For the promotion of short films and the development of a spirit of friendship and co-operation among filmmakers from all over the world, the 24th International Short Film Festival in Drama will be held from the 17th to the 22nd of September 2018, in the city of Drama, in the district of Macedonia, Northern Greece.
Fiction, documentary and animation short films may participate, as long as:
a) Their production has been completed after January 1, 2017.
b) Their final print of screening is available in DCP, Apple ProRes 422, h264 or MPEG4.
c) Their running time does not exceed 35 minutes (The Selection Committee reserves the right to accept longer films in exceptional cases).
d) Only one film per director is accepted.
The Jury of the Festival consists of at least 5 members and awards the following Prizes:
-The Grand Prix
Best “Southeastern Europe” Film Award
-Best Animation Film Award
-Best Production Award “TV5 MONDE”.
The Jury may also award other honorary distinctions for specific artistic achievements.
There are also:
- FIPRESCI Prize awarded by Fipresci Jury
- “Human Values Award” awarded by special jury of the Greek Parliament. Each prize is awarded to a single film and cannot be awarded ex aequo.
A separate competition for Greek short and animation films is also held. Festival regulations (in Greek).
International Short Film Festival in Drama is accredited as member festival of the European Film Academy’s Short Film Initiative, assuring direct nomination of the Prix EFA- Drama to European Film Academy’s Awards.