Amorgos Film Festival - Program 2022


Honored country: Portugal 

17:30 - Departure from Piraeus port

2:30 Arrival of Participants-Welcome drinks and snacks- Accommodation settlement

8:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

9.30 – 11:30 Film Academy - Introduction to Workshops (Namaste)

“The documentary production process” Laurence Koe, film director, Producer

10:00 - 12:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

12:00 - Transfer to Tholaria Village. Visit the small Byzantine Museum, the village Church of

Agii Anargyri and a 500 years old local house

13:15 Tranfer to Lakki Village Hotel by the beach.

13.30 Lunch and a small dancing show.

15:00 Return to the hotel

17:30 Welcome drinks & Coffee

18:00 Opening Ceremony - Welcome Speeches (Namaste)

Mrs. Eleni Kountouroupi - President of the Women Association.

Mrs. Irene Giannakopoulos – President of Amorgos Film Festival

Mrs. Iro Trigoni - Art Director of Amorgos Film Festival

Mr. Lefteris Karaiskos - Mayor of Amorgos

Mr.Leontaritis Vise - Director of District of South Aegean.

Message from Ministry of Navigation.

Message from Greek National Tourism Organization.

Mrs. Stavroula Geronimaki – Greek Film Center

Mr. Alexander Kammel - CIFFT

Mr. Ioannis Maronitis – President of Unesco- Chapter of Piraeus and International Action Art

Message from Mr. Adreadakis -Director of Thessaloniki Film Festival

Message from Mr.Yiannis Sakaridis - Art Director of Drama Festival.


Message from Mrs. Vlassi Eleni – Director of Ierapetra Film Festival.

Mr. Joao Narciso – President of Sesimbra City Council – Portugal –Our honored Country.

Mr. Carlos Sargedas – President Finisterra Sesimbra and Finisterra Brazil Film Festivals.

Mr. Can Saracoglou – President -Turkish Film Festival

- “The importance of Greek Industry Films in 60s & 70s” by Mr.Stathis Kamvasinos

from legendary FINOS FILM

20:30 Welcome dinner at Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant

22:00 - 00:00 Film screening

7:30 - 8:30 Yoga Class (optional)

7:30 - 9:30 Breakfast


- “Story Telling – Emotions in Storytelling” by Jonas Saul bestselling author

- “The Future is not ONE USE ONLY –Do something now- ” by Mr. Stamatis Grispos –

President of “Ancient Vigla” environmental Association.

- “Interaction of New Media Video and Sound casts” by Yavuz Baydar, Journalist

- “Amorgos Women Cultural Activities” by Irene Vekris – Author

- “Film making in turbulent times – How the geopolitical storm is affecting the art of

cinema.” By Giannis Koytsomitis- Director, producer


10:30 - 13:00 Film Academy (Namaste)

1. “Story and character devepopment” Jonas Saul, bestselling author

2. “How to maximize what you have with little ingenuity,in order to create a high production

value for little to no money.” Kostas Skiftas, film director

10:30 – 13:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

13:00 Lunch (Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant)

14:45 Cultural Activity: Excursion to the Byzantine Chora, with 40 Churches, the

archeological and cultural museum, the 10 wind mills and the Venetian Castle. Continue to

Katapola, the biggest port of Amorgos. Visit the modern olive press and taste the new



18:00 Film Screening in Skopelitis Ferry Boat at the port of Katapola.

Introduction by Mrs. Iro Trigoni Amorgos Film Festival Art Director.

20.00 Dinner

22:00 - 00:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

7:30 - 8:30 Yoga Class (optional)

7:00 - 9:30 Breakfast

9:30 Cultural Activity: Visit the old Byzantine Monastery of Chozoviotissa -continue to South

Amorgos, to visit the Hellenistic tower of Arkesini.

On the return, stop at the Monastery of Valsamitis, location of the Water Oracle of Amorgos,

dedicated to Apollo God.

13.30 Lunch.

15:00 Departure for the Hotel.

16:00 - 18:00 Film Academy (Namaste)

1. “How to estimate your budget properly though sponsorships and strategic alliances in

order to create Netflix-quality movies on a low budget” Konstantinos Moutsinas, film

director, producer

2. “Different types of visual effects. How you can incorporate them in your own movies to

take them to the next level” Kostas Karydas, film director, wtiter,editor,visual, effects

16:00 - 18:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

18:00 Coffee Break

18:30 Student’s Films

19:00 “Religious Festivals of Amorgos- Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow” by Reverent Fr.

Irineos Passaris

19:30 Student’s Films

20:30 Dinner

22:00 - 00:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

7:30 - 8:30 Yoga Class (optional)

7:30 - 9:30 Breakfast


9:00 Optional Cultural Activity: Transfer to Tholaria Village for a 30 minute walk to the

celebrating chapel of Taxiarchis Archangel Michael, where there is a small local festival.

Continue to the village Lagada on foot, to visit the old Olive press and taste some local oil.

Return to the hotel by bus, or by 30 minute hike through the olive groves to see the locals

picking the olives.

12:30 Lunch in Aegiali

15:00 Return to the hotel

15:30 - 17:30 Film Academy (Namaste)

1. “Starting with an idea and turning it into a finished screenplay” Bill Kyrou, narrative story


2. “The science of light in cinematography” Andreas Labropoulos ,director, producer

16:00 - 18:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

18:00 Coffee break

18:30 Award Ceremony (Namaste)

20:30 Dinner

22:00-00:00 Film Screening (Elysia)

4:15 Breakfast

4:45 Departure for the Port of Katapola

6:00 Departure from Katapola port by Blue Star Ferry Naxos to Piraeus port in Athens

15:15 Arrival in Piraeus port Athens