(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Three new awards, two much awaited Greek releases, twenty rare cult gems, a Danish pioneering filmmaker and a Polish poet who forever changed the way cinema is experienced are just some of the few surprises the 15th Athens International Film Festival has in store for this year.
Organised by the Athens Film Society, the 15th Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights will bring the best of international cinema to the Greek capita, for 11 days, from September 16 to 27. Promoting the work of Greek filmmakers has always been one of the Festival’s main aims. This year, three new awards have been introduced: An Award for Best First Time Director, Best First Time Actor and Actress. Regular sections of the 15th Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights include: Panorama – a selection of last year’s productions; Midnight Movies, Premiers – the chance to watch some of the coming season’s best features: Cinema on the Edge, documentaries and, short stories.