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A message from the Chairman of the Cultural Organisation-Short Film Festival in Drama Mr.Anestis Terzis

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A message from the Chairman of the Cultural Organisation
Short Film Festival in Drama
Mr. Anestis Terzis


Short Film Festival in Drama
It has been 40 years since a group of friends decided to create a cinema club. On 27 December 1977, the founding General Assembly takes place in the Chamber of Commerce and, on 12 April 1978, the first Board of Directors is elected.
1987 was the key year for the festival. It is the year when the Municipality of Drama assumes the responsibility for the Festival and the Ministry of Culture, under the leadership of the unforgettable Melina Mercouri, secures the town of Drama as the place where the Festival will take place.
The thirty years of responsibility of the Municipality of Drama for the course of the Festival are highly satisfactory. All the Mayors placed the institution above everything. They understood that it is our comparative advantage. This is why the festival, despite facing many difficulties, managed to survive and become a winner in our days. During this time, it also managed to become International and it has succeeded in becoming world-famous. It has been recognized by all the Cinematographic Organizations and it breaks one record after another in terms of entries. We can now say with certainty that our experience is given. This experience forces us to turn over a new leaf as far as the history of the institution is concerned.
However, it is our choice to work more professionally, as this is what the new era demands. It is important for the Short Film Festival in Drama to "reach out" in Greece and Europe, seeking strategic "investors". An endeavor that is difficult and dangerous at the same time, if it is not guaranteed that it is an institution of the town and the citizens of Drama, which must be guaranteed by the Municipality of Drama.
Our strategic goal remains that the town of Drama must be the representative of Greece in the short film.
The new era has already begun and things are looking up. The state actually stands by us. The financial support and keen interest in the future of the institution testify to this. The confirmation of this interest is the contract signed between the Municipality of Drama and the Hellenic Open University, concerning the Film Festival and the establishment of a Film School in our town. The private sector also joined in. It has undertaken the architectural study of the tobacco warehouse in Perdika  Street in order that, with the financial support of the state, it will become the largest cultural infrastructure in the broader region.
It is now visible that the Short Film Festival in Drama, after forty years of activity, is crossing over to a new era.


Anestis Terzis
Chairman of the Cultural Organisation
Short Film Festival in Drama





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