05 Sep 2018
Call for entries

15 Oct 2018
Early deadline

31 Dec 2018
Standard deadline

11 Mar 2019
Late deadline

02 Jun 2019
Festival closed

15 Jul 2019
Notification date

03 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019



Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
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Festival start: 03 August 2019      Festival end: 09 August 2019

At the 6th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, screens, in a competition, the best new documentaries, from the Greece and whole of the world, in Ierapetra, the southernmost town in Europe, the Crossroads of cultures and continents. The juries, consisting of international caliber personalities.

The 6th International Documentary Festival Ierapetra will be dedicated to research and innovation.

It will refer to the elimination of all kinds of discrimination between men and women, so that both legally and effectively have the same rights and obligations. It promotes the principle of equal pay for equal work, gender equality, which means equality in the family, the world of work, politics and society. In the world of work it means equal access to opportunities and positions and equal pay for equal work. It takes a lasting struggle on the part of men and women for their harmonious coexistence. Besides, no one can live alone and it is a great thing that both sexes can communicate with each other, share pleasures and sorrows and create together.

Last year in the 4th International Documentary Festival Ierapetra accepted applications from YOUNG ARTISTS AND DIRECTORS from 18 to 25 years. This will be continued and in the 5th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra Awards. The festival will be dedicated to culture from the dawn of history until today. The goal is the projection of documentaries that will illustrate the tradition, culture, customs and traditions, folklore and the modern industrial civilization of our common country, Europe. The Festival’s target is to keep pace with the developments in technology and cinema, socially as well as commercially and to maintain its ecumenical character.

The above mp4 files should have English and Greek subtitles embedded (in case of Foreign dialogues).
Our remarkable festival has also recently aqquired the EFFE label for 2017 - 2018!

Please find our trailer above:

1st Documentary award with prize
1st International Award
2nd International Award
3rd International Award
1st Feature Greek Award
2nd Feature Greek Award
3rd Feature Greek Award
1st Short Greek Award
2nd Short Greek Award
3rd Short Greek Award
Special Jury Award
Directing Award
Editing Award
Photography Award
Festival Awards
Audience Awards

The International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra (IDFI) is organized by Xrysea nonprofit corporation, on August 3rd to 9th, 2019.

Film viewing has been scheduled at theaters (Melina Mercury , “Tzami”
Venetian Castle) and at external places (Tzami Square).
Aim of the festival. IDFI’s main purpose is the promotion of Art of Documentary making, presenting a multifaceted universal film program during the event.

One of the important aims of the festival is the promotion and the diffusion of documentary production, as well the cooperation and the development of esprit of friendship amongst the artists.

However, equally important is highlighting the local civilization and especially the Minoan one and its contribution to Universal Culture.

The aim of IDFI is therefore, the qualitative upgrade of cultural and intellectual life in local, national and international level, because we believe that culture and cultivation of the intellect are indispensable
requisites of our lives.

The IDFI is an annual institution and is divided into Panorama where international or national documentary productions (awarded or not), are viewed and the Contest Part.

Terms of Participation.

a. Production Year of All the Contest Section films should be 2015‐2017.

b. All Greek and foreign Directors have the right to participate, irrelevantly if they live and work in Greece or abroad.

c. Participation right to the Contest Part have all Documentaries with subjects under the following topics:
Human Rights
Recordings of Memory
Views of the World
True Stories
Greek Panorama
Human Journeys
Human Portrait
Young Directors

d. The Documentaries are divided into short films (duration up to 30 minutes) and feature films (duration from 35 until 120 minutes)

e. The festival accepts the following film formats for viewing: mp4 file with HD resolution or vimeo link or link with HD resolution.

f. Special attention will be given to the film’s artistic quality as a total.

Also to the Documentary theme and to the direction’s exclusivity and originality. Films which do not fulfill the above features will be excluded from the IDFI.

g. 1/The films will be viewed with original dialogues and the foreign films must have Greek subtitles
2/ If dialogues are Greek, the film must have English subtitles.
3/ Copies for the preselection process will be submitted with Greek
subtitles in mp4 file.
4/ Only one film per participant and film category will be accepted.
5) IDFI is strictly a cultural institution. Viewing fees will not be given to any film.
Participation Regulations. Film Directors and Producers are obliged to complete and submit the participation form, in which technical data of the documentary will be stated. They are also obliged to comply with the
terms and rules of the festival.

a. Deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2019.

b. The same deadline (May 30th, 2019) applies also in case an application form has been e-mailed by the director or producer. In this case the signed hard copy of the application form and the copies of the
film (mp4 file in HD Resolution ) should be sent by registered mail to the festival address:
International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra Secreteriat
Stratigou Samouil 22 Ierapetra Greece, 72200,
Tel. 2842020345, Mob. 6948541393
or Astrous 100, Kolonos, Athens, 10442

c. The festival will contact only the selected film directors/ producers
until July 20th 2018.

d. After submitting the application, the director/producer have no right to withdraw their application for any reason.

e. Participation details and application form can be found at the festival site:
All applications should include:

Application form properly filled in and signed by the director and the producer plus accompanying material consisted of:
1. Mp4 file in HD resolution
2.or Vimeo link in HD resolution to download it.
The above mp4 files should have Greek subtitles embedded (in case of English dialogues) or English (in case of Greek dialogues).
3. Film Summary (up to 140 words) in Greek (optional for foreign participants) and English in digital format.
4. Director’s Biography (up to 70 words) in Greek (optional for foreign participants) and English in digital format.
5. Four (4) snapshots of the film (horizontal) and one (1) director’s photo, preferably 10Χ15 εκ. at 300 dpi or corresponding size.
6. Director’s Filmography as a column from latest to oldest (Date, Title, Genre) in Greek and English in digital format
7. Trailer / DEMO of the film in DVD disk for viewing.
8. Supplementary advertising material (posters, brochures) if available).
7) Hosting: IDFI will host the film director for 2 nights.
8) Organizers have the right to arrange accordingly any issue not covered
by these terms and regulations.
9) Scenes from the documentary (less of 10% of total duration) can be used for publicity purposes (internet, TV etc.)
10) The Festival has the privilege to show the selected Documentaries in other affiliated Festivals, strictly for cultural and social purposes



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