Festival de Cine Chipriota y Griego (5)

Cypriot and Greek Film Festival of Barcelona


07 Nov 2022
Call for entries

23 Nov 2022
Festival closed

30 Nov 2022
Notification date

03 Feb 2023
12 Feb 2023


Carrer de Girona, 175,  08037 , Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 03 February 2023      Festival end: 12 February 2023

1. The Festival is held for the fifth year. The aim of the Festival is to present to the spanish public modern Greek and Cypriot short and feature films in an effort to highlight contemporary artistic currents and producers from Greece and Cyprus - films produced from January 2020 until today. This Festival can become a bridge of communication between these Mediterranean countries through works of the seventh art. Furthermore, we believe that with such a festival the Greek and Cypriot expatriates of Barcelona will strengthen their national ties and the spanish-catalan public will get to know the character of Cyprus and Greece. The Festival has been embraced by the local Greek community and by locals who show a special interest in contemporary greek cinema.

2. Individual Objectives:

2.1 Projection of Cyprus and Greece as a film setting and film production location.
2.2 Promotion of cultural diversity through the filming and promotion of new films.
2.3 Support the emerging creative initiative of contemporary films, especially those made in Cyprus and Greece.
2.4 Promoting the creation of social ties between Barcelona and Greece and Cyprus.
2.5 Strengthening the cooperative relations between companies and creators.

3. The Cypriot and Greek Film Festival of Barcelona is organized by OKTANA Casa de Cultura and sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Deputy Ministry of Culture of Cyprus, the Hellenic Cinema Center and the Hellenic Diaspora Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. It is also supported by the Cypriot Embassy of Spain, the Hellenic Embassy of Spain, the online movie platform Filmin, the Greek Community of Catalonia, the Official Language School of Barcelona, ​​the Under-Minister of Tourism of Cyprus and local companies such as Punt de Gir.

1. The selected films will compete for the following awards: Jury's Best Film Award and Audience Favorite Film Award.

2. The winning films will be given an award, a cash prize and the possibility to be included in the catalog of Filmin's VOD platform.

3. Films will be evaluated by a Jury consisting of at least four prominent members of the local film community.

4. The winning films will be announced on the last day of the Festival in a ceremony at the cinema.

1. Conditions for participation:

1.1 Films produced in Cyprus and Greece from January 2020 until today are invited to participate.
1.2 This Call concerns feature films.
1.3 This Call concerns fiction films of any kind.
1.4 Prerequisite that the movie has English or Spanish subtitles in .srt format.

2. Submission of applications:

2.1 Submitting an application is free of charge.
2.2 Those interested can apply by completing the Application Form and sending it electronically to greekfestbcn@gmail.com
2.3. Along with the application document, those interested must send a link to watch the film. Online links such as Youtube and Vimeo or a download link of the film via WeTransfer or MyAirBridge in H264 or MP4 format are accepted.
2.4 English and/or Spanish subtitles must be sent with the film.
2.5 The last day to submit applications is Wednesday, 23 November 2022.

3. Selection of Movies:

3.1 Applications will be evaluated by the Festival's Artistic Committee and those shortlisted for participation in the Festival will be notified by Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
3.2 Once a film is selected, it cannot be withdrawn by its producers or administrators.
3.3 Participation in the Festival implies the assignment of the right to show the film during the Festival.
3.4 The selection of each film by the Festival will be strictly confidential between the Organizing Team and the producers or representatives of each of the films until the Festival decides to officially and publicly announce it.

4. Prerequisites for the films to be selected:

In order to view and promote the films that will be selected, it is necessary to send the following files. Any failure to send them by the chosen ones within the reasonable period, constitutes a reason for the cancellation of their participation.

4.1 The movie in DCP or H264 or MP4 format with Spanish subtitles. In case the film does not have Spanish subtitles, it is possible to have the subtitles translated by an experienced translator under the care of the Festival. Translation costs for the films will be covered by government funding. In case the film is in DCP format, the Spanish subtitles must be embedded and the costs of embedding are borne by the Applicant and/or Producers.
4.2 Promotional material of the film in high definition for the creation of promotional material for the Festival such as print, electronic advertisements, teasers in the cinema. All material is the responsibility of the applicants. The Festival undertakes the translation of the texts into Spanish, at no additional cost to the Applicant and/or Producers.
4.3 Written confirmation by the Applicant and/or Producers that they own the copyright for the screening of the film in Spain and undertake any costs related to granting them for the needs of the Festival. In case of official representation/distribution in Spain, confirmation that the film will be granted free of charge within the competition part of the Festival. The attestation must be in English or Spanish.



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