ISSN: 2241-6692

Chirographo (Stefani), Passing Drama (Melitopoulos), Disobedience (LabA), Septembriana (Tortum). Collage by Ulrich Meurer

Issue 7, December 2020

Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Moments of Documentary

edited by Ulrich Meurer, Maria Oikonomou, Tonia Kazakopoulou


Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies is a bilingual (English and Greek), peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal edited primarily by independent scholars and published by ‘Eurasia Publications’, Athens. More


Filmicon warmly welcomes proposals for guest-edited Special Issues on relevant topics provided that they follow the peer review policy of the journal. To submit proposals for guest-edited Special Issues, please check here.


Filmicon invites a variety of original contributions in either English or Greek (or in both languages): articles, book reviews, film reviews, translations, bibliographies, filmographies, interviews, conference and film festival reports that have not previously appeared in any other published form (print or online). Please note that manuscripts that are under review at any other journal or collective volume cannot be considered. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time. For Special Issues, however, specific deadlines will be announced that will run alongside Filmicon’s open call. To submit a manuscript for consideration, please check here.


The special issue of Filmicon “Strategies of the Documentary” seeks to address the diverse aesthetic, historical, medial, and theoretical connections between moving images and all possible aspects of the ‘documentary.’ In light of the many facets of this key term, the issue does not confine itself to practices or traditions of documentary cinema in Greece. It rather explores the multiple cinematic acts and modes of registering, representing, evidencing, authenticating, certifying, and instructing. It discusses the indexical nature of photography and the digital image, the factual as well as fictional functions of audio-visual recording, the archival status of documentary film in Greece, its ideologies, deceptions, and omissions, the filmic depiction of documentation processes, the documents presented on-screen or lost in the Mediterranean Sea. This thematic focus responds to three interrelated circumstances: ... More

27 Sep 2018

Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies is now accepting new blog posts. We welcome original pieces, interviews, articles, film reviews, book reviews, etc about Greek film, television and audiovisual culture. The blog posts range between 1500-3000 words and can be written either in English or Greek (or both language).

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Μετά τη μεγάλη επιτυχία των προηγούμενων διοργανώσεων, οι Γυναίκες στον Κινηματογράφο και στην Τηλεόραση – Ελλάδα (WIFT GR) και η Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος παρουσιάζουν το 5ο ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ WIFT GR 50/50 ΙΣΟΤΗΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΤΟΝ ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΟΓΡΑΦΟ , το οποίο πραγματοποιείται φέτος σε συνεργασία με το Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης, υπό την αιγίδα και με την υποστήριξη του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού, και υπό την αιγίδα της Γενικής Γραμματείας Δημογραφικής και Οικογενειακής Πολιτικής και Ισότητας των Φύλων, στις 24-28 Νοεμβρίου, με την ευκαιρία της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας Εξάλειψης της Βίας κατά των Γυναικών (25 Νοεμβρίου).

Το Φεστιβάλ θα περιλαμβάνει μεγάλο αφιέρωμα στη γενναία ντοκιμαντερίστρια Kim Longinotto, με σειρά προβολών και masterclass ανοιχτό στο κοινό, καθώς και το στρογγυλό τραπέζι «Όχι, δεν είναι η ιδέα σου!», με συμμετοχή της Σοφίας Μπεκατώρου και φεμινιστικών οργανώσεων. Θα προβληθούν συνολικά 20 ταινίες μικρού και μεγάλου μήκους.

Όπως κάθε χρόνο, όλες οι προβολές και εκδηλώσεις του Φεστιβάλ προσφέρονται δωρεάν. Εξαιτίας των συνθηκών που διαμορφώθηκαν λόγω της πανδημίας, με απόλυτη προτεραιότητα την ασφάλεια του κοινού και των μελών του, το ΔΣ του WIFT GR αποφάσισε το Φεστιβάλ να διεξαχθεί διαδικτυακά, στην πλατφόρμα της Ταινιοθήκης της ΕλλάδοςΜε φυσική παρουσία θα διεξαχθεί μόνο η πρεμιέρα του Φεστιβάλ, την Τετάρτη 24 Νοεμβρίου, στις 19:00, στην μεγάλη αίθουσα της Ταινιοθήκης της Ελλάδος, με το ντοκιμαντέρ Σάλμα. [...]

Guest editor: Tonia Kazakopoulou, University of Reading, UK

Olympia Dukakis (1931 – 2021) has been a prominent cultural agent of the Greek/American diaspora. Her work in film, television and theatre has garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards. Her feminist activism, in the USA and Greece, is noteworthy and has informed her career in significant ways. Dukakis was keenly aware, and critically dismissive, of the limitations imposed on her as a performer by her ethnicity and her gender, both by American cultural industries and the Greek-American community. [...]

deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Sotiris Petridis and Dr. Penny Bouska, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
contact email:

Call for Chapter Proposals – ReFocus: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi

Edited by Sotiris Petridis and Penny Bouska

Antoinetta Angelidi is a Greek film director and visual artist. Her work is unique and has had a significant impact on experimental cinema. She has directed four full-length fiction films – Idées Fixes / Dies Irae (1977), Topos (1985), The Hours: A Square Film (1995) and Thief or Reality (2001) – which have been screened at international film festivals and contemporary art museums, while she has also shot several short films and created visual installations. She is a member of the European Film Academy (E.F.A.) and a founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy (H.F.A.), of which she was the vice-president from 2009 to 2011. The inversion and juxtaposition of codes, as well as the dream-mechanism and the uncanny, constitute her main creative strategies. The complexity of cinematic heterogeneity and the narrative multiplicity of different filmic elements characterize her work. [...]