Organised by the Athens Film Society, the 15th Athens International Film Festival - Opening Nights will bring the best of international cinema to the Greek capital. For 11 days, from September 16 to 27, the heart of cinema will beat in Athens. Highlights of this year's festival include two important openings for Greek cinema, a collection of 20 rare cult films and specials dedicated to two of the greatest contemporary film pioneers, Danish director Jørgen Leth and Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski.
The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Athens on the weekend of 31 October! Filmmakers from all over Greece will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The screenings of the movies will take place at Ster Cinemas on 4 & 5 November. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2008".
The Panorama of European Film Festival takes place in Athens from the 9th until 19th of October. The Festival has been organized for the last 20 years by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Eleftherotypia newspaper, alongside other groups that support it, such as the British Council, the City of Athens, the Greek Film Center, the Goethe Institute and others.
For eleven days, from September 17 to 28, the heart of cinema beats in Athens. Organised by the Athens Film Society, the "Opening Nights Conn-x" or Athens International Film Festival brings in the Greek capital the best of the international cinema field.
One of the most distinguished composers of our times, the recently awarded with the Oscar prize for his course in cinema music Ennio Morricone arrives in Athens to offer two unique evenings at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on September 28 and 29 respectively.
The Athens cinema field can be divided into three categories. Firstly, there are a number of multiplex cinemas situated in neighborhoods around the city center, at a distance of between 15 to 45 minutes by public transportation or taxi. On the other hand, the visitor will find many cinema venues in the city center, presenting a wide variety of films from cinefil to blockbusters.