Athens International Film Festival

Press Office Opening Hours:
Wednesday, 11/09: 15h00 – 18h00
Thursday, 12/09 – Saturday 28/09: 11h00 – 18h00 (closed on Sunday, 22/09)

1. FESTIVAL CARDS

a. Pricing

Viewers can acquire their festival passes, equivalent to 5, 10 or 20 screenings, at the price of 25€, 45€ and 70€, respectively.

BONUS regarding the purchase of a 20 Screenings Card (70€):

Viewers who acquire a festival card equivalent of 20 screenings, receive a personal invitation for the Festival opening ceremony, which will take place on September 18, 2019, at 20:00 (attendance begins at 19.00), followed by the screening of the Palme d'Or winner, "Parasite", as well as a double invitation for the pre-festival premiere of the film “The Goldfinch” on the 11th of September, at 21.45 (Ideal Cinema), starring Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver” ) and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman. Invitations will be received by e-mail.

b. Cards pre-sale

- from September 2, 2019 at 12.00 pm
1. online at www.viva.gr
2Viva branch network (cash or credit card)

- from September 9, 2019 (11.00 – 18.00): Festival Press Office and Reception Desk, located at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor), by debit or credit card only.

c. Cards sale
from Wednesday 18, 2019, at 15.00 (while stocks last)
1. online at www.viva.gr
2. Viva branch network (cash or credit card)
Festival Press Office and Reception Desk, located at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) debit or credit card only. Opening hours 13/9 – 28/9: 11.00 -18.00 (the Press Office will be closed on Sundays)
3. from Wednesday 18, 2019, Festival Cards will be available for sale at the associated Cinema Venues:

Danaos 1 & 2 (109 Kifisias Ave. & Panormou Str.)
Thursday 12-9 - Wednesday 18-9: 19.00 - 22.00

Opera 1 & 2 (57 Academias Str.)
Όπερα 1 & 2 (Ακαδημίας 57)
Thursday 12-9: 15:00-20:00
Friday 13-9: 15:00-20:00
Saturday 14-9: 12:00-18:00
Sunday 15-9: 12:00-18:00
Monday 16-9: 15:00-20:00
Tuesday 17-9: 15:00-20:00
Wednesday 18-9: 14:00-21:00

Ideal (46 Panepistimiou Str.)
Thursday 12-9 - Wednesday 18-9: 16:30 -22:30

Astor (28 Stadiou Str. Korai Arcade)
Thursday 12-9 - Wednesday 18-9 : 11.00 - 23.00

*The card owners will receive a unique code, through which they can issue tickets for all screenings, both online and at any points of sale (except screenings scheduled for Opening and Closing Ceremony).

**By showing proof of transaction, the card owners can also receive a personalised card with their name on it. The card can be only picked up from the Festival Press Office and Reception Desk, during opening hours.

***The card owners can redeem as many tickets as they wish per screening.

d. Card Booking
Reserved cards through 11876 (viva.gr) can be picked up within 24 hours from any viva point sale.

2.TICKET PURCHASE

Ticket price: 6€ for all screenings 

a. Online Purchase (September 12, 2019)
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.

b. 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 – Saturday 29/9: 11.00 – 18.00 (closed on Sundays the 22nd and the 29th of September)

Cinemas, where you can purchase tickets by cash or 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.)
Opera 1 & 2 (57 Academias Str.)
Ideal (46 Panepistimiou Str.)
Astor (28 Stadiou Str. Korai Arcade)

c. 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 also welcome. Please send us your contact details (mobile number, e-mail) to accreditations@aiff.gr, in order to issue the 5- screening pass card.

Card collecting point:
Festival Press Office and Reception Desk: Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) from Thursday, 12/09 – Wednesday 25/09: 11.00 – 18.00, by demonstrating 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 are to 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.

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 carry 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, provided that 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.

5. FREE TICKETS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED

Loyal to its support for the unemployed, the Festival gives out 2,000 free vouchers to unemployment card holders. Each unemployed card holder is entitled to 1 card with 3 codes that correspond to 3 zero-value tickets. The free vouchers will be distributed on Monday, September 16th at the Festival Press Office at the Metropolitan College (42 Academias Str. mezzanine floor) from 12.00 to 18.00.

ATTENTION: The free vouchers can be exchanged for zero-value tickets only the day before or the day of the screening, either via viva.gr or any point 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. TICKETS PRICES

6€ for all screenings 

8.  SCREENINGS UPON INVITATION ./ FREE ENTRY
Screenings will be announced on the 11th of September, right after the Press Conference.

Viva Customer Service Dpt
t: 13855 
e: support@viva.gr

Festival Press Office: press@aiff.gr



    Publication date: 2019-08-27 17:37:14