FAQ

What is the Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People?
It’s a film festival. For feature, short, documentary and animated films about children and young people.

What are the dates of the 2016 edition?
December 3rd to 10th, 2016

And what venue and city will it be taking place?
The Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People will be making its debut at the Apollon Theatre in the city of Pyrgos (Fiction and Animation Section), and at Cine Cinema in the city of Amaliada (Documentary section), Western Peloponnese, Greece.

Can I enter a submission from outside of Greece?
Submissions from anywhere in the world are welcome as the Festival’s program is international.

Where can I send my submission?
Please send all submissions along with the entry form to:

Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People

Rodou St. 18

11252 Athens – Greece
Please note that we do not return submissions.

Is there an entry fee?
No. It’s free of fee.

What format should my submission be?
Please submit a DVD or a vimeo link.

When is the submission deadline?
October 10, 2016.

What happens after I enter?
Our selection committee will view your film and choose the finalists per category.

What do I win?

 International Jury Awards

1. Best Feature Film
2. Best Short Fiction Film
3. Best Animated Short Film
4. Best Feature Film Director
5.  Best Feature Film Screenplay
6. Best Young Actor in a Feature Film
7. Best Young Actress in a Feature Film
The Jury may also award Special Prizes and Special Mentions to praise the merits of other films.

Kids and Docs 2016 Jury Awards

1. Best Featurette
2.  Best Short Documentary

Children’s Jury Awards

1. Best Feature Film
2. Best Short Fiction Film
3. Best Animated Short Film
4. Best Featurette
5. Best Short Documentary

Prizes will also be awarded by the following organizations:

1. European Children’s Film Association (ECFA)
2. Centre International du Film pour l’ Enfance et la Jeunesse (CIFEJ)

ect.

Who’s in the jury?
We’re currently working on this.

The Olympia Film Festival has established two juries: the international jury composed by adults with previous participation and contribution to the cinema for children and young people, and the children’s jury composed by children which awards separate prizes.

 

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