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

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

 

1/1/2022

24th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
 

Invitation for submission of Greek films

Deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022

 

14/1/2022

OPEN CALL-DRAMA FESTIVAL

(JANUARY 15-MAY 15)

25/2/2021

ΔΕΛΤΙΟ-ΤΥΠΟΥ-ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ-ΤΗΣ-ΕΕΝ-24022021