8th Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)
The Off-Season Edition
This year, the Syros International Film Festival realigns and expands its activities throughout the year into an “Off-Season” edition.
Taking into account the special conditions that prevail over the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 8th edition of the Syros International Film Festival, which begins in July 2020 and culminates at the end of the year, explores the theme of “Off Season”.
The events comprising this year’s festival will begin in early July in Athens and will travel to Syros in August, with more actions to be announced gradually over time.
The development of the “Off Season” theme for 2020 began immediately after the end of the seventh edition of SIFF. However, the current situation has given new dimensions to the theme: how to interpret the phrase “Off Season” when the prospect of restarting touristic activity seems distant and uncertain? What is “outside” and what is “within” an era in a period that has disturbed our perception of time itself, forced as we are to focus on the urgent circumstances of the present, on the imperative “here-and-now”? Through this particular theme, SIFF wishes to examine the imprint left on society by an event that is clearly defined in time, but also the relationship between the timeliness and the timelessness of moving images.