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Greek Film Festival: A London First

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   londonfflogoThe first London Greek film festival was organized from November 13 to 16. The event promotes Greek films abroad and aims at becoming a meeting point for producers, directors and writers who are either of Greek origin or promote national themes, use the Greek language, or whose works are produced in the country itself.  In addition to the in-house screenings and special events, the organisers of the festival have also launched an online festival, a portfolio of films that will be available for viewing online for months.  The festival was supported by, among others, the Greek Film Centre, the London Hellenic Centre, the City of Westminster, and the Secretariat General of Information.  Visit the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: tiff.filmfestival.gr; Secretariat General of Information: About Greece- Cinema  

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Mini Guide of 2008 Events in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Always admired for its history, cultural heritage and beautiful landscape, Greece is now respected for the whole spectrum of its comparative advantages. From its status as an energy hub, a financial centre and overall gateway to Southeastern Europe to its leading role in shipping, Greece counts an increasing number of accomplishments and an growing number of friends.  Greece is a well established brand and a timeless destination. A variety of exhibitions, conferences, business fairs, cultural events and research colloquiums are taking place throughout the country on a yearly basis. The following is a selection of such events during 2008. Continue reading

Theo Angelopoulos “Dust of Time” to be Released Before the Cannes Film Festival in May

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  “The Dust of Time,” Theo Angelopoulos’ latest film to be released some time before the Cannes Film Festival in May, is a dark drama about a mother in search of her lost son, featuring Willem Dafoe, Irene Jacob and Michel Piccoli. The story unfolds in the former Soviet Union, the Austrian-Hungarian borders, Italy and New York between 1953 and 1974, from the eve of Stalin’s death to Nixon’s resignation in the United States and the fall of the Greek junta.
Theo Angelopoulos: Filmography; Secretariat General of Information: World Media on Greece – Culture; About Greece, Cinema; Greek News Agenda: Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (from March 7 to 16). Organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (www.filmfestival.gr), the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will present roughly 200 documentaries. Sections wiil include “Human Rights,” “Focus On Asia,” “Faces of Fascism,” and the “Greek Panorama.” A significant part of parallel events include the International Doc Market, as well as various seminars and open discussions. International Thessaloniki Film Festival: 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, A First Look