The 7th International Alexandria Short Film Festival which is run by the support of the Public Benefit Association of Alexandria Municipality is ready to begin and welcome all the people who love cinema, short films, music, and poetry.
This year, the festival will take place at the historical Konaki of Alexandria and it is going to transfer us to the end of the 19th century with a video dedicated to the historical building but it will also transfer us as far as Argentina, Iran, France, Canada, and another 15 countries through 27 short films which participate in the competition section as the selection committee and our art director Koufonikos Giannis have chosen.
At the closing ceremony, besides the awarding, the audience will have the chance to watch the awarded films and to travel through the magical music made by Thanos Mikroutsikos and the unique poetry of Nikos Kavvadias. The music band “BOUSOULAS” and the amazing Giorgos Gelarakis and Magda Pensou will be in charge of this musical night, and of course, all of this will take place at the hospitable Municipal Amphitheater.
The parallel events could not be absent this year.
During the festival, parallel workshops will also take place by Ilias Florakis, a director, scriptwriter, member of the Association of Script Writers of Greece, partner of Neaniko Plano, and the Festival of Olympia, creator of Cinelike Lab.
The awards that will be given at the 7th International Alexandria Short Film Festival are :
1st Award: Best International Film
2nd Award: Best Greek Film
3rd Award: Original script
4th Award: Award of Best-presented Film
This year, for the first time, the Best Presented Film Award will be accompanied by a cash prize from the Creative Arts department of Edge Hill University.
5th Award: Audience Award
The audience will have the chance to vote on all the films that will be screened and to determine with its vote the film that will receive the audience award. The Audience Award will be given as a memorial for our film-lover fellow citizen Stathis Anesidis by his family.
We would like to thank the Public Benefit Association of Alexandria Municipality and their president for their support at the festival, the “ESTIA Roumloukioton” and their president and also Mrs. Vetsopoulou for her permission to use the venue, our sponsors that support us over time, the music band “BOUSOULAS” and Mr. Gelaraki and Mrs. Pensou but also everyone who participates without profit. We also thank Mr. Florakis Ilias for the free workshops and our wonderful jury, which consists of :
We are waiting for you on 1-3 July at the historical Konaki of Alexandreia ( free entrance, screenings start at 9:30 pm ) and that the closing ceremony on 4th of July, at the Μunicipal Αmphitheater of Alexandria (the entrance for adults is 5 euro, the entrance for kids is free) with all the necessary safety measures. Have a nice time !!!
*Part of the technical equipment that will be used at the festival is a donation from the Institution Stavros Niarchos which we thank very much.
Cinema and Culture club of Alexandria ‘’Kinimatodrasis’’
Translation by Dimitra Evaggelinou