DOCUMENTARY

Doc marks UNFICYP’s 60th anniversary
CULTURE

“The problem, like every problem in Cyprus, is political,” said Colin Stewart, special representative and head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), referring to the recent halt to the UN’s landmine neutralization efforts in the island’s buffer zone.


Documentary extravaganza in Thessaloniki
CULTURE

Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s “They Shot the Piano Player,” an animated documentary-style exploration into the history and legacy of Brazilian bossa nova, will kick off this year’s Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival.


Choreographer’s passion for film revealed at Thessaloniki doc fest
CULTURE

There may be nothing connecting Dimitiris Papaionnou to cinema at first glance – it is not, after all, the art his name is associated with – yet the 26th edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will be paying tribute to the celebrated Greek choreographer.

Takis Tloupas: Stories from the basement
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Rare Super 8 footage captured between 1950 and 1980 by Takis Tloupas and unearthed in the basement of his Larissa home by director Kalliopi Legaki inspired her to explore the life of the photographer who gained renown for his black-and-white images of life in the Thessalian city and countryside.


Swiss filmmaker documents the rise and fall of the iconic Greek kiosk
CULTURE

While browsing the special screenings program of this year’s Athens International Film Festival (AIFF), I stumbled upon “Periptero: je t’aime moi non plus,” a documentary by Pier Blattner. What could have left such an impression on a Swiss filmmaker that convinced him to make a documentary about Greek kiosks?

Greek doc sounds alarm from the front line of the climate crisis
CULTURE

“For all our family members that might not hear this announcement and the measures to be taken, please inform them by giving them a phone call. We must move to a safer place to protect ourselves from the potential rising waters during this cyclone.”



Beyond Borders | Kastellorizo | August 20-27
WHAT'S ON

Established in 2016 by the Hellenic History Foundation, the Beyond Borders international documentary festival on the southeastern Aegean island of Kastellorizo has grown into one of the summer’s coolest island events.

Mediterraneo | Athens | June 20
WHAT'S ON

In honor of World Refugee Day, the open-air Vox cinema in Exarchia will be hosting a free-entry screening of the multi-award-winning film “Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea.”

Cured | Athens | June 8
WHAT'S ON

Celebrating Athens Pride, the Hellenic American Union is screening “Cured,” an award-winning documentary by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.


In-Edit Festival | Thessaloniki | April 19-23
WHAT'S ON

Dedicated to music documentaries, the Barcelona-based In-Edit Festival is dropping anchor at Thessaloniki port’s warehouse complex from April 19 to 23, where, apart from screenings, it will also hold a vinyl market, live concerts and parties.

The planet in focus
CULTURE

Sustainable fashion designer Amy Powney is celebrated in ‘Fashion Reimagined,’ directed by Becky Hutner, which was screened as part of the Geocultura section of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.