24th Athens International Film Festival

1. Buying tickets online 
It is now easy, quick and simple: you can buy your ticket online for any screening you wish, be it from your home, your workplace or even right outside the cinemas. With your credit or debit card, you can purchase tickets either by visiting www.viva.gr or using the corresponding app viva.gr, choosing the category Athens International Film Festival and the screening(s) you’d like to attend. You can then print out your tickets or use the electronic ticket stub on your mobile phone.

2. Physical points of sale

Festival Press Office and Reception Desk: Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) debit or credit card only. The Press Office and Reception Desk can issue tickets for all the screenings.

Press Office Opening Hours:
Wednesday, 12/09: 15h00 – 18h00
Thursday, 13/09 – Saturday 29/09: 11h00 – 18h00 (closed on Sundays the 23rd and the 30th of September)

Cinemas, where you can purchase tickets with cash or with debit/credit card. Attention! Each cinema issues tickets only for the screenings which will take place in that particular cinema.

Cinema Opening Hours:

Danaos 1 & 2 (109 Kifisias Ave. & Panormou Str.)
Wednesday, 12/9 - Wednesday 19/9: 17h00 – 22h00
Thursday 20/9 - Sunday 30/09: 16h30 – 22h30

Opera 1 & 2 (57 Academias Str.) 
Thursday 13/9 & Friday 14/9: 15h00-20h00
Saturday 15/9 - Sunday 16/9: 12h00-18h00
Monday 17/9 - Tuesday 18/9: 15h00-20h00
Wednesday 19/9:14h00-21h00

Ideal (46 Panepistimiou Str.)
Wednesday 12/9 - Wednesday 19/9: 17h00 – 22h00
Thursday 20/9 - Sunday 30/09: 16h30 – 22h30

Astor (28 Stadiou Str. Korai Arcade)
Thursday 13/9 - Wednesday 19/9: 17h30 – 23h00
Thursday 20/9 - Sunday 30/9: 17h00 – 23h00

Ticket Change/Cancelation:

In case the ticket was purchased online you can call 13855 (VIVA Call Service Line) and ask for the cancelation or change of the ticket.

In case the ticket was bought in cash from one of the cinemas, the ticket that you wish to cancel or change must be canceled at the cinema where it was purchased and the money must be returned to the buyer.

3. Special pass for people with disabilities

Entrance to all Festival screenings is free for people with disabilities by the providing of a 5-screening pass card (until the cards run out), while (film-loving) guide dogs are welcome.

Send your contact details (mobile number, e-mail) to [email protected] to issue the 5- screening pass card.

Card collecting point:
Festival Press Office and Reception Desk: Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor)
Thursday, 20/09 – Thursday 27/09: 11h00 – 18h00 with the demonstration of one of the following:

- A culture pass for people with disabilities [Ministry of Culture]
- A free public transport pass for people with disabilities [OASA]
- Unemployment card for people with disabilities [OAED]
- Membership card for the Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or any other relevant certification.

The pass is to be strictly used by the person for whom it was issued. You can issue a zero-value ticket per screening for any 5 screenings you wish (except for the Opening Ceremony) throughout the Festival, subject to availability. To enter the screening you must show your pass and the zero value ticket.

4. Accreditations

Accreditations for this year’s edition can be collected from the Festival Press Office and Welcome Desk at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor).

ATTENTION: The accreditation holders can issue their zero-value tickets only the day before or the day of the screening of their choice.

The accredited professionals/journalists will be issued a pass with a unique code, which they can use to attend 5 or 10 screenings overall (after having issued zero-value tickets for them, not by free entrance). With this unique code, the accreditation holder can issue tickets for all screenings both online, via viva.gr, or at any points of sale (see Paragraph 2).

Each accreditation is strictly personal and gives the holder the ability to issue a zero-value ticket per screening for any 5/10 screenings (that demand a ticket) throughout the Festival, subject to availability.

Press screenings: all Festival press screenings have the sign ‘P’ on the screening schedule.

The accredited journalists will have free access to all press screenings, without the use of their unique codes, only by showing their cards as long as the day before or on the day of the screening:

a. they have collected their zero-value ticket from the Festival Press Office and Welcome Desk at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) from 11am to 5pm (except for Sundays)
b. they have collected their zero-value ticket from the cinema of the screening, up until 15 minutes before the screenings starts. If they arrive any later than 15 minutes before the start of the screening, they forfeit their seat.

Entrance to screenings will be allowed only by demonstration of the accreditation card and the zero-value ticket

The screenings marked with P on the Festival’s program (Press Screenings) are open to the Festival’s public too, with the equivalent price, depending on the starting time.

5. Free tickets for the unemployed

Loyal to its support for the unemployed, the Festival will give out 2,000 free vouchers to unemployment card holders. Each unemployed card holder is entitled to 1 card with 2 codes that correspond to 2 zero-value tickets.

The free vouchers will be distributed on Monday, September 17th at the Festival Press Office at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) from 12h00 to 18h00.

ATTENTION: The free vouchers have to be exchanged for zero-value tickets the day before or the day of the screening, via viva.gr or the physical points of sale (see paragraph 2).

6. Contest winners 

All contest winners have to collect their zero-value ticket up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the screening; otherwise, they forfeit their free ticket.

7. Ticket prices

5€: Matinee screenings (starting before 18:55)
6€: Regular screenings (starting after 19:00)

8. Screenings upon Invitation / Free Entrance

a. The screenings realized within the framework of the tribute «The Future is Female: Cinema and Equality» from the 21st until the 25th of September 2018 at the Greek Film Archive (accessible for people with disabilities) will be free and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

b. Entrance to the award ceremony for First Appearing Creators and for the Competition Section of the Greek Short Films which will take place on Friday, the 28th of September at 19h30 at Danaos Cinema will be upon invitation only.

Stay tuned at cinemagazine.gr for more information!