23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

OFFICIAL SELECTION - IN COMPETITION

The objective

The Athens International Film Festival is all about supporting independent film production and demonstrating its complexity and versatility. 

Main guidelines


The Competition Section l will include, but will not be limited to the following films:

1. Selected Films will be placed in the appropriate programme by the Festival’s Film Selection Members in coordination with the filmmakers.

2. The awarded film will be selected by the Youth Jury on the basis of quality and originality.

3. The Jury is constituted by Film School students.

4. The Festival’s Film Selection Department accepts screeners of a DVD format (Region Free) or secure online links for the selection process.

5. The screeners should be accompanied by the festival’s entry form.

6. The screeners should be in their original language with English Subtitles, if the original language is not Greek or English.

7. The submission deadline is the 17th of July. The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.

8. The Festival will not consider trailers for selection purposes.

9. The Festival will not consider films produced prior to 12 months of each coming festival edition.

10. The Festival will consider films only of the following formats: a. 35mm b. 16mm c. DCP.

11. The Festival will only consider films that have not been previously screened in Greece and films that have not been available on the Internet. The Festival will not consider films submitted to previous editions of the Festival.

MUSIC & FILMS - IN COMPETITION

The objective

Primarily the objective of the competitive Section Music & Films of Athens International Film Festival is to promote, encourage and support the awareness of the importance of Music as a form of art in cinema.

Our goal is to increase the appreciation of the artistic, historical and commercial value of music within the frame of films and television. The existence of Music & Film Section is dedicated to present and promote the film and television music contributions of past, present and future artists and musicians and promote the visual music culture of all sorts. Its mandate to present the most outstanding documentary films associated with music, produced in every part of the world.

Films in competition are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also arranges events within the frame of the Section in order to support and assist the creator’s work.

Guidelines


Athens International Film Festival will include, but will not be limited to the following films:

1. Documentaries associated with music of all sorts

2. The Documentary’s running time should not be shorter than 45 minutes (including credits)

3. Selected documentaries will be placed in the appropriate programme by the Festival’s Film Selection Members in coordination with the filmmakers.

4. The awarded film will be selected by the Jury on the basis of quality and originality.

5. The Jury is constituted by five well-respected members associated with the music and film industry.

Fiction films and shorter than 45’ minutes will be considered as a special screening within the frame of Music & Film Section - Out of Competition.

Submissions

1. The Festival’s Film Selection Department accepts screeners of a DVD format (Region Free) or secure online links for the selection process.

2. The screeners should be accompanied by the festival’s entry form.

3. The screeners should be in their original language with English Subtitles, if the original language is not Greek or English.

4. The submission deadline is the 17th of July. The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.

5. The Festival will not consider films running under 45’ minutes.

6. The Festival will not consider trailers for selection purposes.

7. The Festival will not consider films produced prior to 12 months of each coming festival edition.

8. The Festival will consider films only of the following formats: a. 35mm b. 16mm c. DCP.

9. The Festival will only consider films that have not been previously screened in Greece

10. The Festival will only consider films that have not been available on the Internet.

11. The Festival will not consider films submitted to previous editions of the Festival.

ANTI-PIRACY

Athens International Film Festival is totally against any sorts of film piracy and takes all the necessary precautions in order to protect the creator’s work. Access to the submitting materials (Screeners & Entry forms) is permitted only to the members of the programming department, print traffic Coordinator and our subtitling department. No duplication or loaning is allowed.

Submission Address

ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

5 Benaki str. 152 38 Metamorfosis,

Halandri Athens

Greece

Tel: +30 210 60 61 254

Fax: +30 210 60 61 032

e-mail: info@aiff.gr


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