The sixth edition of the Greek Film Festival in Berlin recently announced its program, which is going forward on January 20-24, 2021, provided of course, that Germany is not under another strict national lockdown at that time.
The organizers noted ”This year there have been many changes for the film business, the festival circle, and the cinema audience. By definition, a festival means to mingle, interact, watch films, and be together. It is about togetherness. This pandemic has not allowed us for some time now to be together with our friends, peers, colleagues and, of course, the audience.’
“For a festival like The Greek Film Festival in Berlin, which has thrived on its strong audience for five years now, it only makes sense to put it on at its ‘home,’ the Babylon. Of course and above all, with the necessary measures, distances and use of masks, in order for us all to stay healthy and enjoy the films,” the organizers stated.
The festival planners also said that in case a lockdown is enforced, they will push the dates of the festival back to February or March of 2021.
The opening film is slated to be ”Eftychia” and the closing film will be ”Apples.”
Organizers will also include the 2021 edition of the “Emerging Greeks Competition” Award, given to the first and second-best film, and will include a 1,000-euro prize sponsored by the Greek Film Centre.
The organizers stated ”We are very happy for our great Jury of professionals! Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters. Feel free to spread the word and tag us as #thegreekfilmfestivalberlin!”