What is colonisation today? Are we colonised? How do we decolonize? Why is decolonization important in social movement’s struggles? What is privilege? How does tourism affect local communities? What does it mean to live as a minority? How do we deconstruct gender? Do the cities, we live in, belong to us?

The 5th Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium (#5BCKFS) returns to Athens, from 19 to 26 November 2022. This year’s symposium focuses on the theme DECOLONISE and through screenings of short and feature films, video installations, discussions and workshops, presents new and innovative audiovisual narratives that raise questions about our own identity and position to decolonization. The  #5BCKFS takes place in different locations, spaces and galleries in Athens. All symposium events are free of charge for the public. The 5th Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium (#5BCKFS) is organised by the mobile and pop-up film festival Balkan Can Kino (BCK) & FLP Athens Civil Non Profit, in collaboration with artistic and social institutions, organisations and creators, under the auspices and with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The detailed Programme of the Symposium will be announced soon!


Balkan Can Kino accepts entries for the 5th BCK Film Symposiumexclusively via FilmFreeway – and focuses on the theme “DECOLONISE”. We search films of any genre or length, as long as they are related to the symposium’s theme.


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Balkan Can Kino is a pop up and mobile 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 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