The Athens International Film and Video Festival returns | Connect

ATHENS – The Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) will showcase more than 260 films representing more than 60 countries competing at the historic Athena Cinema in downtown Athens.

This year’s festival will also feature a series of special events and screenings.

The list of AIFVF guest artists includes Ohio University film alumnus Danilo Šerbedžija, who leads the feature film jury and presents his film “Tereza 37” on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.

On Friday, April 1 at 7:15 p.m., for the opening night, the festival will present the experimental and genre-permeable work of Baltimore-based filmmaker Meredith Moore.

On Monday, April 4 at 7:15 p.m., current Studio Museum of Harlem Artist in Residence Cameron Granger will showcase his community-engaged video art, and on Wednesday, April 6 at 5:15 p.m., festival alumnus J. Makary is to present their works based on the dance and the choreographies of a wild montage.

Over the seven days, more than 20 feature films and around 250 short films from around the world will be screened and competed in the annual festival, with winners chosen by the independent jury.

Cash prizes and awards, including Academy qualifying status, are awarded in certain categories.

Founded in 1974, the AIFVF has presented the best of international cinema for 49 years. Known globally as a festival that supports the cinema of independent, underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values ​​we share as a community.

He is a champion of justice and gives a voice to underrepresented artists and viewpoints globally. For more than four decades, the AIFVF has embraced experimental, narrative, animated, short, feature and documentary films from all corners of the globe.

The AIFVF is administered by the Athens Film and Video Center and is run with the help of many students. The full program and ticket information is available at

Please send requests for ASL interpreters and other accessibility requests to ASL interpreters are to be provided for both screenings of Sign the Show: Deaf Culture, Access and Entertainment on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 5 at 7:15 p.m.

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