We are proud to announce an exciting partnership we have with one of the largest and most respected film festivals in the Aegean Islands, International Film Festival of Patmos!
Launched in 2010, IFFP is a truly unique festival in its goal to encourage a creative dialogue between Greek and international filmmakers by showcasing innovative local and international films that celebrate the diversity and artistic excellence of cinema from around the world!
From 21-27 July, the festival will bring together artists and filmmakers for 7 days of film screenings, workshops and seminars on the sunny, tranquil island of Patmos.
Brimming with a vibrant cultural life and rich historical background, the island is the perfect setting to inspire international partnerships and help to create a memorable experience in this region that is renowned for its pivotal contribution to the arts.
We are delighted to announce that Una Gunjak’s The Chicken – which won the Best European Independent Film at ÉCU 2016 – will be screened this year at IFFP!
The festival will be held at a number of scenic venues across the region, including screenings at an exciting open air cinema by the historic Scala Port and seminars at the Patmos Aktis hotel on the sun-doused Groikos Bay.
In addition to film screenings and special events, the festival will be organizing the Patmos Documentary Workshop which brings together young, up-and-coming filmmakers to sharpen their craftsmanship and make international ties.
This year’s theme for the workshops is The Faces of Immigration, exploring the internal psychological experiences of migrants – from hopes to fears – through the medium of film, a specially fitting theme due to the island’s geographical placement on the border between Europe and Asia, the east and the west.
ÉCU is thrilled to have a partnership with such a pioneering and daring festival!
You can find out more about IFFP here.