23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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  • International Competition

    Napoleon III's coup d' etat to restore monarchy in 1852 France resulted in arresting the entire male population of an alpine village. After spending two months in isolation while the...

  • Music & Film - In Competition

    One of the most popular sections of the festival took on the Competition aspect and leads the audience into various musical genres, introduces artists and new musical trends, pays tribute to...

  • Music & Film - Out of Competition

    This section include "Music & Film" films that could not be featured "In Competition", due to the Official rules. Also, this section includes anniversary musical documentaries, concert or fiction...

  • Greek Short Stories - In Competition

    The 23rd Athens International Film Festival supports Greek directors by introducing new film-makers through the “Greek Short Stories” competition segment. Following the successful...

  • Festival Darlings

    The most important international and European productions, which have been distinguished in major festivals and have piqued the interest of filmgoers all over the world, as well as new discoveries...

  • Stranger Than Fiction

    Fascinating, odd, bizarre and attractive images of a varied world, amazing everyday stories which any gifted scriptwrited would envy, revealing looks at contemporary reality, all captured in the...

  • After Hours

    An open invitation to late­night movie buffs, promising a series of suspenseful nocturnal screenings of varied content: the latest in Asian horror, select retro chills and some of the most controversial...

  • Short Stories

    Whether the work of young filmmakers, testing the waters for the first time, or the conscious choice of certain directors who prefer to be brief and concise, the short films in this section deserve...

  • Special Screenings

    This Section features a series of retro screenings, offering Greek audiences the opportunity to revisit old classics or discover largely unknown gems in new or restored prints.

  • Tribute to Claire Denis

    In one of the most beautiful scenes in Claire Denis' debut, “Chocolate” (1988), a young girl looks at the skyline above the African land and wonders where it ends. “What you...

  • Tribute to John Huston

    A painter and a boxer, a writer and a cavalry soldier, a traveler and an adventure lover, the Ernest Hemingway of the cinema, as he was named, John Huston left a legacy of 37 films over 5 decades...

  • Spotlight on Robin Campillo

    A permanent coworker of director Laurent Cantet, writer of the staggering “Time Out” and “The Class” which won the Palm d’Or in 2008 but also director of the film “120 Beats Per Minute” which won...

  • Nothing about Us Without Us: Cinema and Disability

    The issue of disability in film is as old as the art of cinema which ironically exists thanks to a human structural imperfection, the afterimage. The irony is that we are used to a stereotypical and...