London Greek Film Festival aims to showcase and promote
contemporary Greek or International films and screenplays with a
Greek interest (cast/directors/producers, subject, filming in Greece
etc.) from around the world. It
aims also, to be the international meeting point
and the crossroads between East and West in relation to modern Greek
film-makers and the Greek Cinema.
It promotes Greek
culture in general with emphasis given to modern creators.
Films and Screenplays
Greek Origin Individuals and Production
Companies from all over the world,
with no specific subject in their work (Greek Diaspora &
Greek-Cypriots included), or
International Individuals and
Production Companies from all over the world,
with film or screenplay related to Greece (i.e. subject, myths,
history, locations or filming in Greece).
Every year the London Greek Film Festival presents the Odysseus
Awards in each of the competition categories. The prizeís name is a
tribute to the Odyssey of the creators, film directors and
screenwriters, their journey to the completion of their vision.
The Festival accepts films by Greeks from anywhere in the world
(including Greek Cypriots ad second/third generation Greeks) with no
subject restrictions, as well as international film-makers, as long
as their work is somehow connected to Greece. The Festival has also
been holding special screenings of great film-makersí works, and it
also offers educational workshops.
The Festival is open to many different genres of film, including
Feature and Short Feature Films, Documentaries, Experimental Films
and Video Art. It also invites scripts that have not yet reached
final development or preproduction stage, to take part in a special
The impartial, independent and progressive point of view of the
Festival has made it a favourite with film-makers and film lovers.
The Festival supports the creativity that combines the good old
cinema with the existing possibilities in the era of modern
technology. The parallel events give the opportunity of networking
and establishing a continuous extrovert presence by contemporary
It projects the positive face of Greece, what is being expressed by
todayís Greek artist, particularly in cinema and video, a field rich
in creativity. It also supports the film-makersí work as well as the
modern Greek culture. The screenings are attended by hundreds of
cinema goers, while the Festivalís website has steadily been
counting page visits in their hundreds of thousands each year.