The Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) returns July 28-31, celebrating its 10th anniversary in the capital of Cyclades with an edition packed with film screenings, audiovisual performances, installations, workshops as well as an innovative audiovisual project to celebrate the occasion.
As each year, SIFF utilizes the cultural heritage of Syros in unexpected ways by carrying out screenings and public programs in selected parts of the island that enter into dialogue with the history of the place. From the open-air Pallas cinema to the emblematic Apollo theater and from the unique aesthetic of the Tarsanas Shipyard to the popular drive-in cinema in Dellagrazia, SIFF is expanding this year to several surprise locations celebrating 10 productive years in cooperation with local communities as well as experimenting with different tools and viewing environments highlighting the island’s cultural and natural heritage.
The edition’s theme “Topos”, focuses on the local identity of Syros as an integral part of the dynamic creative process of SIFF, experiencing artistic works in a context that is defined by the characteristic landscape of Syros, and collaborations that work across traditional geographical borders. The selected theme proposes an alternative perspective, beyond the confines of large urban centers, where islands and other so-called “peripheral” areas emerge as places of contemporary artistic creation.
More information on the Festival’s screenings and events will be posted in the lead up to SIFF 10.
PALLAS OUTDOOR CINEMA
27 Chiou St., Hermoupolis
Located at the southwest corner of Chiou street, on Miaouli Square in central Hermoupolis.
Iroon Politechniou St., Hermoupolis
A 20-minute walk from Miaouli Square, following the port road southward (Akti Ethnikis Antistaseos, which bends right then left to become Nikiforou Mandilara). From the roundabout, continue south on Iroon Politechniou until you pass the Vidalis supermarket. Tarsanas will be on your left, easily identifiable by the boats in the shipyard.
Iras Ave., Posidonia
A 20-minute drive from Hermoupolis, heading south along the port and out of town. From the roundabout, take the southward road (Iroon Politechniou). Continuing south, this road may alternatively be called Iras or Eparchiaki Odos Kato Manna – Megas Gialos. This one road will take you past the towns of Vari and Megas Gialos, and on towards Posidonia. No turns necessary. As you near Posidonia, the Drive-In will be in a field to your left, visible from the road.
Vardaka Sq., Hermoupolis
A short walk up Melina Merkouri street, 50 meters up the road from Miaouli Square in central Hermoupolis.
& more to be announced.
The Syros International Film Festival fully complies with the guidelines and recommendations of the Covid-19 Committee of Experts of the Greek Ministry of Health for the safe operation of live events and open-air performances with seated spectators.
Audience members are kindly requested to follow the guidelines closely. The Festival team is at the audience’s disposal for further assistance during the events.
Each SIFF 2022 location has limited capacity of visitors. All entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Hand sanitisers are available at the entrance of each location.
Wearing a face mask is suggested throughout the open-air screenings and performances.
The distance of 1.5 metres should be respected between each visitor.
For reasons of safety and to avoid delays in the program, timely arrival at the Festival venues (approx. 30 minutes before each screening) is strongly recommended.
Daily tickets, which provide access to all the Festival’s events, will be available beginning on July 27 on Syros at the Festival’s kiosk on Miaouli Square and during the event at individual screening locations.
The program may be modified due to exceptional developments in the health sector. Please follow SIFF’s Facebook page for the latest developments.
SIFF 2022 Festival Staff
Program Cassandra Celestin, Aaron Khandros, Jacob Moe Head of Communications Natalie Tsirigoti Social Media Coordinator Katerina P. Trichia Print Traffic Coordinator Manolis Melissourgos Projectionist Christos Giampoulakis Technical Coordinator Vagelis Moschos Local Production and Volunteers Coordinator Rafaela Karagianni, Arion Kalogeras, Justine Arvanitis Local Production Runners Konstantinos Sidiropoulos Peripheral Vision Workshop Coordinator Mikaela Popović Early Frames Youth Workshops Coordinator Zina Lefkou
Topos 2022 Campaign Design Studio Precarity – A Joint Gesture by Vassiliki-Maria Plavou and Marios Stamatis Publications Editor Eva Vaslamatzi Translations Kostas Konstantinou, Geli Mademli, Jacob Moe Festival Trailer (Topos 2022) Apostolos Zarris Photographers Alexandros Petrakis, Myrto Tzima Hospitality Coordinator Marylina Freri
Legal Advisor Stavros Koutalas Development and Fundraising Consultant Argiro Mesimeri
The intern and volunteer team will be announced shortly.
Audiovisual Support Nikos Kontizas, Dimitris Kontizas Technical Support Accelere, Two Thirty Five (2|35) Subtitling Neaniko Plano Accounting Services FK Consulting SIFF Visual Identity MNP Website Design MNP Website Development Tool Website Support Konstantinos Papasteriadis
FRIENDS OF SIFF
Genie Adrianopoulos, Gina Marcou, Kurt Schwarz
Tasos Adamopoulos, Kyriakos Angelakos, Iris Asimakopoulou, Sakis Bouzanis, Aris Christou, Irini Drakou, Katerina Georgiou, Stelios Kimionis, Maria Komninou, Georgios Kritsinis, Elina Kountouri, Panayiotis Konstantinidis, Giannis Kotsonis, Panos Kouanis, Panayiotis Koutsabasis, Théo Koutsaftis, Nikos Leivadaras, Aliki Leontaritis, Giorgos Leontaritis, Kostas Lorenzos, Polina Mouratidou, Nikos Moutselos, Dionysis Notarakis, Pantelis Panteloglou, Phaedra Papadopoulou, Panos Papoulias, Hara Pelekanou, Stefanie Peter, Angeliki Psilopoulou, Teo Romvos, Dimitris Spirou, Grigoris Stavropoulos, Danae Stefanou, Petros Stefanou, Peggy Stergiou, Maria Tavlariou, Katerina Triantafyllou, Tonia Tzortzi, Stelios Vassilakis, Markos Voutsinos, Fay Zika, Maria Zoidou
Thanks to all of SIFF’s local partners, and to the filmmakers and other individuals who contributed their thoughts and reflections towards this year’s theme.