09 November, 2022 - Press release

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Successful completion of the 13th Amorgos International Film Festival.

145 films from 50 countries and equal screenings! 25 awards, 90 attendees from around the world! Many meetings, consultations, exchanges of views and interesting discussions that lasted until the morning, and inspirations for new projects were born from November 5 to 8, 2022! where else? In the 13th Amorgos International Film Festival.

A different festival which honored the "protagonists", not only those from the film industry, but also those of the everyday life. The great ones who can be found anywhere around us! 

So on board the historical local ship "Skopelitis" with great emotions, the Festival awarded the Skopelitis family and the captain of the ship Mr. Giannis Fostieris with honorary awards, for their social contribution over the years. The garage of the ship was transformed into a cinema, where the screening of the documentary "Skopelitis Express" by M. Kazamias, took place, as well as films from the competition section of the Festival, followed by dinner in the lounge and deck of the ship.

Honorary awards were also presented to Mr. Vardis Vardinogiannis of Motor Oil and to Mr. Thanasis Martinos of Aegeas MAKE for their contribution to culture and to the upgrade of social life in the small communities.

The Film Academy hosted great workshops by important Professors and there was participation from young people who love cinema, including students from the Aristotle Univercity of Thessaloniki.

Excursions to the Monastery of Chozoviotissa and to all the villages of the island took place, as well as interesting activities, such as picking olives, producing oil in the olive press, walking through the Amorgian paths and visiting a local Amorgian House.

Portugal, the honored country of the festival, represented by a big delegation, guided us through sounds, tastes, music and stories.

Interesting speeches and analysis on culture, cinema, tourism and traditions, kept the Conference Hall full of people.

Organizers of the festival were the Cultural Association of Women of Amorgos, the Municipality of Amorgos, the Region of South Aegean and the Aegialis Hotel and Spa. 

Amorgos Film Festival was supported by the Hellenic Film Center, the General Secretariat of the Aegean and Islands Policy, Aigeas AMKE, the Motor Oil, the Blue Star Ferries, the Santo wines, Heliair Greece! Sponsors for Communication were: ERT, ERT3, Fade, Cycladiki, Naxos times, Aegean voice, Echo fm, Ellada94.3, the Culture Archive, Koini Gnomi, Mesogeios, Syros today. 

Festivals are celebrations of culture and art. They connect people, ideas, trends, creations and places, in a unique way. This happened at the 13th Amorgos International Film Festival. Perhaps because we all felt like "protagonists". The trailer of the first two films that will compete at the 14th Amorgos Film Festival in 2023 was shown already!

01 September, 2022 - Press release

- 13th Amorgos International Film Festival

- 5th Amorgos Film Academy

- 19th YPERIA Conference for Culture and Tourism

The Cultural Association of Women of Amorgos, the Municipality of Amorgos, and the South Aegean Region, co-organize the 13th Amorgos International Short Film Festival, from 4-9 November 2022, where tourism films from all over the world participate and compete. The Festival is a member of CIFFT, an International Committee of Tourism Festivals based in Vienna. The 5th Amorgos Film Academy will also take place from November 4 to November 9, 2022, with students from many countries, and very important tutors, that will be doing workshops, masterclasses and speeches regarding the cinema. The participants are guided to all important parts of the island, such as the traditional capital Chora, in its historic Byzantine monastery Hozoviotissa, in the ancient settlements of Amorgos, in the Hellenistic Tower in Arkesini. They try local products, local specialties, they get introduced to famous herbs of Amorgos, and enjoy local dances and music, while coming into contact with the locals, and the places they visit can be an inspiration for a filmmaker and an artist in general. The way of this approach, concerns a holistic approach of the acquaintance and the culture of a place, but also the people, through art in all forms.

At the same time, the 19th Conference on Culture and Tourism, YPERIA 2022, will be held, with topics on WOMEN, THE ENVIRONMENT, GASTRONOMY, and the Preservation & Protection of our Natural & Cultural Heritage. The event has been established as a meeting point of networking by gathering great participation of artists, journalists, politicians, filmmakers, directors & producers.

The institution of the Amorgos International Film Festival, is a project of the Cultural Association of Amorgos Women that has a great history of 30 consecutive years and is held at the Aegialis Hotel & Spa. It is very important for the island, for the Cyclades, but also for the whole country, since it has managed to be a reference point in the International Festivals.

Other activities will take place during the Festival. With an answer everyone will be able to participate, simply choosing the way they will do it. Unusual ideas and projects that aim to make the child, the teenager, the adult and the elderly, the artist and the common man, to express themselves ... After all, isn't expression the
cell of Art?

Amorgos International Film Festival
Aegialis Hotel & Spa - Amorgos 84008
Tel. +30 2285073393 | +30 6944266647
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