The Syros International Film Festival (SIFF), in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC) is very happy to invite you to a pre-festival event for the second consecutive year, with two very special films that reflect this year’s theme “Overexposure”, and signal at the same time the opening of SIFF’s 7th edition, on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 21:00, at SNFCC’s Panoramic Steps.

“Overexposure” as a phenomenon spans from the photographic film to information overload, from natural disasters to the vulnerability of the human body, and beyond.

The pre-festival event at SNFCC will begin with the screening of Luigi Campi’s short film Greengreen Screenscreen (2017), an imaginative tutorial for the Green Screen, with countless images that spring from this monochrome surface with the use of special effects and, of course, with the help of the camera. Luigi Campi will be attending the screening and presenting his film.

At the second film screening, the audience will meet with the blistering sci-fi dystopia of Halbe Welt (1993), the first feature film of the Austrian filmmaker, Florian Flicker, which received, among others, the Jury Prize at Geradmer Fantasy Film Festival. In Flicker’s cinematic world, the sun blazes down from the sky with destructive power. In order to survive, people have transposed everyday existence to the night. An exciting universe is revealed in which resistance and resilience create new forms of life in the “deadly sunny” metropolis where everyone is looking for a way to survive.

The 7th Syros International Film Festival will take place from 16 to 21 July 2019 in the island of Syros. Founded in 2013, SIFF embeds a wide spectrum of screenings, performances, workshops, and parties into the remarkable setting of Syros. Highlighting the island’s cultural heritage, the Festival re-activates historical and repurposed sites as screening spaces, proposing for six days an augmented, unique cinematic experience.

Wednesday 03/07 | 21.00

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) – Panoramic Steps
364 Syggrou Avenue, 176 74 Kallithea, Athens, Greece

Free admission

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