Athens (Greece): The 11th International Archaeological Film Festival of Games with the theme ‘Ecumenical Community’ is being held in Athens. The programme that started on May 10 will continue till May 16. As many as 58 Films from 15 countries will compete for the established prizes of the 11th International Games of Archaeological Film Festival.
The event was inspired and established by the director Memi Spyratou and is implemented by the Urban Non-Profit Culture Company Odyssey in collaboration with the Movie of Greece and the International Council of Moulimos. The screenings will take place at the Lais cinema of the Greek Film Archive from 10 to 15 May 2022 while the Awards will be declared at the Olympia Municipal Music Theater ‘Maria Callas’ on May 16, 2022.
The 11th International Festival of Archaeological Film AGON is under the highest auspices of SA . of the President of the Republic Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou and of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis. It is carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, EOT of the Attica Region and the Municipality of Athens.
The lifetime achievement award will be presented to Greek director Costas Gavras for his overall contribution to the cinema. The festival will also honour Mikis Theodorakis. During the Festival, works by Kaiti Mavrommati entitled Alexandria – Athens is being exhibited in the foyer of the Greek Film Archive.
Congratulations to President and Art Director Ms. Memi Spiratou, the heart and soul of the Festival, to President Dimitris Komninos, as well as Secretary-General Maria Palatou and Mr. Marios Papathanasiou, Festival Coordinator for their great efforts to promote this unique kind of film that promotes the legacy and cultural heritage of Greece, as well as the cultural exchange among peoples across the globe.