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Greece: Aegina Fistiki (pistachio nut) Festival

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) The “Aegina Fistiki Fest” – “fistiki” meaning pistachio nut – opens its doors tomorrow (September 17- 20) for the first time on the island of Aegina.

The purpose of the festival is to promote the Aegina Fistiki Fest of Aegina – internationally renowned as one of the world’s best – through creative events such as live music concerts, visual arts events, trade fairs and culinary contests.  The festival, which is organised by the Municipality of Aegina, and intends to be established as an annual festival at the end of the pistachio harvesting period.


Greek Director won Best Documentary Award

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     Greek director Anneta Papathanassiou won the Best Documentary Award at the 2008 Roma Fiction Fest on July 12 in Rome, in the competitive section, for her documentary “Qadir, Enas Afghanos Odysseas” (Qadir, an Afghani Odysseus/Ulysses). The awarded documentary is a co-production with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), with the support of the, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the production company Orizontas Greek Film Centre and Al-Jazeera.  Express.gr: Greek director wins Best Documentary award at Roma Fiction Fest; Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Culture and Education