The festival turned 11 years old this year. The New Cinema keeps moving forward. Over the course of six days, we watched 100 documentaries, experimental films, feature films, short films, works of video art, and dance videos from 35 different nations. The festival included a strong showing of Greek cinema. The goal of AIDFF has been to promote Greek films while maintaining the festival's global scope ever since its initial year. All films are overseen from their application to the final screening by an international committee made up of a sizable number of cinema specialists. Every movie that enters the competition is a winner.
Another financial crisis is currently affecting us this year.
Concerns and a strong desire for solutions are generated by COVID-19's aftermath in art. The exhibition of the movies in the
The release of the films in the STUDIO NEW STAR ART CINEMA's theater gives us hope that the Greek cinema will be able to connect with the general public and all of Athens' viewers while also establishing a vibrant presence all over the country. A new generation of filmmakers emerges with the advent of “New Cinema”, framing the more established ones in a spirit of collaboration and fair play.
We saw a lot of world, European, and Athens premieres this year; Films that begin their journey at AIDFF, films that move on, and others that come to AIDFF to wrap up their festival circuit.
Every year, the variety of digital reality serves as the catalyst for a discussion about the medium we employ for filmmaking as well as the definition of new technology.
The new medium must be used by us, not for our own benefit.
The AIDFF continues to prioritize aesthetic search.
Independent production creates the pillars of art.
The festival is held with the support of the Hellenic Film Center. Organization: "Koyinta Cultural Organization", in cooperation with "Tickets-Tickets".
Awards of the 11th Athens International Digital Film Festival
International Video Art Film Competition
For the Skeptical- Director Dawn Westlake from America
Fusion - Director Mikhail Gulkov from Russian Federation
International Animation Film Competition
The Egret River- Director Wan-Ling Liu from Taiwan
The Pillar of Strength -Director Ayie Ibrahim from Malaysia
I LOST THE WAY Director Panagiotis Rappas from Greece
The incredible Mrs Lien Mourlen - Director Eleni Xoupa from Greece
International Dance Film Competition
Matkalla [On the Journey] - Director Scotty Hardwig from Finland
International Experimental Film Competition
So I don't have a father - Director Kirineos Papadimatos from Greece
Ants walking over an armpit -Director Juan Zadala - Yahaira Salazar from Venezuela
International Documentary Competition
Ta marmara mas - Director Nikos Papakostas from Greece
Piraiotika- Director Menelaos Kyrlidis from Greece
International Film Competition Young Directors
Eugenia Hatzikos Award
Astoria - Director Gabriel Athanasiou from Greece
A la Carte- Director Taxiarchis Deligiannis, Vasilis Tsiouvaras from Greece
Sun & Shadow -Director Melina Loukanidou from Greece
Inside the ark or all the things that are getting lost - Director Noemi Vasileiadou from Greece
International Feature fiction short film competition
Sugar -Director Erkan Kolçak Köstendil from Turkey
Pendulus- Director Dimitris Gotsis from Greece
Meetings- Director Kyriakos Hatzimihailides from Greece
Evros -Director Kyriakos Anastasiou from Greece
First Bath -Director Alexandros Kostopoulos from Greece
Porfyri Lemonia -Director Dimitris Andjus from Greece
International Feature fiction film competition
Enter Mycel- Director Daniel Christian Limmer from Austria
Medea -Director Dimitris Athanitis from Greece
Moral Rules -Director Theodoros Vournas from Greece
Lyvia's House -Director Niko Volonakis from Greece