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Santorini Film Festival ( 2023)

2023 Santorini Film Festival

13&14 July


The Santorini Film Festival returns for its 6th edition with an even richer and more diverse screening and activities programme. SFF23 will kick off on July 13 at the Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos with a creative animation workshop for children. Participants will have the chance to make their own short videos inspired by the island’s history and the museum’s exhibits. On July 14, the Santorini Film Festival will take place at the open-air Cine Kamari with a multifaceted screening programme of independent films


Aiming to serve as an entertainment and creativity platform where ideas meet and new ones are born, SFF has been taking place since the first year at the Cine Kamari, a historical cinema that has been an integral part of the local community. 


From public squares to neighbourhoods and local cafes at the beginning of the 20th century to Greece’s modern summer cinemas, open-air screening places have always been vital gathering places for socializing and relaxation. Inspired by these cultural places, SFF is taking place in carefully selected outdoor spots that bear witness to the island’s cultural heritage. We aim to highlight Santorini’s history and the way it affects modern-day society as well as the extraordinary landscape.  


With this in mind, this year, for the first time, SFF goes to the Tomato Industrial Museum, “D.Nomikos” and invites young cinema lovers to explore the magic of the moving image. The three-hour workshop ‘Animated Tomato’ uses the historical factory as a starting point and invites children from 10-12 years old to discover the basic principles of animation and at the same time learn the production process of tomato juice while sketching and photographing their own film. The workshop aims to entertain and educate participants giving them the chance to experiment with modern and traditional items while exploring the process of creating a team short animation movie using the stop-motion technique.


On July 14, the Santorini Film Festival will take place like every year at the open-air Cine Kamari. Under Cyclades’ starry sky, guests can watch international independent short films that address current issues, take us on a journey to faraway places and expose us to diverse cultures.


From the narrations of three women about their lives in Poland, in Paulina Ziółkowska’s animation film ‘3geNARRATIONS’ to China’s New Year’s Eve rituals in the Firecracker Story, which aims to address how people react to social and historical changes, the international screening programme is diverse and thought-provoking. Among the Greek directors’ movies that will be screened at this year’s edition, are Antonis’ KitsikisAbyssal Zone’ and Alexandros Rellos’ multi-awarded ΤόληςLive or Τορόντο, which has been selected to over 20 international festivals. 





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Tomato Industrial Museum, “D.Nomikos”

Address: Vlychada, Santorini

Phone: 2286 085141

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Open Air Cinema Kamari

Address: Kamari, Santorini

Phone: 2286 033452

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Event by: HF Productions, +30 21 0614 1195, Email:

Communication and Press Office: Aliki Seferou,, 694 716 2391


13 July – Tomato Industrial Museum, D.Nomikos

Short museum tour and animation workshop with 10 participants

Children: 10-12 years old 

Duration: 3 hours 

Maximum number: Up to 10 participants 

Time: 10.00-13.00

Facilitator: Ioanna Giakoumatou

Language: Greek


Participation in the Tomato Industrial Museum – D.Nomikos workshop is free of charge. Seat reservation is required. Send us your application at until July 7 2023. A priority order will be followed.


14 July- Cine Kamari

Screening slot 1: 21.00 – 22.25


Collectables Duration: 16’ ⬦Jonas Frost, Denmark

During one fatal weekend life changes forever for young Alberte. From pure happiness when she finally loses her virginity to her big crush, August – to complete horror, when she finds out that August secretly has taken pictures of her and mistakenly shared them on the all-consuming internet. 


Breathe, Duration: 16’ ⬦ Zac Norrington, United States 

In 1983, Julie Ridge became the first person to swim two consecutive laps around the Island of Manhattan. Now living in Manhattan and working as a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience, she dives into her memories of struggling with bipolar. ‘Breath’ explores her relationship with marathon swimming and how the water has aided her along her journey.


Abyssal Zone Duration: 17’⬦ Antonis Kitsikis, Greece

Whilst sailing with his girlfriend, Jason, a troubled young man, will face his biggest fear, diving into deep ocean waters. This will bring to the surface the issues he faces in his relationship, forcing him to come to terms with them.


3geNARRATIONS Duration: 9’⬦Paulina Ziółkowska, Polland

Through the narrations of women that are from 3 different generations, we see three different points of view. 


Traje de Luces Duration: 20’Sergio Jaén Sánchez, Spain

The story is set during the early 1980s in a small town in rural Spain. El Chiqui is a talented young man about to debut in the local bullring, expected to continue the legacy of his family name but that is not what he truly wants. His secret relationship with a young man from the town, Nicolás, offers an escape from the village, leaving the family pressures behind. 



Break: 22.25 – 22.35


Screening Slot 2: 22.35 – 00.00


She said No Duration: 10′ ⬦ Sondos Shabayek, Αίγυπτος

On a street in Berlin, Sara, who is she is 10 weeks pregnant. joins her boyfriend Tarek in a line to view a flat right after coming back from the gynaecologist. Tarek starts discussing marriage plans but Sara who has left Cairo in search of a free life struggles to accept that they should ignore all their problems as a couple and rush to marry. Miles away from home, Sara is still battling the demons of her patriarchal society that are mirrored in her relationship with Tarek.       


A Firecracker Story ⬦  Duration: 20’ ⬦Zhizi Hao, Κίνα

An 8-year-old boy searching for fireworks on a Chinese New Year’s Eve, after the firework ban is introduced in this southern Chinese town.               


Eindis Ends It All Duration: 14’ ⬦Tamara Rosenfeld, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες

Eindis is a woman who is on a mission to find herself by spending time in nature. Instead, she ends up inexplicably trapped in a post-apocalyptic world with only herself and her new best friend—a mop with buttons for eyes. With no explanation of how she got there and no clues on how to get home, Eindis is ready to give up when a man suddenly appears over a year after her arrival. His appearance raises more questions than it answers, but Eindis becomes determined to find the truth. 


TolisLive or (Toronto) Duration: 23’ ⬦Alexandros Rellos, Greece

An elderly former singer decides to return to his career but he comes against his past, the choices that shaped him as a character and Toronto.


Polywood Duration: 15′ ⬦Alessio Mineo, United States

Unlucky-in-love Clayton is anxious for his first date with August, whom he met on Grindr, but when they meet, their connection feels natural and Clayton is almost immediately at ease, charmed by how natural their connection feels. The date comes to a screeching halt when August casually mentions his partner, and Clayton walks out on him, aggressively judging August’s choice to be polyamorous.


The winning films will be announced after the end of the screenings.