Art Festival

4th Athens Open Air Film Festival

From June to September, some of the most breathtaking locations around the city will be instantly transformed into open-air movie theaters with free entrance. 

Venues include the Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian precinct, the Petralona Park, Plato’s Academy Park, Avdi Square, Mesolongiou Square, the Numismatic and the Byzantine Museums, as well as little-known spots in the wider Athens area, such as the Rematia Chalandriou Theater and the Nea Smyrni Park, combining urban mystique with over 20 masterpieces of classic and contemporary cinema during a summer festival that has become a city staple.
This year, the 4th Athens Open Air Festival has expanded to embrace historical open-air movie theaters, scheduled to host some of the most exciting screenings of the summer!
Greek beauty shines on opening night!
For the second year in a row, the Athens Open Air Film Festival is scheduled to raise the curtain with a film resplendent in Greek sunshine that will promote our country on a global level! We’re talking about none other than “Two Faces of January” by Hossein Amini, mostly shot in Athens and Crete and prominently featuring the Parthenon and the winding streets of Plaka, as well as the archaeological site of Knossos. Starring Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen, it also boasts performances by a series of young Greek actors, such as Sokratis Alafouzos, Nikos Mavrakis, Omiros Poulakis and Eugenia Dimitropoulou.
Greek cinema flies high!
Greek cinema holds a special place in the 4th Athens Open Air Festival, as the audience will get the chance to watch homegrown films from a variety of directors that changed the face of the industry.
The screening of Nikos Koundouros’ all-time classic “Magic City” promises to be one of this year’s seminal moments, as the film is scheduled to be shown in Dourgouti, the same place where it was shot in 1954.
Classic Hollywood, contemporary cinema and a French touch!
Rare all-time classics from Hollywood’s Golden Era will bring a touch of class to the city, featuring silver screen heavyweights in unforgettable films, supported by the U.S. Embassy in Athens.
On July 14, the Athens Open Air Film Festival will join in the Bastille Day celebrations with «On connait la chanson” by Alain Resnais. 
Avant-premieres under the starry sky!
The festival wouldn’t be the same without a series of summer blockbusters that will premiere under the starry sky, exclusively for the Athens Open Air Festival!
Silent Cinema and Live Music!
Silent films will be accompanied by live music, offering a unique audiovisual experience, especially designed for the festival.
“20” – Short Films in collaboration with the GFC
For the 3rd year in a row, the Athens Open Air Film Festival is collaborating with the Greek Film Center in order to produce five short films under a common theme. This year, the theme is “20”: it can be a number, an age, a duration, a symbol – each of the five filmmakers is free to interpret it however he or she sees fit!
Entrance to all screenings is free of charge. 
The festival is supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO).
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