#HOLLYWOODinGREECE
Saronikos International Festival of Creative Arts 2022

529 Club
Aristodikos

About SIFCA 2022

Saronikos International Festival of Creative Arts (SIFCA) is a platform for all the creative arts; celebrating the diversity of craft and technical skills that come together within the film and TV industry to create the magic we see on screen. 

We have some amazing speakers from all disiplines coming to join us and let you into all their secrets and exeriences. By now Im sure you will see, where else could you get all this in one place. So look at the line up and save your places before they get fully booked.

We will be organissing performances, workshops and have some fantastic competitions that will help to spotlight your career. The Festival will be highlighting Greece’s new #HollywoodinGreece initiative and the benefits from filming in Greece with their 40% production credit, plus showcasing the beauty and benefits of Saronikos, to the global entertainment industry. 

Come and join us in this beautiful part of the world and gain experience from some of the greats in the industry, whilst networking with like-minded people who can really help make a differnce to your career.

SIFCA

When

16th - 30th September 2022

We have chosen a time of the year when we know the Municipality is quieter before everything winds down for the winter at the start of October. Plus, it allows us to cross pollinate with the Animasyros International Animation Festival (20-25th September) and the Athens International Film Festival (28th September to 9th October) which also draws a lot of the international entertainment community to Greece.

SIFCA
SIFCA

Who

SIFCA is organised by the 529 CLUB with the support of WIGS and the official support of the Aristodikos Cultural Section of the Saronikos Municipality. The 529 Club originally started as a monthly informal networking club for creative people in the Film & Media industry that was established at Pinewood Studios in December 2009 to allow the opportunity for people working at Pinewood Studios to meet with their neighbours in the clubhouse bar once a month from 5pm till 9pm. 

During the pandemic and lockdown everything was taken online using the CLUBHOUSE audio app to continue to support and develop people and projects, with competitions, performaces and workshops.  The 529 Club currently has 9.3k members globally from all departments of the entertainment industry.  We're just one big happy creative family!

Why

There are many film festivals around the globe. However, they tend to mainly be for the Producers, Directors, Actors and sometimes Writers: what we call ‘above the line talent’. SIFCA will not only highlight the usual disciplines but will also spotlight and celebrate the ‘below the line talent’ covering all the technical departments including: Art, Camera, Sound, Hair/Makeup, Wardrobe, Visual Effects and Marketing - plus administration workshops for production.

Throughout the two weeks we will have workshops on various disiplines including taking you step by step each day through the whole process of creating a feature film, including best practice for creating a pitch deck, to help you get funding and execute your film.

Where

The festival will be held on the mainland of Greece in the beautiful coastal towns of Attica known as the Greek Riviera, which is less than 30 minutes drive from Athens International Airport. 

There are many beautiful hotels, Alexandra Beach HotelVincci EverEden, Grand Resort Lagonisi and The Plaza Resort, plus many AirBnb apartments available in Saronida, Anavyssos, Lagonisi and Fokia.

If you can offer assistance or think you could add value to the Festival please get in touch at info@sifca.gr

Some Of Our Speakers

Terry Ackland Snow

Art Director & Production Designer

Terry Ackland Snow IMDb link

Liz Tagg

Hair/Makeup

Liz Tagg

Leigh Took

Special Effects

Leigh Took

Lisa Papatzimas

VP of Marketing

Lisa Papatzimas
Webra Group Ltd
Pact
W.I.G.S.
Webmadness Ltd
Studio Kerkyra
Young Volunteers in Action
529 Club
Aristodikos

About SIFCA 2022

Saronikos International Festival of Creative Arts (SIFCA) is a platform for all the creative arts; celebrating the diversity of talents that come together within the film and TV industry to create the magic we see on screen. We will organise presentations, performances, workshops and competitions whilst spotlighting Greece’s new #HollywoodinGreece initiative, plus the beauty and benefits of Saronikos, to the global entertainment industry.
SIFCA

When

16th - 30th September 2022

We have chosen a time of the year when we know the Municipality is quieter before everything winds down for the winter at the start of October. Plus, it allows us to cross pollinate with the Animasyros International Animation Festival (20-25th September) and the Athens International Film Festival (22nd September to 3rd October) which also draws a lot of the international entertainment community to Greece.

SIFCA

Why

There are many film festivals around the globe. However, they tend to mainly be for the Producers, Directors, Actors and sometimes Writers: what we call ‘above the line talent’. SIFCA will not only highlight the usual disciplines but will also spotlight and celebrate the ‘below the line talent’ covering all the technical departments including: Art, Camera, Sound, Hair/Makeup, Wardrobe, Visual Effects and Marketing - plus administration workshops for production.

Where

The festival will be held with the official support of the Aristodikos Cultural Section of the Saronikos Municipality which will provide assistance, such as the use of public areas, sharing/promotion of the festival events via their social media and for a representative of the Municipality to join the opening/closing ceremonies plus any VIP events where possible. The SIFCA team are currently talking to local businesses and facilities who wish to participate and collaborate with this initiative.

Some Of Our Speakers

Terry Ackland Snow

Art Director & Production Designer

Terry Ackland Snow IMDb link

Liz Tagg

Hair/Makeup

Liz Tagg

Leigh Took

Special Effects

Leigh Took

Lisa Papatzimas

VP of Marketing

Lisa Papatzimas
Webra Group Ltd
Pact
W.I.G.S.
Webmadness Ltd
Studio Kerkyra
Young Volunteers in Action

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