Festival Video by Neritan Zinxhiria

What does it mean to find cinema, product of immense industry and economy, assembled and located on Syros? What particular effect does location have on that which is made for the darkness? Since the earliest motion picture experiments, filmmakers have explored the presentation of place in ways proper to the medium – space forcibly subjected to the optical and temporal properties of the movie camera. SIFF presents a panorama program investigating the notion of place in cinema, in both creation and presentation.

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Catalog Design by Chrisanthi Koumianaki

SIFF’s 2015 Award, Designed by Paky Blassopoulou [Photo by Konstantina Mavridou]
SIFF’s 2015 Award, Designed by Paky Blassopoulou [Photo by Konstantina Mavridou]
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SIFF 2015 Poster [Photo by SIFF team – Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset]

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84100 Syros, Cyclades, Greece

SIFF 7

Archive

SIFF 7: Overexposure

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

SIFF 8

Archive

SIFF 8: Off Season

What is “off season” when the prospect of re-starting widespread tourism seems risky and uncertain? What constitutes “off” and “high” season in a period that has disrupted our very perception of time, making us focus only on the urgent condition of the present moment (the imperative here and now)? What is the relationship between “off season” and “off -line”? SIFF calls on the restorative power of cinema to address this set of questions to its audience, inviting residents and visitors not only in a collective viewing experience, but also in a collective imaginary for the seasons to come.

SIFF 6

Archive

SIFF 6: Is It Real?

Cinema is often lauded for its unique capacity to “hold a mirror up to reality,” helping us see the world and ourselves. This year’s festival program reflects the question: “Is it real?” The films come with diverse answers, from classic works of Direct Cinema to films that play with constructing “real” places, to the manipulations of history and memory, to live, performative intervention into the film strip/digital file itself.

SIFF 5

Archive

SIFF 5: Cracking Up

Films about madness and insanity, films that cause their audience to laugh hysterically, films that tackle the fragmentation and disintegration of societies, films about natural and manmade catastrophes… True to the throes of a good crisis, the theme has led to ideas, films, and sub-programs that work together in synergy, reflecting and amplifying one-another’s manias in concert.

SIFF 4

Archive

SIFF 4: Revision

Amidst a changed festival, SIFF focuses on the theme of “Revision”: the strangest of all movie qualities, the ability to evince new forms from a re-animated film strip; to see anew by looking again.