20/9/2022


DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION FILE REINFORCEMENT WORKSHOP FOR NEW DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 7TH OPEN EYES GREEK  DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL  2022
         

October 8-9 and 15-16 at Stavrakou School 

Registration here: https://forms.gle/NZVQBXTRAMx877ep6
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2/10/2022

  

As part of this year's 7th EYES OPEN event, the Greek Documentary Association  will implement a four-day workshop aimed at new documentary filmmakers and producers, whose proposal is in an intermediate stage of processing:

 

• They have prepared a 2-page summary 

• And an early script design (treatment) with description of possible scenes, characters and theme development 

 

The Workshop will be taught by experienced professionals from the creative documentary field with the aim of participants creating a strong production portfolio. 
 

 

TUTORS

 

Antonis Tolakis director / producer / director of studies at the Stavrakou school (treatment / synopsis / directorial approach) 

 

Christos Karakepelis director / teacher at the Stavrakos School (treatment / synopsis / directorial approach) 

 

Fotini Economopoulou producer (Budget, Financial plan) 

 

Jan Rofekamp – Films Transit international (Distribution) The presentation will be in English. 

 

Giorgos Angelopoulos – Director of Production and Development at YKK  (KYKK Financial Programs) 

 

Stavros Psyllakis director (screenplay analysis of works by Robiros Manthoulis) 

 

Nikos Theodosiou director partner of Robiros Manthoulis (screenplay analysis in works by Robiros Manthoulis) 
 

 

The responsibility for the planning and organization of the Workshop has been taken on the part of EEN by Angelos Kovotsos director, Dionysia Kopanas director and Maria Leonida director in charge of Karpos educational organization. Coordination will be undertaken by Angelos Kovotsos. 

 

From the applications - proposals that will be submitted, the 14 best ones will be selected in principle. The selection of participants will be based on the application, CV and sample film/television/audio-visual work. Accepted as sample and graduate  films.  

 

Workshop Program 

 

The participants will form two groups and attend the seminars offered over 2 weekends, October 8-9 and 15-16 at the Stavrakos School. 

 

Each of the four workshop days will be divided into two sessions: the morning 4 hours (10.00-14.00) will be dedicated to the construction of the narrative, the development of the characters and the visual expression of the selected designs. 

 

The afternoon two-hour sessions (15.00-17.00) will feature specialist presentations focusing on production direction, production, distribution, pitching the production portfolio and script analysis. 

 

Finally, the participants will present their completed projects in a Pitching panel with the aim of one of them being selected as a reward for participation in the Agora Pitching Forum of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March 2023. 
The costs participation and hospitality will be covered by the Festival. 

 7/9/2022 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE  

 

 

  With eyes open

7th Tribute to the Greek Documentary 

by the GREEK DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION  

in the Film Library of Greece 

We renew our appointment for the 7th year  

From 13-16 October 2022, every day from 16.00 – 12.00 

Four days of movies full of real life images! 

Tribute to Ukrainian filmmaker ALISA KOVALENKO 

Special tribute to Roviros Manthoulis 

5th Documentary Workshop for young professionals  

 

At the end of each screening there will be a 10-minute discussion with the creators and the audience 

 

NEXT PRESS RELEASE WITH PROJECTOR SCHEDULE DETAILS TO FOLLOW 

 

   

With eyes open

Because reality writes the best scenarios  

 

The Greek Documentary Association, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and the Film Library of Greece are co-organizing the  7th Tribute to the Greek documentary With eyes open. 

 

From the 13th to the 16th of October, the heart of the Greek documentary will beat at the Film Library of Greece, giving us the opportunity to watch some of the most important films of the past year and not only to talk to their creators.

This year's program consists of short and feature-length documentaries, which will be screened with the presence and participation of the contributors with a 10-minute Q & A after the end of each screening. 

On Saturday 14/10, it is dedicated to the Ukrainian filmmaker Alisa Kovalenko with the screening of her award-winning film, Home Games. 

 Alisa, an official guest of the Greek Documentary Union, after the end of the screening, will give a master class on the conditions and difficulties encountered when making films in war conditions.

 

Ticket price: 5 euros / day 

FILM LIBRARY OF GREECE,  

Iera Odos 48 and Megalou Alexandrou 134-136, Metro Kerameikos 

Documentary Workshop "Creating a Production Folder" 

In the framework of the ME TA MATIA ANOICHTA 2020 Tribute with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with the Lykourgos Stavrakos Film and Television School and the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, will organize the 5th Documentary Workshop on the theme ''Creating a production file'' on facilities of the Stavrakos School. 

*** A special announcement/invitation will follow  

Join : Free 

Workshop days: 8-9 /10 and  15-16/10 

Workshop hours: 10.00 am – 14:00  and 15.00 – 17.00 pm 

Film and Television School Lykourgos Stavrakos

 

65 Patision, Athens 10433, Metro Pl. Victoria 

23/4/2022

Announcement of the Greek Documentary Association about the death of Roviros Manthoulis

 

For Roviros

Our beloved Roviros,

In your face, the Greek Documentary Association sadly bids farewell to a great Creator and Teacher of the documentary (and not only). A wonderful person, for those of us who knew you closely, always available and by our side in everything we needed.

In your ephemeral passage from this world you left us a great, eternal, legacy with your cinematic creations, your writings and your attitude that always accompanies and will illuminate our path. As a minimum tribute at present and with the promise to come back much more substantially to pay tribute to your memory, we deposit, instead of a wreath, in our "common fund", two excerpts from your upcoming book Montage and magic:
 

 

Magic is a construction. Like an ancient temple. Each of its columns is a composition of pieces. But because the composition is successful, we do not see pieces. We see columns. We do not see montage, we see temple. The montage is the seams. And the seams should not be visible in the films. ... except for the absence of actors, there is only one difference between documentary and fiction. It is much more difficult to create magic in the documentary than fiction. As it is just as difficult to build a temple. The Parthenon is a magical documentary in itself, isn't it?

If the Cinema is alive, it owes it to its shadows on the white wall. Both fiction and documentary. The only difference is that if in the documentary the person in the scene we are shooting dies, he can not be replaced. So we can claim that a living documentary is the antidote to death.


Warm condolences to your family and loved ones.

(text: Stavros Psylakis for GDA)

27/2/2022

 

LETTER OF SOLIDARITY TO UKRAINE ON BEHALF OF THE GDA

Putin's authoritarian regime, under false pretenses, has launched a total invasion of the territories of the peaceful republic of Ukraine, starting a fierce war and seriously threatening Europe and world peace.  

 

As people of Culture, we Greek documentary filmmakers are particularly sensitive to the abolition of the basic principles of democracy and freedom, to which this shameful invasion amounts. 
 

Together with our Ukrainian colleagues, whose freedom and lives are under immediate threat, but also with our colleagues in Russia and Belarus, who have dared to express their opposition to the war, we demand an immediate end to the deadly "war operation" of Russia. 

The Hellenic Documentary Association calls on the Greek Government to make a substantial contribution to the strengthening of humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people.  

 

The Ukrainian people need our support and practical assistance. 

In Ukraine people do not  only defend their country, they fight for freedom and real democracy.  

 

Our Ukrainian colleagues in a letter request:  

 

  • Immediate measures for the protection of the civilian population and a complete commercial embargo 

  • Medical and humanitarian aid  

  • Complete isolation of Russia at all levels. 

  • Immediate imposition of personal sanctions (travel ban and seizure of assets) on all Russian oligarchs and not just the close circle around the Putin regime. 

  • Extensive funding in Ukraine  

 

The firm position of the Hellenic Documentary Association is the support to our fellow colleagues, wherever they are in the crosshairs, all over the war-torn world and especially at this moment, in Ukraine.  
 

We stand in solidarity with them as well as with each individual civilian who is a victim of this irrational conflict. 

Practical solidarity for us, means help to every victim of the war, inside and outside Greek borders!  

 

We must act immediately. Unless effective action is taken, we will be remembered in history as passive accomplices in the horrific crimes now being committed against freedom, democracy and humanity.  

 

The Board of Directors of the GDA 

 

      Chairman:  Anneta Papathanasiou

Vice President: Meletis Miras

Secretary: Ilia Papaspyrou  

     Treasurer: Andreas Siadimas

     Members:  Dionysia Kopana  

             Giannis Misouridis  

         Maria Leonida 

18/2/2022  

 

PRESS RELEASE OF THE GREEK DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION  

ELECTION OF A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF GDA 

 

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the annual General Assembly of the Greek Documentary Association was held online, with parallel elections for the election of the new Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of our Union. 


The following were appointed as members of the new Board of Directors based on the results of the voting, but also after the internal voting of the elected body concerning their responsibilities:  

 

President: Anneta Papathanassiou 
Vice President: Meletis Miras
Secretary: Ilia Papapyrou 
Treasurer: Andreas Siadimas 
Members: 
Dionysia Kopana 
Maria Leonida 
Giannis Misouridis  

Members of the new  Audit Committee are:  

Mark Gastin 
Angelos Kovotsos 
Spyros Tsiftsis  

 

Yours sincerely 

The new Board of Directors of the GDA

1/1/2022

24th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
 

Invitation for submission of Greek films

Deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022

 

19/1/2022

 

Dear friends,

 

The 7th Kastellorizo International Documentary Festival "Beyond the Borders", extends an open invitation to documentary filmmakers from all over the world to participate in 2022.

 

Please, find the Submission Form and the terms of participation here: https://beyondborders.gr/forma-symmetoxis?view=form

 

Please follow the link to watch the Movie Invitation Trailer: https://youtu.be/Dx9W-7KmEN8

 

"Kastellorizo - Where documentary film meets History and Culture"

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: APRIL 30, 2022

 

14/1/2022

OPEN CALL-DRAMA FESTIVAL

(JANUARY 15-MAY 15)

25/2/2021

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