3rd BALKAN CAN KINO Film Symposium

9-24 October 2020

Watch our screenings online & check our programme below

3rd Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium

The 3rd edition of the Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium focuses on the Balkans: the area, its culture and its art scene.

Following a rise in coronavirus cases particularly in Athens, emergency measures were recently announced, including the suspension of indoor cultural activities, such as film screenings.

Therefore we decided to present a virtual edition of the screenings, discussions and workshops of the upcoming 3rd BCK Film Symposium with slight changes in our dates and program, while the photo exhibition will be presented onsite as originally planned.


15.10.2020: The screenings of the BCK Film Symposium 2020 which is organized by Balkan Can Kino in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Athen, will kick-off on 15.10.2020 with the interactive panel: the F* Word – creating a chain of Female Filmmakers hosted at Zoom platform and with the participation of female scriptwriters, directors, DoPs, producers, actresses and editors who were born and/or raised in the Balkan region, discussing the representation of gender relation and identities in Balkan films.

16-24.10.2020: Selected films and guest-curated programs will be available online through our website starting on Friday 16.10.2020, followed by live streamed Q&As with the filmmakers, when possible. See the online screenings program here.


10-11.10.2020 & 17-18.10.2020:  “Young Critics” & “Young Curators” workshops will be hosted online.

9-18 25.10.2020:  “Balkans Today. The present of a wounded landscape” pop-up photo exhibition will host the works of 26 photographers in 17 different locations in the neighbourhood of Exarcheia. Exhibition closing date extended for one week more!

Despite the obstacles that prevent us from presenting the Symposium as originally intended, we would still like to thank all the collaborating spaces that were ready and willing to host our screenings (Twixt Art Lab, Kino 28, Aspalathos Gallery, KET, Migrants Social Centre), as well as all the filmmakers and programmers who won’t be able to join us in our online version. As our first option will always be to present events in a physical space, we hope to screen these beautiful films in front of an audience as soon as the situation with the pandemic allows it.  

Stay tuned!!


Balkan Can Kino is a self-organized, collectively-run cinema, lab & film festival, founded by film professionals in 2017, in Athens, Greece. Film programming focuses on alternative approaches to cinema and audiovisual art, in order to showcase diversity through works that represent different cultures, diverse communities, emerging directors, women filmmakers, queer cinema etc.

Through its monthly organized screenings and expanded cinema events that include art and photography exhibitions, video-installations and performances, it aims to create a network between local and international artists and filmmakers. READ MORE