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 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 FISCHER
The Festival's audience votes for its favourite film among the films in the International Competition Section. Sponsored by Fischer Beer.
The members of the Greek Film Critics Union choose and award their favourite film among the films of 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
The selected films will be screened during the Festival and the Jury will award the following prizes:
- Golden Athena Award for Best Film, accompanied by a cash prize of 2.000 euros with the kind support of the Greek Film Centre.
- Silver Athena Special Jury Award, which is accompanied by a cash prize of 1,500 euros with the kind support of the Greek Film Centre.
- Best Director Award which comes with a cash prize of 1,500 euros courtesy of the Greek Film Centre and a 5-year free membership as a Premium Member on the Crew United platform*.
- Best Screenplay Award which comes with a cash prize of 1,500 euros courtesy of the Ant1 Media Lab's script department.
- Male and Female Performance Awards which come with a 5-year free subscription as a Premium Member on the Crew United platform.
- Onassis Award, accompanied by a cash prize of 5,000 euros offered by Onassis Culture. The grant is offered to a director/filmmaker for the development of the script of his/her short or feature film.
It is a development prize and it is offered as a reward for a specific film, but it is considered a financial support for the director's next project (of his/her own choice), and it is reciprocal in nature, in line with international standards.
Note: It is clarified that among the short films that will compete in the GREEK SHORT STORIES of the 29th AIFF, those short films that have received the support of Onassis Culture during their production as well as those that have already received the same award at the Drama Film Festival will be excluded from the Onassis Award.