Film director Amerissa Basta with her film "Christos and Dimitra" won third place at the 1st EU-China Short Film Festival. She talks about her cinematic trajectory up to receiving the award, explaining how the child's view of things "can speak the universal language”.
With two films, the “Amerika Square” (2016) by Yannis Sakaridis – which is Greece’s nomination for 2018 foreign language Oscar awards – and “Suntun” (2016) by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece is participating at the 10th anniversary edition of the EU Film Festival (EUFF).
On the occasion of Greece’s participation at the 7th Beijing Biennial of Contemporary Art, the Greek Press and Communication Office in Beijing and the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China organized, on 20 September, a lecture by artist Richard Whitlock on the importance of non-prospectival approach in Byzantine iconography and Chinese art, as well as its modern approaches in photography and video art.
Greek Culture Minister Ms Lydia Koniordou discussed with Chinese officials the promotion of Greek cinema in China as well as the prospects for increasing co-productions and other cooperation schemes with Chinese producers.
Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Ms Lydia Koniordou concluded, on 24 September 2017, an official visit to China (Shanghai, Dunhuang, Beijing, 17-24 September, 2017), which yielded significant results, creating a new momentum for the future.
Two delegations, one from the French-speaking channel of China’s CCTV network and onefrom China Radio International (CRI) had meetings with the General Secretary for Media and Communication, Mr Lefteris Kretsos and Greek Public Broadcaster (ERT) executives, to discuss the widening of Greece-China cooperation in radio and television sector.
Greece-china2017.gr is presenting today, an interview with Paul Firos, founder of the Herakleidon Museum in Athens. The Museum is participating in events of the “2017 Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation of Creative Industries", by hosting, from 23 September 2017 to 29 April 2018, the exhibition "Ancient Chinese Science and Technology" of the China Museum of Science and Technology in Beijing. In addition, from October 2017 to March 2018, the Herakleidon will present the exhibition “EUREKA – Science, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks”, at the China Museum of Science and Technology in the Chinese capital.