Amorgos International Film Festival
YPERIA Conference for Culture and Tourism
Amorgos Film Academy
The Cultural Association of Women of Amorgos, the Municipality of Amorgos, and the South Aegean Region, co-organize the Amorgos International Film Festival where short films and documentaries 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 6th Amorgos Film Academy will also take place parallel to Amorgos Film Festival, with participating students from many countries, and very important tutors who will be doing workshops, master classes and speeches regarding the cinema.
The participants are guided to all important parts of the island, such as the traditional capital Chora, to its historic 1200 year old Byzantine monastery of Chozoviotissa, to the ancient settlements of Amorgos, and to the Hellenistic Tower in Arkesini. They try local products, & local specialties, 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, they often get an inspiration for making a film or create an art work in general. This is a holistic approach of the acquaintance of the culture of a place, but also of the people, through art in all forms. At the same time, Conference on Culture and Tourism, YPERIA takes place with topics on Wοmen, The Environment, Gastronomy, and the Preservation & Protection of our Natural Cultural Heritage.
Through this event, Amorgos has been established as a meeting point of networking by gathering great participation of artists, journalists, politicians, filmmakers, directors & producers.
The Amorgos International Film Festival has been organized by the Cultural Association of Amorgos Women which has a great history of 30 consecutive years and has been held at the Aegialis Hotel & Spa.
The Amorgos Film Festival is very important for the island, for the Cyclades, but also for the whole country, since it has managed to be a reference point among the International Festivals.
Producers, directors and students are invited o submit their films for competition. Selection of winners will be made by an International Jury team, of very important people in the cinema world.