43rd Drama International Short Film Festival

Each year the festival presents a selection of masterclasses by renowned. We will announce our 2020 masterclasses soon.

Photo from Giorgos Arvanitis’ masterclass with distinguished guest Theo Aggelopoulos.

Arvanitis has been an important figure in the  Greek film industry , having worked on many films produced by Finos Films. In 1968, he worked on  Theo Angelopoulos ‘s first short film Εκπομπή (Broadcast). Since then, he has worked in every single one of Angelopoulos’ movies, including award- winning  Eternity and a Day  (Palme d’or, Cannes  1998). He has worked with some of the greatest Greek directors such as  Dinos Katsouridis ,  Pantelis Voulgaris, Michael Cacoyannis  (Iphigenia  (1977) with  Irene Papas),  Jules Dassin  (Cri de femmes 1978 with  Melina Mercouri). He received the Osella for Best Cinematography at the  Venice International Film Festival  for the movie Australia directed by  Jean-Jacques Adrien . Since then he has worked with directors such as  Volker Schlöndorff  (Homo Faber (1991),  Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne ,  Marco Bellochio (Il sogno della farfallafarfalle) for which he received the Best Photography prize at the  Gramado  in 1994),  Goran Paskaljevic (Someone Else’s America (1994),  Marco Ferreri,  Bruno Podalydès,  Agnieszka Holland  (Total Eclipse with  Leonardo DiCaprio), Amos Gitai, Nikos Panayiotopoulos  and the very controversial  Catherine Breillat.

Photo from Giorgos Arvanitis’ masterclass with distinguished guest Theo Aggelopoulos