We are very proud of the fact that for the 4th consecutive year altcineAction! continues offering awards of a highly educational and career-evolving nature.

With Prizes totaling over than 50.000 Euros in production grants and services rewarding the top three films, and professional software for Editing and Cinematography, altcineAction! Online Short Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers’ 4th edition will once again seek and find the best of the next generation of Balkan directors!

And as every year, the audience is the jury that highlights the Festival’s winners. We are more than happy to announce that this year, our innovative Best Critic Award expands, it spreads over the Balkans and becomes The 5C Project. Five young up-and-coming critics from all over the world will have the unique opportunity to join the cine-caravan and travel to four Balkan cities, where they will meet the local film culture, they will attend workshops on writing and film literacy and of course they will have the chance to share their experience online.

Join the action now to win all the amazing awards altcineAction! offers and find out about the new “surprise” prizes we have in store for you!

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.

Juries Awards

Best Photography Award, offers a $1000 USD gift certificate to be redeemed directly through Zacuto, courtesy of MC Manios.

The Jury is constisted of Aleksandar Ilic, Serbia, Olympia Mytilinaiou, GSC, Greece and Krum Rodriguez, BAC, Bulgaria.


Best Editing Award
The Best Editor will be awarded with the Avid Media Composer 7 software, courtesy of Avid/Telmaco S.A.

The Jury is constisted of Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Greece, Svetla Tsotsorkova, Bulgaria,  and Roxana Szel, Romania.


Alida Dimitriou Award– altcine team’s choice
In memory of the great woman, Alida Dimitriou, who was committed to short films and social issues.

The prize includes the whole post-production process, for winner’s next film, provided by the company 2|35 and Costas Varibopiotis’ sound studio.


Best Critic Award, offers to five young critics all the expenses for their participation in The 5C Project. The winners of this film literacy project will travel to four Balkan cities (Athens/Greece, Split/Croatia, Cetate/Romania, Tirana/Albania) in the course of one year, where they will attend workshops and seminars to perfect their writing under the guidance of established professionals and academics.

The jury of The Best Critic Award is composed of President Mr Marian Tutui (Romania), Ms Gergana Doncheva (Bulgaria), Ms Ana Grgic (Croatia) and Ms Lydia Papadimitriou (UK/Greece).