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Lost World Film Festival


June 5 - 10, 2021

The 2nd Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival returns in June 2021 in association with the Municipality of Kandanos-Selinou. The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality. 

Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival - 2021:

Greek & International short films in SW Crete


Six days of Film Screenings, Parallel social events, Live Music, Industry Talks, culinary highlights & more! Combining the best in International & Greek Short Films demonstrating Great story telling,, daily Live Music, social gatherings & Parties with headlining bands & entertainment, our Festival is a 'must do' for Filmmakers, Film Industry & Audience guests who wish to combine networking, brainstorming, soaking up great films and chilling in one of the most desirable spots on the Planet. Screenings are held under the Stars in the Town Square and oceanside at the Pearl Cavo venue attracting filmmakers and visitors from all corners of the Globe.

We are delighted to announce that Bruno Chatelin of will be attending and  presenting a Keynote: ‘The Hollywood Stories from Bruno Chatelin’ – Chapter 2 ‘The Doors’ by Oliver Stone

In due course we will announce details of more parallel Talks and Master Classes which will be included in our Film Festival Programme. Keep a weather eye for details both here and on our website.


‘DAVE GRUSIN, NOT ENOUGH TIME’ Directed by Barbara Bentree – Produced by John Rangel


Andromeda (Opening Night Party at Atoli)
Change House (Closing Night Party at Pearl Cavo)

Key Festival Partners, Loupakis Winery, Fischer Beer, Aris Hotel, Screen Ireland, All About Festivals, Municipality of Kandanos Selinou


The 'Lost World' of Paleochora nestles between the Mountains and Sea in South West Crete and is the perfect location for Filmmakers to convene to show their work, network with colleagues and enjoy our fabulous Cretan hospitality.

We have a limited number of complimentary rooms which the Paleochora Hotel Association has kindly offered to Officially Selected International visiting filmmakers. To be eligible for complimentary accommodation, filmmakers must have reached Official Selection Status plus provide us with details of dates of Travel to Crete. There are alo special hotel discounts available for participating Festival attendees.

We are open to all genres of Short Films, with the exception of gratuitous Horror.

Our core festival team is made up of a small group of volunteers, film enthusiasts and film professionals. Our goal is to provide the best possible communication and a fun, productive festival experience. If there is anything we can assist with, please send us an email and we will do our best to reply within 48hrs.

We look forward to your Film Submission.



Tel: +30 6987856018


Lost World Film Festival Closing ceremony with awards

Attending Award Winners as Follows
‘Without Milk’ Best Greek Director: Thodoris Vournas (Greece)
‘Without Milk’Best Greek Film Cast: Alexandros Logothetis & Panos Mouzouakis
‘Without Milk’ Best Cinematography Greek: Petros Antoniadis
‘Without Milk’ Best Greek Short Fiction Film 2nd
Best Greek Editing - Dimitris Kadis (Greece) for “Check In”
Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film Director Olivia Hadjiioannou (Greece) for “Red Lion” (Joint Winner)
Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film Director Mike Reft (USA) for ‘Chemistry 101’ (Joint Winner)
Best International Cast: Gaston Stabiszewski (director/actor) & Jonas Steltenkamp (actor) for ‘Luftholen’ (Germany)
(attended with Ania Pilch -producer)
Best International Director: Gabriel Gallindo (Brazil) for “View”
Best Animation 3rd ‘Red Dress No Straps’ by Maryam Mohajer
Best Cinematography International ‘Nice Night for it’ Piers McGrail (Director Rachel Carey - Ireland- Attended)
Best Animation 3rd Maryam Mohajer (from Iran & London) for “Red Dress, No Straps”
Best Greek Newcomer Director: ‘The Bureaucrat’ Director Dimitrios Karas (attended with actress Sophia Fhytou)
Bruno Chatelin of received an Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film & Film Festival
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NON ATTENDEES - remaining Awards went to:
The Tattoo (dir) Ian Power (Ireland)
Best Short Fiction Film Greek 1st - Chandelier (dir) Antony Glaros (Greece)
Best Short Documentary Film 3rd- Let the Boat Sail (dir) Kostas Giannakis (Greece)
Best Short Documentary 2nd - Mother & Baby (dir) Mia Mullarkey (Ireland)
Best Short Screenplay International 3rd - ATM (dir) David Huergo (Spain)
Best Short Documentary 1st - Returning Home (dir) Nikolia Apostolou (Greece)
Best Short Documentary 1st Retouch (dir) Kaveh Mazaheri (Iran)
Best Short Screenlpay Greek 2nd - Lost Treasure (dir) George Georgakopoulos (Greece)
Best International Short Fiction Film 3rd - Cubeman (directed by) Linda Dombrovszky (Hungary)
Best International Short Fiction 3rd - Curro (dir) Micah Stathis (USA)
Best Animation 2nd - Inverse (dir) Ioanna Tsinividi (Greece)
Best Short Animation 1 st - Blue Tomorrow (dir) Numan Ayaz (Turkey)
Best Animation 3 rd ‘Red Dress No Straps’ by Maryam Mohajer
Best Short Comedy - Paul is Dead (dir) George Moore (UK)
Best Greek Short Fiction 3 rd ‘Heimlich’ Directed by Kostas Voukaris
OutstandingAchievement at International Film Festivals ‘Mousse’ (dir) John Hellberg (Sweden)
Best Original Greek Music Award for ‘Reply’ Ioannis Giannakakis (Greece)
Best Original Music International Short Film ‘Kein Problem’ (Denmark) by Jeppe Kass & Emil Millang

About Lost World Film Festival

McGuire Linda

Linda’s career in Film is long standing and diverse. Her acting career launched in the early 90’s when she founded the London Maverick Theatre Company then rapidly progressed into TV & Film. Working alongside veteran Film Directors such as Stephen Frears (‘Dangerous Liaisons’,‘The Queen’) and Ian Sellar (‘The Englishman’ ‘Prague’), Linda was regularly invited by the NFTS to assist student Film Directors in the process of working with Actors. Throughout this time, Linda found herself increasingly drawn into the core of Filmmaking, lending her creative and production skills to support both emerging and established filmmakers with their projects. Annual attendances at the Cannes Film Festival soon became less about being an actor and more about raising the profile of new films, projects & screenplays. Eventually breaking away from London, Linda developed a passion for bringing the Art of filmmaking and acting into the remote communities that she travelled to, culminating in the making of short films, ‘Mana Moana’ in New Zealand & ‘Heavenly Time’ in Greece. She is also founder and Festival Director of the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival (International) which launches in June 2019.

Events organisation include: International Concerts, Film Premieres, VIP Screenings, Galas, Exhibitions, Fundraisers etc. London, Los Angeles, New York, Auckland, Glasgow, Cyprus & Crete



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