Athens International Film Festival


The Athens International Film Festival Opening Nights, was founded by the Athens Film Society (a Non-Profit Organisation) with the intention of highlighting lesser-known aspects/genres of independent cinema, introducing audiences to some of the best productions of the year and establishing itself as the ideal opening of the upcoming movie season. The Festival was launched in September 1995 and continues successfully until now.

Golden Athena Award for Best Film - THE HERIRESSES

Golden Athena Award for Best Documentary - A WOMAN CAPTURED
Special Mention - BISBEE '17

Special Mention - THE RAFT

Best Film, Best Actress (Sofia Kokkali) - HECTOR MALOT: THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR Best Director - KIOKU BEFORE SUMMER COMES
Best Newcomer Director - THE FOREST
Best Screenplay - 37 DAYS
Special Mention - ICEBERGS