PRESS RELEASE 2022

- 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 October 30 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
www.amorgosfilmfestival.com
[email protected]

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