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Mariana about Athens

5CMasterclass“Being selected as an ambassador of the 5C project and participating in the closing part of AltcineAction! festival in Athens was a great opportunity to reconnect with film professionals from the Balkan region and to discuss Balkan cinema in its authentic environment. It was extremely important for me as I am currently working on the promotion of Balkan cinema abroad and it is always useful to exchange ideas with people working towards similar goals.

From the educational part I mostly appreciated the masterclass and workshop with Olympia Mytilinaiou as she pointed out possible approaches to film analysis from the cinematographer´s point of view. This is rarely thought in Film Studies programs thus makes the educational panel of the 5C Project unique and revolutionary.

And apart from the “official part”, it was great to remember how hospitable are Balkan people. These four days gave me not only valuable knowledge but provided me with an authentic insight to Athens, its great cuisine and its warm people. Thank you, Elektra and Altcine team, you made these days really special!!!”