CULTURE

Invitation to photographers

Opening Nights, the annual film festival held in the Greek capital in September, has set its sights on promoting young artists this year and, with this in mind, the 12-year-old event is inviting students from private or public photography schools in Greece and abroad «to capture the festive atmosphere» of the event with their camera lenses. The photographs taken by the students who are selected will then be put on display at various venues around Athens at the end of each day, while there will also be a competition to judge the best photographs. The winning snapshots will then be published. Students interested in participating in the event should send a CV and sample of their work to the Opening Nights offices (5 Benaki & Aghiou Nektariou, 152.38, Halandri), for the attention of Capture A Festival on Your Lens. The festival, which takes place from September 20 to October 1, will feature a greater number of films this year as well as a richer program of parallel events taking place around the city. Some of the highlights of the program include Brian De Palma’s latest feature, «The Black Dahlia,» Akis Kaurismaki’s «Lights in the Dusk» and John Cameron Mitchell’s controversial «Shortbus.»