CINE@ART Peloponnesian International Film Festival
CINE@ART-PELOPONNESSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a non- profit cultural Organization, with a Competition section. Its innovation lies on the creation of theme sections about "Bridges" on the screening program, aiming to demonstrate Peloponnese's geopolitical and historical relation to the rest of Greece, as well as the rest of the world, and especially the significant role of Corinth's isthmus to its unification with the rest of Greece. It is this unification that creates an intercultural bridge to connect Greece with the rest of the world. A background set to correspond to the city's primordial essence, its modern one, assists festival's programme to establish a creative line which rises over any potential obstacle: language, race, culture, religion, ideology. Upcoming directors' innovative, enthusiastic flow is met with well acclaimed film industry professionals' experience as well as their aesthetic criteria, evolved through time and interfering with the art of cinema. The festival's jury in past organizations was consisted of such people.
An institution in open dialogue with other artistically creative forces of cinema and their organisers, like Peloponnesian International Film Festival, could not do otherwise but expand its communication with other film festivals. A special union is being created this way between the organisers and their efforts and hopes for a solid cultural result expanding in a wide range. Directors who have participated in Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Athens, Patras, Ecofilms, Drama and Cyprus International Film Festival have submitted their films also in Peloponnese Film Festival, in the form of a joint venture among all festivals. A unique bond is created this way.
CINE@ART-PELOPONNESSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was established in 2008 in the framework of celebrations of 150 years of the foundation of Corinth. It was held Under the Auspices of Ministry of Transport and Communications in Greece and was organized in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of Corinth. It was greeted by the Vice Prefect of Corinthia, Mr Apostolos Papafotiou. The program, apart from the screenings of the Panorama, Competition and other sections included also the screening of a selection of short films by Cine Fantom, especially chosen for Peloponnesian International Film Festival. "The main Club in Moscow" - this is how the press refers to CINE FANTOM. This is, however, no wonder for the club with the 20 years history. CINE FANTOM Club has been holding screenings every Wednesday for many years, regardless of weather and political conditions. For many years on, the club has managed to stick to such a weekly format. CINE FANTOM, however has also its own festival, SELECTION, a unique event which aims at promotion and development of young cinema.
During the same event, a film poster exhibition took place of the films of Krzysztof Kieślowski, on loan to the festival by the permanent collection of Lodz Film Museum in Poland. A total of 47 pieces was exhibited in major success. The famous music composer Zbignew Preisner was invited as a Special Guest on that occasion and the Embassy of Poland in Greece offered a cocktail in the lounge of the Municipal Theatre of Corinth.
The 2nd edition of the festival took place in 2011. On 2009 and 2010 it was cancelled due to national elections that occurred the same period. The opening of the 2nd festival was scheduled on October 14th 2009 with the presence and a live concert by the famous actor of Hollywood, Kevin Costner with his music band Modern West! Unfortunately, the national elections were announced on the 6th of September to be held on the 10th of October and the festival was cancelled. But the concert took place the same day, 14th of October 2009 on the Badminton theater in Athens. http://www.petraterzi.org/kevincostner/
Within the framework of its annual organization CINE@ART Peloponnesian International Film Festival, carries on its close partnership with local authorities and other organizations, willing to provide to such an important aspect of our lives, culture, which is weakened through these hard times we are going through.
Pegasus, in ancient Greek mythology was thought to be the horse of Muses, which the poets rid and flew to stardom. This is the reason why "Golden Pegasus" Award is given to a feature length film distinguished for its artistic value and its ability to "travel" and succeed in other film festivals.Program
In order to be able to accommodate the needs of the vast number of cinephiles and cinemagoers of Peloponnese, which has proved to be big and varied during past organizations (2008 and 2011), this year's festival edition has created Special theme screenings. As the third edition of CINE@ART -Peloponnesian International Film festival concurs with the International Day of People with Disability, a part of our screenings is dedicated to films about human disabilities, under the symbolic title "We can do". Furthermore, the audience will have the unique opportunity to watch films by upcoming filmmakers premiering in the festival. Some of the most outstanding films created recently are going to compete for the festival's Grand Prize "Golden Pegasus", which is going to be given to the film indicated by an internationally acclaimed Jury of cinema professionals.
The 3rd edition of the CINE@ART Peloponnesian International Film Festival is scheduled for the period 2-9 December 2012.