Ethnofest, in cooperation with liminal, organizes on Tuesday, December the 5th at 20:00 pm an accessible screening for people with sensory disabilities at the Greek Film Archive. The project is under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the context of supporting actions for the promotion and preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
14th Ethnofest will take place this year from 29 November to 10 December at the Goethe Institute, the Astor Cinema, the Film Archive and online. Screenings, side events, universally accessible films and two major tributes make up this year’s programme: the first on intangible cultural heritage, under the auspices and support of the Ministry of Culture, and the second on the environment.
Emblematic films by great directors, emerging filmmakers, cinematic experiments in ethnography, these and many more, always focusing on world cultures and the human condition.
The programme of the screening
20 years after the proclamation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, the Ethnofest – Athens Ethnographic Film Festival opens its 14th edition with a great tribute to this substantial effort for the promotion and safeguarding of the world’s cultural heritage. Under the auspices and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the tribute, which will run before, during and after the festival, is entitled “20 Years of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Inside the World”, will include 20 films, and will be accompanied by open discussions, a special publication as well as accessible screenings.
Within the same context, on Tuesday, the 5th of December, the audience will have the rare opportunity to watch on the big screen of the Greek Film Archive two great short documentaries: the “The Goat Dance” (1971) by Pantelis Voulgaris and the “Feast in Drapetsona” (1977) by Takis Papagiannidis. The films will be screened with Audio Description for the blind and the visually impaired and Subtitles for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
- Feast in Drapetsona (1977), directed by Takis Papagiannidis, Greece, runtime: 30′
A folk celebration in a wide neighborhood of Piraeus ignites a retrospection in the area’s history, from 1922 when the first refugees from Asia Minor settled till the grave problems of the current times.
1st Short Film Award at the Greek Film Festival ’77.
- The goat dance (1971), directed by Pantelis Voulgaris, Greece, runtime: 22′
A documentary for the carnival, as it is performed on the island of Skyros, where an uncanny spectacle, a ritual for nature’s revival that is surviving from the prehistoric times, takes place. The dance of the goats or “elders” runs back to the Dionysian celebrations.
1st prize at the 1st Panhellenic Short Film Festival of the magazine “Contemporary Cinema”.
He is a director of several short and feature films that have been distinguished in Greece and abroad. He has also directed documentaries and TV series. He has been a founding member of several cultural companies and a collaborator in magazines and newspapers. He has taught film direction in the film school of “Lykourgos Stavrakos” (1999-2016).
He was born in Athens in 1940. He studied Film Direction at the Stavrakos Cinema and Television School in Athens and after his graduation, he worked as an assistant director on many films. His films have received numerous international awards. His film “Little England” was the official entry of Greece for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
Day: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Time: 20:00 pm.
Location: 48 Iera Odos & Megalou Alexandrou Alexandrou 134-136 (Metro Station Kerameikos)
Entrance is free of charge. More information on how to book your place will be shortly available at www.ethnofest.gr