AegeanDocs is an international Festival of documentary films taking place simultaneously in Lesvos, Chios, Samos and in other 9 islands of Aegean Sea. The main venues are the municipality cinema theater in Mytilene, Lesvos. Its main aim is to introduce and promote the most important documentary productions worldwide and create an international forum for presentations and panel discussions about emerging media and information technologies. It is particularly interested in films with political, historical and social subjects. AegeanDocs is organized with the support of North Aegean Region, the Municipality of Mytilene, the Municipality of Dytikis (West) Lesvos and the collaboration of University of the Aegean. It is produced by StoryDoc.  The program includes a selection of Greek, European and worldwide productions of the last three years, retrospectives, workshops and masterclasses.

Best Foreign Documentary - 1.000,00 €
2nd Best Foreign Documentary
Best Greek Documentary - 1.000,00 €
2nd Best Greek Documentary
New Director's Award - 500,00 €
2nd New Director's Award
Horonable Mention

1. Εach film agrees that it can be shown anywhere on the 7 islands (Lesvos, Limnos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria, Psara, Oinnouses, Fournoi, Ai Stratis.

2. Each film agrees the chance to be screened only in the online screenings of the festival, taking part in the competition section like the rest of the physical screenings.

3. Awarded and nominated films will offer to the Festival the rights for 3 more screenings after the end of the Festival and for a period of 12 months.

Overall Rating
  • Maria Gentekou

    Warm atmosphere, friendly people, interesting movies. What else can you ask? Perfect!

    November 2023
  • Marina Stamati

    This festival was a culmination of passion, creativity, and the power of visual narratives, and it left a lasting impact on both filmmakers and the audience.

    The variety and depth of documentaries presented at the festival were astounding. From thought-provoking social and political commentaries to heartwarming personal stories and breathtaking nature documentaries, the diverse range of topics captivated the audience's imagination. We aimed to showcase the beauty and complexity of our world, and the films did not disappoint in that regard.

    The filmmakers who participated poured their hearts and souls into their works, and it showed. Their dedication to shedding light on crucial issues and their commitment to the art of storytelling were truly inspirational. The Q&A sessions after each screening provided an opportunity for the audience to engage with the creators, adding a personal touch to the experience.

    One of the highlights of the festival was the strong sense of community that formed among the attendees. People from various backgrounds and walks of life came together to share their thoughts, emotions, and ideas. The festival became a hub for constructive dialogue and a platform for change, reflecting the true power of documentary filmmaking.

    The festival's organization and the venue selection were impeccable. The seamless logistics and the accommodating staff made for a stress-free experience for both filmmakers and attendees. The awards ceremony was a fitting culmination, recognizing the exceptional talent that graced our screens.

    In conclusion, the AegeanDocs Documentary Festival was a remarkable journey through the world of documentary filmmaking. As the director, I couldn't be prouder of what we achieved, and I am deeply grateful to the incredible filmmakers, passionate attendees, and dedicated team who made it all possible.

    October 2023