International & European Competition 

The department is divided into 2 sections and hosts: in the first, documentary films, short, medium and length, exclusively from European member states, while in the second, films from every corner of the rest of the planet ...

Greek Competition

The department hosts short, medium and feature length documentaries, exclusively by Greek artists, whether they live in Greece or from Greeks living and working anywhere on the Earth ...


Cinematic Panorama Documentary, short, medium and feature length, by creators living and working anywhere on the planet, regardless of their citizenship

nir avieli

Anthropologist, Associate Professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and President of the Israeli Anthropological Association. 

He specializes in the anthropology of food and the anthropology of tourism. 

For many years his research area was South-East Asia, and particularly Vietnam, where he conducted research on contemporary gastronomic and culinary cultures. 

During the recent years he has begun to conduct fieldwork in Greece, and has incorporated issues of Greek culture and identities in his teaching.

Greek Directors at the 6th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra & Awards 
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Foreign Directors at the 6th International Documentary Festival & Awards 
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01 July 2020 6

Special Award - Honorary Distinction of documentaries…

Special Award - Honorary Distinction of documentaries presented on the Internet through the International Festival's Facebook page, in the context of International Solidarity to all countries of the world, affected by the Covid pandemic -… Read more
27 June 2020 385

Review about film " Hong Kong - Please shining again"

The theme of this film is very profound and powerful. It shows the current status of Hong Kong from a realistic perspective, telling us what Hong Kong has experienced in the form of a documentary. Trying to use audiovisual and video to… Read more

Juries 2020

Preliminary Jury
7th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra &awards and
1st International Festival for Fiction Movies &awards:

  • Helen Vlassi
    Artistic Director Of International Festival of Ierapetra, Joyrnalist, Producer, Director, Writer
  • Kostas Konstantinidis
    Film Critic, Member of: Panhellenic Cinema Critics Association and Hellenic Greek Academy
  • Christos Solomos
    Actor, Director 
  • Giorgos Kourgianidis
    Vice President of International Festival of Ierapetra, Interventional cardiologist, Writer, Producer
  • Panagiota Tsevi
    Lawyer, Author

Juries of 7th International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra &awards

Honorary President of International Festival of Ierapetra &awards
Christoforos Haralampakis
Professor of Linguistics at the School of Philosophy, Faculty of Philology, Department of Linguistics at the

Jury Of Greek Documentary Competition

  • President: Menos Deliotzakis
    Civil Engineer, Director, President of Film Committee at Greek Radio Television (ERT S.A.)
  • Ioanna Spiliopoulou
    Editing, Director
  • Panagiotis Sarris
    Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, (School of Biosciences)

Jury Of International Documentary Competition

  • President: Lefteris Haritos
  • Christos Karakepelis
    Director, Writer, Producer
  • Michel Garance

Jury of 1st International Festival for Fiction Movies &awards

  • President: Giannis Soldatos
    Publisher, Litterateur, Producer, Director, Writer
  • Vasilis Kechagias
    Film Critic, Film Critic, President of Pan-Hellenic association of film critics
  • Penny Panagiotopoulou
  • Pavlos Methenitis
    Writer, Journalist
  • Thanasis Neofotistos
    Director, Director, Head Programmer of International Student Competition of the 43rd Drama International Short Film Festival