BCK FILM SYMPOSIUM


BCK FILM SYMPOSIUM
2nd BCK FILM SYMOPSIUM

The 2nd BCK Film Symposium is held in Athens, Greece, from 04.10.2019 till 12.10.2019.
The Symposium features film screenings, open discussions, projections, art installations and performances – on the broader concept of “Localities” – by invited film collectives, filmmakers, art practitioners and theorists, who are active and have already presented their work in a variety of locations around Greece and around the world.

Invited participants and organisations include:
Rufy’s Films, an independent film production house and collective based in Alexandria, Egypt. Their first collaborative film as well as selected short films are presented during the Symposium,
A selection of films by Basque artists from Bideodromo International Experimental Film & Video Festival, Bilbao, Spain, curated by Txema Agiriano,
Video Art Miden, an independent organisation for the exploration and promotion of video art and one of the first international video art festivals established in Greece – joining the Symposium for the second year in a row,
 Pugnant Film Series, a nonprofit organisation that organises screenings of underground, dada & auteur cinema in Athens & Greece – also joining the Symposium for the second year in a row,
 Part of the Solution, an informal group of artists, cinematographers, film technicians and friends, involved in the making of video-campaigns, bringing forward situations often undermined or distorted in the public discourse.
 Co-Hab Athens, an open group and exchange platform for urban researchers, activists and anyone interested in claiming housing as a right and exploring alternative housing models through self-management and collective ownership.

Furthermore, the Symposium especially welcomes the participation and support of filmmakers, artists and curators Txema Agiriano, Giorgos Efthymiou, Panagiotis Evangelidis, Vaso Georgiadou, Sofia Grigoriadou, Daphné Hérétakis, Zacharias Mavroeidis, Alyssa Moxley, Stéphane Charpentier, Antonis Tolakis, Annie Tsevdomaria, Danielle Zorbas, among others.

The screenings of the short films’ collections Europoly & African Metropolis, as well as the section “Portraits of the Greek Immigrant”, comprising the feature films Ghettokids & Soul Kitchen, are organised with the support of Goethe-Institut.


The venues of the 2nd BCK Film Symposium are the newly founded Art Lab Kino 28, MEME Gallery Athens and Typografeio - all three running under the roof of Communitism in Metaxourgio - as well as the co-hosts Cultural Space KET - TV Control Centre and Meteoritis Bookstore, both in Kypseli.


Language: Presentations, Q&As, discussions, etc. during the Symposium will be held in Greek and/or in English. The organisers and/or invited guests will do their best to provide simultaneous interpreting to the audience as needed. Films will be screened in O.V. with English subtitles.

All sections and screenings during the 2nd BCK Film Symposium
are open to the public/admission-free.

Organised & Curated by Balkan Can Kino

Daily Programme / Ωρολόγιο Πρόγραμμα






1st BCK FILM SYMOPSIUM

The 1st BCK Film Symposium is held in Athens, Greece, from 02.11.2018 till 11.11.2018.

The Symposium will take place at the Balkan Can Kino cinema and the MEME gallery, running both under the roof of Communitism n Metaxourgeio, at 28 Kerameikou str.

The Symposium features film screenings, panels, workshops, presentations and round table discussions on technical and creative processes by filmmakers and organisations from Greece, Germany and Turkey. The Symposium is open to the public and it aims to create a support network for independent filmmaking across the world.

The organisations taking part in the Symposium are:
Students from the largest self-organised film school in Europe, filmArche, based in Berlin.
The Bornova Belediyesi Dijital Film Atölyesi, organising film workshops in Izmir and counting more than 600 members.
Video Art Miden, an independent organisation for the exploration and promotion of video art and one of the first international video art festivals established in Greece.
The Institute for Experimental Arts, a platform of creative expression and research in the fields of theater, performance art, digital media installation, poetry and art theory.
Pugnant Film Series, a nonprofit organisation that organises screenings of underground, dada & auteur cinema in Athens & Greece.
Among the Symposium’s programme partners is also a group of students and professors at the Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts in the School of Applied Arts of the University of West Attica. 
Furthermore, the self-organised school for immigrants Fazard Kamangar and the Filmmakers Group R’ will take part with respective presentations and film screenings.
The Symposium also welcomes the participation of filmmakers and film theorists Ermina Apostolaki, Pavlos Mavrikidis, Dimitris Panagopoulos, Antonis Tolakis, Flavia Dima, Rosh Zeeba, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, among others.

All talks and screenings will be held in English and Greek.
Films will be screened in O.V. with English subtitles.
All sections and screenings during the 1st Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium are open to the public/entrance free.



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