*We are currently accepting submissions for our 2021 event!*

We successfully held our event on August 15th 2020, at the beautiful venue, Kamari Open Air Cinema, working with the municipality government to ensure all health regulations were being followed.

Santorini Film Festival - Indie Films Under the Stars welcomes you to the island of beautiful sunsets, for a night of celebrating remarkable independent cinema.

Santorini Film Festival, the first international independent film festival on the island is open to any indie filmmaker, regardless of budget, style or genre, who is looking for a platform to share their work with an audience eager to see great films.

We look forward to showing your films at Cinema Kamari, an open air cinema, where the cinema fans can come together and immerse themselves in your stories, under the starry sky of Santorini. The perfect setting to have some cocktails and engage in conversation with fellow filmmakers and festival goers.

After the screenings we will continue with an afterparty and networking event.

We are hosting our fourth edition at Cinema Kamari in June 2021!


SFF is run in association with HF Productions, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

A selection of films will be nominated for awards in different categories, and will receive official selection laurels. The winners of the awards will be announced at the festival and our website the following day.

Our judging panel consists of filmmakers, producers and other individuals who work in the film industry. We also offer writing critiques and reviews for your film.

All winners will receive customised laminated certificates, The Santorini Film Festival Trophy alongside other "goodies" and perks.

Submission Categories:

Best Greek Film
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Experimental
Best Animated
Best Writer
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Producer
Best Screenwriter
Best Music
Best Music Video

Our Terms and Conditions must be read in full prior to your submission.

1. We require all films to be screened in MP4 or .Mov format.

2. All films not in English must have English subtitles.

3. We don't accept films that are made before 2018.

4. You grant us the right to publish your trailer, film poster on our website and Facebook page.

5. By sending your film you confirm that there are no copyright infringements on your behalf, and we take no responsibility in this matter.

6. We only accept online screeners.

7. Feature Films are longer than 45 minutes in length and short films are less than 45 minutes in length.

8. By submitting you agree to our terms and conditions and give us permission to use your email address for marketing purposes. Your data will never be shared with 3rd parties.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you so much to this festival! I greatly appreciate having my screen play Orson Welles Ashes be a part of this fantastic event!

    September 2020
  • Michael Vukadinovich

    This is a really wonderful festival! Everyone was incredibly kind, professional and communicative, and while I wasn't able to attend because of Covid, they sent me pictures and press of the event, which looks to take place in one of the most beautiful venues. Also love the advertising video they made for the festival of clips from the different films. Really cool. I highly recommend!

    August 2020
  • Leonardo António

    Excellent Communication and a very caring crew. I was unable to attend because of COVID-19 but I would have loved to be there.

    August 2020
  • Donna Wheeler

    Wonderful honor to be among the selected screenplays and among the nominated Finalists. The Festival Team was on it, keeping me informed and updated, and even though I was not able to attend in person this go 'round, I felt like part of the festival family, regardless. Thank you SFF!

    September 2019
  • sophie Gueydon

    Thank you so much. I am so honoured 'Emma' won Best Short Film. The open air cinema is an amazing venue, all the films were top top quality, communication fluide and easy. Great staff. You should try and introduce the filmmakers to each other, then networking would be perfect! I Defo recommend this high quality festival, they love cinema, which is not always the case weirdly in some other festivals..

    June 2019