part of the action

altcineAction!, unique in its kind, is the first Online Short Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers.

Organized by altcine, the web platform dedicated to Balkan Cinema, and under the patronage of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Creative Europe Media Programme, altcineAction! is open to every young filmmaker from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey, to exhibit their work to the entire planet and win great awards for their next production.

With altcineAction!, any web surfer will be able to have free access to films from the Balkan Peninsula, connect in a direct and playful way with the creative young professionals, while the region’s young directors will have the opportunity to find mentoring and support by top companies and Institutions of the Balkans for their films and studies.

So far, during the last 3 years of its activities, altcineAction! has brought together 145 films from 13 Balkan countries in its online library and counts more than 6200 registered users, while continuing to offer great prizes, sponsored by top companies and institutions in the audiovisual sector. The festival aids film production and co-production in the Balkans by putting the spotlight on the next generation of directors, while at the same time transforming young audio-visual literate surfers into engaged audiences and creating sustainable communities.
Our team

Festival Director: Electra Venaki
Festival Coordinator: Mika Tourkaki
PR Coordinator: Stefania Profitou
Web site: Panagiotis Kokkinakis
IT Department: Christina Kyrkou
IT Consultant: Savas Karelis
Material Coordinator: Gjergj Mosko
Material Editor: Kyriakos Gkikas
Visual Effects: Panos Mazarakis
Hospitality Coordinator: Thanassis Bourliaskos
Texts Supervisor: Giorgos Panagiotakis
Co-productions Coordinator: Kyveli Short
Graphic Design: Giorgos Tsirogiannis
Photos: Nick Zarago, Christos Lolos

Creator: Apostolos Aggrogiannis
Music: Maria Gabriel-Spandidis
Promotional Video

Director/editor: Stevi Panayiotaki
Cinematography: Konstantinos Stathias
Sound: Christos Sakellariou
Speakage: Stefania Profitou
Music: Maria Gabriel-Spandidis

Amalia Vlachou, Evan Sakellarakis, Penelope Mavropsaridis, Michalis Mathioudakis, Charis Tsironis, Vaggelis Tzifakis, Adriani Alexopoulou, Eirini Pitaouli, Filippos Kolovos

Grand Awards

As always, the first three prizes are based on audience voting and they offer services for winners’ next production. More precisely:

Authorwave (Greece) offers 8.000 Euros in shooting and post-production services.
Full shooting package for 5 days, 16 hours of Color Correction with a colorist artist, the making of opening and end titles, 4Κ DCP mastering (with English or Greek subtitles).
DNA (Greece) will offer five days of sound post-production and final mix
Arctos (Greece) offers a full shooting package (HD Camera Black Magic 4K + Lenses set) and a lighting set.
Melancholy Star (based in London, UK) offers five days of Story Boarding or Visual effects.


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