We welcome you to the 2nd Evia Film Project!

The 2nd Evia Film Project, the green initiative hosted by Thessaloniki International Film Festival, is gearing up for its summer meeting with the audience. Screenings, masterclasses, actions addressed to professionals, workshops destined for children and students, as well as unique music events, are the main pillars of this five-day celebration of green cinema in Northern Evia. The 2nd Evia Film Project will be held from 20 to 24 June, in Agia Anna, Edipsos and Limni. Admission to all screenings and events is free for the public. 


Evia Film Project kicks off with Alexander Payne’s film, Downsizing, screened at the open-air ciné Apollon, once abandoned and recently renovated and available for the public by the Festival, in collaboration with the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos. The film’s director, two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne, will attend the screening and discuss with the audience of Northern Evia. 


Fiction films and documentaries by beloved filmmakers from Greece and abroad will be screened at the open-air theaters of Edipsos and Limni. In addition, a surprise screening will be held at the central square of Agia Anna. 

Εvia Film Projects brings forth the wonderful locations of Northern Evia, introducing them to film industry professionals who scout and select the shooting locations for major productions from all over the world. The Festival is hosting a fascinating FAM Trip (familiarization trip) addressed to location managers and producers from Greece and abroad, giving them the chance to discover the hidden beauties of Northern Evia that could serve as the main scenery in future films. 


The Festival’s Agora is hosting CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, an acclaimed documentary development workshop addressed to women-identifying producers and directors, ranked as one of the most prominent international documentary development programs, and hosted for the first time in Greece, as part of the 2nd Evia Film Project.  


Evia Film Project turns the spotlight on music, inviting the audience to take delight in two unique music events. On Saturday June 24th, beloved singer and songwriter Nikos Portokaloglou will give a big concert in Edipsos, joined by Vicky Karatzoglou and Byron Tsourapis. In addition, on Wednesday June 21st, Evia Film Project is celebrating World Music Day with a party in Limni, under the sounds and the melodies of the Agia Fanfara band. 


Famous and cherished filmmakers, as well as professionals of the film and TV industry from Greece and all over the world, share the secrets of their art and work with the audience of Northern Evia. The masterclasses will be held in Agia Anna and Edipsos, with a free admission for the public. Among the prestigious names who will deliver a masterclass stand out, among others, Zacharias Mavroeidis, Lefteris Charitos, Elina Psykou, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Olympia Mytilinaiou, as well as Austrian director Hubert Sauper and Georgian filmmaker Salomé Jashi. 


Evia Film Project invites the audience to discover the most up-to-date VR movies that bring forth ecology issues and explore the repercussions of human intervention into the environment. 


Discover fascinating podcasts that approach our relation to the environment, nature and animals under a whole different scope, at the Festival’s website, filmfestival.gr. 


Evia Film Project is also hosting a fully-rounded program focused on children and parents. Join us in watching movies, crafting hand-made ecological toys and games, exploring cinema’s magic through its history, creating our own film narratives, and directing our proper photo-story, alongside a panda. 


Evia Film Project is aiming at boosting the local economy within a context of sustainability and with respect towards the region’s ecosystem. Keeping track of its own environmental footprint, EFP raises the audience's awareness on sustainable practices that can be easily implemented. 

Evia Film Project is the Festival’s third pillar of activities, adding its name to Thessaloniki International Film Festival, held in November, and Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, held in March. Its goal is to consolidate Northern Evia, a region severely hit by the 2021 calamitous wildfires, as an international hub of green cinema. Evia Film Project is carried out thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, within the context of the program for the Reconstruction of Northern Evia, and in collaboration with the Region of Central Greece, the Greek Film Centre, the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos, the Municipality of Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna and the Evia Island Ports Authority (OLNE S.A.). Thessaloniki Film Festival is teaming up with all institutions and bodies seated in Evia and the Digital Arts and Cinema Department of the National and Kapodistrian University, based in Psachna.