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Greece: The Cinema on the Edge

» Ecocinema International Film Festival

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The 7th Ecocinema International Film Festival will take place in Piraeus between 21-27 February, at Atticon and Cineak cinemas, both located at the Town Hall Square. The films cover a wide range of vital issues the world is facing today – man and the environment, globalization, societies in crisis, and war – and the creative ways that people have found to deal with them. This year the festival pays tribute to  the French pioneer of scientific film, Jean Painlevé (1902-1989). Also, in collaboration with SOS Live Earth, the campaign against climate change, Ecocinema Film Festival  shall host the SOS Short Films Program. [Also read: Kathimerini daily, Eco wake-up call on big screen]

» European Animation Festival

The European Animation Festival (AnimFest ’08), will take place in Athens from March 13 to 16 by the European Animation Center at the Trianon Filmcenter, Athens. The festival this year features tributes to animators Lotte Reiniger (Germany), Dušan Vukotic (Croatia), Yorgos Sifianos (Greece) and Fernando Garlito (Portugal), special screenings of Dutch animation and student works from eminent schools of France, Israel and Portugal, thematic screenings, lectures and conferences.