The Grecanica International Film Festival aims to host Documentaries produced anywhere in the world aimed at enhancing and promoting human rights, dignity, equality, lands, peoples, cultures, linguistic or historical minorities, popular and ethnic music from international productions.
The videos admitted to the competition must be in Italian or, if in other languages, they must have italian subtitles.
Subscriptions will only be made online through the site that will be advertised on newspapers and on the web.
The festival will include a series of excursions to promote the Calabrian Greek territory and enhance the language, minority culture, musical and gastronomic traditions of the entire Graekanic Area.
Stage and thematic meetings with language, culture, traditions and local gastronomy will be provided.

Best Documentary - GIFF 2024 Award

In order to submit your documentary at Grecanica International Film Festival you must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
1. All non-Italian speaking films must be presented in their original version with Italian subtitles.
2. Films Entries should not exceed 30 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 1 extra minute.
3. Films previously entered into and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.
4. All submissions are screened and evaluated by the GIFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. All films received, which meet our criteria, and only winning films from the following categories - BEST DOCUMENTARY will be screened at the festival.
5. In the event of a film being withdrawn, GIFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.
6. GIFF will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to submission. For more information and queries, contact.
7. One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee. If the filmmaker chooses to enter more than one category with the same film, please add an incremental numerical addendum in brackets after the title; i.e. “Film Title” (1), “Film Title” (2) etc as the system requires this differentiation in the case of multiple entries with the same title.
8. Student Filmmakers are encouraged to apply with their student identity in order to prevail occasional discounts.
9. Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
10. Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
11. Judges' decisions are final.

If your film is chosen connecting filmmakers with the audience and the filmmakers of the local community is really important to us, so we would love to have you in Roghudi during the screening of your film.
Unfortunately we cannot cover any travel or living costs.

By submitting their film, filmmakers gives GIFF the right to post their posters, trailers, website and social media links on our website.

Overall Rating
  • Carla Zickfeld

    I am very happy to be the winner of "best documentary 2020", even if I really regret that Covid 19 does not allow a real Finale Festival. I particularly appreciated that this festival recognized how important the reflection of one's own culture is for values that go beyond it. I would consider myself lucky if in the next edition - if Covid 19 is hopefully overcome - the Festval, honoring the current winners, could also include those from this year 2020.

    October 2020
  • Nice and good Film festival in Italy

    June 2018
    Response from festival:

    Many Thanks!!
    I am waiting for your 2019 new submission!

  • A very good Festival in every respect!
    I'm looking forward to submit my next project!
    Good luck with the new edition!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Many Thanks!!
    I am waiting for your 2019 new submission!

  • Boris Acosta

    I dont understand how in the world the film "Living Idle" can win a "Best Musical Film" when it is a trailer of a longer film. It seems they have no idea on how to run a FF and what's the difference between a trailer and a film in itself.

    May 2018
  • glad to be a part. highly recommend it.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Many Thanks!!
    I am waiting for your 2019 new submission!