from 19.10.2022 to 30.10.2022 in Chania

Submission of films:
15.02.2022 – 31.05.2022

Regulation for the Submission of Films at the 10th Chania Film Festival

  1. The 10th Chania International Film Festival will take place from 19 to 30 October 2022 in Chania, Crete.
  2. The 10th Chania Film Festival has a Competition and General Section. The films that will participate in the Competition will be evaluated by a jury set up for this purpose.
  3. The awards concern the following categories: Feature Fiction Film Award, Short Fiction Film Award, Feature Documentary Film Award, Short Documentary Film Award, Animation Film Award.
  4. The 10th Chania International Film Festival also awards Audience Awards in the above categories. For the proper procedure of voting and awarding the responsibility lies with the Festival.
  5. Within the framework of the 10th Chania Film Festival, the awards will also be presented.
    A) "Mikis Theodorakis" Award in collaboration with the Pancretan Association of Friends of Mikis Theodorakis.
    B) "Walter Lasseli" Educational Creation Award established and awarded by EKOME.
    "#ThisisEU-European Values" Award established and awarded by the Representation of the European Commission in Athens.
    Award of the Federation of Film Clubs (OCLE)
  6. Of the films screened at the Festival, part participates in the awards program with the indication Candidacy for cff10 award and part of them in the general screening program labeled CFF10 Official Selection, following a relevant decision of the Festival.
  7. The members of the jury will be announced after the end of the submission period of the films and before the start of the 10th Chania International Film Festival.
  8. For the participation of a film in the Chania International Film Festival, no exclusivity of screening or Greek premiere of the film is required.
  9. Film submissions begin on February 15 and end on May 31, 2022. The winners of the Festival will be notified electronically by the end of July 2022.
  10. The film should be a production of the last three years (2019-2022).
  11. Participants in the 10th Chania International Film Festival agree with the screening of their film either in the physical venue of the event or in a safe online environment with controlled access (in case there are still restrictions due to Covid-19).
  12. The Chania Film Festival screens fiction, documentary and animation films.
  13. Films under 10 minutes are considered to be of very short length, from 10 to 50 minutes are considered short, while more than 50 minutes are considered as feature films.
  14. Applications are submitted ONLY electronically through the platform
  15. For the qualifying selection stage, the submission of the films should be done via a web link, YouTube or Vimeo, sending along the passwords.
  16. The selected films must be sent by post on a USB stick or hard drive (return after the end of the Festival, if requested) to the address: Cultural Society of Crete / Chania / Democracy Film Festival and Hali, Vamvakopoulos P.C. 73135 Chania Crete. (Alternatively and upon request they can be sent electronically through a relevant platform.)
  17. Greek-speaking films should have hard-coded subtitles on the image.
  18. Non-Greek-speaking films should have hard-coded subtitles on the image. For non-Greek-speaking films that do not have embedded Greek subtitles, the film should be sent without subtitles ("net") along with a separate file with the English subtitles, clocked in SRT format.
  19. A Trailer with English subtitles should also be sent, as well as a full press kit (photos, description, full list of actors and contributors, poster, etc.) for promotional purposes.
  20. The final copy that will be screened at the Festival should be available in:
    DCP or:
    File / File: mp4
    Codec: H.264
    Resolution/ Analysis: 1920×1080
    Aspectratio: 16:9
    Scantype: Progressive
    Bitrate: 10000 – 12000 Kbps
    Frame rate: 25 fps
    Audio/ Audio: AAC, 256 – 320 Kbps, 48000 Hz
  21. The material should be collected at the Festival's offices by 20/08/2022.
  22. The Festival reserves the right – with the consent of the creators – to promote part of its program in parallel events after the end of the Festival.
  23. The films participating in the Chania Film Festival are the content of research and reference for the educational programs of the CFF edu that the Festival develops and presents throughout the year. In case of interest on the part of the Festival for the inclusion of a film in the CFF edu, there will be relevant communication.
  24. The Festival includes in its program films in special themes and tributes.
  25. The Festival undertakes the hospitality of the participating directors in Chania for 2 nights.
  26. The Festival reserves the right to reject any application, a) if it has not been completed in full, b) if it has not been sent within the deadline for submission, and c) if the content of the film is offensive and promotes hate speech.
  27. The Festival reserves the right not to include in its program films that are not relevant to its style, character and purposes.
  28. The Festival has the exclusive competence to determine the screening schedule of the films (day and time).
  29. The Festival reserves the right to use certain excerpts of the film or trailer for promotional purposes.
  30. Participants should give interviews to the communication team and the festival's communication sponsors and be photographed, if requested.
  31. Part of the Festival will be filmed for the purpose of preserving archival material and promoting it to the public. The public or participants, whose presence will be evident in this material, do not have the right to make any claim from the organizing company.
  32. Participation in the Chania Film Festival implies the acceptance of all the above regulations.
  33. For any clarification or information you can send a message to the