Film Submissions


We believe it is our responsibility to continue our mission of presenting compelling stories and inspiring ideas and push forward towards creating the 11th Aegean Film Festival in the summer of 2022.

We welcome feature, narrative, documentary, environmental documentary, short films and animations.

The Aegean Film Festival is a celebration of cinema, making sure our official curated programmes have perfect screening conditions, while the filmmakers and guests enjoy their time on the islands, networking and getting inspired, free from industry stress and complicated agendas.

Awards & Prizes

Best Aegean Short Film Jury Award
( including a cash prize of €3,000)

Best Greek Short Film Jury Award
( including a cash prize of €2,000)

Aegean Jury Special Mention

2022 Film Jury:
To be announced soon ( May 2022)

All Selected filmmakers in the competition programme also receive:
1. Accommodation for three nights ( single occupancy).
2. Festival Guest Pass providing access to all screenings, seminars and events.
3. Access to dedicated industry seminars and the "Filmmaker's Brunch" - a series of networking events presented by industry experts.
4. Promotion for the films and press focus covered by the Festival's Media Sponsors.
5. The option for their films to travel and be screened as part of curated programmes with affiliated festivals.
6. AegeanFF Partners Offers including discounts up to 30% on ferry tickets, restaurants, bars, rentals, hotels.
7. Special Guest Passes for plus ones to accompany the filmmakers to the islands and enjoy the same benefits with the invited guests.

Programme Categories

Entries are submitted to the following categories:

Feature Length Films & Documentaries
(duration of 50 minutes or longer)

Short Films & Docs
(duration of less than 30 minutes)

Environmental Feature Length or Short Films and Documentaries.
(duration of 50 minutes or longer for features & duration of less than 30 minutes for shorts)

Earlybird: February 2nd, 2022
Regular: March 14th, 2022
Late: May 22nd, 2022
Notification Date: June 1st, 2022

Submission Fees
For feature length film and documentary entries:
€23 / €28 / €42 - Early / Regular / Late

For short film and documentary entries:
€11 / €14 / €23 - Early / Regular / Late

How to submit your work

To be eligible, films submitted must have been completed after
July 1, 2020.

Films with significant non-English dialogue must be accompanied by on-screen English subtitles.
Preview files must be sent only as protected links.
The Festival DOES NOT accept DVD or BD screeners.
Please read all the eligibility criteria and terms & conditions on FilmFreeway.

You can submit your film through FilmFreeway:

For any questions please email submis[email protected]

Programming Team

Stavros Markoulakis - Head of Programming
Tassos Mallios - Programming Coordinator & Shorts Programmer
Paul Lebot Kamitsis - Festival Affiliations
Elia Kalogianni - Echoes Documentaries
Alin Tascyan - Advisory board
Frederic Boyer - Advisory board
Jesper Jack - Advisory board
Thanassis Karathanos - Advisory Board

Judging Team

Atanase Ververois (Greece)
Ana Devito (Italy)
Anastasia Gkivalou (Greece)
Bill Mall (Thailand, Scotland)
Eirini Chatzi (Greece)
Errika Zacharopoulou (Greece)
Fransesca Pecci (Italy)
Giannis Georgolopoulos (Greece)
Lina Zickyte (Lithuania)
Stratis Chatzielenoudas (Greece)