Symi film news
I am having a very quiet Sunday at home doing nothing, apart from making lunch and posting a quick blog. This is a recovery day after all the excitement of the past few weeks, and three wonderful party evenings in a row. The strong wind has calmed and today is warm again. On Saturday night, I was out in long trousers and a cardigan, which drew some looks from visitors in their shorts and t-shirts. After a long hot summer, you tend to feel the cooler temperatures more keenly.
Here’s a piece of news about films. The Symi International Film festival went well, from what I have been told; I was unable to get there due to being away and then already invited to other engagements. While it was on, we received news that ‘The 13th‘ had been accepted to the 8th International Film Festival of Peloponnesus “Bridges” – Corinth 12-18/10/17, Nafplio, 19-22/10/17. The thing is, it won’t be screened unless a member of cast or crew is present. It’s still in the running for awards there but not for screening. So, if any of the backers want to be a part of the festival, this is your chance. I shan’t be able to attend, but anyone who backed the film, and is, therefore, a part of the ‘crew’, can. You would have to make your own way there and finance the trip, but if you happen to be in Greece and that area, you only need to be there for a day or two, not for the whole thing. There are some details taken from their email below, and if anything takes your interest, please email me. (Email at the bottom of these pages.)
This year we received over 500 submissions from 65 countries and we are thrilled to recognize your outstanding efforts by accepting your film. Attached are your Official Selection Laurels. As an official selection, your film is eligible to be screened over the period of October 12-18th in the Flisvos Cineplex in Corinth. Corinth is accessible from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport by proastiakos train and from Athens center by buses to facilitate your travel to this historical city. It is only 90 minutes far away from Athens.
Nafplio festival activities and selected film screenings will be held over the period of October 19-22/10/17. Nafplio is accessible from trains and buses to facilitate your travel to this historical and picturesque city.
Please note – although your film is an official selection of the festival, it will not be screened unless you RSVP and a member(s) of your cast or crew attend. Due to the overwhelming response to our call for submissions, and tributes, we are prioritizing screening of films for filmmakers in attendance.
It is our hope that you will join us to celebrate for the entirety of the festival. You are also automatically shortlisted to be reviewed for the awards process.
C) Don’t miss the open discussion panel of Saturday 21st of October in Nafplio city: “The Importance of Music in 7th Art”.
Costas Ferris the legendary Greek film director, will speak about the Alchemy of Cinema.
D) We strongly encourage you to make every effort, along with your cast and crew, to attend the Golden Pegasos awards ceremony on Sunday, October 22nd in Nafplio city and receive your award should your film receive a nomination.
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