematic work!
    We enjoyed to have Translator to our program!

  • Celia Cooley

    Unfortunately we couldn't attend, though Athens is a beautiful city and we would have loved to. The communication was excellent and the mission of this festival is a unique and much needed outlet for experimental filmmakers.

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    Dear Celia, it will be wonderful to be in Athens in one of our next events!
    Thank you for the feedback!