The festival from its beginnings had a specific purpose, to embrace the local community and to convey the flame of its creators and to the educational community by establishing a new relationship between the documentary films and its audience having achieved the return of the viewer (who until recently was apathetic) to the dark room. At the same time, through the screenings, discussions and seminars, the festival has established itself as a place of meeting and dialogue between Greeks and foreigners and gives the opportunity to adults and young to search for ideas, images and feelings. For these reasons we decided that the Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival (P.I.D.F)shouldn’t take place ONLY online.
The festival will be held in two phases
5 to 14 February 2021 online renewing like every year our winter appointment, showing only the international program
7 to 16 May 2021 with a physical presence will take place the integrated program throughout the network of cities embracing the festival
The Greek program will only be screened at the May festival since there is the Jury Prize for the best Greek documentary adopted by the Municipality of Sparta.
This year's festival program includes 60 international and 20 Greek documentaries, and 22 documentaries on the educational zone.
The guest of honor of the 7th edition is the Austrian director, Natalie Halla, whose 5 films will be screened during the Festival. She will also participate in the three-member committee on the Equality Awards.
The festival is enriched this year with workshops, seminars, round table discussions, teleconferences, exhibitions.
As part of the tribute, special parallel actions have been organized, such as an international comics exhibition in collaboration with the Babel festival team, collaborations with other festivals and special educational programs aimed at all levels of education.
5 prizes will be awarded at the end of the festival in May 2021
- Best International Documentary Audience Award
- Best Greek Documentary Audience Award
- Jury Award for best ‘ gender equality” documentary
- This year the "Sparta Prize" is established, adopted by the Municipality of Sparta. A prize given by a three-member jury for the best Greek documentary.
- Student Award of the University of Peloponnese for the best documentary of the tribute "conquering freedom" in which 20 films participate
All screenings, seminars and parallel actions are free to the public