As became clear in the presentation by festival director Calliope Charalambous Krief during ECFA’s recent AGM, the Athens Int’l Children’s Film Festival (ATHICFF) has developed a strong profile in which one key element catches the eye: accessibility.
The Athens Int’l Children’s Film Festival is returning to cinemas and physical venues for its 4th edition (13–21 November). With a focus on accessibility and inclusivity, the festival programme will include screenings with sensory friendly conditions, audio descriptions and interpretation in Greek sign language. The festival will also have an online component, providing content accessible to people with disabilities as well as to typical audiences, which will continue throughout the year. Meanwhile a pilot project called “Game Corner” showcasing video games from a narrative perspective will be included in the main event.
With an engaging programme of over 140 shorts and features of all styles and genres (and two new cinema venues participating) ATHICFF’s director promises an exciting and entertaining cinematic experience for young audiences and the families of Athens.