The city of Alexandroupolis is ready to embrace Cinematherapy Festival (CF), the world’s first and only film festival dedicated to the healing aspect of the movies!

Inside the stories we can find ourselves. Cinema has the power to touch the viewers without having hands. It can move, shock, transform and heal us.

Cinematherapy Festival aims to promote the art of film as a vehicle for self discovery and a stimulus for dialogue about what concerns us. CF aspires to provide a soothing space for the heart, mind, body and soul.

The selected films will be specially divided in screening slots in coherence with their common cinematherapy theme. After each session there will be an interactive Cinematherapy session.

‘’Children are told stories to help them fall asleep, adults to wake them up’’

CF is not a competitive festival. All films will be specially watched and judged by mental health experts and practitioners of Cinematherapy.

Each officially selected film will receive a unique individual analysis which will include a detailed review on how the Cinematherapy principles are embodied in each specific movie.

Cinematherapy festival accepts films completed after the 1st of January 2018.

Films can only be narrative live-action or animation.

The maximum running time of each short film is 30 minutes.

Premiere status is not required. Films may be screened previously at other Festivals and/or online.

Films not in the English language must be subtitled in English. For each selected film a .srt file with the English dialogue will be required in order CF to create Greek translated subtitles.

Only digital copies will be accepted for entries.

Multiple entries may be submitted by one person, but each film must come on a separate screener with a separate entry form on FilmFreeway.
Submission fees are non-refundable.

By submitting your film to the Cinematherapy Festival (CF) via the FilmFeeway’s platform you confirm that you give CF the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at the festival's dates and at its additional special screenings throughout the year. You certify that you hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film/video to the CF and that all rights and clearances have been made.