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ATHENS TALKS (Discussions)
Two important discussions: the one about the future and the present of Greek cinema, the other one a tour of the international history of visual counter-information. Athens converses with Paris and with the top curator and theorist of avant-garde film, Nicole Brenez. Significant Greek directors speak with Maria Komninos, Venia Vergou and the audience about what it means to be a filmmaker in Greece during the crisis.

Athens Talks 1
(Screening Room A, Tuesday 22nd October, 16.00)
«The Director’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick»
Four Greek directors who are either at the pre- or at the post-production stage of their new films present excerpts (works-in-progress) and speak with Maria Komninos, Venia Vergou and the audience about how the landscape in film production today has changed, how effective alternative methods of funding (crowd-funding) are but also about how mechanisms of inspiration may be activated in such a “fluid” time as post-production is.
The discussion panel for Athens Talks 1 comprises: Katerina Evaggelakou, Margarita Manda, Nikos Cornelios and Petros Sevastikoglou.

Athens Talks 2
(Screening Room A, Thursday 24 October, 16.00)
«A History of Visual Counter-Information from 1913 till today»

Nicole Brenez talks about A history of visual counter-information from 1913 till today.
Starting from the People’s Cinema 1913, the newsreel films, the Medvedkin Group and contemporary groups Brenez outlines the international history of counter-information.

Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 7o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.