Back by popular demand, the Athens International Film and Video Festival (AIFVF) returns from October 15-24 with over 500 films competing at the historic Athena Cinema in upscale Athens.
This year’s festival combines both the AIFVF 2020, initially postponed due to COVID, as well as the AIFVF 2021 festivals and offers an incredible range of special events and screenings.
The AIFVF guest artist lineup includes OHIO Film alumni and festival darling Tony Buba, president of the documentary jury and presenting a selection of his works on Monday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday October 19 at 7.15 p.m., Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados, winners of the 2019 AIFVF Experimental First Prize, will present a solo program of their work around queer love and loss, and the political ramifications of patriarchal power and imperialist. .
On Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., Sabine Gruffat will present her material-based works that cross analog and digital signals, as well as an expanded live cinema performance in collaboration with Bill Brown. Brown will also present a program of appropriate and reconfigured landscapes on Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., with topics ranging from haunted houses and memorial architecture to alien archeology.
Over the 10 days, more than 40 feature films and a plethora of short films from around the world will screen and compete in the annual festival with winners chosen by the independent jury, winning cash prizes and awards including status qualification of the Academy in certain categories.
Founded in 1974, the Athens International Film and Video Festival has presented the best of international cinema for 48 years. Known worldwide as a festival that supports the cinema of independent, underground and marginalized populations, the AIFVF represents the values ââwe share as a community. He is a champion of justice and gives voice to under-represented artists and viewpoints globally. For more than four decades, the AIFVF has adopted experimental, narrative, animated, shorts, feature films and documentaries from all corners of the world.
The Athens International Film and Video Festival is administered by the Athens Film and Video Center, a project of the College of Fine Arts, Ohio University.
The full schedule and ticket information are available at www.athensfest.org.