The Athens Open Air Film Festival was inaugurated in the summer of 2011 and returns for the 3rd year with outdoor - and free - cinema and cultural events, with a backdrop of the most characteristic monuments of Attica and unexpected venues that promote the image of Athens as a modern European city both to residents and to visitors.
The Francophone Film Festival began in the autumn of 2000 and in the coming years it was established as the spring cinema event of Athens. Over these 12 years that have passed, the francophone cinema has gained the Athenian audience, it has secured its place along the two magor greek film festivals (the International Festival of Thessalonique and the International Festival of Athens Opening Nights Conn-X) and has grown into one of the most important festivals of southeastern Europe.
The 2nd Silent Film Festival ofMichael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens,Greece will soon be a fact with the collaboration with STUDIO - parallel circuit and its president Christos Papadimitriou. The Festival comes afresh at the Open Air Terrace, at the 3rd and top floor, where an authentic summer cinema is being set up with the audience's entrance free of charge,
Organised by the Athens Film Society, the 16th Athens International Film Festival - Opening Nights will bring the best of international cinema to Athens, Greece. For 11 days, from September 15 to 26, the heart of cinema will beat in Athens. The festival was first launched in September 1995 and has continued with great success until now. The movie theatres accommodating the festival are the Attikon Cinemax Class, Apollon Cinemax Class and Danaos 1 & 2 theatres.
A premiere screening at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, of the film Viaje a la Luna (Trip to the Moon) (1998, 19'), based on the sole film script written by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be screened on 24 September. The director, Frederic Amat, distinguished Catalan painter, engraver and set designer, will be present at the event.
The 5th International Science Film Festival in Athens, Greece will be presented again this year from 4 to 29 May 2010 at the facilities of the Center for Applied Industrial Design (CAID) under the title "Protes Provoles (Premiers)". This May in Athens, documentaries produced worldwide covering every scientific field will premier for Athenian audiences. Daily showings provide answers to simple questions and much more. At Protes Provoles, science documentaries meet digital art and new media.
The Mir Centre for Russian Studies and Culture and the Ilion Cinema will be staging Russian Wednesdays, presenting various forms of Russian art. Cinema, painting and photography all come together in one place to illustrate the political and social development of contemporary Russia over the years. Once a month (from January until May) on a Wednesday, the Ilion Cinema in Athens, Greece will show classic and contemporary masterpieces of Russian cinema.
The Panorama of European Cinema will take place from 22 October to 1 November at the Ideal and Trianon Filmcenter cinemas, as well as at the Michalis Kakogiannis Foundation in Athens. The Panorama of European Cinema is being staged for the first time this year by the City of Athens Cultural Organisation. It is expected that more than 100 films from European and other continents will be shown over its 11-day duration, focusing on the achievements and promoting European cinema.
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.
Cinema on Your Plate takes you on a tour of the best restaurants in town, offering you an unforgettable four-course dinner inspired by eight carefully chosen films. Every Monday, from 23 February until 13 April, different cinemas in Athens will host eight nightly shows which will be introduced by well-known film critics and popular artists.
The 3rd International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo will be held in Athens 1-8 February at the Nixon screening room. The festival aims to present new productions of audiovisual work to the public, that show innovation in the use of images, rhythm and narration through new and older technologies. The programme includes a wide selection of short films (fiction, documentaries and animation) from all over the world.
ELLTHEA presents a series of tributes to world cinema at the Pallas Theatre, beginning with the Berlin School, January 22-28. After a long period of absence, German filmmaking has returned. It has been since the '70s and the Fassbinder, Venders and Herzog generations that we have had such variety of topics, aesthetic trends, sensitivity and imagination in approaching a reality that deals with the private sphere or the political, social and historical challenge.
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.