24th Athens International Film Festival

Paweł Pawlikowski (director, screenwriter)

Warsawian Pawlikowski studied literature and philosophy in London and Oxford. He started making documentary films for the BBC in the late 1980s. Ida won the 2015 Foreign Language Academy Award and five European Film Awards among various accolades. Since 2013 he lives in Warsaw and teaches film direction and writing.

Day: 20th September/ Film: COLD WAR /Cinema: IDEAL / Time: 22:00

Peter Strickland (director, screenwriter) & Andrew Starke (producer)
Peter Strickland, 45, born to a Greek mother and British father, entered Berlin IFF at age 24 with his short Bubblegum. Since then he's become a favourite in the festival circuit and, according to the Guardian, a key figure in this generation's British filmmaking. 

Day 27th September/ Film: IN FABRIC / Cinema: IDEAL / Time: 22:00

Thomas Stuber (director, screenwriter)

Thomas Stuber, born in Leipzig in 1981, completed several trainings in the film industry. His feature film Teenage Angst won the award for Best Film by an Up-and-Coming German Director and Of Dogs and Horses was honoured with a Student OSCAR® Silver Medal in 2012. 

Day 27th September / Film: IN THE AISLES / Cinema: IDEAL / Time: 19:00
Day 28th September / Film: IN THE AISLES / Cinema: DANAOS 2 / Time: 21:00

Nathaniel Kahn (director, screenwriter)

Award winner Nathaniel Kahn's documentary My Architect, a portrait of his father, Louis I. Kahn, was nominated for an Academy Award, two Film Independent Spirit Awards, and an Emmy. His short films include the Emmy and Academy Award nominated Two Hands.

Day: 27th September / Movie: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING / Cinema: DANAOS 1 / Time: 20:15
Day: 28th September / Movie: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING / Cinema: ASTOR / Time: 20:15

Peter Medak (director) & Paul Iacovou (producer)

Budapest born Medak, 81, has directed a great number of TV plays, mini-series, films, operas and stage productions over the past 50 years of his directing career. His film The Ruling Class received an Academy Award nomination.

Day: 25th September / Movie: THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERS/  Cinema: ASTOR / Time: 20:00PM
Day: 25th September / Movie: THE CHANGELING/  Cinema: ODEON OPERA 1 / Time: 22:30PM

   

Mahmut Fazil Coşkun (director, scriptwriter)

He began filmmaking with directing documentaries in year 2000. His first fiction film, Uzak Ihtimal, won several national and international awards including Rotterdam Film Festival's Golden Tiger award. His sophomore, Yozgat Blues, premiered at San Sebastian Film Festival. 

Day: 21st September / Film: THE ANNOUNCEMENT /Cinema: ASTOR /Time: 20:15
Day: 22nd September / Film: THE ANNOUNCEMENT /Cinema: DANAOS 2 /Time: 21:30

Marija Kavtaradge (director, scriptwriter)

Director and scriptwriter, graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film Directing studies. Her short I'm Twenty Something won best student film at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards 2015. She is considered to be one of the most talented upcoming filmmakers in Lithuania.

Day: 26th September / Movie: SUMMER SURVIVORS / Cinema: ODEON Opera 1 / Time: 20:15
Day: 27th September / Movie: SUMMER SURVIVORS / Cinema: ODEON Opera 2 / Time: 19:00

Lorenzo Ferro (actor)

Lorenzo Ferro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 9th, 1998. During his last high-school year he was called to cast for the role of Carlitos without having any experience in acting. After casting thousands of boys, Luis Ortega chose him to play the main character of his new film. “Él Ángel” is his debut as an actor. 

Day: 26th September / Movie: THE ANGEL/ EL ANGEL /  Cinema: IDEAL / Time: 19:45