Pre-Festival Two-Day Screening Event
July 13–14, 2021, 21:00
Goethe-Institut Athen (Atrium), 14–16 Omirou St., 100 33 Athens
The 9th Syros International Film Festival’s slate of summer activities begins with a two-day screening program celebrating the collaboration between SIFF and the Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Cairo in the context of Peripheral Vision, an extended hybrid online and on-site workshop for cross-media interpretive strategies for audiovisual archives moderated by filmmaker and Cimatheque co-founder Tamer El Said, and held with the support of the Goethe-Institut Athen.
On Tuesday July 13, a selection of four films created by current workshop participants will be screened, touching on the themes of memory, history and locality that have been addressed throughout the workshop itself: Joshua Olsthoorn’s The 5th School (2020), Giannis Delagrammatikas and Ino Varvaritis’s The Willingness to Revisit (2020), Theofanis Dalezios’s Self Portrait (2013), and Alex Morelli’s The Island Man (2018).
The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with filmmakers in attendance.
The 5th School
Joshua Olsthoorn, Greece, 2020, 23΄
The Willingness to Revisit
Phantom Investigations (Giannis Delagrammatikas, Ino Varvariti), Greece, 2018, 24΄
Theofanis Dalezios, U.K., 2013, 2΄
The Island Man
Alex Morelli, U.S.A., 2018, 21΄