4th BCKFS 2021

The 4th Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium (#4BCKFS) is coming this October in Athens!

This year’s special focus is on WOMEN* CREATORS

*including any social background, ethnicity/nationality, race, sexual orientation, language, cultural characteristics, gender identity, religion, legal status, etc.

The #4BCKFS aims to offer space for more visibility and promote women creators, showcase their work and invite them to discuss and reflect on it. The international curated programme presents a wide selection of works, of all types and genres, created by women filmmakers, both established and newcomers, active in Greece & around the world. These works and discussions are meant to touch on the concerns and difficulties that women face today, working in a male-dominated sector, such as cinema, as well as the challenges, the stereotypes, and the obstacles they need to overcome in an effort to achieve equal opportunities and recognition. Our ultimate aspiration is to create and support a network of women creators and cinema workers, who will carry on promoting women’s work and rights, under an intersectional approach.
The #4BCKFS will continue bringing together creators, filmmakers, artists groups, film collectives, organisations and curators working in established as well as up-and-coming festivals from around the world, aiming at promoting the exchange of views and good practices and fostering international collaboration. The BCK Film Symposium is a celebration of cinema and young filmmakers! It spans ten days and comprises film screenings, video & art installations, open discussions between creators and audiences, theoretical and practical workshops, presentations, roundtables, and more.


>>> All screenings and parallel events are open to the audiences, admission-free. <<<

ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ / FRIDAY 08.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.30 GREEK PANORAMA , 94’
Θερινός Κινηματογράφος «Στέλλα» | Open Air Cinema “Stella”, Τενέδου/Tenedou 34, 113 61 , Κυψέλη/Kipseli

Curated by BCK

As if underwater | Anthi Daoutaki | Greece, 2020 | 17’ 55’’ | Fiction
Happy | Julie Anastasopoulou | Greece, 2020 | 08’ 29’’ | Fiction
To my Sole Viewer | Maria Elena Mitrodima | Greece, 2020 | 12’ 55’’ | Fiction
Locked inn | Stavrina Kykalou | Greece, 2021 | 02’ 58’’ | Animation
Baroque | Chrysa Koutrakou | Greece, 2020 | 07’ 44’’ | Fiction
Pigeon-off | Giota Kouitzoglou , Stavroula Koulouri | Greece, 2021 | 06’ 10’’ | Exp.
Pale flower of spring | Katerina Markoulaki | Greece, 2020 | 04’ 00’’ | Exp.
S W E A T | Vera Chotzoglou | Greece, 2020 | 33’ 29’’ | Documentary

Την προβολή θα ακολουθήσει Q&A με τις δημιουργούς των ταινιών / Α Q&A with the directors of the films will follow the screening

ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ/ SATURDAY 09.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.30 AFGHAN REBEL , 100’
Θερινός Κινηματογράφος «Στέλλα» | Open Air Cinema “Stella”, Τενέδου/Tenedou 34, 113 61 , Κυψέλη/Kipseli

Curated by BCK


A way of breathing | Brenda Akele Jorde | Germany, Iran, 2020 | | 09’ 50’’ | Doc.
Sonita | Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | Iran, Germany, Switzerland, 2016 | 90 ‘ | Doc.

ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ/ SUNDAY 10.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.30 RETHINKING ART, 124’
Θερινός Κινηματογράφος «Στέλλα» | Open Air Cinema “Stella”, Τενέδου/Tenedou 34, 113 61 , Κυψέλη/Kipseli

Curated by BCK


Consuming Contemporary | Ana Aleksovska | North Macedonia, 2019 | 25’ 10’’ | Doc.
Nude is an outfit | Mathilde Jeanneau | France 2019 | 29’ 00’’ | Documentary
John 746 | Ana Vijdea | USA 2019 | 30’ 00’’ | Documentary
Death under control | Smaragda Nitsopoulou | 39’ 50’’ | Documentary


Την προβολή θα ακολουθήσει Q&A με την σκηνοθέτιδα Σμαράγδα Νιτσοπούλου / Α Q&A with director Smaragda Nitsopoulou will follow the screening.

ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ/ MONDAY 11.10.2021, 19.30 – 23.30 THE FUTURE IS: FEMALE (FILM COLLECTIVES), 160‘
Goethe Ιnstitut Athen, Αίθριο/Atrium, Ομήρου/Omirou 14-16, 100 33

Presentation by Invisible Women

Screening
curated by Invisible Women
Joyce at 34 | Joyce Chopra | USA, 1972 | 28’ 00’’ | Documentary
What Does Your Mother Do? | Cine Mujer | Colombia, 1982 | 10’ 00’’ | Fiction
A Question of Choice | Sheffield Film Coop | UK, 1982 | 18’ 00’’ | Documentary

Lotte Reiniger Tribute
curated by Goethe-Institut Athens & BCK


Der fliegende Koffer/ Tο ιπτάμενο μπαούλο (Berlin 1921, 8’ 45’’) / In German with Greek subtitles
Aschenputtel / Η σταχτοπούτα (Berlin 1922, 12’ 52’’) / In English with Greek subtitles
Der gestiefelte Kater / Ο παπουτσωμένος γάτος (Berlin 1934 and/ or 1935, 13’ 19’’) / In German with Greek subtitles
Die goldene Gans / Η χρυσή χήνα (Berlin 1944 – 1947, 11’ 59’’) / No dialogues
Jack and the beanstalk/ Ο Τζακ και η φασολιά (London 1955, 11´34´´) / No dialogues
Der Froschkönig / Ο πρίγκηπας βάτραχος (Lonon 1961, 2´47´´) / No dialogues

ΤΡΙΤΗ/TUES.-ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ/WED.-ΠΕΜΠΤΗ/THU. 12-13-14.10.2021, 17.00 – 19.30 THE F* WORD: Screens in loop
Zoetrope, Κιμώλου/Kimolou 17, Athina 113 62, Κυψέλη/Kipseli

Curated by BCK


SCREEN 1 | Greek & International Video Art vol.1 | 40’
Florence |
Pauline Quinonero | France, 2020 | 05’
Ophelia |
Meike Redeker | Germany, 2020 | 08’
The Desatanudos | Antonia Baudouin | Brazil, 2021 | 03’ 05’’
I Contain a Space | Andrea Gudiño | Mexico, 2021| 03’
L’Arrière-Pays | Federica Foglia | Canada, 2020 | 06’
On the earth is water |
Analía Zalazar | Argentina, 2021 | 01’46’’
I am You |
Vasia Ampatzi | United States, 2021 | 05’19’’
Graduation Day |
Eirini Tampasouli | Greece, 2020 | 06’41’’


SCREEN 2 | Greek & International Video Art vol.2 | 37’
MODERN MOVEMENT |
Kristina Borhes, MZM PROJECTS | Ukraine, 2020 | 02’06’’
no one there in ruthless happiness |
Maria Tsioli | Greece, 2020 | 08’06’’
AMPM |
Thaís DeMelo | Brazil, 2020 | 07’
Corona Daydream |
Elif Turan | Turkey, 2020 | | 02’ 05’’
μια απλή ζωή (a simple life)
| Danielle Zorbas | Greece, 2021 | 20’ 00’’


SCREEN 3 | Greek & International Animation | 34’
Nurture
| Ying-Fang Shen | Taiwan, 2021 | 03’
Constantine |
Heta-Linnea Kovanen | Finland, 2021 | 01’08’’
UNCOVERED: All Cunts Are Beautiful | Gio Formenti | Brazil, 2020 | 04’39’’
Fish out of water |
F. Nur ÖZKAYA | Turkey, 2021 | 04’09’’
SUMMER HOLIDAYS | Natasa Roustani | Greece, 2021 | 06’55’’
Needs | Júlia Lerch | Hungary, 2020 | 05’19’’
Lunch Time
| Yael Reisfeld | Israel, 2020 | 02’
Keep your feet on the clouds |
Eleni Lazaridi | Greece, 2021 | 02’42’’
UNboXing |
Eftychia Maria Kondyli | Greece, 2020 | 02’09’’


SCREEN 4 | Greek & International Archive | 44’
Moving Smoke
| Mary Trunk | USA, 2021 | 07’31’’
Orphans of sleep | Chiara Rigione | Italy, 2020 | 08’45’’
The Other Moon | Dimitra Mitsaki | Greece, 2021 | 09’45’’
Kamayan | Minerva Navasca | Canada, 2021 | 02’30’’
Miss Park Project #1 | Yongchu Suh | Republic of Korea, 2021 | 07’35’’
Echoes, Breaks, and Traces | Tram Nghiem | Canada, 2021 | 03’07’’

ΤΡΙΤΗ/ TUESDAY 12.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.00 SUSU LAROCHE, 55’
Zoetrope, Κιμώλου/Kimolou 17, Athina 113 62, Κυψέλη/Kipseli

Directed by Susu Laroche | curated by Pugnant Film Series


The pilgrims way (2021) / Caer Lud (2020) / Nasty piece of work (2018)/ On Faultlines (2018) / It will end in tears (2018) / Alecto (2017) / Sagas Romp (2017) / Body of Work (2017) / Quatic Menac (2016) / Tzars of Eros (2016) / Flood (2016) / Widows (2016) / 17:17 (2015) / Immanentize the Eschaton (2015) / Byrne (2014) / Vesmir Peklo (2014) / Dread Majesty (2010)


Την προβολή θα ακολουθήσει Q&A με ην σκηνοθέτιδα Susu Laroche / Α Q&A with the director Susu Laroche will follow the screening

ΤΕΤΑΡΤΗ/ WEDNESDAY 13.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.00 SHORTS MADE IN BRITAIN, 120’
Zoetrope, Κιμώλου/Kimolou 17, Athina 113 62, Κυψέλη/Kipseli

curated by British Council & BCK


The present | Farah Nabulsi | UK-Palestine, 2020 | 24’20’’ | Fiction
The trap | Lena Headey | UK, 2019 | 32’ | Fiction
Swan | Sophie King | UK, 2020 | 09’ | Fiction
What’s in a name | Runyararo Mapfumo | UK, 2020 | 11’ | Documentary
Grit/Oyster | Rebecca Lloyd-Evans & Alex Fry | UK, 2020 | 16’

ΠΕΜΠΤΗ/ THURSDAY 14.10.2021, 20.00-22.00 FEMALE WAVES:ROMANIAN EXPERIMENTAL
Zoetrope, Κιμώλου/Kimolou 17, Athina 113 62, Κυψέλη/Kipseli

curated by Flavia Dima

This time, last year | Ana Savin | 2014 | 14′
brief conversation about the d word | Teona Galgoțiu | 2018 | 14′
I am here | Alina Manolache | 2020 | 15′
In The Aquarium | Raluca Durbacă | 2021| 2′
When Night Meets Dawn |  Andreea Cristina Bortun | 2021′ | 19′


Την προβολή θα ακολουθήσει Q&A με την σκηνοθέτιδα Teona Galgoțiu /
Α Q&A with the director Teona Galgoțiu will follow the screening

ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ/ FRIDAY 15.10.2021, 20.00 – 22.30 SPECIAL SCREENING
Θερινός Κινηματογράφος «Στέλλα» | Open Air Cinema “Stella”, Τενέδου/Tenedou 34, 113 61 , Κυψέλη/Kipseli


Luchadoras | Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim | Germany, Mexico, 2021 | 93’ | Documentary

The courageous female wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez, a city known for its high murder rate against women – who fight in the ring and in their daily lives to redefine the image of what it means to be a woman in Mexico.

ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ/ SATURDAY 16.10.2021, 20.00 – 00.00 LATIN AMERICAN GAZE, 93’
Χίμαιρες/Chimeres Space, Πυθοδώρου/Pithodorou 6 104 41, Kerameikos

curated by FeCHA

Abril, Y La Isla Del Tiburón Ballena | Isabel Cárdenas Cortés | Mexico, 2019 | 33’ | Documentary
The Inconvenience | Adriana Yurcovich | Argentina, 2016 | 14’ | Fiction
Havana Soul | Patricia De Luna | Spain, Cuba, 2019 | 20’ | Fiction
The Silence Of The River | Francesca Canepa | Peru, 2020 | 14’ | Fiction


Curated & Organized by Balkan Can Kino & FLP Athens

Dimitra Mitsaki

Fotini Stefani

Marianna Kaplatzi

Photographer & Videographer

Frank Holbein

Audience/Venues Support

Myrto Tapeinou

Giorgos Siniorakis

Technical Support

Panos Ydraios

Hospitality Support

Evelina Bournousouzi

LIVE / Music

Giannis Kantea Papadopoulos

Eleni Tzannatou

Fish Lily

Graphic Design

FLP Athens

Workshop Support

Representations of the Female Body

Myrto Tapeinou

Giorgos Siniorakis

Workshops & Masterclasses Support

Young Curators / Young Critics

Grigoris Pritsas

Katerina Emmanouil

Programme Support

Alkisti Aktsoglou

Despina Kalogianni

Trailer 4BCKFS

FLP Athens

Trailer Music

S.W.IM.