24th Athens International Film Festival

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE GOLDEN ATHENA AWARD
Acclaimed artists and film professionals are selected every year as members of the Festival's  International Jury. The Golden Athena Award for Best Film is bestowed upon the most technically and aesthetically accomplished film of the International Competition Section and is accompanied by a prize of 2,000 euros. The prize-statuette is designed by designer Giorgos Sepetzoglou, is a courtesy sponsorship of ZOLOTAS jewelers.

The Jury also presents the following awards:
CITY OF ATHENS BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD

AUDIENCE AWARD
The Festival's audience votes for its favourite film among the films in the International Competition Section. Sponsored by Fischer Beer. 

GFCA AWARD
The members of the Greek Film Critics Association choose and award their favourable film among the films in the International Competition Section. 

STRANGER THAN FICTION / IN COMPETITION

GOLDEN ATHENA AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY
An International Jury composed by professionals who specialize in documentaries selects the film to be awarded with the Best Documentary Golden Athena. The statuette-prize is accompanied by a prize of 2,000 euros, designed by designer Giorgos Sepetzoglou and is a courtesy sponsorship of ZOLOTAS jewelers.

GREEK SHORT STORIES / COMPETITION

A special Jury of experienced and established Greek professionals presents every year the following awards:
Award for Best Film (accompanied by a € 2,000 cash prize, sponsored by the Greek Film Center)
Award for Second Best Film (accompanied by a € 1,000 cash prize, sponsored by the Greek Film Center)
Award for Best Director
Award for Best Screenplay
Award for Best Male Performance
Awards for Best Female Performance

NEWCOMER GREEK ACTORS AND DIRECTORS JURY

The Newcomer Director's Award is bestowed upon the best Greek director, whose first feature film had at least one public screening with a ticket to a cinema or film festival anywhere in the Greek territory in the months preceding the festival.
 
The Actor's awards are bestowed upon the actors (Male Performance - Newcomer and Female Performance - Newcomer) who stood out for their performances, by participating for the first time in any Greek feature film screened with a ticket during the same period.
 
An independent Jury composed by prestigious film professionals is assembled in order to decide upon and bestow the aforementioned awards.