For an Oscar or a Raspberry?

A storm in a teacup or a serious shift in the Greek cinema industry’s institutional landscape? Draft laws, as a rule, tend to attract the interest only of those who are directly affected, a few specific circles.

Bearcave | Athens | April 12

Witness an exclusive screening of the short film “Bearcave,” directed by Stergios Dinopoulos and Krysianna Papadaki, winners of the 46th Drama Short Film Festival.

Psaroloco | Athens | April 20-21

The Psaroloco International Festival for Children & Young People, held at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (206 Pireos,, targets younger audiences with a focus on curiosity and discovery.

New film, TV agency in the works

A Culture Ministry draft bill that has been put up for public consultation foresees the creation of a new agency bringing together the two bodies responsible for film and television. 

Lanthimos sets bar higher with Oscar success

Emma Stone hugs film director Yorgos Lanthimos before going on stage to receive the Best Actress Oscar, the second of her career. The two teamed up again creating ‘Poor Things,’ which took home a total of four Academy Awards at this year’s ceremony.

Oppenheimer sweeps Oscars 2024 as Emma Stone wins best actress for ‘Poor Things’

“Oppenheimer,” the blockbuster biopic about the race to build the first atomic bomb, claimed seven Academy Awards including the prestigious best picture trophy on Sunday as Hollywood celebrated a triumphant year in film. Emma Stone was named best actress for playing a woman revived from the dead in the dark and wacky comedy “Poor Things.”

Documentary extravaganza in Thessaloniki

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

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.

IFFA | Athens | March 1-10

The 2nd International Independent Film Festival of Athens (IFFA), organized by the KINO Athens Film Society, is set to take place in the first 10 days of March.