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feed partners with the 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese


12-22 October 2017




The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese is going to be held from the 12th until the 18th of October at the Cineplex Flisvos cinema in Corinth with the collaboration of the Centre of Culture, Sports and Environment, and from the 19th until the 22nd of October at the Theatre Trianon in Nafplio, with the collaboration of the municipality of Nafplio. The festival includes film screenings and many additional events. The festival is under the Auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the municipality of Corinth and the municipality of Nafplio.


This year, we are honouring with a tribute and numerous events in Corinth and in Nafplio, the great Greek filmmaker, Costa Ferri. We are also hosting the legendary director of photography, Bill Butler, who has been known for the films Jaws, Rocky II, III, IV, The Godfather, Grease, etc., as well as the veteran journalist Bruno Chatelin, who is also the founder of, the first and the greatest online database of film festivals around the world.


There will be screened 70 -fiction and documentary- feature and short films, which promise to satisfy even the most demanding of viewers. The films are coming from more than 50 countries of the 5 continents.


OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY: Saturday 14 October, at 8pm. Cineplex Flisvos, Corinth


The philharmonic orchestra of the municipality of Corinth will perform soundtracks from films and the Global Arts Studio will present the dance theatre “Emotions”.

There will be a screening of the Argentinean film Paulina (La Patota) by the director Santiago Mitre. A film that received 20 awards included the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week and the Grand Prize FIPRESCI.


The members of the Jury awarding the feature films are Giorgos Tzavaras-Filmmaker and Director of the Theatre Lab of the municipality of Corinth, Bill Butler- Director of Photography (Jaws, The Godfather, Rocky II, III, IV etc), USA, Vivek Singhania – Producer, India, George F. Roberson- Producer, screenwriter, USA and Bruno Chatelin – Journalist, France. An independent Jury consisting of cinephiles and local cultural organizations will award the short –fiction and documentary- films of the different categories.


The festival was founded in 2008, during the celebrations for the 150 years since the establishment of the New Corinth. Ultimately, the festival is a bridge aiming at depicting and promoting the contemporary international works of the Seventh Art, including film screenings in multiple cities in Peloponnese and numerous additional events in selected Art places. The festival collaborates with the multiple municipalities, the local authorities and the cultural organizations.




A) Cinema Lab Pegasus, 6-8/10

The short film, which is going to be produced during the festival, will be screened on the 22nd of October, during the ceremony of the Golden Pegasus Award at Vouleftiko in Nafplio. Enrol as an actor/actress, director or by stating any other position in the film production that you are specialized on and send us your idea for the screenplay of this specific experiential lab and keep in mind that the short film will be shot during the half-marathon “Enterprise and Energy”, which is going to be held on the 8th of October at Loutraki.

Email: with the indication “Pegasos Cinema Lab Bridges 2017”


B) Friday 13 October- Cineplex Flisvos cinema, Corinth.


10 am

The director Costas Ferris presents a masterclass for the “Alchemy of Cinema”.


11:30 am

Tribute- Screening

“Double Moon in August”- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1978, 90’



LAND ART CINEMA PROJECT with the “Orizontas Gegonoton” – Municipal Theatre of Corinth 13-18/10

Land Art with the “Orizontas Gegonoton”.


C) Saturday 14 October- Cineplex Flisvos cinema, Corinth. Official Opening Ceremony.



·         Music from films performed by the Philharmonic orchestra of the municipality of Corinth.

·         Dance theatre “Emotions” performed by Global Arts Studio.




·         Screening of the film Paulina (La Patota) by the director Santiago Mitre.

Received 20 Awards including the Cannes Film Festival Critics Week and the Grand Prize FIPRESCI.





D) Friday 20 October- Theatre Trianon, Nafplio.


10 am

The director Costas Ferris presents a masterclass for the “Alchemy of Cinema”.


11:30 am

Tribute- Screening

“Double Moon in August”- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1978, 90’


E) Saturday 21 October- Theatre Trianon, Nafplio.


11am- 1pm

Discussion panel: The Importance of Music in the Seventh Art.

With the participation of Bill Butler, Bruno Chatelin, Costas Ferris, Anna Fonsou, Theodosis Spantideas, Costas Spiliotis, Giannis Nikolopoulos, the Kids’ Choir of the municipality of Nafplio and the Choir lab of Nafplio.



Tribute- Screening

“The Murderess”- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1974, 90’



Live Soundtrack Concert Bridges 2017

After last year’s huge success, there will be a live concert with soundtracks from selected films, which are included in this year’s festival.

With the participation of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Nafplio and the women’s choir “Symphony”. Conducted by Theodosis Antoniadis.


F) Sunday 22 October.


Wine Tasting at Koroniotis Winery



2pm- Theatre Trianon, Nafplio

Tribute- Screening

“Rembetiko”’- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1982, 150’


8pm- Vouleftiko, Nafplio

Golden Pegasus Awards Ceremony

We would like to invite you to meet the film stars, which will shine at the 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese!

Presented by the actress Eleni Petropoulou.

Music program with soundtracks adaptations and the coaching and conducting of Theolena Piki, Choirmaster and professor of the Municipal Conservatory of Nafplio.

With the participation of the choirs of Saint Nikolas in Nafplio and the Educative Association Holy Trinity.


We would like to thank the Ministry of Culture & Sports, the Hellenic Association of Tourism, the Regional Unit of Corinthia, the Centre of Culture, Sports and Environment of the municipality of Corinth and the municipality of Nafplio for their courtesy and support.






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