After 12 days, during which Kalamata and 9 other cities of the Peloponnese were transformed into a cradle of culture and creativity, the 9th Peloponnese International Documentary Festival closed on Sunday, November 5, at the "Thodoros Angelopoulos" Amphitheater, Kalamata Labor Center. During the Closing Ceremony, which included, among other things, the screening of a short documentary, with live musical accompaniment by students, and a Piano Concert by the soloist Lola Tochiou, the Awards were given to the films selected by the Jury.
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"Honorary participation of members of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in the Critical Committee for the Music Documentaries of the 9th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, organized by the Creative Documentary Center of Kalamata, from October 25th to November 5th, 2023.
Specifically, as part of the initiative to provide experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students and to connect higher education with cultural institutions, the critical committee for the competitive section of the 14 music documentaries (and 1 out of competition) is composed of Giannis Giaslakiotis, Odysseas Kanellis (undergraduate students of the Dpt. of Audio and Visual Arts), and Panagiotis Sdoukos (MSc in Ethnomusicology & Cultural Anthropology and Ph.D. candidate at I.U.). Supervising and chairing the critical committee for the music documentaries is Renata Dalianoudi, Associate Professor, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University.
The 9th International Documentary Festival of the Peloponnese, organized by the Creative Documentary Center of Kalamata and under the Artistic Direction of Gina Petropoulou, takes place in nine cities of the Peloponnese (Kalamata, Sparta, Argos, Gytheio, Amaliada, Xylokastro, Dimitsana, Filiatra, Akrata) and includes 45 international documentaries, 22 Greek documentaries, and 18 documentaries for the educational zone.
The closing ceremony and award presentation will take place on November 5th, 2023, at the "Theodoros Angelopoulos" amphitheatre of the Labor Center of Kalamata."
The Embassy has been a respected supporter of the International Peloponnisos International Doc Film Festival in recent years.
After the very moving donation and support of Iara Lee in 2021, the recognition of the important work of the festival, promoting acceptance as long as highlighting social and individual inequalities, caused the very substantial sponsorship of the Norwegian, NINA BACKER-RØED, who pointed out a few things: