Lost World Film Festival | Paleochora (4)


28 Oct 2022
Call for entries

20 Dec 2022
Early deadline

25 Apr 2023
Standard deadline

05 May 2023
Late deadline

11 May 2023
Extended deadline


11 Jun 2023
Notification date

10 Jun 2023
16 Jun 2023


Main Street, Paleochora,  73001, Crete Island, Chania, Greece

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 10 June 2023      Festival end: 16 June 2023

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival launched its 1st edition in June 2019 to a spectacular success. The Festival enjoyed packed audiences at all screenings and played host to 22 visiting Filmmakers & Industry guests from as far afield as Brazil, Spain, USA, France, Ireland, UK, Germany, Greece & Iran. The 2nd Lost World Short Film Festival promises to be an even greater success and we look forward to welcoming even more of you in 2020. Check out our Festival Vibe & interview videos on our YouTube Channel
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The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. We may be at the most southern point of Europe, but there are Big Film things happening here and on the entire Island of Crete. Our main aim is always to select films which focus on great storytelling, whether fiction, documentary or any other accepted genre. We look forward to your Film Submission. Accepted duration up to 30 mins.

Best Short Film

Best Short Documentary

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Best Short Screenplay

Best Editing

Best Short Film Cast

Best Original Music

Best Comedy Short

Best Music Video

Best Animation Short

Best Greek Short Film

Best Greek Cinematographer

Best Greek Director

Films up to 30 minutes are eligible

Eligible for consideration: All Short Film Genres with the exception of gratuitous Horror

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed & returned Entry Form (available on our website)

No Fee Waivers

All Filmmakers must provide a working link(with or without password) to a digital screener on Vimeo or equivalent through.

DVD submissions will not be considered.

Greek Filmmakers can enter via e-mail submission only. (Must include completed Entry Form)(Greek filmmakers who actually live in Greece)

Screeners must be Downloadable (Mp4). Also, please make the ‘Watch Later’ feature available on Vimeo.

All films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.

While not obligatory, foreign language films that can provide both English and Greek subtitles are preferred.

Make sure all licenses are cleared and in order before submitting. We are not liable to copyright infringement.

Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.

We do not pay Screening Fees

The entry fee is not refundable.

For International entries, only completed entries (payment and screener submitted) will be processed and considered for screening.

To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us.

Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, along with your acceptance of Paleochora Lost World

Short Film Festival (LWSFF) regulations. By submitting to the festival, you confirm that the film is authorized to use all images, sounds and music appearing in the film.

Your submission also implies that you have read and understood the festival regulations.

Finally, you agree to allow LWSFF the use of your film and publicity materials from your film for promotional purposes.

Once you submit your film, you agree that we can use your film data confidentially in order to develop our services

There is no Premier requirement

There are No Fee Waivers

With the exception of Trailers and Clips, we will Not publish your film anywhere online.

Multiple entries by the same Filmmaker will be considered, however each separate entry will be subject to a separate submission fee.

While we prefer otherwise, we will consider short films currently streaming on You Tube or other free or pay platforms

While we prefer films completed on or after Jan 2013, we will consider films made in preceding years based on Merit.

LWSFF reserves right to refuse acceptance of submissions deemed by the festival to be inappropriate

Where deemed necessary, rules and terms are subject to change at the discretion of the Film Festival



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