Positively Different Short Film Festival is back for the fifth year; restless and spirited!

From 7 to 10 March 2024 at the historic Astor cinema*

40 short films introduce us to rugged but exciting worlds and invite us to be immersed in them. With humour, sensibility, courage and curiosity, creators from 22 countries express common questions and concerns while attending all screenings and discussing with the audience in Q&A sessions.

The finalists will compete for four awards: Best Film, Audience Award, Best Greek Production and Curatorial Team Award. Specially curated sets will be screened to high school students on Thursday and Friday, 7 & 8 March, while on the last day of the festival, the awarded films will be screened simultaneously in Athens, Istanbul and Berlin. Concerts, masterclasses and panel discussions will bring together the festival in a four-day celebration dedicated to diversity, love and revolt.

*PDSFF has made the cinema as accessible as possible for people with mobility issues, by temporarily installing a wheelchair lift on the days of the festival. There will be festival staff available on site to direct guests with mobility issues to the lift. If there are any questions about the accessibility of the festival, please direct them to positivelydifferentff@gmail.com.


Gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, religion, able-bodiedness influence our present and future, life prospects and obstructions. Shedding light on life paths of “others” – often through realism and humor and other times through abstraction and experimentation – Positively Different Short Film Festival aims to act as a reference point for raising awareness with regards to intersectionality and discrimination, providing a safe space for co-creation and networking.

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