A three-day film festival is set to take place in the city of Ioannina during September 18-20, aiming to promote the rich cultural heritage and modern face of the region of Epirus, western Greece.
The Epirus Film Festival will feature short and feature films including The Heist of the Century, Eftyhia, The Trip to Greece and The Big Blue, as well as a number of open discussions with actors, award-winning directors, experts and prominent personalities from the filming industry such as Director and Head of the festival Antonis Kioukas, producer Nikos Giannopoulos and Helenic Film Commission Director Venia Vergou.
The festival will also include open discussions on the significance of international film co-productions for the tourism promotion and economic development of a destination.
“By hosting the Epirus Film Festival, the Region of Epirus aims to highlight the cultural dimension and modern face of this rapidly developing area,” an announcement said.
The festival will take place at the Ioannina Silversmithing Museum within the framework of the European Cross-border Cooperation Program INTERREG that runs in Greece and Italy for 2014-2020.
Admission is free but due to the limited number of seats, it is necessary to make a reservation at 26510 64065 (daily 10am-6pm except from Tuesday).
New film office to open in Epirus
Moreover, the Region of Epirus plans to create a film office that will assist producers in their communication with state and local authorities for the issuing of filming permits; offer information on locations and infrastructure, and help them connect with Greek filming crews.
The official announcement for the film office’s opening will be made on September 18, during an event at the Ioannina Silversmithing Museum.
The film office will be created with the support of the CIAK European project that is running under the theme, “Common Initiatives to AcKnowledge and valorize tourism potential of the program area through cinema”.