About

- April 2016, Dublin

The Second Dublin Greek Film Festival will present features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues of Dublin.

The Vision

The aim of the Festival is to promote Greek culture through a variety of films and events and show links between Ireland and Greece.

Films

The Festival will showcase the latest films by both internationally established directors and emerging filmmakers, who are currently producing many of the most dynamic, innovative and provocative films in the world.

Other Events

Apart from showing movies we run events introducing Greek culture - see below for our 2016 Programme.

Programme


  • A Family Affair

    Documentary

    A Family Affair

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  • Agora

    Documentary

    Agora

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  • Smac

    Drama

    Smac

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  • Little England

    Drama

    Little England

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  • The International Short Film Festival in Drama is travelling... to Ireland!

    Short Films

    International Short Film Festival in Drama

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  • The Sentimentalists

    Drama

    The Sentimentalists

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  • A Family Affair documentary + concert of Pakaw!

    Dublin Greek Film Festival Presents: Fundraiser for refugees in Greece

    A Family Affair documentary + concert of Pakaw!

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    You
    There
    !!

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Sponsors

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Partners

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Get in touch

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Support Us

Dublin Greek Film Festival welcomes support from companies and individuals that share our passion for quality cinema and our belief that it can facilitate social inclusion and enrich the cultural experience of Ireland's capital.

Thank You!

There are many ways in which you can support the Festival as a business or individual. For more information contact info@greekfilmfestival.ie.

Archive

Programme 2015


  • The
    Grocer

    Road Documentary

    The Grocer road documentary

    Chester Beatty Library

    Traders Nikos and Sophia Anastasiou have been driving the same 75-kilometre route every week since the 1980's - from the city of Trikala, in central Greece, to the south western parts of the Pindus Mountains. Delivering more than just fruit and vegetables, they bring news from the outside world into the remotest villages, and provide practical help for the isolated villagers.

    This special evening screening is in association with the Chester Beatty Library. It will be followed by Q&A with the movie director Dimitris Koutsiabasakos and a wine reception. Event sponsored by Kir-Yianni.

    Road documentary, 82 min, Greece, 2013, Colour. Directed by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos. Cast: Kostas Anastasiou, Nikos Anastasiou, Sofia Anastasiou. Language: Greek with English subtitles.
    Admission €10 per person.
    SOLD OUT
    Please contact Lisa Fitzsimons re cancellation list - Chester Beatty Library, tel: 01 4070779, email: film@cbl.ie


  • Red
    Hulk

    Short

    Red Hulk short film

    Filmbase

    Yorgos lives on his own in Athens. He lacks purpose, self-confidence, identity and peer acceptance. He fills the void by becoming the 'Red Hulk', as he is known at his football team's fan club. Until the day he gets involved in racial violence, entailing new problems and dilemmas.

    Short, 27 min, Greece, 2013, Colour. Directed by Assimina Proedrou. Cast: Frixos Proedrou, Nestoras Fanaras, Christos Kontogeorgis. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    FREE
    For 18+ only

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  • Boy Eating
    the Bird's Food

    Film

    Boy Eating the Bird's Food film

    Filmbase

    A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat, but he’s got a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. When he finds himself without home, he has to seek a shelter for his bird...

    This screening will be preceded by an introduction to the 'Weird Wave of Greek Cinema' by film scholar Mikela Fotiou.

    Drama, 80min, Greece, 2012, Colour. Directed by Ektoras Lygizos. Cast: Yiannis Papadopoulos, Lila Mpaklesi, Vangelis Kommatas. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    For 18+ only

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  • Traditional Greek
    Dance

    Workshop

    Traditional Greek Dance

    Chester Beatty Library

    Would you like to learn some traditional Greek circle dances? Join dancer Katerini Papathanasiou and explore this art form and its history.
    In association with the Chester Beatty Library. Suitable for all ages, free, limited to 20 places.

    BOOKED OUT


  • Anna

    Short

    Anna short film

    The New Theatre

    Mary spends her days looking after the chronically ill, 85 year-old Mr Michalis in a Cypriot village. This older gent is obsessed with the lead female character in a daytime soap opera named ‘Anna’, even referring to Mary by that name at times.
    Eager to understand what is behind Mr Michalis’ fixation with the starlet, Mary’s investigations reveal that Anna’s importance to the old man goes far beyond being a mere character on a TV drama.

    Short, 22 min, Cyprus, 2012, Black and White. Directed by Spiros Charalambous. Cast: Spyros Stavrinides, Immy Lysandrou, Mara Constandinou, Marinos Konsolou, Marios Demetriou, Elena Efstathiou. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    FREE
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  • Morning
    Patrol

    Film

    Morning Patrol film

    The New Theatre

    A woman walks alone in a deserted city, in a post-apocalyptic environment, with no recollections. She heads towards the west, where she will be safe, knowing only that she needs to avoid the morning patrol that guards the city. On her course to the unknown, she is approached by a member of the morning patrol who wants to help her reach the sea. Having a fractured memory in common, they will come close to each other, trying to explain what happened.

    This screening will be preceded by an introduction to the movie by film scholar Mikela Fotiou.

    Drama/Sci-Fi, 104 min, Greece, 1987, Colour. Directed by Nikos Nikolaidis. Cast: Michele Valley, Takis Spiridakis, Liana Hatzi. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    For 18+ only

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  • Wild
    Duck

    Film

    Wild Duck film

    The New Theatre

    A bankrupt telecom's engineer, employed by his ex-boss to investigate a phone-hacking operation, gets trapped into paying off either his economic or his moral debts.

    Drama, 88 min, Greece, 2013, Colour. Directed by Yannis Sakaridis. Cast: Alexandros Logothetis, Themis Bazaka, Giorgos Pyrpassopoulos, Yannis Stankoglou. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    For 18+ only

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  • Fish n'Chips

    Film

    Fish and Chips film

    The New Theatre

    Andy, a hard working Cypriot immigrant in London who deep-fries his way into oblivion, decides to leave London for his native Cyprus. Having slaved away for others his entire life, he finally opens his very own chip shop. But his dream turns into a nightmare, as he seems to have overlooked one small detail: Cyprus just isn't London!

    Drama, 102 min, Greece/Cyprus, 2011, Colour. Directed by Elias Demetriou. Cast: Marios Ioannou, Marlene Kaminsky, Anne-Marie O'Sullivan. Language: English.

    For 18+ only

    Tickets available at The New Theatre ticket office


  • The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

    Film

    The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

    The New Theatre

    Antonis arrives at a hotel resort by the sea. It is wintertime, the hotel is closed and Antonis drifts around alone. He has a lot of time to kill. Until television announces the disappearance of the famous TV host Antonis Paraskevas…

    Drama, 88 min, Greece, 2013, Colour. Directed by Elina Psikou. Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani, Yorgos Souxes. Language: Greek with English subtitles.

    For 18+ only

    Tickets available at The New Theatre ticket office


  • Xenia

    Film

    Xenia

    The New Theatre

    After the death of their mother, 16-year-old Dany, leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives in Athens. Born from an Albanian mother and a Greek father they never met, the two brothers, strangers in their own country, decide to go to Thessaloniki to look for their father and force him to officially recognize them. In Thessaloniki they discover that auditions are being held for the cult show, Greek Star, and Dany dreams that his brother, a gifted singer, could become the new star of the contest in a country that refuses to accept them.

    Drama, 128 min, Greece/France/Belgium, 2014, Colour. Directed by Panos H. Koutras. Cast: Patty Pravo, Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou. Language: Greek and Albanian with English subtitles.

    This screening is kindly sponsored by Brian Sheehan, Ciaran McKinney, Bill Foley and Karl Haydn.

    For 18+ only

    SOLD OUT