Athens International Film Festival

The Athens International Film Festival introduces the “Giorgos Tziotzios” Honorary Award

The Honorary Award for Contribution, which from now on will be given by the Athens International Film Festival “Opening Nights”, is named after Giorgos Tziotzios, the man behind the festival.

One of the most important announcements at the Press Conference of the 25th celebratory Athens International Film Festival - Opening Nights was the one regarding the title of the Festival’s Honorary Award. From now on, the Honorary Award will be named after Giorgos Tziotzios, our beloved first Director of ΣΙΝΕΜΑ magazine and Athens International Film Festival and the man who made his idea and dream of Opening Nights a reality.


The “Giorgos Tziotzios” Honorary Award will be given in honor to selected guests of the Festival for their contribution to cinema and culture. For the first time this year, the “Giorgos Tziotzios” Award will be given to the world-renowned and awarded directors Costa-Gavras and Jerzy Skolimowski. The award to Costa-Gavras is to be given before the nationwide premiere of his film “Adults in the room” at the Festival’s Closing Night (Saturday, September 28th) and the award to Jerzy Skolimowski will be given before the screening of his film “Moonlighting” (1982) on Wednesday, September 25th, at Ideal Cinema (19:45).


Enthusiastic cinefil, valuable critic, visionary Director of ΣΙΝΕΜΑ magazine and Opening Nights, pioneer in movie distribution, a man who embraced cinema and fully supported both greek and foreign directors, Giorgos Tziotzios left his mark on the cinematic reality of Greece for the last thirty years with his love for cinema, spirit, boldness and his ethos. Renaming the Honorary Award is the least we can do to honor and gratitude a man to whom we owe a lot.

 



    Publication date: 2019-09-18 14:40:59

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