The 24th Athens International Film Festival – Opening Nights is scheduled to take place this September, featuring over 100 feature films from all over the world, three competition sections, tributes, documentaries and a selection of Greek short films.
The festival will immerse Athens in a ten-day cinematic celebration, with the most talked about premières of the year, long-awaited documentaries, music films, special tributes and a series of wrap-around events, including workshops, lectures and parties.
Helen de Witt, curator and former Head of Cinemas at the British Film Institute (BFI), is attending the festival as a member of the jury of the International Competition section, which consists of established professionals and film critics from Greece and abroad. Helen teaches at Birkbeck, University College London, the University of the Arts London and the National Film and Television School. She is programme advisor for the BFI London Film Festival Experimenta section for international artists’ moving image and consults for the BFI and Film London.
Simran Hans is attending the festival as a member of the jury of the Documentary section. Simran is a culture writer and film critic for The Observer. Her work has been published in BuzzFeed, Cinema Scope, Dazed, The FADER, The Guardian, Interview, Little White Lies, Mubi, New Statesman, Pitchfork, Sight & Sound and Variety among others.
The full programme is available at www.aiff.gr.
For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:
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