8 Annual March 15, 2013 to March 21, 2013
In 2013 there is a special bonus for Hard Science Fiction shorts: If selected to screen, they will have the chance to screen in a SECOND festival, to be held October 2013. Both through their submission to Sff-rated ATHENS! So, what is a Hard SF film? Freaking wires, syringes etc, but with a “serious” intent. Those that have shot one, know one. Two fests with one submission… Isn’t that festering or what?
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Science Fiction & Fantasy is where imagination doesn’t just play the game – it makes the rules. Join us.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The SFF-rated Athens is now in its 8th year, having become a celebrated international short film and feature festival lasting a whole seven+ days.
Think seriously about visiting; we soak the Festival and the audience in absinthe – for free. And we make certain our visiting directors find out what this mysterious Mediterranean/Greek cuisine is all about.
2012 continued the success of 2011, keeping our audience numbers high, and our film and screening quality level even higher.
For 2013, we have kept our submission fees at the same level as in the five previous years, and at the lowest possible level.
Our Audience Awards exist to create a lasting connection between Audience and filmmakers thousands of miles apart. They are: for short films, Short Supreme and Best Idea. For features: Best Film, and our world-wide exclusivity, the Audience Controversy Award.
Our Jury Awards, on the other hand, exist to create even more controversy (Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay).
Visit our blogsite at http://sffrated.wordpress.com to learn more (indeed, everything) about us, and don’t hesitate to contact us.
Chief Festival Officer
Alecos Papadopoulos (Chief Festival Officer) ; Alecos Papadopoulos (Chief Festival Officer) ; Angelos Mastorakis (Artistic Director) ; Angelos Mastorakis (Artistic Director)