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ISFFA 2013

The 7 th ISFFA will take place from October 24 to November 1 2013 at the Greek Film Archive Cinema (Kerameikos), Cervantes Institute (Syntagma) and Caid Center at Rentis (next to Athens Festival Buildings).



Instituto Cervantes (Mitropoleos 23, Syntagma Square)
Thurstday October 24 /

Welcome speeches

Science and science fiction film screenings


Giorgos Grammatikakis, Professor Emeritus at University of Crete
Gedankenexperiment: Science of fiction?
Alecos Papadopoulos, Director of SFF-rated Athens
Frames of art that became reality: Science as the applied science fiction”
Documentary Research in Attica - produced by Caid-Societas, scientia et ars
Raki party


Parallel Events

International Contemporary Art Group ShowViolence?
Curated by Maria Maragkou
Caid Center (Ellinikou Kosmou [Polykratous] 6, Ag. I. Rentis)

October 30 to November 30 / Tuesday-Friday 14:00-20:00 – Saturday & Sunday: 11:00-16:00

A contemporary art show on a pressing issue of our era…

The birthoflightning” – Concert by Contemporary Music Research Center
Instituto Cervantes (Mitropoleos 23, Syntagma Square)

Saturday October 26 / 21:00-22:00

Prior to the event. Prior tothe emergence of lightning. The creativemoment prior to itsradicalmanifestationthat will renewthe atmosphereand the electricityof the earth,for bringingrainand flowering, for balancingthe electricalforces, for theredefinition ofharmony.

Documentary “Research in Attica”, produced by Caid-Societas, Scientia et Ars, 2013
Instituto Cervantes (Mitropoleos 23, Syntagma Square)

Thursday October 24 / 20:45-21:45


Greek Film Archive-Lais Cinema (Iera Odos 48, Kerameikos)

Monday October 28 / 21:35-22:35
Saturday November 2/ 19:25-20:25

Director: VasilisKesisoglou
Executive producer
: Panagiotis Kyriakoulakos/Fantasia Audiovisual

Danai and Stevi, two students with Bachelor Degrees on History-Philosophy of Science and Journalism, respectfully, visit Attica’s major research centers trying to define academic and vocational opportunities in Greece of economic crisis.

Book fair
Greek Film Archive-Lais Cinema (Iera Odos 48, Kerameikos)

October 28 to November 5/ 18:00-22:00
Science and Sci-Fi
book fair, in collaboration with the Book Publishers Association

Workshop of International Science Film Festivals “Future Developments and Collaborations”
[only on invitation and for Directors of Doc and Cinema Festivals]
Caid Center (Ellinikou Kosmou [Polykratous] 6, Ag. I. Rentis)

November 1 / 11:00-13:00

MariaJoaoFaceiraScience Communication Consultant for LABTOMEDIA/ Scientific Board Member of IAMS (International Association for Media in Science), Portugal
GambisImagineScienceFilmFestivalNew York, USA
Alessandro Griffini –
PresidentofIAMS (International Association for Media in Science), Italy
Foteini Leandri
ISFFAAthens, Greece
Valeriia Boiko
IFFWorldofKnowledgeSt. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Round table discussions
Narration and insight: From science to science fiction and vice versa (in Greek)
Instituto Cervantes (Mitropoleos 23, Syntagma Square)

Tuesday October 29 / 19:25-21:00

  • Kostas Charitos - Sci-Fi writer/ Member of the Science Fiction Club of Athens/ Physical Chemistry PhD:
  • PanosPatsis:Sci-Fishortstories writer/ Acting Director of the Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics-Academy of Athens:
  • Stephanos Trachanas: Director of Crete University Press/ Visiting Lecturer to the University of Crete:

Scientific Documentaries and Science Fiction Cinema: Limitations, Interactions and Prospects (in English)

Instituto Cervantes (Mitropoleos 23, Syntagma Square)

Thursday October 31 / 19:15-21:00

  • Catherine Balladur- Director of CNRS Images

  • John Edwards: Senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering-Loughborough University/ Director-Sci-Fi:

  • Katerina Evangelakou: President of the Hellenic Film Academy
  • Alexis Gambis: Biologist/ Director of the Imagine Science Film Festival-New York/ Director-Science doc & Sci-Fi:
  • Ifigeneia Kotsoni: Director-Sci-Fi: