Athens International Film Festival


The Athens International Film Festival Opening Nights, was founded by the Athens Film Society (a Non-Profit Organization) with the intention of highlighting lesser-known aspects/genres of independent cinema, introducing audiences to some of the best productions of the year and establishing itself as the ideal opening of the upcoming movie season. The Festival was launched in September 1995 and continues successfully until now.

The AFO was invited to the 12th Athens open air film festival which premiered with the film “Lost Daughter” on 12 June 2022. At the same time, the team had the chance to attend the premiere of the 28th organization of AIFF on 28/9/2022 with the screening of the film “Decision to Leave”. Later that year, “The Owl” workshop hosted a dinner party at the Benizelon Mansion for the honorary guests of the Athens International Film Festival: Loukas Katsikas, Jerzy Skolimowski, Sarig Peker, Nadav Lapid, Ewa Piaskowska, Fani Skartouli and Eileen Tasca. More collaboration opportunities between the two organizations will arise.

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