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Angelos Frantzis // He was born in 1970 in Athens. He studied film direction at INSAS in Brussels. He directed four short films from 1992 to 1997: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Little Stories for People and Orchards, Nineteen and Hollow World in co-operation with Stratis Vougioukas. In 2000 he completed his first feature film Po- laroid, which was released in June of the same year. At the same time, he works in advertising, and he often writes in magazines and books on cinema.

Vassilis Douvlis // Born in Giannena, he studied literature and cinema in Athens and Paris. He has taught screenwriting and direction in cinema schools and has directed shorts and feature films as well as documentaries. His short movie The Veteran, his first feature The Return and his documentary Affection to the People, have been screened and honoured in many international festivals.


Helmut Wietz
// Freelance film maker, producer and CEO of Common Film Produktion. 2013 and 2017 publication of his Graphic Novels Der Tod von Adorno and Verlorene Illusionen.

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.