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4th BCK Film Symposium

The Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium (#4BCKFS) is coming in Athens for the fourth time from 08.10.2021 to 16.10.2021This 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, organizations 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. 

The 4th Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium is supported by and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Programme Partners: Goethe-Institut Athens / British Council Greece / FeCHA – Athens’ Hispanic Film Festival / Pugnant Film Series / Invisible Women / Flavia Dima

Venues: Stella / Zoetrope / Goethe-Institut Athens / Chimeres 

Organized by: Balkan Can Kino & FLP Athens



Dimitra Mitsaki

Fotini Stefani

Marianna Kaplatzi


Artistic Direction 

Dimitra Mitsaki

Fotini Stefani

Marianna Kaplatzi



Myrto Tapeinou


Technical Support

Panos Ydraios


FLP Athens


Photography – Videography

Frank Holbein

Myrto Tapeinou

Giorgos Siniorakis


Hospitality Support

Evelina Bournousouzi


LIVE / Music

Giannis Kantea Papadopoulos

Eleni Tzannatou

Fish Lily

Graphic Design – Trailer

FLP Athens


Workshop Curation

Representations of the Female Body

Dimitra Mitsaki

Fotini Stefani


Workshops & Masterclasses Support

Young Curators / Young Critics

Grigoris Pritsas

Katerina Emmanouil


Programme Support

Alkisti Aktsoglou

Despina Kalogianni


Trailer Music