Weekly Schedule 2018-2019: Screenings & Seminars

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The lectures are delivered in Greek, except for the  Script Writing Seminar (Thursdays at 18.00 – Univ.Club 4th floor: Ippokratous 15).

The screenings and most of the lectures take place in the Iris cinema (Akadimias 55) unless otherwise stated.

Certain screenings are in English or have English subtitles. See Screening this week for information about each screening.

The seminars will begin on Friday 19 October 2018 2017


Monday 19.00  Film Techniques (8 mm & 16 mm)

(by Antony Glaros, Argyris Thanasoulas, assisted by Digenis-Georgios Porphyris and Nikolas Tsanais)

Basic technical knowledge required for film shooting, camera usage, experimental short film projects and editing in 8 mm and 16 mm film.


Monday 21:00  Animation – A Modern Retrospective

(by Christos Kontogiorgas, assisted by Konstantinos Vidalis)

An overview of the development of animation film; genres, techniques, schools of practice with emphasis to the most recent works in the medium.


Tuesday 17:00  Filming Act

(K. Palamas building, by Evgenia Papageorgiou, Serafeim Arkomanis)

Our aim is to examine the filming act and the way it’s conceived, organised and delivered. You are invited to our journey to the joined worlds of acting, directing and scriptwriting. 


Thursday 21:00  From the Idea to the Ideal

(by Vasilis Christofilakis, assisted by Adria Bandis)

The stages of a movie making process: From point 0, where there is only a vague idea or the dream of making a film, up to the point of festival participation and movie distribution.


Wednesday 18:00 DIY Guerilla Cinema

(Univ.Club 4th floor, by Pavlos Mavrikidis, assistance: Socrates Morfonios)

Filming with little or no budget at all, using the natural light. 


Wednesday 21:00  Modernism in Cinema

(by Manos Katsoulis, Nikos Mavros, assistance: Iakovos Vroutsis)

Screening of films which contributed to shaping, developing and modernising the film language: experimental cinema, free cinema, poetic documentaries, abstract film, cult cinema.


Thursday 18:00   Script Writing Seminar

(Univ.Club 4th floor, presented in english, tutor:  Iben Ravn, assistance: Andrianna Zavali)

A practical seminar that will provide the skills and techniques required for script development. Additionally, writing of the necessary documentation – synopsis, theme, pitch, proposal etc – will be taught, in order to get the script out in the world and make connections.


Monday 21:00  We’re shooting a movie

(by Alexander Sipsidis, assisted by Maria Nika)

Let’s learn all together how to shoot a movie from scratch, until its big premiere! Every week we learn through practice about script writing, production, editing, acting and all the bits and pieces that give life to film direction!


Friday 21:00  Cinema Classics

(by Dimitris Routsis, Christos Theodorogiannis)

Screening of films from the classic era of cinema.


Saturday 15:00  Film Direction Projects

(by Vassilis Martsakis, assisted by Praxitelis Mastoras, Stavros Triantos, Anna Gradou, Alexandros Orphanopoulos, Katerina Tsoukala, Anna Syrrou and Mirto Trakada)

Discovering film grammar and the basic principles of film direction step-by-step through practical exercises. 


Saturday 19:00  The Saturday Screening

(by Vasilis Beloutsos, Nefeli Tsakanika)

Selection, screening and presentation of feature and short-length films by members of the Cinema Section.


Sunday 14:00 Technical Seminar

(by Photis Michael, Alexander Papadopoulos)

Introduction to cinema technology and the film equipment used in the Cinema Section..


.Film Development Lab

(lab run by Pavlina Drakou)

Learning film development first-hand, projecting Super 8 films, and shooting film projects. For further information please send an email to kinimatografiko.lab@gmail.com. [The activities of the Film Development Lab take place at the «Kostis Palamas» Building.]



(1st semester seminars – ended)

Monday 21:00
   Short Films in Greece

(1st semester, by Afroditi Karaikaki, Maria Ligou)

Short filming and its history in Greece, examined through screenings of the most important films and discussions with their creators

Saturday 18:00  Hands on Paper

(1st semester, by Stergios Pashos, assistance: Mirto Trakada)

An analysis on the basic tools of script writing, through the development of an idea into a script.

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