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The Greek Cinema Academy celebrated recently its 10th anniversary and moves on enthusiastically towards its second decade. It has embraced so far 601 films and all the awarded, nominees and participant directors, producers, actors, photography directors, scenographers, sound editors, musicians, film editors, special effects specialists. You can meet some of them at the 8th Film Factory on 13, 14 and 15 December at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation talking about their work, their agonies and their delight. They will also talk about their great love cinema, about the cooperation needed in order to create a film, about their fears and their impulse, the team spirit, the passion and the risk.

The directors Angelos Frantzis, Nikos Labôt and Jaqueline Lentzou will degrade for us one, two or maybe more movies. The producers Amanda Livanou and Klaudia Śmieja from Poland will reveal the secrets of co-productions as the got to know them during the film “Pity” by Babis Makridis. The directors- script writers Yannis Economides, Haris Lagoussis and the author – script writer Dimosthenis Papamarkos will share with us how they wrote together the script for the film “Ballad of a pierced heart” by Yannis Economides, a film that will be released soon. The directors Eleni Alexandraki, Panos Deligiannis, Dimitris Gkotsis and the producers Yuri Averof, Rea Apostolides will put the documentary out of its strictly defined framework. The actors Aris Servetalis, Yannis Stankoglou, Marissa Triantafyllidou and Maria Filini will lead us and show us the way till the end. The film editor Yorgos Mauropsaridis and the composer Coti K will find the rhythm into chaos. The photography director Yorgos Karvelas, the scenographer Costas Pappas and the costume designers Evelyna Darzenta, Daphne Koliva will give to our pictures shape, color and light. The audio engineers, designers and sound editors Costas Varympopiotis, Stefanos Efthymiou, Leandros Ntounis and Christos Gousios will guide us to the unseen part of their work. The special effects specialists Yorgos and Roulis Alahouzos, Antonis Kotzias, Anthi Tsirouki accompanied by the make-up artist Katerina Varthalitou will captivate us in a natural and digital way. All of them invite us on Saturday night to dance to the music chosen by Loo (Marilena Orfanou).

Events Schedule:

FRIDAY 13/12

MCF Cinema 17:00-19:30
“Co-productions without pity”
Amanda Livanou-Klaudia Śmieja-producers
The director of the film “Pity”, Babis Makridis will attend the discussion.
The discussion will be held in English without simultaneous translation.


MCF Cinema 11:00 – 13:00
“Docs out of the box”

Eleni Alexandraki, Panos Deligiannis, Dimitris Gkotsis-directors
Yuri Averof, Rea Apostolides-producers

MCF Cinema 13:00 – 15:30
“Μany hands make light work”

Aris Servetalis, Yannis Stankoglou, Marissa Triantafyllidou,Maria Filini-Actors

MCF Black Box 14:00 – 16:30
“Naturally- Digitally”
Katerina Varthalitou-make-up artist
Yorgos and Roulis Alahouzos, Antonis Kotzias, Anthi Tsirouki-special effects specialists
The discussion will be moderated by the director Yannis Veslemes.

MCF Cinema 16:00 – 19:00
“Writing the script of the Ballad of a pierced heart”

Yannis Economides, Haris Lagoussis-directors- script writers
Dimosthenis Papamarkos-Author– Script Writer

MCF Cinema 19:30 – 22:30
“Making a film”

Angelos Frantzis, Nikos Labôt, Jaqueline Lentzou-Directors
The discussion will be moderated by the film critic Manolis Kranakis.

MCF Ground Floor Foyer 22:30
Party- DJ Set by Loo (Marilena Orfanou).

SUNDAY 15/12

MCF Black Box 12:00 – 14:30
“A discussion about the Sound on Cinema: Working on the Unseen”

Stefanos Efthymiou- Audio Engineer
Costas Varympopiotis, Leandros Ntounis, Christos Gousios-Designers-Sound editors

MCF Cinema 14:30 – 16:30
“Cinema promotes teamwork”

Yorgos Karvelas- Photography Director
Costas Pappas- Scenographer
Evelyna Darzenta, Daphne Koliva-Costume Designers
The discussion will be moderated by the Artistic Curator Georgia Kotretsos.

MCF Black Box 17:00 – 19:30
“Rhythm and Chaos”

Yorgos Mauropsaridis-Film Editor
Coti K-Composer
The discussion will be moderated by the Director Babis Makridis.