2nd Doc Festival 2016

The “2nd International Documentary Festival Peloponnese-Kalamata” will be
held from the 20th until 31st January of 2016. The festival is organized by the Centre of Creative Documentary of Kalamata.
The 1st Documentary Festival of Peloponnese (following the documentary Panorama of Kalamata “Tekmiriosis” which had been held in January of 2015) had met with great success both because of the attendance and the quality of films and was a cultural event which was discussed not only in our city but also in the other cities which hosted the festival such as Tripoli, Sparti, Amaliada and Megalopoli.
The festival being hosted in Kalamata, includes a Panorama of 76 greek and foreign film productions of the last 5 years. Gina Petropoulou has the artistic direction in cooperation with the director Kleoni Flessa (both editors of last years festivals) all screenings, simultaneous events and the seminars will be again admission free for the public this year.
Amongst the foreign guests will be attending Frode Storaas from Norway and Martin Gruber from Germany both ethnologists-directors on the grounds of tribute to Norwegian Ethnographic documentary and visual anthropology, as well as Manolo Sarmiento from Equador Hugo Marta from Salvador on the grounds of tribute to Iberian-American documentary.
Part of the festival will be screened in other cities of Pelopennese (Argos, Scala Lakonias, and Amaliada).
The festival will commence with the documentary “It’s all that Jazz to me” directed by Kiriakos Liarakos, purely messinian production. This is a documentary filmed in Mani and Norway the main topic of which is the story of some Jazz musicians who participated in the Jazz festival which has been taking place in Kardamili for the last three years. In the openining ceremony Norwegian and Messinian musicians will be cooperating. The musicians who will be present are Ann Helen Hjemli song, Jhonny Lauritzen wind instruments and Rodrigo Villagra contrabass anong with the greek ensemble Jazz steps of the Conservatoire of Kalamata.

Seminars and events on the margins of the festival.
Seminars on optical anthropology by Frode Storaas and Martin Gruber. The seminars will take place in cooperation with the University of Peloponnese department of cultural management and refered to the general public. Saturday 23rd, , Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of January. Place of event at the Amphitheatre of the University of Peloponnese.
A tribute to ethnographic documentary. Sunday 24th of January Amphitheatre of the Labor Centre.
A tribute to George Kolozis with a screening of six of his films which will be prefaced by John Kolozis. Amphitheatre of Labor Centre.
Seminar on production of educational documentary from the director of the documentary “Mavri Thiella” Nick Kollara. Place of event Artistic Centre. Saturday 30th Sunday 31st of January.
Pepi’s Rigopoulou book presentation under the title “Chamber of Resuscitation” with rapporteur Ilias Bitsanis. Saturday 23rd of January 12:00 o’clock at Boucadura café at the park of the Port.
Conference on the topic of “Art and Psychology” at Messini. It will be coordinated by psychologist Tessie Lazaratou and psychiatrist Thanasis Kouris. The director Stavros Psillakis with the documentary “The man who disturbed the universe”, Pepi Rigopoulou with the documentary “Sreber” and Kleoni Flessa with the documentary “Nickos Dragoumis. A painter in the shade of history”, will be present. Sunday 24th of January 6:00 pm. Place of event Cultural Centre of Messini.
Jazz “jam sessions” with Norwegians and Greek musicians at Mpoukadoura café at the park of the Port.. Thursday 21st of January.
The educational zone which for two consecutive years has been a great success will be of particular importance. It was attended by more than 3.500 students last year and 2.100 students in 2014. This year students will have the opportunity to discuss with Greek and foreign directors whose the documentaries will be screened during the educational zone.
The festival is organized with the support of the Municipality of Kalamata, the Region of Peloponnese, the Regional Section of Messinia, Municipality of Argos, the Norwegian Embassy and the Norwegian Intitute of Athens, the Solidarity Centre of Municipality of Messini and in coordination with the Municipality of Evrota, Goethe Institut, Ierapetra’s Festival Documentary, the Greek Enviromental and Cultural agency and the Festival of archeological documentary “Agon”.