The 14th Ethnofest – Athens Ethnographic Film Festival opens on November 29 and will be on until December 10.
This edition of the festival pays tribute to the promotion and safeguarding of the world’s cultural heritage with screenings, open discussions, as well as screening two classic short documentaries: “The Goat Dance” (1971) by Pantelis Voulgaris and the “Feast in Drapetsona” (1977) by Takis Papagiannidis.
More than 30 films are part of this year’s programme and run through the festival’s sections of Panorama, Filmic Experiments, International and Greek Student Films. Parallel events include open discussions and book presentations.
In the tribute ‘Focus on the Environment’ select films investigate human interaction with nature with innovative filmic techniques, with screenings relating to urbanisation, gentrification, memory in the urban environment and alternative interpretations of ecology.
The online screenings will take place after the theatre screenings are concluded, that is on December 4-10.
This year’s promotional poster was designed George Skarmoutsos, where a typical apartment of an ordinary building emits warm light as a symbol of life, energy and creativity, reflecting the personal and collective human experience as a main source of inspiration.
The festival is held under the auspices and with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture, 20 years after the proclamation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, it was noted in the official announcement.