A message from the Artistic Director of the Short Film Festival in Drama Mr. Antonis Papadopoulos
A message from the Artistic Director
of the Short Film Festival in Drama
Mr. Antonis Papadopoulos
The Film Festival in Drama is proud to welcome this year's most important Greek short film production.
It seems that the society of crisis encourages and mobilizes our consciences and it sparks artistic concerns. The theme of crisis itself rapidly enters the Greek film production.
The resurgence of state-funded production is expected to stabilise this year's record-breaking quantity and quality standards for the years to come.
An extremely careful selection in the International Competition Program offers the demanding viewer a comprehensive sample of the global short film production.
As noted in the recent "Film Forum" of the International Festivals in China in August, Drama is one of the leading festivals internationally in screening and even more in the formation of the short film trends.
However, despite the organizational adequacy of the Festival, the issue of building infrastructure is still pending on the part of the state.
A large theatre - at least seven hundred seats - is more than just a necessity.
It is with great optimism and maturity, dear friends, that the festival welcomes you in this great ritual of art and celebration of cinema.