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SeaNema Open Air Film Festival 30 July-2 Aug 2018

by Anna Votsi

If you want to experience something totally different while having your holidays on the island don’t miss the SeaNema open Air Film Festival!

From the 30th of July to the 2nd of August 2018, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival transforms idyllic beaches and other seaside spots of Kefalonia into a charming outdoor movie theater which shall host internationally acknowledged short films and feature films, always with a free entrance for the audience.”

The screening are taking place in Platis Gyalos, Fikia Beach, Marina Argostoliou, Ktima Haritatou, Annoula Beaach, Alsos Kalitheas!

“Making the most of the Mediterranean climate and the picturesque landscape of Kefalonia, SeaNema Open Air Film Festival is the only film festival in Greece, and one of the few worldwide, in which the film projections are not hosted in cinema halls but in specially formed areas by the sea.

The 2018 programme is as follows (please check their website for more details):

Monday 30.07 | 21:30 Platis Gialos Shorts by the sea (Εθνικό Διαγωνιστικό) FREEZER (17’) by Dimitris Nakos Tasos//COWBOY (23’) by Giannis Haritidis Features by the sea THE FLORIDA PROJECT (115’) by Sean Baker U.S.A., 2017

Monday 30.07 | 21:30 Fykia Beach CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (132’) by Luca Guadagnino Italy-U.S.A., 2017 (age 15+)

Tuesday 31.07 | 21:30 Platis Gialos Shorts by the sea CRUISER (12’) by Aristotelis Maragkos Stefanos//ASTROMETAL (15’) by Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis Features by the sea SON OF SOFIA (111’) by Elina Psykou Greece-Bulgaria-France, 2017 Athens Secret Location *The location will be announced a few hours before the screening. 00:30 AFTER MIDNIGHT SCREENING OF THE THRILLER IT FOLLOWS (100’) by David Robert Mitchell U.S.A. , 2014

Teacher’s House, 10:00 – 14:00 (day 1) Workshop: Stop-Motion Animation

Wednesday 01.08 | 21:30 Platis Gialos Shorts by the sea OURANIA (16’) by Despoina Kourti Ourania //COPA-LOCA (14’) by Christos Massalas Features by the sea SUMMER ‘93 (97’) by Carla Simon Spain, 2017

Ktima Haritatou OBSCURO BARROCO (59’) by Evangelia Kranioti Greece, France, 2017 Then follows a concert by Cookie, next big thing in soul music, alongside an all-star group of musicians, most of which are members of the great Athens-based Jazz Quartet TFATFY

Wednesday 01.08 | 21:30 Argostoli Marina MANODOPERA (28’) by Loukianos Moschonas //GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (104’) by Francis Lee United Kingdom, 2017

Teacher’s House, 10:00 – 14:00 (day 2) Workshop: Stop-Motion Animation

Wednesday 01.08 Thalassomylos 18:30 – 20:00 Masterclass by Elina Psykou “From Idea to Film”

Thursday 02.08 | 21:30 Platis Gialos Shorts by the sea PREPARATION (16’) by Sofia Georgovassili //ΜANEKI ΝEKO (19’) by Manolis Mavris Features by the Sea A FANTASTIC WOMAN (104’) Sebastian Lelio Chile, USA, Germany, Spain, 2017 // Closing of Seanema Open Air Film Festival 2018 National Short Film Competition Award Ceremony by the jury

Thursday 02.08 Alsos Kallitheas 21:30 CAROL (115’) by Todd Haynes, U.S.A., 2015 (age 15+)

Annoula Beach 21:30 Α SINGLE MAN (97’) by Tom Ford U.S.A., 2009

The Festival aims at becoming an important meeting point for acknowledged and new filmmakers alike from all over the world, who will have the opportunity to promote their work and enjoy themselves, along with a numerous audience, in a dreamy place under the sound of Ionian sea waves. Our goal is to continue discovering and creating new “film corners” on many beaches and coastal areas of the island, so that in the future, during the Festival, the whole island of Kefalonia will transform into an endless open air cinema, always with free entrance for the audience.

Information and photographs taken from http://seanemafestival.com/en/seanema-festival-english/

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