Golden Athena to 'Hedi', Special Mention and Audience Award to 'The Red Turtle'.
“The Sentimentalists”: The Athens International Film Festival joins forces with the Movement of Artists with Disabilities and welcomes you to an entirely accessible screening
The Athens International Film Festival presents the documentary “Dancer”, starring Sergei Polunin, the “James Dean” of the ballet world, whom we'll have the honour of welcoming to Athens to attend the screening!
The 22nd Athens International Film Festival invites you to a screening… in high heels!
In an evening dedicated to the future of Greek cinema, the 22nd Athens International Film Festival gave out the awards for best first-time filmmaker, actor and actress.
On Wednesday, September 21st, in the packed Alexandra Trianti Hall of the Megaron – The Athens Concert hall, the 22nd Athens International Festival kicked off with its opening ceremony, fronted by the Festival's Artistic Director, Loukas Katsikas.
Cinema has always shown great interest in minorities and the 22nd Athens International Film Festival has decided to present a special tribute to the light and dark aspects of human diversity with the free screenings of eight films, both new releases and classic films, at the Greek Film Archive. What is it like to feel like a stranger in someone else's world? The tribute aims to encourage mutual understanding, respect and acceptance, the extinction of stereotypes and prejudices, so that the groups in question can adapt to and remain within the wider educational system.
Take part in the Festival's photo team Submit your name until Monday, September 19th
September 21st – October 2nd 2016
Italy has arguably been a leading force in European cinema, having introduced major filmmakers and masterpieces we all know and love. After a sudden step back in the early '90s, these last few years something seems to be stirring again in the country next door. New filmmakers step forward, festivals and distributors show greater interest in Italian productions, and the Italian cinema again seems ready to conquer the world.
The Athens International Film Festival was born out of an unconditional love for cinema and it's proudly made by fans for fans.
The 22nd Athens International Film Festival is a proud supporter of Greek cinema for a fifth year in row, highlighting the work of young filmmakers through its Greek short film competition section.
Pedro Almodóvar, the biggest name in contemporary Spanish cinema, returns to female-driven drama with his new film, “Julieta”, the ideal choice for opening film of the 22nd Athens International Film Festival!
Submission until Wednesday, August 24th
The beloved and biggest film festival in Athens returns for its 22nd edition.