Psarokokalo Internatiional Short Film Festival



The Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival is an annual festival held in Greece since 2007. The festival aims to provide a showcase for the work of new filmmakers from around the world and to promote the diversity and richness of the short film. The festival is part of a project aiming to research, promote and develop the art of filmmaking. The festival program includes screenings of short films from Greece and abroad as well as audiovisual events, lectures, masterclasses, exhibitions, and live concerts. The quality of its screenings, lectures, exhibitions have managed to make it a reference point for cinephiles, filmmakers, professionals, and new artists. Each year the activities of the festival expanded, receiving more participation from different countries and getting bigger support from filmmakers and professionals. The festival aims to travel across borders to develop a spirit of friendship and cooperation with international festivals and filmmakers from all over the world. Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival is run by Kyklos a nonprofit organization based in Athens whose purpose is to promote actions relating to cinema and public awareness of environmental issues. ‘Kyklos’ in Greek means cycle and the vision of the cycle is the respect for fundamental rights including freedom equal opportunities and cultural diversity (

Event date

02.06.2023 ⟶ 08.06.2023

International Grand Prize
National Grand Prize
Best Film Award for Human Rights with Emphasis on Diversity
“ΙRINI” – Best Short Film
Screenwriter’s Award
Audience awards Psarokokalo

Soultana Koumoutsi

(Founder )

Sοultana Koumoutsi is a writer, director, founder and president of the Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival. He was born in Piraeus, Greece. He studied with a scholarship from the state scholarship foundation at the National Theater. He has attended academic seminars on the production and distribution of audiovisual work. He is the author of the play “Good Luck” for the New Stage of the National Theatre. Filmography (screenplay – direction): ”For a hug”, ”Annoula” and ”Paradox”. You work as an assistant director and producer in television – film and advertising productions. Since 2010, she has been in charge of the Psaroloco Media Literacy Project ( program with a priority on vulnerable groups of children and young people.