IMPORTANT:
Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D. Film Festival (LGBTI+) is seeking short and long films, narratives, or documentaries, speaking or silent, on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, and Queer issues.
FILMS THAT DO NOT MEET THESE SUBJECTS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

The “T.I. GLAD F.F. (LGBTI+)” is an initiative of the non-profit society "SYMPRAXI - Partnership for Gender Issues”, that informs, but also encourages and highlights the feelings of LGBTI people. Its members don't gain a financial income. Volunteers and external collaborators are working for the festival.

The festival takes place every year in Thessaloniki / Greece.

The "Thessaloniki International Film Festival", the Greek Ministry of Culture and Athletics, Embassies, Consulates, Institutes, and LGBTIQ organizations are supporting the festival.

Our festival will have two screenings each of 2 hours duration every day and for three days. It also provides parallel events: cultural and artistic expression and social dialogue that deal with the spectrum of genders and sexual orientations.

The audience is voting for the best films. One award for short films and one for the long one, and "Best Film Laurels" will be provided. The three best short films will be announced.
A prize is not foreseen.

Please submit your film and wait for its eventual selection. Then, send the following Entry Form with the needed files. After you did so, you receive the Official Selection Laurels.

24 th Thessaloniki Int.l GLAD Film Festival (LGBTI+)
October 14-16, 2022
https://filmfreeway.com/lgbtq-iff, http://gladfest.eu (archive: https://lgbtq-iff.gr)

The submission of a film implies acceptance of all regulations mentioned here.

Please send by Internet or in HDD /SSD (HDD or SSD will not be shipped back): 

1) A film version in HD (mov or mp4 format) without any subtitles.
2) The above version of the film version in SD (mov or mp4 format) without English subtitles.
3) The time-coded dialogues of the version of the above-mentioned movie (only in .srt-format),
in English. For movies in German or French language, please add additionally a time-coded dialogue file in .srt-format in German and/or French.
(Please check, if the srt-file you are sending can be recognized and read automatically by a VLC program and the subtitles appear, indeed, on the screen).
3) The signed Entry form that we are sending now. 
4) A 50 words synopsis. 
5) The website / Facebook address of the film.
6) 2 stills (HD, 300 dpi).
7) A poster of the film (HD, about 2MB) appropriate to be printed in A3 format.
8) Press kit. 
9) The trailer of the film, if you have one.

After we have received the above-mentioned files you will receive the ''Official Selection Laurels" and you can announce the selection. Submissions that cannot provide the above material will be disqualified.
Some of the above information will be reproduced in the Festival's program. 
The audients will vote for the best films.
Please note that the Festival does not pay any screening fee for films selected by submission, but a fee has to be paid by the film director or the company submitting a movie having the right to do so. 
All films will be screened with Greek subtitles. The festival will translate/render the dialogues in Greek. Greek films should have English subtitles.
All rights for the film screening should be cleared prior to submission. Submitting your film you aver that the Film is licensed, and musical or literary properties copyrighted.
The Festival holds the right to use stills and up to 2 minutes of footage for promotional purposes (TV, Internet, and/ or printed material).
You aver that you are legally authorized to enter this film in the TI-GLAD-FF. 
The TI-GLAD-FF (LGBTI+) must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions.
You agree to send the viewing copy as soon as possible.

The administration of the Festival may postpone the holding of the event for a period of time that it deems appropriate if there are serious reasons that cause restriction or prohibition (gathering of many people, quarantine, malfunction of the screening hall, and other similar events, that are caused by factors not set out by the Festival). Indicatively, but not exclusively, they refer to an epidemic, pandemic, earthquake, fire, which have the effect that the State or the administration of the screening hall imposes restrictions or cancellation of events. Postponing of the Festival is possible if there is a
difficulty in its proper operation or if its success is affected. 
In such a case, those who submitted their films to the festival for judgment and their possible selection for screening are not entitled to request a refund of the fees paid or to withdraw their films, because already with the submission of a film the judgment expenses and movie editing begin, and these expenses are much higher than the paid fees. The films that will be selected will be screened in time and under the conditions chosen by the Festival administration.
1. TITLE of the submitted film
Original Title: ........................................................
English Title: ........................................................
2. LANGUAGE
Language/s of the dialogues: ........................................................
3. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Country of production: ........................................................
Year of production: ........................................................
Running Time: ........................................................
Screen Format: ........................................................
Selected in festivals (please give the nr.): ........................................................
Awarded (please give the nr. and the festivals): ........................................................

Film website: ........................................................
Trailer website: ........................................................

4. PRODUCTION
Director
Name: ........................................................
Address: ........................................................
Telephone / Mobile: ........................................................
Email: ........................................................

Producer:
Name: ........................................................
Address: ........................................................
Telephone / Mobile: ........................................................
Email: ........................................................

Distributor:
Name of the distributor and the distribution company: ........................................................
Address: ........................................................
Telephone / Mobile: ........................................................
Email: ........................................................

4. PRESS KIT(Yes /No)
5. COPRODUCERS
Television Company: ........................................................
Other Producer: ........................................................

6. PREVIOUS SCREENING INFORMATION
Has the film been screened in Greece through a Festival or Broadcaster? Do they have any screening rights? If so please specify: ........................................................

7. COPYRIGHTS
World-wide copyright: ........................................................
Company name, individual’s name, and address: ........................................................
Greek distributor / broadcaster (if applicable) : ........................................................
The entity that is responsible for Festival liaison: ........................................................            
Director                       Producer                     Distributor                   Other
If Other, Name, Address and Title of sender: ..........................................
Email: ..........................................
Telephone / mobile:  ..........................................

I, the responsible for the submission, have the right to do so and distribute the film, the trailer, stills, poster, and press kit, and agree with the screening procedure as it appears in https://filmfreeway.com/festival/lgbtq-iff and above, and submit my film at the 24th
Thessaloniki International GLAD Film Festival (LGBTI+), for one (1) screening, in October 2022, or later.
The authorized can screen the movie “………….…………………...” in October 2022 or later, for the purpose of TI GLAD FF (LGBTI+). The authorized can use the film’s trailer, poster, and stills (but not the film itself) on the Internet and other platforms to promote the event.
Any differences will be solved only in Greek Courts in Thessaloniki:
I certify that I have read, understood, and complied with all the festival regulations and terms of submission. All of them are essential and their non-application is not allowed.
Signature ..........................................
Name, Surname: ..........................................
Date:  ..........................................Place:  ..........................................

(Please send this form back as PDF, http addresses of the trailer and the kit in docx)

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  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Amir, thank you for submitting your film and for your ratings.
    We enjoyed your movie. Continue to produce interesting movies.

  • Για ακόμα μια χρόνια ήταν όλα τόσο επαγγελματικά και υπέροχα!

    October 2022
  • Eye Rise Films

    It was an honor to be selected with our film "Flamenco Queer" - unfortunately we couldn't travel to Greece, but a friend in Thessaloniki saw the poster and attended the event :) Keep up the great work!

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Eye-Rise Films for "Flamenco Queer". The audience enjoyed it so much. Continue your great work.

  • Jyoti Singh

    Really enjoyed being selected and being part of the film festival. Even during the pandemic it was encouraging to be selected and awarded. Thank you so much. Hope to meet in the near future. Thank you again.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We thank you for the submission of your beautiful film. Continue to make so good films.

  • Markus Kowalski

    It's a very small festival, which is running for so many years already. Unfortunately, there were not many guests in the cinema, mostly people from the team, but they were very welcoming and warm-hearted.

    May 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Markus,
    We are happy that you liked the vibe of our festival. We also have been satisfied because we could find sponsors and invite film directors, you too. About 1/3 of the audience visited our festival also in the past and developed a friendly contact with the organizers, moreover, the organizers are activist. We know that not all people of the audience like to vote for the movies. Regarding your documentary, they were not many (27 persons), but they liked it.
    We wish you all the best for your next documentaries.
    Dr.c.e. Nikos Hatzitrifon, head of the FF