The London Greek Film Festival aims to showcase and promote contemporary Greek or International films and screenplays with a Greek interest (cast/directors/producers, subject, filming in Greece etc.) from around the world. It also promotes Greek culture in general with emphasis given to modern creators.

Films and Screenplays accepted from:
 
Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world,
with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora & Greek-Cypriots included), or
 
International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world,
with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history, locations or filming in Greece).

It aims to be the meeting point and the crossroads between East and West in relation to modern Greek film-makers and the Greek Cinema. The Festival started in 2008, the brainchild of its Artistic Director, Film Director & Producer Christos Prosylis.

Every year the London Greek Film Festival presents the Odysseus Awards in each of the competition categories. The prize’s name is a tribute to the Odyssey of the creators, film directors and screenwriters, their journey to the completion of their vision.

The Festival accepts films by Greeks from anywhere in the world (including Greek Cypriots ad second/third generation Greeks) with no subject restrictions, as well as international film-makers, as long as their work is somehow connected to Greece. The Festival has also been holding special screenings of great film-makers’ works, and it also offers educational workshops.

The Festival is open to many different genres of film, including Feature and Short Feature Films, Documentaries, Experimental Films and Video Art. It also invites scripts that have not yet reached final development or preproduction stage, to take part in a special script competition.

The impartial, independent and progressive point of view of the Festival has made it a favourite with film-makers and film lovers. The Festival supports the creativity that combines the good old cinema with the existing possibilities in the era of modern technology. The parallel events give the opportunity of networking and establishing a continuous extrovert presence by contemporary Greek film-makers.

It projects the positive face of Greece, what is being expressed by today’s Greek artist, particularly in cinema and video, a field rich in creativity. It also supports the film-makers’ work as well as the modern Greek culture. The screenings are attended by hundreds of cinema goers, while the Festival’s website has steadily been counting page visits in their hundreds of thousands each year.

Awards & Prizes

Every year the London Greek Film Festival presents the Odysseus Awards in each of the competition categories. The prize’s name is a tribute to the Odyssey of the creators, film directors and screenwriters, their journey to the completion of their vision.

Film Competition:
Best Feature Fiction Film
Best Documentary
Best Creative Documentary
Best Short Fiction Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Video Art
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Performer
Best Photography
Best Music
Best Screenplay
 
Screenplay Competition:
Best Feature Fiction Script
Best Short Fiction Script
 
Special Awards:
Audience Choice
Web Visitors Choice
Special Jury Award
Animation or Special Effects Award

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* Odysseus Awards are not accompanied by cash prize or funding.

Rules & Terms

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - FILMS
1. Film Categories: feature fiction films, short fiction films, documentaries, experimental films, video art. All films must be completed / released after 1 January 2013.
2. Eligible films by:
a) Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora & Greek-Cypriots included),
b) International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history, locations or filming in Greece). 
3. We don't accept works in progress, demos or uncompleted films.
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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Submissions must be submitted online, emailed & postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered.
Submitted materials will not be returned.
Unless the original language of the submitted work is English, the film must be subtitled in English. Non-subtitled films will not be considered.
More than one film may be submitted, but each one must be submitted via email on a separate application pack and accompanied by separate submission form, entry fee, and payment receipt.
Together with the scanned signed and dated form in pdf or jpg file and the payment receipt, all the other material, must be submitted online in digital formats as well, as follow: your film in MP4 format, images in jpg format (300ppi), texts in word .doc format.
The entry (submission) fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission. .
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SUBMISSION MATERIALS / SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
Scanned signed and dated entry form in pdf or jpg file
The entry form in word .doc format
Entry fee according to category and deadline
Payment receipt
3 digital photos in jpg format
Short biography of the Director in word .doc format
Any other digital material (if any - i.e. director’s photo portrait or trailer, producer's short CV etc)
All via email submission materials must be delivered in one package, in one email if possible.
URL of your video or trailer on the web (i.e. via youtube), ready to embed it in our website.
Sending the submitted material:
a) via email:
the submission form and any other text, in word .doc file
the scanned signed submission form in a pdf or jpg file
photos in .jpg file
the URL of your film or trailer online (i.e. youtube)
any other digital material
 
Email: filmsubmissions [at] londongreekfilmfestival.com
 
             *please replace [at] with @ symbol to send email
 
b) via web transfer
 
Please, use any online file transfer service you wish, to send your film in MP4 file.
 
Email to send the files: filmsubmissions [at] londongreekfilmfestival.com
 
                                          *please replace [at] with @ symbol to send email
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Technical details regarding the MP4 files & their web transfer
We accept for preview and projection the following type of file: MP4
In order to send your films via web transfer, you can choose from various services online.
Technical specifications:
MP4
-  Full HD 1080p (1920x1080, 7Mbits/s, AAC 320Kbits/s, 48KHz).
-  HD Ready 720p (High Bit Ready, 1280x720, 4Mbits/s, AAC 256Kbits/s, 48KHz).
-  Original Size (for other types, i.e. DV Pal or Beta SP), Original Quality MP4 (MPEG-4, AAC 192Kbits/s, 48KHz).
 
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RULES & REGULATIONS
Only short listed works will be presented in our in-door screenings. Selection will be made by the London Greek Film Festival team but the inclusion in the festival as well as the number, dates, times and locations of screenings will be at the sole discretion of the Festival Directors.
Submitted works, films or trailers, could be published online, at the London Greek Film Festival's web site. Applicants must declare if they wish or not to webcast their work. You can send us also the password protected URL of your video online (film or trailer), i.e. YouTube, vimeo or any other.
Once a film is selected for presentation at London Greek Film Festival, the film’s producers or directors or distributors agree not to hold a screening of the film in UK, prior to the festival screening.
Submission of a signed entry form constitutes acceptance of the London Greek Film Festival regulations, terms and conditions. The festival management reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the regulations.
All disputes, matters of interpretation, controversies and other issues relating to submissions, the entry form or regulations, shall be determined and resolved according to the laws of England and Wales.
The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
You accept and agree that the events and activities at the London Greek Film Festival may be recorded, filmed and distribute by the organizer (London Greek Film Festival & Cosmocinema) in any medium in any part of the world, internet included.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.
Odysseus Awards are not accompanied by cash prize or funding.
You understand and agree, that we will not offer you or pay screening fees.
We don’t accept any other material after the submission.
Full contact details, including email address and telephone number, required by all applicants.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - SCREENPLAYS
1. Screenplay Categories: Fiction Feature (70-150 pages) and Short Fiction (1-20 pages)
2. Eligible screenplays by:
a) Greek Origin Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora & Greek-Cypriots included),
b) International Individuals and Production Companies from all over the world, with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths, history, locations or filming in Greece). 
3. We don't accept works in progress, just ideas, unregistered or uncompleted scripts.
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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Submissions must be emailed and postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered.
Submitted materials will not be returned.
Scripts must be submitted in Greek or English language (both Greek and English versions are welcome).
More than one script may be submitted, but each one must be submitted via email on a separate application pack and accompanied by separate submission form, entry fee, and payment receipt.
Together with the scanned signed and dated form in pdf or jpg file, and the payment receipt, all the other material, must be submitted in digital format as well via email, as following: your script, synopsis and treatment in word .doc and/or .pdf formats, all other texts in word .doc files (including the submission form), all images in jpg format (300ppi). We DON’T ACCEPT HARD COPIES of your script.
The entry (submission) fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission. We accept payments online only.
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SUBMISSION MATERIALS
a) via email:
your screenplay in word .doc file or .pdf file
the submission form and any other text (treatment etc) in word .doc file
the scanned signed submission form in pdf or jpg file
photos in .jpg file
any other digital material (i.e. websites, blogs etc)
 
Email: scriptsubmissions [at] londongreekfilmfestival.com
                                                         
                                           *please replace [at] with @ symbol to send email
 
 [please DON'T send hard copy of your screenplay; we will not accept it]
 [παρακαλούμε ΜΗΝ στείλετε τυπωμένο το σενάριό σας, γιατί δεν θα γίνει δεκτό]
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RULES & REGULATIONS
Only short listed works will be presented to the public. Selection will be made by the London Greek Film Festival team but the inclusion in the festival as well as the number, dates, times, the way and locations of the presentation will be at the sole discretion of the Festival Directors.
You accept and agree that, selected works can be presented in the London Greek Film Festival, and in the web site of the London Greek Film Festival.
We accept ONLY FULL COMPLETED and REGISTERED SCRIPTS.
We don't accept only ideas or brief description of screenplays.
We DON’T ACCEPT hard copies of the scripts.
London Greek Film Festival enquiries no rights to the script.
Once a script is selected for presentation at London Greek Film Festival, the writer agrees not to hold a presentation of the script in UK prior to the festival.
Submission of a signed entry form constitutes acceptance of the London Greek Film Festival regulations. The festival management reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the regulations.
All disputes, matters of interpretation, controversies and other issues relating to submission, the entry form or regulations shall be determined and resolved according to the laws of England and Wales.
The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
You accept and agree that the events and activities at the London Greek Film Festival may be recorded, filmed and distribute by the organizer (London Greek Film Festival & Cosmocinema) in any medium in any part of the world, internet included.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.
We don’t accept any other material after the submission.
Odysseus Awards are not accompanied by cash prize or funding.
Full contact details, including email address and telephone number, required by all applicants.
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