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Presentation of SEEDOX in the framework of the panel discussion "Bridges in the Balkans and Southeast Europe” at 5th Avant-Garde Film Festival, Athens, 13th – 23rd May, 2008

The Avant-Garde Film Festival is a proposal of the Greek Film Archive aiming at creating a multilateral forum, which will be sensitising the audience on the diversity of cinema language, the many signs of the cinematic image and enhance the emergence of a new «cinephilia".
It focuses on the history of the avant-garde while reviewing its current tendencies: the European avant-gardes of '20s and '30s, the American underground, the British Avant-Garde, the Body Cinema, the Greek post-war experimental cinema, having been the concentric circles of past programs, still remain within our interest. Gender as represented in Women Cinema, a new problematic that galvanises modern trends in visual arts, cultural studies and humanities is also a topic of reference.
The Avant-Garde Film Festival aims at widening the horizons of the Greek audience, establishing a fora of discussions, icluding master classes, work shops, meetings and seminars, which will bring together and allow the conduct of a critical dialogue among young and veteran filmmakers, archivists, academics, students, art lovers and cinema lovers. Also developing a festival open to all kinds of cinematographic genres and media (fiction, documentary, experimental, new media) to enhance the interactive appreciation of new trends in multimedia art forms is within our scope.
Another goal is to reach wider audiences, to include foreign students and immigrants by focusing on subaltern cinema and opening programming to the geographical and cultural neighbourhood, especially the Balkans and Southeast Europe. Creating a festival network between the European and International Film Archives by providing a forum to screen the restoration and digitization projects of Film Archives is also planned.

Round-table Discussion “Bridges in the Balkans and Southeast Europe”, Athens Journalists’ Union
(20a, Akadimias St.), 12:30

Presentation of the Greek Film Archives’ policies, towards, documentaries in the Balkan and Southeastern Europe by Maria Komninos and the Balkan Film Fund of the International Thessanoliki Film Festival by Athina Kartalou and SEEDOX (by Bernd Buder);
followed by a panel discussion with Srdjan Keča (Serbia) and the Greek directors Vovoula Skoura, Alinda Dimitriou, Geradssimos Rigas, Angelos Govotsos.

evening screening:

SRDJAN KEČA After the War (Serbia 2006) 45΄
In presence of the filmmaker
NEDŽAD BEGOVIĊ Totally Personal (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2005) 78΄

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