Syros International Film Festival

SIFF // Syros International Film Festival

5th edition

Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2018
Estimated
Hermoupolis, Greece

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Burlesque, Comedy, Dark comedy, Drama, Film noir, Foreign, Independent, Mockumentary, , Realism, Road Trip, Silent movie, Surreal, Underground, Western

Mission / description The fourth annual Syros International Film Festival was held from July 28 to August 1 on the island Syros, Greece, drawing on independent, experimental and archival film from Greece and the world at large.

SIFF is committed to showing films underrepresented in mainstream festivals, to promoting Greek and regional film within an international context, and to creating a new space for film in Greece. In addition, SIFF highlights Syros itself, using various spaces around the island (both in traditional screening spaces and unusual ones), and collaborating with different local groups.
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Festival website www.syrosfilmfestival.org

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Class Founded: 2012
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Feb 17, 2017

Early bird deadline: Mar 15, 2017
Regular deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Late deadline: Apr 29, 2017

Notification date: May 15, 2015

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Fees Fees range from 5.00 to 30.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Festival sections
Documentary
Documentary films made or produced in Greece (any year). Preference given to films working with SIFF 2016 theme of 'revision.'
Feature
Feature films made or produced in Greece (any year). Preference given to films working with SIFF 2016 theme of 'revision.'
Greek Shorts
Short films made or produced in Greece (any year). Preference given to films working with SIFF 2016 theme of 'revision.'
General rules 1. SIFF 2016, the fourth edition of the festival, will take place from July 28 to August 1 2016.

2. SIFF is committed to showing films underrepresented in mainstream festivals, to promoting Greek and regional film within an international context, and to creating a new space for film in Greece.

3. The festival selection committee is looking for films created with originality, thought and a passion for storytelling.

4. The deadline for entries is April 1 2015.

5. Entries must be submitted though filmfestivallife.com.

6. HOW TO ENTER A FILM:
- A filled online application form
- A version of the film with English subtitles, exception to be made for English spoken films.
- Films sent through FilmFestivalLife must have download permission activated.

7. The selection committee will decide the section in which the film will be programmed. The festival is responsible for the selection of the films that compose the entire program.

8. Short and feature length films can compete, with the following projection formats: 35mm, 16mm, DCP, Files (mp4 H264/ Apple ProRes – bitrate <50mbps). At the festival, all the selected films selected will be screened with English subtitles and with Greek electronic subtitles.

9. After being confirmed as festival selection, send to submissions@syrosfilmfestival.org:
- A script of the dialogued continuity of the films in English
- Three digital photos from the film (minimum resolution: 300 dpi - 10x10cm)
- Short bio of the director
- Final Synopsis for the program (450 characters) and for the catalogue (600 characters)
- Previous Festivals and Awards.?
Until June 15th, the copy of the selected film (in the right screening format) as well as posters, postcards and promotional materials should be sent to:

10. The costs related to sending the copy to Greece will be borne by the participant. The costs of clearing the film through customs as well as the costs associated with returning the films to their country of origin will be borne by the festival.

11. When the festival is responsible for transportation of a film, transportation insurance will be granted. After receiving the copies of the films, the festival is responsible for them until they are sent back. This insurance is not applicable to negatives, positives or masters.

12. All films screened in competitive sections during the festival must remain there until its ending, and will be returned only after the closing ceremony of the festival.

13. Any selected film may be shown in special screenings for schools during the festival.

14. After the film has been selected, the festival may use a fragment of up to two minutes of the film for promotion of the festival on tv, radio, internet, as well as the publicity material of the film (press kit, posters, postcards, etc.) for promotion purposes also.

15. SIFF guests are not covered by the insurance of the festival.

16. The producer of a film that is awarded a prize at SIFF will undertake to mention the SIFF prize in all promotional materials for the film and in the film credits of all copies that are produced after the festival dates.

17. All entries of films made to SIFF presuppose knowledge of and acceptance of these regulations.

18. The festival board will decide upon all matters that are not covered by these regulations in accordance with the international rules of film festivals.