25th Annual Greek Film Festival of Sydney announces 2018 Program

The Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival has just announced its 2018 Program with a stellar line-up, celebrating 25 years of this popular and much anticipated annual event, which gives Sydneysiders the opportunity to catch some of the best films Greece has to offer!  From the acclaimed Australian indie drama West of Sunshine to TV royalty…

 ‘Polyxeni’ is Greece’s selection for Oscars Best Foreign Film

Greece has announced it has selected Polyxeni, directed by Dora Masklavanou, as its official contender for the Oscars in the best foreign-language category for 2019. Polyxeni tells the story of an orphaned girl who is adopted by a family of Greeks in Constantinople. The film follows the life of Polyxeni, who as a 12-year-old girl is separated…

The Other Side of Mykonos

You would be hard pressed to find a better tour guide of Greece than Billy Cotsis. He doesn’t just know Greece, having travelled there countless times and visited over 65 of its islands, when you see him sporting t-shirts with the name of the place he is in (a particular fan favourite is the Lesvos…

On this day in 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away aged 62

Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of Greece’s all-time favourite entertainers, as her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she was also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing joy, hope and happiness to a nation devastated by war. Aliki starred in over 42 movies, most of which became box-office hits, gaining her the…

Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania to re-open after 17 centuries

The Ancient Theatre of Aptera in Chania, on the island of Crete will once again re-open after 17 centuries of thespian silence. Following its restoration, this special monument on Greece’s largest island, on Friday, June 29 will host a dramatised narration of a rhapsody from Homer’s “Odyssey”, performed by actors Sofia Hill and Antonis Myriagos,…

Greek Australian actress Demitra Sealy on her way to Cannes

  Greek Australian actress Demitra Sealy, who packed up her life last year to move to New York to be part of the internationally acclaimed Actors Studio has been selected as one of the promoted actors at next week’s 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It is the world’s biggest festival and awards ceremony…

8th Athens Open Air Film Festival kicks off in June

The much-loved 8th Athens Open Air Film Festival will be open on June 4, with the collaboration of Athens & Epidaurus Festival, which has become an annual tradition. In 2018, the event will be part of Athens – UNESCO World Book Capital for 2018. Three films focusing on the relationship of cinema and literature will…

11th Annual London Greek Festival set to kick off

The 11th annual London Greek Film Festival 2018 will kick off next week from May 7 to the 12th. During this week it will present a lot of selected world premiere and UK Premiere films, at Camden’s Theatro Technis. The programme includes a film competition, amazing feature fiction films, short fiction films, documentaries, video art,…

George Kapiniaris’ love of making people laugh

George Kapiniaris has been making us laugh for decades. We fell in love with his portrayal of the hilarious, endearing, patriotic, sharp tongued Memo in Acropolis Now, the hit show he co-created with Nick Giannopoulos and Simon Palomares. Known for his high energy style, which combines real life anecdotes and observations, satire and music, his…