The international film festival in Saranda is an activity which aims to make Saranda a center for the meeting of the cineastes, producers and mostly distributors of the film industry almost like Sarajevo and Thessaloniki. Thanks to its geographic position, climate, hospitality and its wonderful landscape, Saranda has all the possibilities for being an attraction for the foreign cineastes.
The city is located only 15 km from the ancient Butrint and 50 km from the characteristic city of Gjirokastra, both of them on UNESCO Heritage site. One or two sessions are being planned to take place in the city of Gjirokastra.
Saranda is only a few kilometers from the Greek island of Corfu, and can be reached from the airport, and then in the ship in less than 30 minutes. The festival is conceived as the festival of the full fiction film. The activity will take place from 27 August to 02 September of 2017. The Festival with be Open Air and the main competition will take place in the evening at the open cinema of the city. It will be constructed another open air environment in one of the hotels by the seaside. The daily competitions and the other activities will take place in the cinema hall and the other two halls.