Amorgos Film Academy

Amorgos Film Academy takes place conjunctively with the International Amorgos Film Festival and is aimed at students and filmmakers from around the world! The participants have the opportunity to participate in 5-day intensive workshops, which covers the basic spectrum of filmmaking, from the conception of an idea to the logistics of production and distribution.

– Learn the skills you need to tell stories through film.
– Meet like-minded people, collaborate on projects or simply share ideas and experiences.

The filmmaking classes run by a pool of international creative experts with fresh and innovative ideas and years of experience in the film and audiovisual industries. Following the Film Academy sessions, participants have the opportunity to attend the International Amorgos Film Festival, participating in all screenings, presentations, speeches, as well as recreational activities, and tours around the island of Amorgos.

1. Is filmmaking your passion?

2. Have you always wanted to combine filmmaking training with an incredibly inspiring location that can serve as a source of endless inspiration for you?

Then Amorgos Film Academy is the ideal choice for you! There you can put your dreams into practice. Get inspired by the powerful positive energy of Amorgos Island to give life to your creative ideas!


Welcome to an oasis of luxury and peace where you will experience comfort, elegance and plenty of inspiration. Famous for being a top yoga destination worldwide, at Aegialis Hotel and Spa we offer 5 beautiful yoga shalas and an outdoor rooftop, with direct views to the crystal clear Aegean sea and the Amorgian mountainous landscape. Each shala comes with high end complimentary props and a unique energy of tranquility and bliss. We have welcomed over 700 yoga groups from all over the world to experience the magic of Amorgos island with Aegialis. Every year, more than 2000 yoga enthusiasts come to Aegialis to explore their yoga, meditation and wellness practices. Your experience here will be one of tranquillity, transformation and joy. We are happy to welcome you to our beautiful island.

What’s included

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure on Amorgos (port-hotel-port)  
  • 7 nights accommodation in the room of choice, at 5* Aegialis Hotel & Spa. All the    rooms have amazing sea views, private entrances, and private balconies.
  • Greek/American buffet breakfast daily 
  • Lunch & Dinner daily, with organic ingredients including soft drinks and  wine
  • Attendance of all classes, lectures, and workshops
  • Participation at the Film Festival.
  • One guided Hiking and Herbal tour, with a visit to a traditional local house.
  • Guided tours all around the island to get to know the people, the traditions & history.
  • Participation in olive harvesting, joining the farmers, and visit to the local olive press.
  • Free use of Spa facilities (sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, indoor seawater pool, & gym).
  • One 30′ relaxing massage. 
  • 10% discount on Face and Body treatments at Lalon Idor Spa
  • Wireless internet in all spaces of the resort
  • VAT, City Tax
  • There will be a story and character development workshop
  • The documentary production process


Jonas Saul – Best seller writer

Paraskevi Salavgia – Spokesperson for People with Disabilities

Maxim Shumilin – Photographer

John Driedonks – Professor at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences UUAS
Yiannis Koutsomitis – Producer & Director

Hugo MarcosGeneral Secretary of Cifft

Jacob Moe – Founder and CEO of Archipelago Network, co founder and co-director of the Syros International Film Festival