The Santorini Film Festival brings a unique cinematic experience to Aegean's heart. With a rich programme of screenings and educational workshops, the annual summer event serves as an interactive platform for locals, travellers, film experts and cinephiles. Hosted every year at the scenic open-air Kamari Cinema, SFF aims to celebrate the island's cinematic heritage and highlight its natural beauties.

With a great number of sold-out editions, SIFF is already established as a summer event where cinema lovers, filmmakers and industry professionals meet on an annual date filled with cinema gems.

Our screening categories feature both short and feature films and documentaries and cover a wide range of genres.

Santorini Film Festival is organised by HFP, a pioneer organisation that runs Film Festivals and other events showcasing and championing ideas of diversity. Through our global series of film Festivals that spread over 13 countries, we open the path to voices with a compelling story to share. Our main mission is to honour independent cinema and establish a network of artists eager to join forces and spread their work across all nations. HFP runs 25 film Festivals worldwide.

The Festival's award-winning films are presented at the end of the screenings and are announced on our official website and social media.

All winners receive our official award certificate.

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2023.

✓ Short films must not exceed 45 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, online screening.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. Not all nominated films will be screened.

Official Selection: These are all the nominated films selected for screening, which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ We do not accept partial screeners, trailers, or screener links that require access other than password protected links.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to the current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Antonis Kitsikis

    I did not mange to attend but the festival seemed great. The communication for sure it was great indeed.
    I am giving it 5 stars as from my -away- experience ws very good and because I want to support smaller scale festival

    November 2023
  • Alexandru Tofan

    Wonderful experience with these guys. Many thanks for the honour and for the award!

    September 2023
  • Aikane Film

    Yet another of these new film festivals that are designed to take your money and not much else. It's become really difficult to tell what is an actual film festival and what is a scam - even for folks like me that have screened at Berlin, Toronto, etc. Beware!

    August 2023
  • Lovely festival - held in one of the most beautiful outdoor cinemas in the world. Nice communication - only wish I could have attended ! Thanks for the finalist nomination for Perfect Storm in the experimental short category. Go well with you next festivals

    August 2023
  • ali kenner brodsky

    It was a thrill and an honor to be included in the lineup at screening. I only wish I could have been in attendance. It was even more humbling to receive "Best Experimental Film"

    October 2022