1st BCKFS 2018

1st BCK Film Symposium 2018

1st Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium

The 1st BCK Film Symposium was held in Athens, Greece, from November 2nd till November 11th 2018.

The Symposium features film screenings, panels, workshops, presentations and round table discussions on technical and creative processes by filmmakers and organisations from Greece, Germany and Turkey. The Symposium is open to the public and it aims to create a support network for independent filmmaking across the world.

All sections and screenings during the 2nd BCK Film Symposium are open to the public/admission-free.

Organised & Curated by Balkan Can Kino

Language: Presentations, Q&As, discussions, etc. during the Symposium are be held in Greek and/or in English. The organisers and/or invited guests do their best to provide simultaneous interpreting to the audience as needed. Films will be screened in O.V. with English subtitles.


– Balkan Can Kino cinema
– MEME gallery
running both under the roof of Communitism n Metaxourgeio, at 28 Kerameikou str.

Invited Organisations

filmArche, students from the largest self-organised film school in Europe, based in Berlin.

Bornova Belediyesi Dijital Film Atölyesi, organising film workshops in Izmir and counting more than 600 members.

Video Art Miden, an independent organisation for the exploration and promotion of video art and one of the first international video art festivals established in Greece.

The Institute for Experimental Arts, a platform of creative expression and research in the fields of theater, performance art, digital media installation, poetry and art theory.

Pugnant Film Series, a nonprofit organisation that organises screenings of underground, dada & auteur cinema in Athens & Greece.

A group of students and professors at the Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts in the School of Applied Arts of the University of West Attica is also among the Symposium’s programme partners.

Fazard Kamangar, the self-organised school for immigrants and the Filmmakers Group R’ will take part with respective presentations and film screenings.

Invited Participants

The Symposium also welcomes the participation of filmmakers and film theorists:

Ermina Apostolaki
Pavlos Mavrikidis
Dimitris Panagopoulos
Antonis Tolakis
Flavia Dima
Rosh Zeeba
Yorgos Tsemberopoulos