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The Athens Short Film Festival is an annual event that spotlights international independent breakout shorts. Taking place in the multicultural and artistic Greek capital, ASFF supports the city’s underground scene and breaks its geographical boundaries by gathering a mixed audience of locals and internationals. Local cinemas have always been a place where conversations, debates and ideas sparked giving food for thought on social, political and gender issues. And it is part of ASFF’s mission to rejuvenate these spaces and honour their cultural significance. 

The Festival’s screening programme features emerging talents from all over the world and all filmmakers regardless of background are invited to submit their artworks. Expanding year by year, the Athens Short Film Festival aims to enrich its programme with industry events, workshops and seminars and become a reference Film festival for the Athenian independent cinema scene.


Athens Short Film Festival 2023 Official Poster 


Chaotic, noisy, and filled with unexpected events, Athens often feels like a short film, in which you sometimes feel that you play the main role or others simply watch unravelling.


Inspired by the stories, faces and places that we see while commuting, this year's poster puts the urban landscape in the epicentre as the place where these stories take place.


Besides, Athens has always been the ideal city for strange encounters, love stories and identity exploration.

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