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IFFA
Independent Film Festival of Athens

Home to conceptually provocative features and shorts

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Hosted at

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Terms & Conditions

General 

IFFA focuses on enhancing and encouraging worldwide independent, innovative cinema and visual arts. 

IFFA 2023 takes place from 2nd to 5th of March 2023 at Serafio City of Athens (www.serafio.gr).  

 

Sections

 

The following official sections accept submissions:
 

  • Deer International Competition - Features

Eligible for Deer Competition are directors with no limitation to the number of films having done in the past. 

 

To apply to IFFA International Competition feature, films must fulfil all the following criteria:
- Fiction, documentary, experimental, visual art (from 60 minutes and over).

- All submissions should be completed after January 31st 2022

- IFFA considers works-in-progress provided that the film can be finalised in time for the festival.

- IFFA does not select films on premiere status. 

  • Deer International Competition - Shorts

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Eligible for Deer Competition are directors with no limitation to the number of short films having done in the past. 

 

To apply to IFFA International Competition shorts, films must fulfil all the following criteria:
 

- Fiction, documentary, experimental, visual art (up to 59 minutes).

 

- All submissions should be completed after January 31st 2022

 

- IFFA considers works-in-progress provided that the film can be finalised in time for the festival. 

 

- IFFA does not select films on premiere status. 

Entry Fee

- IFFA does not charge entry fees. Submissions are open and free

How to apply

- To complete the submission IFFA requires a preview copy of the film with english subtitles with the exception of English and Greek spoken films.

- The preview copy should be uploaded to a secured streaming platform, such as Vimeo. The URL and password should be submitted through the online entry form of the festival. The preview link should be private, downloadable and available up until the end of January 31st 2023

 

- Once submitted, the preview copy will only be shared within the programming team of the festival for the purpose of deciding if and/or it will be presented.

 

- Submission Deadline: 31st of January 2023.

 

- Submissions must be completed online via https://filmfreeway.com/kinoathens 

 

- Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be taken into consideration.

 

- If selected the programming department will sent an official invitation to participate. 

 

- IFFA is under no obligation to communicate the reasoning behind its choices with regard to films that are not selected.

 

 

Juries and Awards

 

  • Deer International Competition - Features

A national jury composed of renowned personalities from the world of arts will select the winner from nine nominees who will be awarded as the Gold Deer for best feature film of the city of Athens.

 

The film will receive national distribution for exhibition in Greece. 

  • Deer International Competition - Shorts

A national jury composed of renowned personalities from the world of arts will select the winner from all nominees who will be awarded as the Gold Deer for best short film of the city of Athens.

The film will receive national distribution for exhibition in Greece (prior to the screening of the Feature Film). 

Shipping Details

The shipping costs of materials submitted to the festival for selection purposes are covered by IFFA. All materials must be delivered on time for testing purposes. 

 

Disclaimer

Please be informed that the Terms and Conditions stated in this document are subject to change. Any changes made are fully at the discretion of IFFA.

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