The anniversary edition of the 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, special tributes, documentaries and more than 60 homegrown shorts.
Briony Hanson, film critic and Director of Film at the British Council, will attend the festival in the role of President of the jury of the Music & Film competition section. The five-person jury consists of established journalists and film critics from Greece and abroad. It's worth noting that Opening Nights is one of the few festivals in the world to feature a Music & Film competition section.
The official festival programme will be accompanied by a series of wrap-around events, including workshops, lectures and parties, as well as a few choice anniversary happenings in collaboration with the City of Athens Technopolis that remain tightly under wraps.
True to its original concept, the festival seeks indie diamonds in the rough, as well as a hand-picked selection of premières, much-talked-about documentaries, a bombastic combination of music and film, as well as all-time classics and midnight screenings.