Press Release 2021
We are excited to announce the 12th International Amorgos Tourism Film Festival, which will be held on the Greek island of Amorgos at the 5*Aegialis Hotel & Spa from the 4th th to the 9 th of November 2021. Aegialis Hotel & Spa has been certified with the COVID-Shield by TUV Austria and Amorgos island is one of the safest places in the world as a COVID-free destination, so far.
The main goal of Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is to set up an international platform, to encourage global tourism through audio-visual media, to promote the culture and sustainable tourism of Amorgos, the Cyclades Region & Greece and to showcase environmentally-conscious efforts locally and internationally.
The Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is a member of CIFFT (Committee International Film Festivals Touristic), which is based in Vienna.
Amorgos is an island with very rich history, as it used to be the center of the Cycladic civilization in antiquity. According to mythology, Amorgos was the island where Ulysses, returning to Ithaca, was attracted like a magnet by Goddess Kirki, and stayed for many years. Due to the island's special energy, a water Oracle dedicated to Apollo was built on there in ancient times, and the holy water is still in a cave, within the Monastery of St. George Valsamitis, which is built on the ruins of the Oracle. The same magnetism attracts wellness enthusiasts, who ﬂock to Amorgos, for its strong revitalizing energy and the abundance of therapeutic herb. Amorgos is consindered the perfect place for spiritual and physical uplift.
On the 5th , 6th , 7th and 8th of November, at 18.00 there will be screenings in Aegiali, Chora, Katapola and South Amorgos, open to the public so that all the inhabitants and visitors of Amorgos, will have the chance to watch all films and draw information on current developments in the areas of culture and tourism.
The Amorgos Tourism Film Festival is organized by the Women Cultural Association of Amorgos, and the
Municipality of Amorgos.
It is supported by The Greek Ministry of Culture, the Greek Film Commission, the Greek Film Center, The Laskaridis Charity Foundation and the National Tourism Organization of Greece .