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The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese kicks off tomorrow

No automatic alt text available.The 8th “Bridges” International Film Festival of Peloponnese is going to be held from the 19th until the 22nd of October at the Trianon Theatre in Nafplio co-organized with the Municipality of Nafplio, including film screenings and parallel events. The festival is under the auspice of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture & Sport and the Municipality of Nafplio.


This year,  the acclaimed Greek filmmaker, Costas Ferris is honored with a tribute in the festival. We are also welcoming 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 film distributor and 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.


The members of the Jury awarding the feature films are Bill Butler- Director of Photography (Jaws, The Godfather, Rocky II, III, IV etc), USA, Vivek Singhania – Producer, India, George F. Roberson- Producer, screenwriter, USA, Giorgos Tzavaras-Filmmaker and Director of the Theatre Lab of the municipality of Corinth 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 and it constitutes a bridge aiming at depicting and promoting the contemporary international works of the Seventh Art, including film screenings in multiple cities of Peloponnese and numerous parallel events in selected Art places. The festival collaborates with the multiple municipalities, the local authorities and the cultural organizations.




A) Thursday 19 October

11:30-12:30 - Children's Film

Arabim- The Souls of the statues- Antigone Parousi & Kostis Papanastasatos, Greece, 2016, 53'







Double Moon in August- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1978, 90'


B) Friday 20 October- Trianon Theatre, Nafplio.


Screening of documentaries made by Argolida school units of secondary education.



Costas Ferris

Masterclass with Costas Ferris, "The Alchemy of Cinema"


C) Saturday 21 October- Trianon Theatre, Nafplio.


Discussion panel: "The importance of Music in 7th Art".

With the participation of Bill Butler, Bruno Chatelin, Costas Ferris, Anna Fonsou, Theodosis Spantideas, Costas Spiliotis, Giannis Nikolopoulos, the Kid's Choir of the Municipality of Nafplio and the Choir lab of Nafplio.



Tribute to Costas Ferris- Film Screening

The Murderess- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1974, 90'



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.


D) Sunday 22 October


Wine Tasting at Koroniotis Winery


14:00- Trianon Theatre, Nafplio

Tribute- Film Screenings

Rembetiko- Costas Ferris, Greece, 1982, 150'


20:00- Vouleftiko

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!

Presenter: Eleni Petropoulou, actress.

Music program with soundtracks adaptations. Coaching and conducting of Theolena Piki, Choirmaster and professor of the Municipal Conservatory of Nafplio.With the participation of the choirs of the ministry 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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